Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Andrew

Contact Surname: Parnell

Contact Address:

Room G09 Science North Belfield Campus University College Dublin Dublin 4 Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: 017162422

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: andrew.parnell@ucd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.ucd.ie/mathsciences/ourpeople/academicstaff/drandrewparnell/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
I am a Chartered Statistician and Lecturer with over 10 years experience. I enjoy working with big, messy data sets which have hidden relationships that only statistical methods can uncover. My main expertise is in: - Feature/variable selection - Multivariate analysis - Stochastic processes and time series analysis - Bayesian inference - Spatial and spatio-temporal modelling - Computational statistics I have applied such methods in a diverse range of fields including: - Climate change (estimating past changes in climate from pollen, estimating changes in extreme for Ireland's future, estimating worldwide rates of sea level change) - Proteomics (finding biomarkers for prostate cancer) - Veterinary Science (estimating the factors contributing to elite racehorse ability) - Archaeology (radiocarbon dating and age-depth model building) - Ecology (stable isotope mixing models to estimate animal diets, monitoring fisheries discard rates in the Irish Sea)

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Statistics Statistical modelling Bayesian statistics Spatial modelling Geostatistics Time series Multivariate

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 Climate Change Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

 Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Personalising health and care

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

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No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

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