Recently joining the team at the end of February was Jack O’Callaghan, an environmental scientist from County Kerry. After completing his bachelor’s degree in environmental science Jack worked as a research assistant for NUI Galway. This research aimed at studying the ongoing effects of forestry practices on the Kerry Slug. Following on from this Jack went travelling to New Zealand where he worked as a geotechnical surveyor for three months and explored the country in a campervan. He is currently an active member of the North Kerry Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and partakes in surveys on their vessel.
David Naughton has just recently joined McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan as a Graduate Ornithologist. David holds an honours degree (BSc.) in Environmental Science from National University of Ireland Galway, from which he graduated last year. He has a broad degree of scientific knowledge. David has experience working with GIS systems from modules he undertook during his undergraduate course in NUIG. He also is familiar with Environmental Impact Statements, Appropriate Assessment, environmental legislation etc. from various modules in Environmental Science. David undertook various Ecology, Zoology and Botany modules in his undergraduate course. David has experience working with Inland Fisheries Ireland and Teagasc where he worked carrying out river surveys and farm visits respectively.