Dr Jean O’Dwyer, lecturer and researcher in the ERI and the UCC School of BEES has been named as the new Deputy Director of SFI-funded Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geoscience (iCRAG).
Jean is also Deputy Head of Environmental Science in the UCC School of BEES, and Principal Investigator and Head of the Environmental Health Lab at the ERI as well as being Head of Environmental Geoscience at iCRAG where she oversees the iCRAG-GSI Environmental Geosciences PhD Programme.
This latest appointment recognises the significant leadership which Dr O’Dwyer has shown in driving research in sustainable geoscience, groundwater quality, contaminant mapping - most recently COVID-19 mapping via water, and the mental health impacts of climate change.
Speaking of her new appointment, Dr O’Dwyer said, “I am delighted to take on the role of Deputy Director in iCRAG and continuing to contribute to its impact as an SFI Research Centre. With sustainability to the forefront of national and international conversation currently, as evidenced by COP this week in Glasgow, the role that applied geoscience can plan in a sustainable society has never been so important”