Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Lecturer
Previous Position Research Scientist / Lecturer, Institute Of Oceanography, University of Hamburg
Telephone +44 (0) 2890974204
Email Kieran.odriscoll@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Natural and Built Environment
Quadrat Core Themes Earth Systems
Methods I Use Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Modelling and simulating the fate and cycling of pollutants in coastal and regional seas, including chemicals, plastics,
    metals and hydrocarbons
  • Modelling/simulating persistent organic pollutant (POP) exchange processes in marine ecosystems, including
    bioaccumulation and biomagnification from lower to higher trophic levels
  • Modelling/simulating ocean circulation in regional, coastal and enclosed seas
  • Impacts of anthropogenic and natural climate change on ocean and coastal systems
  • Renewable energy resources in coastal and ocean systems

Recent Key Papers

  • O’Driscoll et al. 2013. Modelling the cycling of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the North Sea system: fluxes,
    loading, seasonality, trends.” J. Mar Syst., 111, 69-82.
  • O’Driscoll et al. 2014. The effects of global climate change on the cycling and processes of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the North Sea.” Ocean Sci., 10, 397-409.
  • O’Driscoll et. al. 2016. The environmental fate of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in western Taiwan and
    coastal waters: evaluation with a fugacity-based model Env. Sci. Poll. Res., 23, 13222-13234, doi: 10.1007/

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • QUADRAT DTP: Simulating the fate of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Northwest European Shelf ecosystem with a suite of high resolution numerical models