Dr Róisín Buckley completed an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2007 and an MSc in Soil Mechanics at Imperial College London in 2014. She spent the interim working in industry as a geotechnical engineer in Ireland and Australia. She completed her PhD in Imperial College and spent one year there as a postdoctoral research associate.
She moved to the University of Oxford in 2019 and spent two years there as the Ørsted REMS CDT Departmental Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering. In 2021 she took up her current position as Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at University of Glasgow. She also holds a position as a Visiting Fellow in Engineering at Oxford.
Awards and Prizes
- 2019 ICE David Hislop Award (offshore award): best paper published in any ICE journal on offshore matters
- 2021 ICE David Hislop Award (offshore award): best paper published in any ICE journal on offshore matters
Róisín’s main research field is experimental geotechnics, with a particular focus on field pile testing, cyclic loading effects, high strain dynamic pile testing, site characterisation and laboratory experiments.
Her research aims to understand the mechanics of and improve the design of foundations for onshore and offshore applications.
- SOURCE: improved ground stiffness measurements for offshore wind turbine foundation design considering uncertainty, repeatability and common sources of error
- PI iDrive: intelligent driveability forecasting for offshore wind turbine monopile foundations: Co-I (PI: Brian Sheil, Oxford)
- PICASO (PI: Prof Byron Byrne)
- ALPACA (PI: Prof Richard Jardine)
Current PhD Supervision
Mrs Sarah Martin (Wolfson College, Oxford / Ørsted). Cyclic loading of monopile foundations. Commenced 2018
Mr Luke Rieman (University of Glasgow). Improved ground stiffness measurements for offshore wind turbine foundation design. Commenced 2021