Dr. Kieran Hickey

Dr. Kieran Hickey

Senior Lecturer & Head of the Department, Geography & Head of the School, Human Environment, University College Cork

Dr. Kieran Hickey

Kieran Hickey is a Senior Lecturer in Geography in University College Cork and also Head of the Department of Geography and Head of the School of the Human Environment. 

His main interests are storms and hurricanes and the climate-coastal interface, climate change, historical climatology, weather disasters. To this end Kieran has undertaking a number of research projects on the climate, climate history of Ireland along with more specialized research on changing patterns of Atlantic storminess, hurricanes and the climate change attribution of extreme weather events.

Kieran regularly appears on national TV, radio and the print media along with local media in relation to his expertise on climate change, weather and natural disasters both in Ireland and internationally.

He has published two books on climate change and Ireland, one on wolves and edited a third on hurricanes along with numerous journal articles, book chapters and other publications. The books are:

Hickey K.R. (ed) (2012) Advances in Hurricane Research – Modelling, Meteorology, Preparedness and Impacts, Intech, Croatia, 198pp.

Hickey K.R. (2010) Deluge: Ireland’s Weather Disasters, 2009-2010, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 128pp.

Hickey K.R. (2008) Five Minutes to Midnight, Ireland and Climate Change, White Row Press, Belfast, 141pp.