Professor Anna Davies

Professor Anna Davies

Professor, Geography

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Anna directs the Environmental Governance Research Group and is on the steering committee for the Trinity Centre for Future Cities. Anna is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (2017), a Fellow of the International Science Council (2022) and was the founder and inaugural Chair of Future Earth Ireland. A previous Chair of The Planning and Environment Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society, she has been the Secretary of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production was a founding member of the Future Earth Knowledge Action Network for Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production, initially co-Chairing the working group on social change beyond consumerism. In addition, Anna has advised the Irish Government as a member of the National Climate Change Advisory Council (2015-2021), an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council (2011-2016) and was a member of the Expert Group for the Citizen's Assembly on Climate Change (2017-2018). Internationally, Anna was elected to the Board of the International Science Council (2019-2021) and has been a member of expert groups relating to the role of higher education in achieving the SDGs (UNESCO, EGU2030 2022) and in relation to transitioning to sustainable food systems (SAPEA, 2020). Currently Chair of the Board, Anna has been on the management board of the social enterprise The Rediscovery Centre, a social enterprise dedicated to providing community employment and training via innovative reuse of unwanted or discarded materials since 2008. Anna has produced more than 100 reports, policy statements, 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. In 2018 she was awarded Irish Researcher of the Year by the Irish Research Council (IRC). In 2020, Anna was awarded the ERC Engagement Award for her SHARECITY ERC project funded by the European Union under the Horizon2020 programme and in 2023 she was awarded the IRC Impact Award. Anna currently leads CULTIVATE an Horizon Europe Innovation Action and WeAdapt an SFI-funded Discover project which has developed the Climate Smart educational platform.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Byrne, A., Byrne, G., Davies, A., Robinson, A.J., Transient and quasi-steady thermal behaviour of a building envelope due to retrofitted cavity wall and ceiling insulation, 61, 2013, p356-365Journal Article, 2013
  • Doyle, R., Davies, A.R., Towards sustainable household consumption: Exploring a practice oriented, participatory backcasting approach for sustainable home heating practices in Ireland, 48, 2013, p260-271Journal Article, 2013
  • Davies, A., Introduction: Sustainability, innovation, enterprise and the grassroots, 9, 2012, p1-23Journal Article, 2012
  • Davies, A.R., Doyle, R., Pape, J., Future visioning for sustainable household practices: Spaces for sustainability learning?, 44, (1), 2012, p54-60Journal Article, 2012
  • Davies, A., Conclusion: Sustaining grassroots sustainability enterprise: Challenges and opportunities, 9, 2012, p189-199Journal Article, 2012
  • Fahy, F., Davies, A., Home improvements: Household waste minimisation and action research, 52, (1), 2007, p13-27Journal Article, 2007
  • Davies, A.R., Environmental justice as subtext or omission: Examining discourses of anti-incineration campaigning in Ireland, 37, (5), 2006, p708-724Journal Article, 2006
  • Davies, A.R., Incineration politics and the geographies of waste governance: A burning issue for Ireland?, 23, (3), 2005, p375-397Journal Article, 2005
  • Gilmartin, M., Strohmayer, U., Davies, A., Taylor, D., Ní Laoire, C., Mills, G., Nally, D., Linehan, D., Grimes, S., Carmody, P., McCarthy, M., Geography in Ireland in transition - Some comments, 37, (2), 2004, p121-144Journal Article, 2004
  • Bulkeley, H., Davies, A., Evans, B., Gibbs, D., Kern, K., Theobald, K., Environmental governance and transnational municipal networks in Europe, 5, (3), 2003, p235-254Journal Article, 2003
