Allan McDevitt

Allan McDevitt

I completed my PhD in Zoology in University College Dublin in 2008 and have subsequently undertaken postdoctoral positions in the Canada, Ireland and Poland. In 2016, I was appointed as a lecturer in Ecology and Conservation in the University of Salford, UK. I joined the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Marine […]

Dr Emma Gray

I completed a MSc in Environmental Monitoring and Modelling at the University of Manchester in 2015 and then went on to complete my PhD in Geography at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in 2019. My research has focused on the impacts of long-term climatic changes and extreme weather events on phytoplankton communities within […]

Dr Orla Slattery

I hold an Honours degree in Industrial Biochemistry (2003) and a PhD (2008) from University of Limerick. My PhD research focussed on purifying and crystallising the membrane protein complex cytochrome caa3-oxidase from Thermus thermophilus using the lipidic cubic phase method of crystallisation. I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Frankfurt, Germany where I researched molecular mechanisms of […]

Dr Joan O’Keeffe

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Science from TU Dublin (former DIT, Kevin Street), and with a PhD (Immunology) from Trinity College Dublin. I completed a two year post-doctoral research study into innate immune mechanisms in colon cancer in the Education & Research Centre at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. I was employed as […]

Dr Katie O’Dwyer

I am based at the Atlantic Technological University in Galway, Ireland. Here I lecture on courses in aquatic biology and ecology and I pursue my research interests in ecological parasitology. My current research involves studying a wide range of hosts, from birds to shrimp. We also work on a diverse suite of parasites, from microscopic single celled […]

Dr Ian O’Connor

I am the Head of Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at Atlantic Technological University, Galway. Prior to that I was the Head of Dept of Graduate Studies and Professional Development. I have ~20 years experience in higher education.  I was a lecturer in the School of Science and Computing in and I have […]

Dr Joanne O’Brien

I graduated with an Honours degree in Marine Science from NUIG and with a PhD from GMIT. Since 2004, I have carried out numerous offshore and inshore marine mammal visual and acoustic surveys onboard the state research vessels. I was work-package leader on the PReCAST project, responsible for Static and Passive acoustic monitoring 2009-2011 and principal […]

Dr Francesco Noci

I graduated from University of Genoa (Italy) in 1997 with an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering with specialisation in Food and Environmental Engineering. In 2000 I graduated from UCD with a MSc in Food Science, investigating eating quality of beef burgers cooked by different technologies and in 2005 with a PhD, focusing on the modification […]

Dr Róisín Nash

I graduated from NUI Galway with a PhD in Zoology (Marine Biology) and a BSc (Hons) in Marine Science. Subsequent postdocs as an intertidal surveyor, algal curator and project manager for SeaweedAfrica were based at the Botany Department in NUI, Galway. I moved to the private sector in 2006 as a consultant marine ecologist and […]