Ms Kristen O’Connor

Kristen O’Connor is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Canada with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Microbiology and Immunology and Master’s Degree in Plant Science.   From 2004 until 2008, Kristen held a research assistant position at Trinity College Dublin researching genetics in relation to limb development in mice.  In 2008 Kristen joined Forensic Science Ireland, where she worked in drug analysis for four years before moving to DNA analysis.  Kristen’s casework experience has included volume crime, serious crime, blood pattern interpretation and she also held a dual role as a deputy quality manager for 8 years. Her current role is Team Manager for the Institutional Burials Team at Forensic Science Ireland.