Projects per year
Siobhan has been a lecturer in Environmental and Civil Engineering since 2008. Her research interests include:
- Risk assessment of contaminated sites (including human health risk assessment, the use of bioaccessibility testing and differentiating between geogenic and anthropogenic sources of contamination).
- Remediation of carbon disulphide soil and groundwater contamination.
- Environmental assessment, including life cycle assessment, for assessing impacts of novel concrete products.
Prior to starting her research at Queen's University Belfast, Siobhan worked within Kirk McClure Morton (now RPS Belfast), as a Chartered Engineer for 6 years, working on a wide variety of projects including contaminated land investigation, risk assessment and remediation, environmental impact assessment and design of waste management facilities, including landfill sites and recycling centres.
Siobhan is a member of the SWAN Self Assessment Team for the school.
Siobhan has extensively reviewed how sustainable development and environmental engineering is embedded within Civil Engineering undergraduate programmes. She teaches the following modules to BEng/MEng Civil Engineering and MSc Environmental Engineering students:
- Assessment of Environmental Impacts (CIV4039/7059 20 CATS points). Siobhan teaches a series of lectures on environmental impact assessment and applies this in the context of selecting technologies for renewable energy generation.
- Design and Communications 4 (CIV4012 40 CATS points) undertaken by final year MEng Civil Engineering students. Siobhan acts as a special consultant advising on environmental and sustainability issues.
Until 2016, Siobhan taught Contaminated land I (CIV8007/4020), a 10 CATS points module that introduced the concepts of contaminated land management and detailed how exploratory investigations and preliminary and generic risk assessments should be undertaken.
11/11/2016 → …
01/08/2012 → 31/10/2013
The importance of solid-phase distribution on the oral bioaccessibility of Ni and Cr in soils overlying Palaeogene basalt lavas, Northern IrelandCox, S. F., Chelliah, M. C. M., McKinley, J. M., Palmer, S., Ofterdinger, U., Young, M. E., Cave, M. R. & Wragg, J., Oct 2013, In: Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 35, 5, p. 553-567 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile29 Citations (Scopus)283 Downloads (Pure)
Comparison of methods used to calculate typical threshold values for potentially toxic elements in soilMcIlwaine, R., Cox, S., Doherty, R., Palmer, S., Ofterdinger, U. & McKinley, J. M., Oct 2014, In: Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 36, 5, p. 953-971
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile25 Citations (Scopus)1185 Downloads (Pure)
Correlation analysis as a tool to investigate the bioaccessibility of nickel, vanadium and zinc in Northern Ireland soilsPalmer, S., Ofterdinger, U., McKinley, J. M., Cox, S. & Barsby, A., Oct 2013, In: Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 35, 5, p. 569-584 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Citations (Scopus)366 Downloads (Pure)
Cox, S. F., McKinley, J. D., Ferguson, A. S., O'Sullivan, G. & Kalin, R. M., Apr 2013, In: Environmental Earth Sciences. 68, 7, p. 1935-1944 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile14 Citations (Scopus)964 Downloads (Pure)
Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin is associated with environmental urbanisation in Belfast, UKMcKinley, J., Mueller, U., Atkinson, P., Ofterdinger, U., Cox, S., Doherty, R., Fogarty, D., Pawlowsky-Glahn, V. & Egozcue, J. J., 24 Jun 2020, In: Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 2020, p. 1 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)24 Downloads (Pure)
04 Jul 2018 → 05 Jul 2018
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