Karen Heverin is a Principal Clinical Biochemist at the University Hospital in Galway. She was awarded a B.A. Mod Hons Biochemistry at the University of Dublin, Trinity College in 2014 and took up her first position as a biochemist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in 2015. During her time at MMUH, she undertook a pilot training position which included secondments to various laboratories both in Ireland and further afield (Cytogenetics training at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow and Sanger/NGS experience at Health in Code, in A Coruna, Spain).
She was awarded MSc Blood Sciences (Biochemistry) at the University of Manchester in 2019 and was subsequently appointed to the role of Senior Biochemist at Beaumont Hospital. More recently, she successfully completed Part 2 module 1 of FRCPath examinations in Spring 2023 and is currently working towards completion of FRCPath. Karen also lectures on the MSc in Clinical and Diagnostic Biochemistry at UCD and actively participates in research.
She has held the positions of Secretary/Treasurer on the ACB Republic of Ireland region (2020-2023) and Honorary Treasurer of ACBI (2022-present). More recent is her appointment as a corresponding member of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS) where she represents the ACBI.