Rob Halpin



Twitter: @Robhalpin2


I am from a geographer/environmental scientist from Dublin, Ireland.  I completed my undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences in 2017 and my M.Sc. in Environmental Science in 2018 (both at Trinity College). Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in geography at TCD with a specific interest in natural flood management practices in peatlands.

Previously, I undertook undergraduate research examining seasonal-scale changes in newly-discovered erosional features on Martian dunes (known as Sand Furrows).

Following this, my attention turned to Natural Flood Management [NFM] during my master’s. This project investigated the viability of introducing an NFM-based flood prevention scheme in a small sub-catchment (˜1km2) of agricultural land in the area of Ballingeary, Co. Cork.

Current (PhD) Research

My current research (2018-2022) aims to investigate the effect of installing drain blocks in upland blanket peatlands on downstream fluvial flow. It is hoped that this project may act as a catalyst for further NFM research in an Irish context.

I am a recipient of the 2018-2022 Provost PhD project award.


2017 – 2018 M.Sc. Environmental Sciences (TCD), 1st class honours.

2011 – 2015 B.A. Hons Natural Sciences (TCD), 1st class honours.

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