Dr Ciara Fitzpatrick

BA MSc EngD

Assistant Lecturer

Department of the Built Environment, Carlow Campus

e: Ciara.Fitzpatrick@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175000

 

Dr. Ciara Fitzpatrick is a graduate of University of Cambridge and Imperial College London.  She completed her EngD in Environmental Engineering (Hydrogeology) at University College London.  Ciara worked as an Environmental Engineer for multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Ramboll before joining IT Carlow in 2014 where she is lecturer in Department of the Built Environment.

  • Academic and Research Experience
  • Publications AND OUTPUTS
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Academic and Research Experience

Research interests include hydrogeological modelling, fate and transport of contaminated groundwater, characterisation of contaminated land.

Publications and Outputs

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Fitzpatrick, C.M., Cook, S.J., Burgess, W.G. et al. (In preparation) Trans-catchment contaminant distribution in a double-porosity aquifer: the factual basis for analysis of bromate transport in the Hertfordshire Chalk

Cook, S.J., Fitzpatrick, C.M., Burgess, W.G. et al. (2010) Modelling the influence of karst on catchment-scale contaminant transport in the Hertfordshire Chalk aquifer. Geol. Soc. Special Publication 'Groundwater Modelling in the UK'.

Conference Proceedings and Papers

Fitzpatrick C.M., Orr A., Archbold, M., Flynn, R. (2011).   Catchment-scale transport and attenuation of Nitrogen and Phosphorus along heterogeneous groundwater flow pathways in Ireland. Geological Society Hydrogeology Group Meeting: The Transport and Fate of Groundwater Contaminants. February 2011.

Fitzpatrick C.M., Cook S.J., Burgess W.G. (2009). Catchment-Scale Bromate Contamination of the Hertfordshire Chalk Aquifer. William Smith meeting 2009: Environment, Pollution and Human Health. September 2009.

Fitzpatrick C.M., Burgess W.G. (2009). Bromate contamination in the Hertfordshire Chalk: the ‘source term’. Geological Society Hydrogeology Group Meeting: Contaminant Source Zone Characterisation and Remediation.  April 2009.

Fitzpatrick C.M., Cook S.J., Barker J.A., Burgess W.G. (2008). Catchment-scale contamination in the Chalk Aquifer of SE England: a ‘streamtube’ approach to modelling contaminant transport in a dual-porosity, karstic aquifer. Geological Society of America 2008 Joint Meeting. 

Fitzpatrick C.M., Cook S.J., Barker J.A., Burgess W.G. (2007). The Evolution of Bromate Contamination in the Hertfordshire Chalk Aquifer. Geological Society Bicentennial Conference 2009.

Research Supervision

Engagement and Collaboration