Ronan Browne - Experienced manager/ researcher in aquatic sciences and aquaculture

Ph.D. at Self employed



Current location


Work category

Education and Training



I am highly motivated to become more involved in lecturing about marine ecology and training about aquaculture techniques. I also enjoy being involved in novel aquaculture research and development.

Ronan Browne's Professional Experience

2006 - Present

Ronan Browne - Ph.D.

• Publications prepared for MERC Environmental ( a firm of private environmental consultants. This involved the compiling of information with others on Irish Aquaculture on behalf of BIM, Marine Institute and Údarás na Gaeltachta. These printed reports are called the “Status of Irish Aquaculture” for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007.
• Sample manager (European Surface Water Framework Directive) for Complete Laboratory Solutions ( Establishing and managing a national surface water sampling team to sample rivers and lakes (2007 to December 2009). This role involved ensuring that all team members were risk aware, that they received all appropriate health and safety training and that clear sampling goals and sampling procedures were met (primarily the taking and delivery of over 3,000 samples per year).
• Lobster sea cage growth trials undertaken as part of an INTERREG III Programme - Aquareg Project ( -Norway, Spain and Ireland) in cooperation with the Marine Institute. Restocking of Lobsters – A Regional Strategy for stock enhancement of clawed lobsters (Homarus gammarus)).
• Prepared and produced “An illustrated hatchery guide for the production of clawed lobster, using a green water technique”.

Key Skills
lecturer Teamwork Trainer
2006 - Present

Self employed - Ph.D.

Over the last five years (2006 to present) I have been self employed and during this time I have undertaken a wide range of work relating to Aquaculture and water quality. In short, these jobs cover active positions as researcher, manager, consultant, lecturer and trainer. All of these positions have involved self motivation, teamwork and delivering on goals within specified time and budgetary constraints.

Key Skills
lecturer lobster biology fisheries photography seashore ecology Teamwork Trainer

Ronan Browne's Education and Qualifications


PhD/Doctorate - Studies on the European clawed lobster H. gammarus (L), fisheries practices, resource management, cultivation and stock enhancement techniques with observations on the fishery and larval cultivation of spiny lobster P. elephas (F). 500 pp.

National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)


Masters/PostGrad - Dissertation on the nutritional enhancement of Artemia and cultivation of larval carp.

1989-1990 M.Sc. Shellfish Biology Fisheries and culture. University North Wales. Bangor. School of Ocean Sciences.

Ronan Browne's Additional Information


Sea Kayaking
Hill walking
Member of Irish Aquaculture Association


Irish Sailing Association
Irish Aquaculture Association


1984 – 85 National Diploma in Aquatic Biology, Galway RTC.
Subjects: Biological groups, Environmental techniques, data handling and statistics, marine and freshwater ecology, resource management. Study on the reproduction and growth of five species of Fucoid algae in Galway Bay.

1982 - 84 National Certificate in Applied Science (Biology), Athlone RTC.Biochemistry, microbiology, analytical techniques and instrumentation, quality control, statistics, computers, technical sales and marketing, communications.