Graeme Warren Professor Graeme Warren is a Professor in the School of Archaeology, University College Dublin (UCD), having been appointed in 2002 to expand the School’s practical teaching skills and provide a specialism in early prehistory. His archaeological research includes hunter-gatherers, humans in mountain landscapes, and long-term landscape histories.
Christine Bonnin Dr Christine Bonnin is a development geographer and her research interests lie in the geographies of Southeast Asia and Southwest China and the development dynamics and conceptual debates unfolding in this diverse, and from a global economy perspective, critically significant region. More specifically, her research is focused on the impacts of development schemes and neoliberal transformations on the everyday livelihoods and food security of marginalised groups in Southeast Asia (including upland ethnic minorities and workers in the informal economy). More recently, she has also been working with these themes in the context of the Global North, exploring contested marketplace redevelopment and its impacts on trader livelihoods in Dublin, Ireland and the governance of food waste in the EU. She is co-author of Frontier Livelihoods: Hmong in the Sino Vietnamese Borderlands (University of Washington Press, 2015) and has published papers in several leading international journals including Geoforum, the Journal of Peasant Studies, Gender Place and Culture, Urban Geography, Land Use Policy and Asia Pacific Viewpoint.
Sam Kelley Dr Sam Kelley joined the School of Earth Sciences in spring 2019 as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Quaternary Geology. Previously, he earned a BSc. in Geology from Dalhousie University in 2007, an MSc in Quaternary and Climate Studies in 2009 from the University of Maine, and a PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Geology in 2014. Before joining the staff at UCD, Sam was a Post Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Mary Kelly-Quinn Assoc Professor Mary Kelly-Quinn is Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin (UCD); Director of the Online Masters in Environmental Sustainability at UCD; Director of Aquens Ltd. (Campus Company) ; and P.I. of the Freshwater Biodiversity, Ecology and Fisheries Research Group 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. Further afield, she is collaborating with Operation Wallacea to develop a water quality biotic index for the Merendon Mountains region of Honduras and with the University of Addis Ababa.
Paul Slezak Dr Paul Slezak joined the School of Earth Sciences in 2019. He has a BSc in Earth Science from New Mexico Tech, an MSc in Geology from Queen’s University, and a PhD in Geochemistry from James Cook University. His PhD focussed on using in situ chemical and isotope analyses of key mineral phases to establish the petrogenesis of the Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex in Western Australia. Prior to his PhD, he previously worked in the geological/geotechnical engineering and mining/mineral exploration sectors.
Anna Bidgood Dr Anna Bidgood is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Earth Sciences at UCD. She is currently researching how geological occurrences of metals are formed in the Earth’s crust and how these metals can be moved around, particularly during mountain-building events. Anna’s research focusses on metals which are necessary to decarbonise our society, such as copper and cobalt. In 2020, Anna was awarded a PhD from the University of Oxford where she studied the tectonics of the Himalayan mountains and determined, from the record preserved in minerals and rocks, what happened during the initial collision of India with Asia, ~ 46 million years ago.
Lachlan Fleetwood Dr Lachlan Fleetwood is an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellow in the School of History at University College Dublin, which he joined following a PhD at the University of Cambridge. Parts of his research on scientific instruments, altitude physiology and mountains have been published in the journals History of Science, Itinerario and Notes and Records. At UCD, he is developing a new project on environmental determinism and empire in scientific surveys of the mountains and deserts of Central Asia and Mesopotamia. His first book, Science on the Roof of the World: Empire and the Remaking of the Himalaya, is out with Cambridge University Press in May 2022.