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Karen Watret

Karen Watret is managing partner at Doyle Solicitors, specialising in Healthcare Law. She focuses on medical defence litigation, data protection regulation, medical ethics, risk management and professional negligence representing State Bodies, hospitals and healthcare professionals across all Courts and Tribunals.

Karen has a BSc in Microbiology, a PhD in Immunology and was a post-doctoral research fellow in HIV/AIDS Immunology. She has many years’ experience in research and development and laboratory diagnostics in both hospitals and the biotechnology industry.

Karen was appointed as a Chairperson for the CORU Education and Training Review Teams in 2018 and she currently sits on the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Cork Teaching Hospitals. She was appointed to the CORU Medical Scientist Registration Board in 2021.