Karen has a BSc in Microbiology, a PhD in Immunology and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in HIV/AIDS research. She has extensive experience in academic and clinical research in immunology, infectious diseases and vaccine development as well as research and development and managerial experience in the Vaccine/Biotechnology Industry.
Karen qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 2010 and her specialist background in the provision of diagnostic services, research and teaching in Hospitals, University and the Biotechnology arenas has strengthened Doyle Solicitors in-house expertise in respect of medical defence claims, Hospital governance and professional negligence claims against healthcare professionals including registration and training of doctors.
Karen has a particular interest in relation to the discovery of and access to documents relating to Hospital and medical staff. Karen was awarded a Certificate in Data Protection Practice by the Law Society and advises Hospitals and individuals in respect of matters relating to Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
Karen represents clients at the Coroner’s Court and in the defence of medical negligence cases across all Courts. She advises Hospitals and healthcare professionals in respect of a range of Healthcare Law and ethical issues and represents doctors at the Medical Council. She also represents Hospitals from the voluntary sector in a wide range of legal, risk management, policy issues and contractual matters. Karen regularly gives lectures to staff both in HSE and voluntary sector Hospitals on issues relating to providing statements, informed consent, advanced care directives and ethical issues in relation to the treatment of patients.
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