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Pamela Walsh is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (SMEA). She joined SMEA in 2020. Prior to this she was an academic staff member in the School of Chemical & Chemical Engineering. She currently holds a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow 2022-23, is a former Maria Skłodowska-Curie Fellow. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She holds a PhD in Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast. 

Research Focus

My research interests lie in the development and functionalisation of marine materials, mainly seaweeds and microalgae for pharmaceutical, biotechnological and biomedical applications. This includes development of green algae extracts, valorisation of biomass, extraction and identification of biologically active compounds from marine biomass sources, marine based biomaterials for tissue engineering, biomedical applications of marine extracts and algal animal feeds. I have worked on a number of industrial and research-based projects in this area. My research has been funded by Invest NI, Royal Society, EU H2020 and DAERA/DAFM.

I have been PI on two industrial projects, one focusing on the bioremediation of waste nutrients from Anaerobic Digestion to act as a fertiliser to grow microalgae, the other was focused on seaweed supplemented animal feeds to improve gut health and nutrition in livestock. Both of these projects were funded by Invest NI Competence Centres (CASE and AFQ). I am currently involved in a number of research projects, e.g. Co-PI on SeaFEED (DAERA/DAFM) investigating seaweeds as an alternative to zinc in animal feeds , Co-I on an EU project - SeaSolutions, to help reduce methane emissions in livestock using seaweed extracts.      

My RAE/ Leverhulme fellowship investigate Marine Adhesives for bone repair: more info

I am open to PhD Applications, click here for more details. 


Past Adminstration Duties:

SMAE Advisor of Studies level 1, 2020 to 2021. 

CCE SWAN Champion (Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, 2017 to  2020)

Member of University SWAN Champion Network Group (Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Jan 2018 to June 2020)

CCE School Executive Board (Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Jan 2018 to June 20200)

EPS Faculty Ethics Committee (EPS Faculty Ethics Committee, 2016 to Dec 2017)

CCE Outreach Committee, ChemEng lead (Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, July 2015 to Dec 2017)  

CCE Erasmus & TASSEP Coordinator (Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, July 2015 to Dec 2017)  

CCE Post Doc Forum (Chair of Committee, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, July 2014 to Dec 2017)  

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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