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Research and work opportunities

The SDWF take on research assistants each year to carry out dolphin and tour boat monitoring. We also try to facilitate MSc and PhD students and provide for work experience whenever possible.

Since the establishment of the SDWF the following people have worked with the SDWF.

Research Assistants

Sarah Ferriss (June - September 2000)
Lisa Groth (June - November 2001)
Sheila Downes (September - November 2002)
Joanne O’Brien (June 2003 - October 2004)
Andrew Young (June - August 2005)
Conor Ryan (August 2005)
Randall Counihan (June - September 2005)
Janelle Atkinson (November 2005 -December 2006)
Randall Counihan (June - September 2007)
Conor Ryan (June - September 2008)
Conor Ryan (June - September 2009)
Aoife Foley (June - September 2010)
Paddy O'Dwyer (June 2011)
Sarah Blennerhassett (July 2011)
Enda McKeogh (June - September 2011)
Isabel Baker (June - September 2012)
Isabel Baker (June - October 2013)
Clowie Russell (June - September 2013)
Bekka Treacy (June - September 2013)
Mick Marrinan (June - August 2013)
Stephanie Levesque (July - September 2013)
Chantelle Barry (July - August 2013)
Stefanie Rowland (August - September 2013)
Katharina Reusch (June - September 2014)
Mark Hosford (June - September 2014)
Victoria Odynsky (June - September 2014)
Gary Robinson (June - September 2014)
Stephanie Levesque (June - September 2014)
Katharina Reusch (May - September 2015)
Meadhbh Quinn (May - September 2015)
Jamie Nicol (May - September 2015)
Andrew Shine (May - September 2015)
Elisa Keeling-Hemphill (May - June 2015)
Joel Vikberg Wernstrom (June - August 2015)
Meadhbh Quinn (May - September 2016)
Stephanie Linehan (May - September 2016)
Emer Keaveney (May - September 2016)
Gary Kett (May - September 2016)
Jamie Phillips (May - September 2016)

Centre Staff

Bernadette Brady (June - August 2008)
Jim Martin (July - August 2008)
Vanessa Klotzer (June - September 2009)
Jennifer Houlihan (June - September 2009)

MSc/PhD students

Gareth Duguid: University of Bangor MSc (2003)
Ronan Hickey: University of Bangor MSc (2005)
Joanne O'Brien: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology PhD (2005 - 2008)
Dana Miller: Trinity College Dublin MSc (2008)
Sophie Hansen: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology MSc (2008 - 2009)
Siobhan O'Brien: Trinity College Dublin BSc (June - August 2009)
Joanna Barker: University of York MSc (July - September 2012)
Giada Maugeri: University of Plymouth and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology PhD (July - September 2013, June - September 2014)
Isabel Baker: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology PhD (2013 - present)

Visting Scientists

Brian Holmes, HMRC, University College, Cork (Ambient Noise study: 2001)
John Gould, University of Bangor (Ambient Noise study: 2001)
Brian Holmes, HMRC, University College, Cork (Soundwaves: 2003 - 2005)
Nigel Griffin, Sophie Hansen, Huan Tan, Joanne O’Brien, Ruth Leeney, Przemek Zielinski (Acoustic Deterrent trials: 2005)
Eugene McKeown (Acoustic distance trials: 2007)
Dave Wall and Joanne O'Brien (2008 to 2010 under GMIT/IWDG PReCAST project)
Kerstin Voigt (June - September, 2010)
Florence Erbs (June - September, 2010)
Lonneke Ijsseldijk (May - June 2011)

Work Experience

Fionnoula Donovan (April 2000)
Evelyn Whelan (September 2002)
Randall Counihan (May 2005)
Jim Martin (April - May, October 2007)
Bernadette Brady (June 2008)
Teresa Prendergast (June 2010)
Eleanor Honan (August 2010)
Ciara Purcell (June - August 2013)
Fionn Murphy (July - August 2014)
Laura O'Sullivan (July - August 2014)
John Collins (July 2015)

 


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