Ciaran Nash

MSc in Environmental Science


Ciaran Nash




I am originally from Oxford, England but have been living in Ireland since 2006 and in Dublin since 2011. I completed my undergraduate degree in Geography in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 2015 and I am currently pursuing research for my MSc in Environmental Sciences. I have an interest in Earth surface processes and geomorphology, interactions between society and landscape, natural processes and the built environment, and GIS as a tool for spatial problem solving.

My current Masters research is focusing on the dynamics of moisture and salinity within
coastal dunes on Achill Island, County Mayo. Dune hydrology within the unsaturated zone
and the interaction between moisture and geomorphology of coastal dunes is poorly understood and in a world of increasingly frequent storm events this raises significant questions as to how coastal dune landscapes will respond. This research is part of a larger EPA-funded project, ‘From source to sink: the response and recovery of coastal catchment
ecosystems to large perturbations’.

2015 – 2016 MSc Environmental Sciences (TCD)
2011 – 2015 BA (Mod) Hons Geography (TCD), 1 st class honours.
Undergraduate thesis: An Investigation into the Distribution of Sand Dune
Furrows in the Southern Hemisphere of Mars and the Possible Causes Behind
Their Spatial Patterning’.