Conor is a research scientist with SOTW team. He joined the MCR team in April 2013. After studying zoology at University College Cork, Conor completed a PhD at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology on the feeding ecology of fin and humpback whales in the Celtic Sea using stable isotope analysis. He has led research expeditions to Cape Verde Islands and continues to research the humpback whales at this poorly studied breeding ground. Conor has also worked and volunteered for many years with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, recently as their scientific officer.