Lauren Quinlivan


Lauren earned her BSc in Environmental Science at UCC, spending her third year of study at the University of Maine, ME, USA under the George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship. She completed her MSc with MESA, having been awarded a research scholarship by the UCC Centre for Global Development to support post-graduate research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 on Clean Water and Sanitation.

Lauren is currently working as Research Support Officer at the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit in UCC.

Research Interests

Lauren’s main interests lie in global capacity development in water quality monitoring and assessment and the importance of good quality freshwater for protecting human health and the environment. She is particularly interested in how community engagement can contribute to the alleviation of water-related issues, including water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation and hygiene.


  • Water quality

  • Human health

  • Sanitation and hygiene

  • Community engagement

  • Global and capacity development


Date Citation
2020 Quinlivan, L.; Chapman, D. V., and T. Sullivan. "Applying citizen science to monitor for the Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 6.3. 2: a review." Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 192.4 (2020): 1-11. [DOI]
Quinlivan, L.; Chapman, D. and T. Sullivan. "Validating citizen science monitoring of ambient water quality for the United Nations sustainable development goals" Science of the Total Environment, 699 (2020): 134255. [DOI]
2019 Quinlivan, L.; Chapman, D. and T. Sullivan. "Science of the future? - Does citizen science provide a means of monitoring water quality for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?" ENVIRON 2019, Carlow (2019).



Phone: +353 (0)21 490 3129

Lauren Quinlivan
Cleaner Production Promotion Unit,
Civil Engineering Building,
University College Cork,
Collehe Road,
Cork T12 K8AF,



Lauren Quinlivan

Contact Details:


Masters Student


Timothy Sullivan & Debbie Chapman


BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

Research Area:

Environmental Science


Past Members

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