Fiona Regan

The Role
Trinity College Dublin


Fiona Regan is Professor of Chemistry at Dublin City University and Director of the DCU Water Institute. She is also a Funded Investigator at Enable. Fiona studied Environmental Science and Technology and later completed a PhD in analytical chemistry in 1994. Following postdoctoral research in optical sensing in DCU, in 1996 she took up a lecturing position at Limerick Institute of Technology.  

In 2002 Fiona joined the School of Chemical Sciences, DCU as a lecturer in analytical chemistry, in 2008 she became senior lecturer and in 2009 became the Beaufort Principal Investigator in Marine and Environmental Sensing. Fiona led the establishment of SmartBay Ireland and the National Infrastructure Access Fund until 2016.  

Fiona’s research focuses on environmental monitoring and she has a special interest in priority and emerging contaminants as well as the establishment of decision support tools for environmental monitoring using novel technologies and data management tools. She has mentored > 30 PhD and MSc students, published > 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, chapters and books and has a H-index of 30 (google scholar citations Aug 2019). Fiona is a member of the Royal Irish Academy committee on Environment and Climate Change and a WaterJPI Irish representative Scientific Advisory Board Member.