Employment & Qualifications
2018- : Ph.D. Saline Intrustion in Coastal Aquifers, Queen's University Belfast
2018- : 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
Saline Intrusion; Hydrology; Geophysics; Geographical Information Science (GIS); Tides; Geology; Sustainable Development
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 field-scale investigations to predict the dynamic response of a coastal aquifer in Northern Ireland. Through my work as a Research Assistant on the project: "Health and wellbeing solutions to saltwater intrusion into Sri Lankan coastal aquifers"; I am 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.