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Colman Gallagher

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Geography
01 716 8383
University College Dublin, School of Geography, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


My research focuses on planetary, glacial and periglacial geomorphology, the palaeohydrology of the Pleistocene-Holocene transition and the alluvial geomorphology of the Holocene.My planetary research is based on High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) and Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) investigations of marine, lacustrine and periglacial landforms in the equatorial regions and Northern Plains of Mars.My palaeohydrological research is aimed at understanding deglacial events that occurred in Ireland's major glacial meltwater systems at the end of the Pleistocene, in particular trying to quantify and characterise the pathways and rates of glaciofluvial sediment transport in the Rivers Barrow, Slaney, Suir, Nore and Boyne.I am also interested in the response of Ireland's rivers to anthropogenic and climatic changes during Holocene and the last 500 years in particular.


  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin