Jean is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biological Sciences. She completed a BSc in Environmental Science in 2011 and a PhD in environmental fate modelling in 2014, under the supervision of Professor Catherine Adley. Upon completion of her Doctoral Studies, Jean has undertaken post-doctorate roles on national (DAFM, IRC/GSI) and international (EU FP7) projects.
Jean has been actively researching in the area of environment and health for over 5 years, having developed valuable collaborations with both the HSE and other academic institutions. She has been a collaborator on several successful grant applications providing expertise in the area of climate and health as well as geo-statistical modelling of contaminants. In 2017, Jean was awarded a highly competitive Irish Research Council Post-doctoral fellowship to continue her research.
Jean has been an invited speaker at several national conferences, presented at over 30 national and international conferences and has published over a dozen ISI peer reviewed research papers and several book chapters in collaboration with UL, DIT and the HSE since 2014. She is a reviewer for a number of international journals and a selected member of the Public Water Forum.
My research interests include:
-Environmental Fate Modelling:The fate of microbiological contamination and pharmaceutical agents in the subsurface environment.
-Environment and Health: Environmental epidemiology and geo-statistical analysis of infectious disease, with a particular interest in climate change and infectious diseases.
-Antibiotic resistance: Elucidation of environmental factors affecting the proliferation of antibiotic resistance in the environment.
Guest Lecturer in:
Pollution Biology (UL)
Geo Science (UL)
Sustainability Impact Assessment (UCD)
Training provided in:
Statistical analysis for scientists (UL, GSI)
Geographical Information Systems (UL)
- 2017 - Nominated as delegate onto the Management Committee (MC) of COST Action CA16114: Rethinking Sustainability Towards a Regenerative Economy.
- 2017 - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship- Irish Research Council
- 2017 - Best Oral Presentation- Infectious Disease Society of Ireland
- 2015 - Transnational Access Grant
- 2015 - Best Education Blog
- 2011 - Postgraduate Scholarship
- Member, Environmental Science Association of Ireland
- Member, Society of General Microbiology
- Selected Member, Public Water Forum
The impact of climate change on the incidence of infectious waterborne disease.
O'Dwyer, J; Dowling, A; Adley, C
The Urban Water Reuse Handbook
Alternatives to antibiotics: Future trends
Dowling,A; O'Dwyer, J; Adley, C
Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education
Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference
O'Dwyer, J., ÓhAiseadha, C., Hynds, P.
Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference
ÓhAiseadha, C., Hynds, P., O'Dwyer, J.
Safefood VTEC Knowledge Networks Annual Conference
ÓhAiseadha, C., Hynds, P., O'Dwyer, J., Fallon, U.
European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology
O'Dwyer, J., Hynds, P, Fallon, U.
Peer Reviewed Journal
Wood waste decomposition in landfills: An assessment of current knowledge and implications for emissions reporting
O'Dwyer, J.; Walshe, D.; Byrne, K.A.
A geo-statistical investigation of agricultural and infrastructural risk factors associated with primary verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC) infection in the Republic of Ireland, 20082013
O'hAiseadha, C; Hynds, P.D; Fallon, U; O'Dwyer,J ·
Epidemiology And Infection
Assessment of the Bacterial Diversity of Aircraft Water: Identification of the Frequent Fliers
Handschuh, H., Ryan, M., O'Dwyer, J., Adley, C.
Evaluation of levels of antibiotic resistance in groundwater derived E. coli isolates in the Midwest of Ireland and elucidation of potential predictors of resistance
O'Dwyer, J., Hynds, P., Pot, M., Adley, C., Ryan, M.
More than just a name: Evaluation of the complex nomenclature of the clinically and veterinary significant pathogen Salmonella
Ryan, M.P., O'Dwyer, J., Adley, C.
Biomed Research International
Anthropogenic determinants and distribution of verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC) infection in Ireland: a geostatistical study
O'Dwyer. J., O'hAiseadha, C., Hynds, P.
Irish Medical Journal
Area estimations of cultivated organic soils in Ireland: reducing GHG reporting uncertainties
Donlan,J., O'Dwyer, J., Byrne. K.A.
Mires and Peat
The microbial sampling regime and quality of water in a milk production plant
Burke, N., O'Dwyer, J., Southern, M., Adley, C.
Lwt-Food Science And Technology
Lime in the limelight
Dowling, A; O'Dwyer, J; Adley, C
Journal Of Cleaner Production
The impact of meteorology on the occurrence of waterborne outbreaks of vero cytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC): A logistic regression approach
O'Dwyer, J; Morris Downes, M; Adley, C
Journal Of Water And Health
Bacteria that Travel: The Quality of Aircraft Water
Handschuh, H; O'Dwyer, J; Adley, C
International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health
Microbiological assessment of private groundwater-derived potable water supplies in the Mid-West Region of Ireland
O'Dwyer, J., Dowling, A., Adley, C.
Journal Of Water And Health DOI: 10.2166/wh.2014.178