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.
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.
Sanitation and hygiene
Global and capacity development
|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]|
|2020||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).|