  • Davies, A., What silence knows - planning, public participation and environmental values, 10, (1), 2001, p77-102Journal Article, 2001
  • Davies, A.R., Doyle, R., Waterwise: Extending civic engagements for co-creating more sustainable washing futures, ACME, 14, (2), 2015, p390-400Journal Article, 2015
  • Davies, A.R., The geographies of garbage governance: Interventions, interactions and outcomes, The Geographies of Garbage Governance: Interventions, Interactions and Outcomes, 2012, p1-202Journal Article, 2012
  • Davies, A.R., The geographies of garbage governance: Interventions, interactions and outcomes, The Geographies of Garbage Governance: Interventions, Interactions and Outcomes, 2008, p1-202Journal Article, 2008
  • Devaney, L and Davies, A.R., Disrupting household food consumption through experimental HomeLabs: Outcomes, connections, contexts, Journal of Consumer Culture, 2016, p1 - 22Journal Article, 2016, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Christopher Luederitz, Niko Scheapke, Arnim Wiek, Daniel J. Lang, Matthias Bergmann, Joannette J. Bos, Sarah Burch, Anna Davies, James Evans, Ariane K€onig, Megan A. Farrelly, Nigel Forrest, Niki Frantzeskaki, Robert B. Gibson, Braden Kay, Derk Loorbach, Kes McCormick, Oliver Parodi, Felix Rauschmayer, Uwe Schneidewind, Michael Stauffacher, Franziska Stelzer, Gregory Trencher, Johannes Venjakob, Philip J. Vergragt, Henrik von Wehrden Frances R. Westley , Learning through evaluation e A tentative evaluative scheme for sustainability transition experiments,, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, p1 - 16Journal Article, 2016
  • Human vulnerability, past climatic variability and societal change in, Unifying Geography: Common Heritage, Shared Future? , London, Routledge, 2004, pp144 - 162, [Taylor, D. & DAVIES, A.R. ]Book Chapter, 2004
  • Pollutants in, editor(s)Thrift, N., Pile, S. and Harrison, S. , Patterned Ground: ecologies of nature and culture, London, Reaktion, 2004, pp122 - 123, [DAVIES, A.R.]Book Chapter, 2004
  • DAVIES, A.R., Local action for climate change: transnational networks and the Irish experience, Local Environment: international journal of justice and sustainability , 10, (1), 2005, p21 - 40Journal Article, 2005
  • DAVIES, A.R., An opportunity not to be wasted: researching the role of civil society and the governance of waste in Ireland, Chimera, 19, 2004, p67 - 72Journal Article, 2004
  • Bulkeley, H., DAVIES, A.R., Evans, B., Gibbs, D., Kern, K., Theobald, K., Environmental governance and transnational local authority networks in Europe, , Journal of Environmental Politics and Planning , 5, (3), 2003, p235 - 254Journal Article, 2003
  • DAVIES, A.R., Waste wars - public attitudes and the politics of place in waste management strategies, Irish Geography , 36, (1), 2003, p77 - 92Journal Article, 2003
  • DAVIES, A.R., What moves us? Sustainable mobility and the car, Local Environment: journal of justice and sustainability, 8, (6), 2003, p668 - 671Journal Article, 2003
  • DAVIES, A.R., Mass media environmental awareness campaigns - the Irish Experience, Geographical Viewpoint , Geographical Viewpoint, 20, 2002, p18 - 25Journal Article, 2002
  • DAVIES, A.R., Power, politics and networks: shaping partnerships for sustainable communities, AREA, 34, (2), 2002, p190 - 203Journal Article, 2002
  • DAVIES, A.R., Is the Media the Message? Mass Media, Environmental Information and the Public, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 3, (4), 2001, p319 - 323Journal Article, 2001
  • DAVIES, A.R., What Silence Knows - environmental ethics and the UK planning system, Environmental Values, 10, (1), 2001, p77 - 102Journal Article, 2001
  • DAVIES, A.R., Hidden or Hiding? Public perceptions of participation in the planning system , Town Planning Review, 56, (1), 2001, p45 - 71Journal Article, 2001
  • Smith, J., Blake, J. & DAVIES, A.R. , Putting Sustainability in Place: Sustainable Communities Projects in Huntingdonshire, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 3, (2), 2000, p211 - 224Journal Article, 2000
