Rusudan Beriashvili, MD, PhD
Since 2004 Dr. Beriashvili has been actively involved in the Istanbul Protocol Implementation Project in Georgia. She participated as an International Trainer in Prevention and Documentation of Torture in several professional trainings in Georgia, Egypt, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and will be a trainer at PHR's upcoming IP training in Istanbul.
Dr. Beriashvili is a member of the International Forensic Experts Group of IRCT and is the Secretary General of the Georgian Forensic Medical Association. She is also a member of the Forensic Science Society (FSS, UK), a member of the DNA Working Group of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (DNAWG ENFSI), a member of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), a member of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM), and a member of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IAC&ME).
Dr. Beriashvili graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University, receiving her PhD in Forensic Medicine in 2003, and in that year became an Associate Professor of Forensic Medicine at TSMU. She has worked in the field of Forensic Medicine since 1996. In 2009-2011 she was the Head of Forensic Biology and the Head of Forensic Medicine at the National Forensics Bureau of Georgia.