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Dr Mary Kelly-Quinn (Project leader)
Project Leader
Address: UCD School of Biology & Environmental Science, Science Centre West, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Tel: +353 (0)1 716 2337



Mary is currently a senior lecturer in freshwater ecology at UCD. Her  primary research activities focus on the assessment of land-use and other anthropogenic activities on the hydrochemical and ecological quality of surface waters.  She has completed studies on the aquatic habitats of peatlands, agricultural, upland, urban and forested landscapes as well as canals and constructed wetlands.  Her research group (UCD Freshwater Biodiversity, Ecology & Fisheries Research Group) has also maintained a strength in fisheries studies, working in close collaboration with Inland Fisheries Ireland on a variety of species and systems. Further afield she has collaborations with Operation Wallacea to develop a water quality biotic index for the Merendon Mountains region of Honduras and with the University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.


Prof. Michael Bruen  Professor Michael Bruen
Address: UCD School of Civil Engineering, Richview Newstead Block B, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Tel: +353 (0)1 716 3212


Michael is an Associate Professor in the UCD School of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering. He initially taught on the International Postgraduate Hydrology Programme at UCG and then worked at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as Coodinator of their International Water Resources Engineering Programme, funded by Ireland's Bilateral Aid Programme. Returned to UCG after 5 years and then moved to UCD. He then became Director of the M.Eng.Sc. (Water Engineering) Programme and later Director of the Centre for Water Resources Research. He has undertaken a number of short term assignments for various International agencies, including UNESCO, WMO, CEFIGRE, IUCN. Currently, Michael is Head of Research and Innovation.


Dr Craig Bullock Dr Craig Bullock
Address: UCD School of Geography, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Tel: +353 (0)1 716 2784



Craig Bullock is an environmental economist and a research fellow at UCD. He specialises in the economics of the natural environment including environmental values and cost-benefit analysis. As well as ESManage, he is currently working on an EU project ( applying participatory approaches to coastal ecosystem service management. In the past few years, Craig has also worked on projects dealing with environmental liability, climate change adaptation, domestic waste management, peatlands, and forests and woodland benefits. Craig is the Irish representative on the International Panel and Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and also manages Optimize, a consultancy working on economic and social analysis and impact assessment.



Michael Christie Professor Michael Christie
Address: Ty Mawr Farmhouse, Ynyslas, Borth, Ceredigion, Wales, SY24 5LA

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622217



Blue Island Consulting Ltd was created by Prof Mike Christie in 2013 to provide consultancy services relating to a wide range of environmental and ecological economics research. Key clients include central government, quangos and other agencies, NGO, businesses and communities. Prof Christie works in collaboration with a range of University, Consultancy and Business Associates to deliver a bespoke solutions to environmental economic challenges.


Dr Hugh Feeley Dr Hugh B. Feeley
Address: UCD School of Biology & Environmental Science, Science Centre West, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Tel: +353 (0)1 716 2245


Twitter: @hbfeeley

Hugh is currently a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at UCD. His primary interests include invertebrate ecology, ecotoxicology and the ecology of biological systems, especially freshwaters, and their response to global environmental change. Hugh’s PhD studies (2008-2012) were part of the EPA and Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine funded HYDROFOR project (Link to Published Report) where he investigated the role of episodic acidification on the chemistry and ecology of small streams. He then spent 3 years (2012-15) as a Post-doctoral Research Associate on the NERC funded DURESS Project at Cardiff University in the UK investigating the role of biodiversity on ecosystem service provision and sustainability in upland rivers.  Hugh’s publications can be found at


Thibault Hallouin Mr Thibault Hallouin
Address: UCD School of Civil Engineering, Richview Newstead Block B, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland



Thibault is currently a Ph.D. student with Prof. Michael Bruen at the UCD Dooge Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR). His main research interests include natural resource management, environmental modelling and environmental impact assessment. Before joining the UCD CWRR, Thibault worked as a research engineer in France on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) projects. He holds a first class honours in MEng Environmental Management (INSA Rouen, France).


Dr Fiona Kelly Dr Fiona Kelly
Address:  Inland Fisheries Ireland, 3044 Lake Drive, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland.

Tel: +353 (0)1 884 2600



Fiona is a senior research officer with Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI).  Her research has a specific focus on fisheries related environmental issues (including water quality, Water Framework Directive (WFD) and pollution).  She provides coordination for the WFD fish monitoring programme as well as specialist and support services in relation to all fisheries related environmental issues.  She coordinates and manages IFIs GIS service and laboratories and its water quality monitoring programmes.  She has managed a variety of research project including the EPA funded Q-values and Fish Project and the NSSHARE Fish in Lakes Project: Development of a classification tool for fish in lakes. Fiona’s scientific expertise and interests include freshwater fisheries management, development of classification tools for fish (in rivers, lakes and estuaries), prediction and modelling of fish populations, field surveys and design of monitoring programmes, hydroacoustics in lakes and large rivers, microchemistry of fish scales and otoliths (using ICP-MS laser ablation) and aging and growth analysis of fish.


Ms Ewa Siwicka Ms Ewa Siwicka                                                                                                                                              


Tel: +44 (0) 75 4723 5674


Ewa is currently a Research Assistant at Blue Island Consultancy specialising in the field of environmental economics and economic valuation of ecosystem services. In past she has worked as Research Assistant in Environmental and Ecological Economics at Aberystwyth University. She has been involved in number of research projects conducted in the UK, Caribbean and Indonesia.