  • DAVIES, A. R. & Demeritt, D. , Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Politics of Valuing the Environment, Radical Statistics, 73, 2000, p24 - 33Journal Article, 2000
  • DAVIES, A.R., Where do we go from here? Environmental focus groups and planning policy, Local Environment: international journal of justice and sustainability, 4, (3), 1999, p296 - 316Journal Article, 1999
  • Promoting participation: principles and practice in, editor(s)Ling, T. , Reforming Healthcare by Consent: involving those who matter,, Abingdon, Radcliffe medical Press, 1999, pp25 - 50, [DAVIES, A.R.]Book Chapter, 1999
  • DAVIES, A.R., Incineration politics and the governance of waste, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 23, (3), 2005, p375 - 398Journal Article, 2005
  • DAVIES, A.R., Anti-incineration campaigning in Ireland: a case for developing environmental justice dialogue , Geoforum, 37, (5), 2006, p708 - 724Journal Article, 2006
  • Nature in Place: public visions of nature-society relationships in the UK in, editor(s)van den Born, R.,Lenders, R., de Groot, W. , Visions of Nature, Berlin, LIT-Verlag, 2006, pp87 - 105, [DAVIES, A.R.]Book Chapter, 2006
  • Hoggart, K., Lees, L. & DAVIES, A.R., Researching Human Geography, London, Arnold, 2002Book, 2002
  • DAVIES, A.R., Environmental education, ethics and citizenship: a report of, Ethics, Place and Environment, 2, (1), 1999, p82 - 87Journal Article, 1999
  • DAVIES, A.R., Edwards, F., Marovelli, B., Morrow, O., Rut, M., Weymes, M , Making Visible: Making visible: Interrogating the performance of food sharing across 100 urban , Geoforum, 86, 2017, p136 - 149Journal Article, 2017, TARA - Full Text
  • DAVIES, A. R., Gray, M., Donald, B., Knox-Hayes, J. , Sharing economies: Moving beyond binaries in a digital age, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 10, (2), 2017, p209 - 230Journal Article, 2017, TARA - Full Text
  • DAVIES, A.R., Edwards, F., Marovelli, B., Morrow, O., Rut, M., Weymes, M, Creative construction: Crafting, negotiating and performing urban food sharing landscapes. , Area, 49, (4), 2017, p510 - 518Journal Article, 2017, TARA - Full Text
  • Davies, A.R. and Legg, R., Fare Sharing: Interrogating the nexus of ICT, urban food sharing and sustainability, Food Culture & Society, 21, (1), 2018, p233 - 254Journal Article, 2018, DOI
  • DAVIES, A.R.; Fahy, F; Meade, H and Taylor, D. , Household attitudes and actions towards waste management, Dublin, 2004Report, 2004
  • Edwards, F. & DAVIES, A.R, Connective Consumptions: Mapping Melbourne's Food Sharing Ecosystem, Urban Policy and Research, 36, (4), 2018, p476 - 495Journal Article, 2018, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • DAVIES, A.R., and Evans, D. , Urban Food Sharing: Geographies, practices and disruptions, Geoforum, 98, 2018, p1 - 10Journal Article, 2018
  • Rut, M. and DAVIES A.R. , Transition without confrontation? Shared food growing niches and sustainable food transitions in Singapore, Geoforum, 96, 2018, p278 - 288Journal Article, 2018, TARA - Full Text
  • Weymes, M. and DAVIES, A.R. , [Re]Valuing Surplus: Transitions, technologies and tensions in redistributing prepared food in San Francisco, Geoforum, 2018Journal Article, 2018, TARA - Full Text
  • DAVIES, A.R., Weymes, M., MacKenzie, S, Communicating Goals and Impacts of Urban Food Sharing, Urban Agriculture Magazine, 34, (May), 2018, p38 - 40Journal Article, 2018
  • HomeLabs: Domestic living laboratories under conditions of austerity in, editor(s)Marvin, S., Bulkeley, H., Mai, L., McCormick, K., Palgan, Y. , Urban Living Labs: Experimenting with city futures, London, Routledge, 2018, pp126 - 146, [Davies A.R.]Book Chapter, 2018
  • Redistributing surplus food: Interrogating the collision of waste and justice in, editor(s)N. Cook and D. Butz , Mobilities, Mobility Justice and Social Justice, London, Routledge, 2019, pp250 - 262, [Davies A.R.]Book Chapter, 2019
