Key Personnel

Dr Stephen Mandal MIAI PGeo EurGeol is co-founder (in 1997) and managing director of CRDS Ltd. Stephen holds an honours science degree in Geology and a PhD in Geoarchaeology on the petrology of the Irish stone axe from (TCD). He also holds Certificates in Safety and Health and Occupational First Aid (UCD). On completion of his PhD, Stephen spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Archaeology Department, UCD, during which time he also undertook a three-month research fellowship in Cineca, Bologna, Italy. Since 1991 Stephen has been petrologist for the Irish Stone Axe Project. He is professional member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, the Institute of Geologists of Ireland, and the European Federation of Professional Geologists. Between 2009 and 2014 Stephen Vice Chairperson of the Archaeology Committee of the Royal Irish Academy Committee.

Aislinn Collins MA PGDip DipEIAMgmt is the company EIA manager and holds a BA in Archaeology and Geography and a MA in Geography (UCD), a Graduate Diploma in Architectural Inventory and Recording (DIT), and a Diploma in EIA Management (UCD). She previously worked for Dublin Civic Trust and Dublin Corporation as part of a team of architectural recorders who compiled an inventory of over 3000 buildings. Since joining CRDS Aislinn has amassed considerable experience in undertaking the archaeological, architectural and cultural heritage aspects of EIAs. She is also responsible for the company’s architectural heritage section and has undertaken assessments for stand alone building projects, large scale EIAs and has worked as an architectural recorder on inventory projects for the NIAH.