Denise McCullagh
Post Doctoral Researcher
UCC Climate Action Coastal & Marine Systems
University College Cork


Denise is a marine and climate scientist who’s focus is on developing and promoting the implementation of adaptation actions and solutions, and creating collaborative learning networks to build community capacity to increase resilience to climate change. 


Denise is a researcher on a number of projects including the EU-Horizon project REACHOUT, in collaboration with Cork City Council and research and academic partners across Europe, and Climate Ireland, a national resource to support climate adaptation planning in Ireland.


Postdoc (2020-Present) UCC, Ireland

Scientific Officer (2020) AFBI, Northern Ireland

Research Assistant (2019) Ulster University, UK

PhD: “A Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction of Galway Bay, Western Ireland, from the Last Glacial Maximum to Present Day” (Ulster University, UK)

MSc: Dating and Chronology (Queens University, UK)

BSc (Hons): Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (Queens University, UK)

Feature Project


TalX aims to establish an innovative learning network to enable a cohesive approach for measuring and acting on climate change adaptation across boundaries.

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Feature Project


The aim of REACHOUT is to bridge the last mile in climate service delivery to better support all European cities in building resilience to climate change by a pragmatic approach that builds upon existing achievements and addresses main barriers for uptake.

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