• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 943 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
19972019
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Personal profile

Biography

Employment

2012-       Reader, Ulster University
2006-12   Senior Lecturer, Ulster University
1998-06   Lecturer, Ulster University
1994-97   NERC Research Assistant, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Education

1994-97   PhD Marine Geophysics, University of Southampton
1993-94   MSc Geophysics, Durham University
1989-93   BSc Geology, University College Cork

Research Interests

I am a marine geoscientist, interested in applications of acoustic remote sensing and computational modelling. My research focuses on detecting, quantifying and understanding change in geomorphological, geoarchaeological and biophysical environments. A better understanding of these processes allows us to inform policy makers and develop effective mitigation strategies to minimise loss in the face of increasing natural and human forcing.

Current and Recent Grants

2019-23: Maritime endangered archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (MarEA). PI: C Breen. Co-Is: W Forsythe, R Plets, R Quinn and K Westley. Funding: The Arcadia Fund. https://marea.soton.ac.uk

2017-18: Provision of 2GROBOTICS underwater laser scanner. PI: C McGonigle. Co-Is: DWT Jackson, R Quinn and D Rodgers. Funding: The Marine Institute, National Development Programme. https://www.2grobotics.com

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

2011-13: Enabling Tidal Energy for Northern Ireland (EnterNI). PI: R Quinn. Co-Is: R Plets and K Westley. Funding: Invest NI.

2011-14: Late Glacial Sea Level Minima in the Western British Isles (NE/H024301/1). PI: JAG Cooper. Co-Is: DWT Jackson and R Quinn. Funding: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) https://sealevelminima.weebly.com

2008-2011: Archaeological applications of the Joint Irish Bathymetric Survey data. PIs: R Quinn and W Forsythe. Co-Is: T Bell, S Benetti, F McGrath, R Plets, R Robinson and K Westley. Funding: Heritage Council, Irish National Strategic Archaeological Research Programme (INSTAR) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) https://jibsinstar.weebly.com

Teaching Interests

I teach aspects of spatial mapping, GIS, remote sensing and introductory maths on the environmental science and geography degree programmes. I also co-ordinate final year dissertations across the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences.

EGM101 Skills Toolbox 
EGM310 GIS and Remote Sensing 
EGM518 Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing
EGM503 Dissertation

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

20092017

Keywords

  • QE Geology
  • GC Oceanography
  • GA Mathematical geography. Cartography

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Research Output 1997 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Late Quaternary sea-level change and evolution of Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland: new offshore evidence and implications for sea-level reconstruction

Plets, R., Callard, L., Cooper, A., Kelley, J. T., Belknap, D., Edwards, R., Long, A., Quinn, R. & Jackson, DWT., 28 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 34, 4-5, p. 285-298 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sea level change
sea level
transgression
history
Northern Ireland
1 Citation (Scopus)

Optimising protocols for high-definition imaging of historic shipwrecks using multibeam echosounder

Westley, K., Plets, R., Quinn, R., McGonigle, C., Sacchetti, F., Dale, M., McNeary, R. & Clements, A., 1 Jul 2019, In : Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 11, 7, p. 3629-3645

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

recording
conservation
experiment
resources
Historic

Dynamic occupancy modelling of temperate marine fish in area-based closures

Calvert, J., McGonigle, C., Sethi, S., Harris, B., Quinn, R. & Grabowski, J., 29 Oct 2018, In : Ecology and Evolution. 8, 20, p. 10192-10205 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
marine fish
algae
fish
modeling
dynamic models
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
wreck
computational fluid dynamics
erosion
simulation
vortex
4 Citations (Scopus)

Waves and wrecks: A computational fluid dynamic study in an underwater archaeological site

Fernández-Montblanc, T., Izquierdo, A., Quinn, R. & Bethencourt, M., 1 Sep 2018, In : Ocean Engineering. 163, p. 232-250

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Computational fluid dynamics
Vortex shedding
Shear stress
Scour
Sediment transport

Activities 2013 2019

  • 6 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research

Louise Callard (Participant), Ruth Plets (Participant), Andrew Cooper (Participant), Antony Long (Participant), Joseph Kelley (Participant), Daniel Belknap (Participant), R Edwards (Participant), Rory Quinn (Participant), DWT Jackson (Participant)
25 Jul 201931 Jul 2019

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25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists

David Gregory (Participant), Rory Quinn (Participant), Henning Matthiesen (Participant), Mogens Dam (Participant), Gert Normann (Participant)
4 Sep 20197 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018

Katrien J J Van Landeghem (Participant), Connor McCarron (Participant), Rory Quinn (Participant), Thomas Smyth (Participant), Aggelos Dimakopoulos (Participant), Irinios Yiannoukos (Participant)
8 Apr 201814 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Challenger Conference 2018

Katrien J J Van Landeghem (Participant), Connor McCarron (Participant), Rory Quinn (Participant), Thomas Smyth (Participant), Aggelos Dimakopoulos (Participant), Irinios Yiannoukos (Participant), Mike Roberts (Participant)
14 Sep 201818 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014

Rory Quinn (Participant), Ruth Plets (Participant), S. Louise Callard (Participant), Andrew Cooper (Participant), Antony Long (Participant), R Edwards (Participant), DWT Jackson (Participant), Daniel F. Belknap (Participant), Joseph Kelley (Participant), David Long (Participant), G A Milne (Participant), X Monteys (Participant)
27 Apr 20142 May 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Thesis

Spatio-temporal dynamics of temperate marine systems; species, communities and habitat.

Author: Calvert, J., 31 May 2018

Supervisor: Quinn, R. (Supervisor) & Mc Gonigle, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis