Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Senior Lecturer in Environmental Hydrology
Previous Position Lecturer in Environmental Hydrology
Telephone +44 (0) 2890974044
Email r.flynn@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Natural and Built Environment
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Earth Systems, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Peat land hydrology and hydrogeology
  • Catchment Science
  • Environmental Tracers in Hydrology.
  • Saline Intrusion

Recent Key Papers

  • Use of geographical information system-based hydrological modelling for development of a raised bog conservation and restoration programme. Mackin, Francis; Flynn, Raymond; Barr, Alan; Fernandez-Valverde, Fernando. In: Ecological Engineering, Vol. 106, No. Part A, 09.2017, p. 242-252.
  • An overview of dissolved organic carbon in groundwater and implications for drinking water safety. Regan, S.; Hynds, Paul; Flynn, R. In: Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4, 06.2017, p. 959-967.
  • Using microbiological tracers to assess the impact of winter land use restrictions on the quality of stream headwaters in a small catchment. Flynn, R. M.; Deakin, J.; Archbold, M.; Cushnan, H.; Kilroy, K.; O’Flaherty, V.; Misstear, B. D.In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 541, 15.01.2016, p. 949-956.
  • Characterizing Aquifer Heterogeneity Using Bacterial and Bacteriophage Tracers. Flynn, Raymond M.; Mallen, German; Engel, Marion; Ahmed, Ashraf; Rossi, Pierre. In: Journal of Environmental Quality, Vol. 44, No. 5, 16.09.2015, p. 1448-1458.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Cahill, S.: Characterisation of ecohydrology of intact and degraded irish blanket bogs. Irish Environmental Protection Agency Scholarship.
  • Mackin, F. Modelling Blanket Bog Catchment Hydrology. Funded by RPS Consulting Engineers
  • McVeigh, C. Quantification of organic and inorganic weatheringin an dbelow Irish Blanket Bogs. Queen’s University Belfast Scholarship.
  • Best Alister. Characterisation of drainage related subsidence rates on Irish Raised Bogs. Queen’s University Belfast Scholarship.
  • McDonnell, M. Characterisation and simulation of tidal forces on coastal salt water intrusion. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Scholarship