A Network for Environmental Professionals

College Liaisons

ESAI has a network of liaisons working in each of the HEI's that offer Environmental Science related courses. Their role is to promote specific ESAI's activities of relevance to students engaging in environmental science study within their organisation.

Athlone Institute of Technology

Carlow Institute of Technology

Cork Institute of Technology

Dublin City University

Dublin Institute of Technology

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Institute of Technology Sligo

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Limerick Institute of Technology


Limerick Institute of Technology Tipperary Campus


National University of Ireland Maynooth

National University of Ireland Galway

Queen's University Belfast

Trinity College Dublin

Tralee Institute of Technology


University College Cork

University College Dublin

University of Limerick

University of Ulster Coleraine

Waterford Institute of Technology


Conference Coordinator 2017: Dr Andy Fogarty

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Dr. Andy Fogarty lectures Ecotoxicology and Microbiology in the Department of Life and Physical Science, Athlone Institute of Technology.

He also is a senior researcher in the Biosciences Research Institute, AIT. He is a graduate of University College Galway (BSc, Microbiology and PhD) and The Ohio State University (MSc, Environmental Microbiology). His main research interests are multi-trophic ecotoxicity assessment of environmental toxicants; histopathological analyses of the effects of EDCs in Fish and ecotoxicological assessment of novel wastewater treatment technologies. He serves as external examiner for several universities and is a Toxicology technical advisor to the Irish National Accreditation Board for laboratories seeking accreditation under the International Standards Organisation requirements for the competence of testing and calibration of laboratories (ISO 17025).

email: afogarty@ait.ie

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Dr. Valerie McCarthy

Dr. Valerie McCarthy holds a PhD in Ecology from Trinity College Dublin and is a Lecturer in the Department of Applied Sciences, Dundalk Institute of Technology, lecturing in biology and environmental sciences. Her research interest are in theoretical and experimental community and ecosystem ecology in freshwater systems and she is engaged in research investigating the linkages between aquatic systems and their catchments and tracking the fate of contaminants from source to receptor.

Website: http://www.valeriemccarthy.me/

Email: valerie.mccarthy@dkit.ie

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Michael Hagan

Michael is a lecturer in Horticulture at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and co-ordinates a number of full time and part time Horticulture certificate and degree programmes. He previously taught at the Salesian College of Horticulture in Warrenstown, Co. Meath for a number of years, having spent the early part of his career in the landscape industry in Dublin. A 1990�s graduate of the B.Agr.Sc. (Landscape Horticulture) degree in UCD, Michael has also undertaken studies in Organic Farming at the SRUC and University of Glasgow. His main areas of interest are sustainability and safety in food production and sustainable practices in horticulture in general. Michael is secretary of the Ireland branch of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, a body representing professional horticulturists and actively promoting professionalism in the Horticulture industry.

Email: michael.hagan@itb.ie

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Dr Frances Lucy

Dr. Frances Lucy is Head of Department of Environmental Science at the Institute of Technology, Sligo. As a researcher, she is Director of CERIS, the Centre for Environmental Research Innovation and Sustainability at IT Sligo. Her main research interests are aquatic invasive species, fisheries science and human waterborne pathogens. She is involved in a range of international invasive species forums in both Europe and North America. Frances is a Board member of Inland Fisheries Ireland.

email: lucy.frances@itsligo.ie

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