  • Greening the economy in Ireland: Challenges and possibilities for just transitions through clustering for cleantech, in Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis in, editor(s)G. Kearns et al , Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2014, pp90 - 106, [Davies A.R.]Book Chapter, 2014
  • Anna R. Davies, Urban Food Sharing, Bristol, Policy Press, 2019, 1 - 108ppBook, 2019, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Davies, A.R, Franck, V. and Cretella, A., Regulating urban food sharing: policy, practice and food democracy goals, Politics and Governance, 7, (4), 2019, p8 - 20Journal Article, 2019, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • MacKensie, S and Davies, A.R., SHARE IT: co-designing a sustainability impact assessment framework for urban food sharing initiatives, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 79, 2019, p106 - 300Journal Article, 2019, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Stephan Hügel, Anna R. Davies, Public participation, engagement, and climate change adaptation: A review of the research literature, WIREs Climate Change, 11, 2020Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Davies, A.R., Hugel, S., Castan-Broto, V., Is there a new climate politics? Emergency, Engagement and Justice, , Politics and Governance, 9, (2), 2021, p1 - 7Journal Article, 2021, TARA - Full Text
  • Davies, A.R., and Hugel, S. , Just Adapt: Engaging disadvantaged young people in planning for climate adaptation, in SI Is there a new climate politics? , Politics and Governance, 9, (2), 2021, p100 - 111Journal Article, 2021, TARA - Full Text
  • Rut, M., Davies, A.R. and Ng, H, Participating in food waste transitions: Exploring surplus food redistribution in Singapore through the ecologies of participation framework, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 23, (1), 2021, p34 - 47Journal Article, 2021, TARA - Full Text
  • DAVIES, A.R., Hooks, G, Knox-Hayes, J., Lievanos, R. , Riskscapes and the Socio-Spatial Challenges of Climate Change, , Cambridge Journal for Regions, Economy & Society, 13, (2), 2020, p145 - 422Journal Article, 2020
  • Davies, A.R., Cretella, A., Edwards, F., Marovelli, B, The social practices of hosting P2P social dining events: Insights for sustainable tourism, , Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2020Journal Article, 2020, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • . (2020) Riskscapes and the Socio-Spatial Challenges of Climate , Riskscapes and the Socio-Spatial Challenges of Climate Change, Cambridge Journal for Regions, Economy & Society, 13, (2), 2020, p197 - 213Journal Article, 2020
  • Davies, A.R., Toward a Sustainable Food System for the European Union: Insights from the Social Sciences, One Earth, 3, (1), 2020, p27 - 31Journal Article, 2020
  • Jackson, P., Rivera Ferre, M.G., Candel, J. Davies et al, Food as a commodity, human right or common good. , Nature Food, 2, 2021, p132 - 134Journal Article, 2021, URL
  • Food Sharing in, editor(s)DAVIES, A. R. (2020). Food Sharing. In J. Duncan, M. Carolan & J. S. C. Wiskerke (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Regenerative Food Systems (1st edition, pp. 204-317). Taylor & Francis, London. , Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Regenerative Food Systems, London, Taylor & Francis, 2020, pp304 - 317, [Davies, A.R.]Book Chapter, 2020
  • Collaborative Consumption: A mechanism for sustainability and democracy. in, , Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability, London, Taylor & Francis, 2021, pp204 - 217, [Davies, A.R.]Book Chapter, 2021
  • Anna R. Davies, Agnese Cretella, Vivien Franck, Food Sharing Initiatives and Food Democracy: Practice and Policy in Three European Cities, Politics and Governance, 7, (4), 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Stephan Hügel, Anna R. Davies, Playing for Keeps: Designing Serious Games for Climate Adaptation Planning Education With Young People, Urban Planning, 7, (2), 2022Journal Article, 2022, DOI , URL
