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New Head of Geography, Prof. Jacky Croke

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

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New Head of Geography, Prof. Jacky Croke

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

I graduated from UCD in 1991 with a PhD in fluvial geomorphology- which involved work on the role of floodplains in storing sediments and heavy metal contaminants in the Wicklow Mountains. I was awarded an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship and left for Australia very shortly after submitting my PhD where I took up a position at the University of Wollongong and later the Australian National University to investigate the long-term environmental changes in Lake Eyre, Australia’s largest Salt Lake. Following this period of adventure into the arid landforms of Australia I joined CSIRO, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific Research Organisation and lead a program of research on catchment hydrology and water quality in forestry environments. I subsequently took up teaching positions in several Australian Universities where I was responsible for teaching, research, and leadership. Over the past 5 years, I have worked extensively with Industry Partners to help better understand real-world challenges such as extreme flood events and droughts in the light of a changing climate. I have a passion for inspiring others through teaching, protecting the world’s rivers, and indeed,  life in general. Returning to Ireland after over three decades away is a wonderful new adventure and I look forward to contributing my skills and passion to the existing wealth of expertise in the School of Geography at UCD.
Prof. Jacky Croke

UCD School of Geography

Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8179 | E: geography@ucd.ie