Dr Katie O’Dwyer

Lecturer and Researcher

For more on my research check out my research website here.


PhD student Signe Martin is investigating microparasites in order to assess their impact on commercial crustacean species.
In collaboration with Birdwatch Ireland and colleagues in France and the Czech Republic we are investigating parasite infections and overall health of a range of migratory birds.
We are currently working on the common prawn, Palaemon serratus, an important product of Irish shrimp fisheries and host to an isopod parasite. The parasite affects the appearance of the prawn and prevents reproduction, both affecting the fishery.