Kieran completed his BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science at University College Cork in 2016. He then began a graduate program with Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) in the Green seafood program. While with BIM he worked with seafood processors to improve their resource efficiency. This was done by increasing awareness of potential losses from energy, heating, water usage and suggesting ways to reduce waste production and transport costs. He returned to UCC in 2019 where he is currently undertaking a Research Master’s in Environmental Science.
Beyond his research, Kieran can be found playing hurling, kayaking, running, climbing and he occasionally attempts to play the guitar.
Kieran’s interests lie in the preservation and restoration of natural ecosystems. He has always had an interest in the importance of protecting rivers and lakes in their unaltered pristine states. His love of kayaking underpins and drives this interest. His current research is involved with Margaritifera margaritifera, the freshwater pearl mussel, one of Irelands most critically endangered species.
- Aquatic Ecology
- Habitat Restoration
- Water Quality Monitoring