Kieran Craven

gsi staff kieranCHERISH Project Co-ordinator (Geological Survey Ireland)

Kieran is a marine geoscientist and was appointed CHERISH project co-ordinator for the Geological Survey, Ireland in July 2018. In this role, he is responsible for the investigation, analysis and presentation of coastal mapping sites in Ireland and Wales, and delivering public engagement and community geoscience activities.

Kieran graduated with a BSc in Geoscience and Environmental Biology from the University of St Andrews in 2006. Following a stint working in industry, he completed his PhD in Geology from Trinity College Dublin in 2013 investigating the impacts of sea-level rise on coastal environments. Kieran has worked as a lecturer in both Trinity College Dublin and Maynooth University, where his research focussed on the impacts of the last glacial maximum to Quaternary sediments in marine environments. His most recent work was affiliated with the INFOMAR programme of the Geological Survey, and involved using acoustic technologies to interpret seabed and subsurface environments.