  • DAVIES, A.R. Rut, M., Feeney, J., Seeds of change? Social practices of urban community seed sharing initiatives for just transitions to sustainability, Local Environment, 27, (6), 2022, p1 - 16Journal Article, 2022, TARA - Full Text
  • Morrow, O., and DAVIES, A.R., Creating careful circularities: Community composting in New York City, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 47, (2), 2022, p529 - 546Journal Article, 2022, TARA - Full Text
  • Bingawaho, A., DAVIES et al. , Knowledge-driven actions; Transforming higher education for global sustainability: Independent Expert Group on the Universities and the 2030 Agenda, Paris, UNESCO, 2022, 1-101Report, 2022, TARA - Full Text
  • Mackensie and Davies, Assessing the sustainability impacts of food sharing initiatives: User testing The Toolshed SIA , Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6, 2022, p1 - 19Journal Article, 2022
  • Towards Urban Food Governance for More Sustainable and Just Futures in, editor(s)A Moragues-Faus, JK Clark, J Battersby, A Davies , Routledge Handbook of Urban Food Governance, London, Routledge, 2022, pp1 - 19, [A Moragues-Faus, JK Clark, J Battersby, A Davies ]Book Chapter, 2022, URL
  • Ana Moragues-Faus, Jill K. Clark, Jane Battersby, Anna Davies, Routledge Handbook of Urban Food Governance, 1st, London, 2022, 1-506ppBook, 2022, URL
  • Louise Fitzgerald; Anna Davies, Creating fairer futures for sustainability transitions, Geography Compass, 16, (10), 2022, p1 - 13Journal Article, 2022, URL
  • DAVIES, A.R., Donald, B., Grey, M., The Power of Platforms: precarity and place, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy & Society, 16, (2), 2023Journal Article, 2023, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Devine-Wright, H., & DAVIES, A.R., What role for citizens? Evolving engagement in quadruple helix smart district initiatives, Urban Planning, 8, (2), 2023, p70 - 80Journal Article, 2023, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • DAVIES, A, fahy, F and Taylor, D., Mind the gap! Householder Attitudes and actions towards waste management, Irish Geography, 10, 2005, p151-168Journal Article, 2005
  • Fahy, F. DAVIES, A., Home improvements: enhancing household waste, Resources, Recycling & Conservation, 52, (1), 2007, p13 - 27Journal Article, 2007
  • Reflections on the Study of Environmental Values in, editor(s)Bauer, J. , Forging Environmentalism: justice, livelihood and contested enivronments, New York, ME Sharp, 2006, pp696 - 712, [Davies, A. and Bauer, J.]Book Chapter, 2006
  • Davies, A., Fahy, F., Taylor, D., Householder attitudes and actions towards waste in Ireland, Irish Geography, 28, (2), 2005, p151 - 168Journal Article, 2005
  • DAVIES, A.R., Civil society activism and waste management in Ireland: the Carranstown anti-incineration campaign, Land Use Policy, 25, 2008, p161 - 172Journal Article, 2008
  • DAVIES, A.R., A wasted opportunity? Civil society and waste management in Ireland , Environmental Politics, 16, (1), 2007, p52 - 72Journal Article, 2007
  • Environmentalism in, editor(s)Kitchin, R & Thrift, N. , International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Oxford, Elsevier, 2009, pp565 - 570, [Davies, A.R.]Book Chapter, 2009
  • DAVIES, A, Geographies of Garbage Governance: interventions, interactions and outcomes, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2008, 1 - 214ppBook, 2008
  • DAVIES, A. R. and O'Callaghan-Platt, A., Does Money Talk? Waste charging in the Republic of Ireland: government, governance and performance , Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 10, (3), 2008, p1 - 17Journal Article, 2008
  • DAVIES, A, Does sustainability count? Environmental policy, sustainable development and the governance of grassroots sustainability enterprise in Ireland., Sustainable Development, 17, (3), 2009, p174 - 182Journal Article, 2009, DOI
  • DAVIES, A.R, Clean and Green? A governance analysis of waste management in New Zealand, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 52, (2), 2009, p157 - 177Journal Article, 2009
