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 […]

Dr Sinead Murphy

Dr Sinéad Murphy is lecturer in aquatic ecology at GMIT since 2015. Previously, she was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London and a Research Fellow at University of St Andrews, Scotland. Her research has focused on the independent and interactive effects of stressors in the environment on wildlife […]

Dr James Moran

James is a lecturer in Ecology and Biology at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology teaching on agriculture and environment related programmes. He leads the Agro-ecology and Rural Development (ARD) research group within the MFRC at GMIT. The ARD research group is a working partnership between GMIT and IT Sligo. His research and outreach work concentrates […]