Hannah Binner


Hannah graduated with a BSc Hons in Environmental Science in 2018 from University College Cork (UCC), followed by a one-year MSc (Res) in Environmental Science at UCC on an EPA-funded project supervised by Dr Tim Sullivan.

Currently Hannah is undertaking a PhD entitled ‘The impact of organic matter on heavy metal bioavailability in urban soils: experimental and field-based approaches’, which is funded by iCRAG and supervised by Dr Maria McNamara and Dr Tim Sullivan in the School of BEES at UCC.

Research Interests

Hannah is interested in tackling pollution and contamination problems that are caused by human impacts on the environment. She has conducted research on diverse environmental aspects, including freshwater monitoring and wastewater assessment using fields and sensor data, and sea surface temperature assessment using satellite data. She is now specialising her research into the area of geohazards by mapping urban soils across southern Ireland using a field- and lab-based approach.


2020 Binner, H.; Sullivan, T.; Hayes, M. and M. Harding. "Characterisation of dental wastewaters associated with the use of mercury-free materials." SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, Online (2020).
2019 Binner, H.; Sullivan, T.; Kamali, N.; Hayes, M. and M. Harding. "Assessment of the potential environmental impacts arising from mercury-free dental restorative materials."  International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Annual Meeting, Cork (2019).
2019 Binner, H.; Kamali, N.; Harding, M. and T. Sullivan. "Assessment of the potential environmental impacts arising from mercury-free dental restorative materials." ENVIRON 2019, Carlow (2019).
2018 Binner, H.; Kamali, N.; Harding, M. and Sullivan, T. "Assessment of the environmental and health impacts arising from mercury-free dental restorative materials." Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Health Service Executive (HSE) “Knowledge and Data" Conference, Dublin (2018).
2018 Binner, H.; Sullivan, T. and R. Scarrott. "Assessment of the utility of the ESA SST CCI product for environmental research using data from meteorological buoys in the North Atlantic." Zenodo (2018). [DOI]

Professional Activity

Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (ESAI) Student Member
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Student Member

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Email: hannah.binner@ucc.ie

Hannah Binner (PhD Student)
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES),
University College Cork,
Distillery Fields Campus,
North Mall,
Cork T23 TK30,



Hannah Binner

Contact Details:


PhD Student


Maria McNamara & Timothy Sullivan


BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

Research Area:

Environmental Science



Materials & Environmental Science Applications

Grúpa Taighde d'Ábhair & Feidhmeanna Eolaíocht Chomhshaoil

School of BEES, University College Cork, Cork Enterprise Centre, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30

Funding Sources