About Dr Róisín O’Reilly

I am an independent Consultant Forensic Anthropologist and Human Remains Specialist in Northern Ireland.  I am trained in forensic field archaeology, including the search, recovery and identification of human remains, and forensic anthropology, including skeletal development, anatomy, pathology and trauma at Bournemouth University. I am also trained in Forensic Simulations in Mass Graves and Temporary Mortuary management. I hold a Doctorate (PhD) in Human
Osteoarchaeology and have training in clinical anatomy and body recovery procedures.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and a Member of British Association for Human Identification. I am an Accredited Forensic Anthropologist Level III under the UK Justice System. I have 7 years of experience in the examination and analysis of human remains in historical and forensic contexts. To
date I have worked with various forensic pathologists in examining decomposed and skeletonised individuals and identifying bone from non-bone and human from non-human remains. I have also assisted the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in the search and excavation for missing individuals. Internationally, I have assisted the Dutch Police in the management and repatriation of property recovered
from the Malaysia Airline Incident Flight 17 in 2014. I conduct ongoing multidisciplinary research in forensic anthropology and human osteoarchaeology.