Environmental Stewardship

    • Dr. Michael Millane- Research Officer, Inland Fisheries Ireland

      Dr. Michael Millane- Research Officer, Inland Fisheries Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Michael Millane is a Research Officer in Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) working on the conservation and sustainability of the Atlantic salmon fisheries resource in Ireland.  He has experience in experimental design, data management, risk analyses, field surveying and statistical modelling and analyses related to inland fisheries and associated freshwater environments. In addition, he has been involved in fisheries policy development and related stakeho...

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    • Liam Lysaght- Centre Director, National Biodiversity Data Centre

      Liam Lysaght- Centre Director, National Biodiversity Data Centre 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. Liam Lysaght is Centre Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, a national organisation that collects and manages data on Ireland’s biodiversity, to document the resource and track how it is changing over time. Liam is one of the most experienced conservationists working in Ireland at the moment. In addition to heading up the National Biodiversity Data Centre, he is Head of Delegation for Ireland to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, a global informatics network of 95...

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    • Margaret Gormley- Chief Park Superintendent, OPW

      Margaret Gormley- Chief Park Superintendent, OPW 

      Speaker Bio: Office of Public Works, Chief Park Superintendent, Margaret Gormley will explore good environmental stewardship in park management as implemented at various OPW flagship heritage sites including Phoenix Park, St Stephens Green, Garnish Island etc. Topics will include Green Flag Awards for environmental park management, biodiversity initiatives including the introduction of bees, wildflower meadows etc. Margaret manages one of the largest designed enclosed ...

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    • Craig Bullock- Research Fellow, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD

      Craig Bullock- Research Fellow, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD 

      Speaker Bio: Craig Bullock is an environmental economist. He manages an independent consultancy (www.optimize.ie), which undertakes economic and social analysis and environmental impact assessment, and is also based at University College Dublin. He has worked on projects dealing with the natural environment, environmental policy, climate change, rural and urban planning, recreation and landscape.

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    • Karl Dalton- Environment Manager, Connolly Hospital

      Karl Dalton- Environment Manager, Connolly Hospital 

      Speaker Bio: Karl Dalton has worked for over 20 years in many aspects of Environment and Sustainability; sales and marketing of specialist measurement and control systems for industry, and environmental compliance for large multi-disciplinary organisations. With a technical and environmental education, a broad work experience and an open mind Karl continuously combines people and engineered solutions to address sustainability problems.

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    • Edward Murphy, Waste Officer Assistant, Cork University Hospital

      Edward Murphy, Waste Officer Assistant, Cork University Hospital 

      Speaker Bio: I began working in CUH in 2006 with the Portering Services. In this role I got to meet everybody who passes through the hospitals doors in some shape or form and gained a great insight into how a large hospital works. I began working with the CUH Waste Management Office 2 years ago and was then given the opportunity to become the lead for the CUH Sustainability Programme in October last year. I am a UCC graduate and have a Masters in Public Health.

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    • Robert Moss- Green Communities Manager, An Taisce

      Robert Moss- Green Communities Manager, An Taisce 

      Speaker Bio: With a background in Geology Robert Moss graduated with an MSc in Sustainable Development from the School of Spatial Planning at Dublin Institute of Technology in February of 2010. Since then he has been involved with the set up and running of the community garden support group; Dublin Community Growers. This is a network of community gardeners who meet monthly within central Dublin. An open group, they meet to discuss community gardening projects, and the issues faced by these projects. Dubli...

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    • Maura Lyons- Programme Manager, Leave no Trace

      Maura Lyons- Programme Manager, Leave no Trace 

      Speaker Bio: Maura Lyons joined Leave No Trace in 2013. Maura is also a member of the Leave No Trace board of Directors and works to oversee strategic direction for the organisation. She directs the annual budget, helps guide education and research programs, develops stakeholder engagement and partnerships and works to raise funds to protect Irelands natural environment. Maura has a BSc in Science, Psychology and MSC in Communications. Maura is an avid outdoor enthusi...

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