Dr SallyAnne Collis

I initially studied nursing at the University of Glasgow and worked in the Regional Burns and Plastics unit and intensive care before securing a place at the University of Edinburgh to study medicine.  After graduating in 2006, I completed my junior house officer years in Bournemouth, then went into Histopathology, and specialised in Forensic Histopathology in Liverpool. My first five years as a Consultant Forensic Pathologist were with the Forensic Unit in Edinburgh, undertaking suspicious and routine cases for the Procurator Fiscal. In 2021 I made the move across to Ireland and joined The Office of The State Pathologist. I am one of a team of four full time forensic pathologists based in Dublin. We provide a year round forensic pathology service in Ireland undertaking post mortem examinations in suspicious cases, completing post mortem reports for the local Coroner, giving evidence in court and assisting with cold case reviews. Not infrequently, we are also asked to examine skeletal remains along with our local anthropologist. I am currently on the National Histopathology Quality Improvement working group, chair the Autopsy Quality Improvement Committee and am a member of the BAFM. I have presented to medical students, histopathology trainees, police and crime scene managers on various elements of pathology and forensic pathology.