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Professor Anna Davies

Professor Anna Davies

Principal Investigator in the Environmental Governance Research Group.

Tel: + 353 1 896 1554
Postal Address:
Department of Geography
Museum Building
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2


Anna directs the Environmental Governance Research Group and is on the steering committee for the Trinity Centre for Future Cities. Anna Chairs the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Future Earth Ireland expert group, is a member of the RIA Geographical and Geosciences Committee and The Planning and Environment Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society, as well as being the Secretary of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production. She is a member of the Development Team for the Future Earth Knowledge Action Network for Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production and is co-Chair of the SSCP KAN working group on social change beyond consumerism. Anna was elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy in 2017. In addition, Anna advises the Irish Government as a member of the National Climate Change Council and is a member of the Expert Group for the Citizen's Assembly on Climate Change. She was previously (2011-2016) an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council. Anna sits on the management board of the social enterprise The Rediscovery Centre, based in Ballymun, Dublin, a social enterprise dedicated to providing community employment and training via innovative reuse of unwanted or discarded materials. Anna has produced more than 80 peer reviewed books, book chapters and journal articles, including articles in leading international peer-review journals such as Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, the Annals of American Association of Geography and Geoforum. In 2012, she was awarded a prize from the Geography Society of Ireland for her contribution to Society and Community. Anna is currently PI of SHARECITY, an ERC Consolidator Grant funded by the European Union under the Horizon2020 programme. Prior to this Anna was Principal Investigator of CONSENSUS, a large-scale multi-institutional project, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, examining consumption, environment and sustainability.

Research Interests

My research examines socio-political and spatial aspects of environmental policy making. Completed projects have included work on environmental planning and sustainable development, values and valuation of the environment, the politics of climate change, biodiversity, waste management, sustainability enterprise and sustainable consumption. Current projects are focusing on issues related to environmental governance particularly the role of networks and partnerships under conditions of conflict. Empirical work on these issues has been conducted in a number of locations including New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.

A complete list of her grants and publications can be found on her Trinity College profile page.

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