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Employment & Qualifications

2018-         : Ph.D. Saline Intrustion in Coastal Aquifers, Queen's University Belfast

2018-2019: Research Assistant, Queen's University Belfast

2016-2018: Medical Laboratory Assistant, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

2015-2018: B.Sc. Geography, Queen's University Belfast

Research Interests

Saline Intrusion; Hydrology; Geophysics; Geographical Information Science (GIS); Tides; Geology; Sustainable Development

Research Statement

My research focusses on the hydrodynamic behaviour of saltwater intrusion into coastal aquifers as part of the joint £1.8m EPSRC SALine INtrusion in coastal Aquifers (SALINA) research project between QUB and Imperial College London. I aim specifically to reconcile state-of-the-art laboratory intrusion tests and advanced numerical methods & sensor techniques with extensive field investigations to predict the dynamic response of a coastal aquifer in Northern Ireland. Methods used in my research include geophysics, geotechnics, time-lapse photography, water quality investigations and GIS. Through my work as a Research Assistant on the project: "Health and wellbeing solutions to saltwater intrusion into Sri Lankan coastal aquifers"; I have been involved in helping to stimulate collaborative research applications from sources such as UKRI GCFR interested in working towards sustainable development and the eradication of poverty in developing countries. This research involves identifying some of the human implications of saline intrusion. Calling upon my background in Geography, this transdisciplinary approach helps to frame measured results in Northern Ireland within a global, human context.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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