• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

1995 …2021

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Teaching Interests


Colin teaches aspects of conflict, environmental and landscape change and development on the geography and environmental science degrees. He is course director for the Combined Subjects degree programmes, undergraduate Geography programmes, and leads the annual 2nd year fieldschool to Cyprus and the 3rd year programme to Catalonia.

Research Interests

Colin’s research focusses on historic landscape and societal change, environment and conflict, and the historical archaeologies of past maritime societies. He is currently engaged in research across the Middle East and Africa, as well as across the Atlantic maritime zone of NW Europe.

Elected Fellow Society of Antiquaries (FSA) 2006

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Current and Recent Grants

2019-23: Maritime endangered archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (MarEA). Co. PI: C Breen. The Arcadia Fund. £2m (with Southampton University)

2017-2022: Rising from the depths: utilising marine cultural heritage in East Africa to develop sustainable social, economic and cultural benefits. RCUK Global Challenges Fund Co I C Breen £2.4m (led by Edinburgh University)

2017-18 Syria Coastal Heritage Management and Environmental Change. PI C Breen. HFF £68,000.

2013-14 Heritage, Community and Sustainability. PI C Breen. AHRC £79,493.

2013-14 Ulster and Western Scotland heritage and community sustainability. PI C Breen. AHRC £53,082.

2012-15: Climate change, maritime and freshwater archaeology services. PI: C Breen. Co-Is: W Forsythe and R Quinn. Funding: NI Environment Agency. £390,000

2012-13 Community-led heritage knowledge co-production for sustainable development. PI C Breen. AHRC £18,990

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, National University of Ireland, Galway

Unknown, Open University


Bachelor, University College Cork

Master, University of St Andrews


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