As a Lecturer at GMIT I contribute to the Applied Freshwater and Marine Honours Degree and the IMBRSea International Masters programme on marine mammal survey techniques. I also supervise several undergraduates and post-graduates and research projects. I have been working on cetaceans (whales, dolphins and mammals) in Ireland since 1987 and have also worked in the Antarctic and more recently in Cabo Verde off West Africa. I established the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group in 1990 and continue to manage its activities. Through the IWDG I set up the Shannon Dolphin Project in the Shannon Estuary in 1993 and continue to manage a long-term monitoring programme. I have been involved in developing best practice for the conservation and management of cetaceans in Ireland including small scale coastal surveys and acoustic monitoring. I have carried out a large number of environmental impact and marine mammal risk assessments and have also worked extensively on seabirds and basking sharks.
Irish Whale and Dolphin Group – https://iwdg.ie/