  • Linking Urban Regeneration and Sustainable Development in, editor(s)Aibhlin McCrann , Memories Milestones and New Horizons: reflections on the regeneration of Ballymun, Belfast, Blackstaff Press, 2008, pp191 - 206, [Anna Davies]Book Chapter, 2008
  • O'Callaghan-Platt and DAVIES, A.R., Evaluating the success of pay-by-use (PBU) domestic waste charges in Ireland, Irish Geography, 41, (3), 2008, p245 - 259Journal Article, 2008
  • Davies, A.R, Fahy, F., Rau, H., Pape, J, Sustainable consumption and governance: reflecting on a research agenda for Ireland, Irish Geography, 43, (1), 2010, p59 - 79Journal Article, 2010
  • Pape, J., Fahy, F., Davies, AR., Rau, H, Developing policies and instruments for Sustainable Household Consumption: Irish Experiences and Futures, Journal of Consumer Policy, 34, (1), 2011, p25 - 42Journal Article, 2011, DOI
  • Abbe Brown, Keith Culver, Anna Davies, Estelle Derclaye, Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Mervyn Jones, Suzanne Kingston, David McGrory, Kathryn McMahon, Elisa Morgera, Jon Santamauro, Douglas Taylor and Baskut Tuncak , Towards a Holistic Approach to Technology and, 2010Working Paper, 2010, URL
  • Davies A and Mullin S, Greening the economy: interrogating sustainability innovations beyond the mainstream , Journal of Economic Geography, 11, (5), 2011, p793 - 816Journal Article, 2011, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Davies A.R., Geography and the matter of waste mobilities, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 37, (2), 2012, p191 - 196Journal Article, 2012, TARA - Full Text
  • Doyle, R and DAVIES, A.R., Future visions for sustainable household practices in Ireland: creating and assessing sustainable home heating scenarios, Journal of Cleaner Production, 48, 2013, p260 - 271Journal Article, 2013
  • DAVIES, A.R., Doyle, R., Pape, J., Spaces for sustainability learning? Future visioning as a geographical process for transforming production and consumption practices., Area, 44, (1), 2012, p54 - 60Journal Article, 2012, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Social groups and collective decision-making: Focus Group approaches in, editor(s)Dr Frances Fahy, Dr Henrike Rau, , Methods for Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences, London, Sage, 2013, pp53 - 71, [DAVIES, A.R.]Book Chapter, 2013
  • Partnership and Sharing: beyond mainstream mechanisms, in, editor(s)Brown, Abbe , Environmental Technologies, Intellectual Property and Climate Change: Accessing, Obtaining and Protecting, London, Edward Elgar, 2013, pp108 - 127, [Davies, A.R.]Book Chapter, 2013
  • DAVIES, A.R., Enterprising Communities:Grassroots sustainability innovations, London, Emerald, 2012, 1 - 199ppBook, 2012
  • Sustainability, enterprise and the grassroots in, editor(s)DAVIES, A.R. , Enterprising Communities, London, Emerald, 2012, pp1 - 24, [DAVIES, A.R.]Book Chapter, 2012
  • Sustainability impacts and grassroots enterprises in, editor(s)DAVIES, A.R. , Enterprising Communities, London, Emerald, 2012, pp25 - 48, [DAVIES, A.R and Mullin, S.J.]Book Chapter, 2012
  • Waste and Community enterprises in Ireland: co-operation, collaboration and the formation of the community resource network in, editor(s)DAVIES, A.R. , Enterprising Communities, London, Emerald, 2012, pp49 - 64, [DAVIES, A.R. and Mullin, S.J.]Book Chapter, 2012
  • Sustaining grassroots sustainability enterprise: challenges and opportunities in, editor(s)DAVIES, A.R. , Enterprising Communities, London, Emerald, 2012, pp189 - 199, [DAVIES, A.R.]Book Chapter, 2012
  • Waldren S, Scally L, Atalah J, Brown M, Byrne C, Crowe T, Cuningham C, Davies A, Eschmann C, Fritch J, Fitzgerald H, Galley C, Gittings T, Grennan J, Guiry M, Higgins T, Irvine K, Kavanagh R, Kelly-Quinn DL, Long MP, McCarthy TK, Milbau A, O'Callaghan E, O'Halloran J, O'Mahony L, Osborne B, O'Toole C, Parnell JAN, Rodríguez Tuñón A, Stengel D, Stout J , Biodiversity and Environmental Change: An Integrated Study Encompassing a Range of Scales, Taxa and Habitats, STRIVE Report Series, 68, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, December, 2011, p1 - 49Report, 2011, URL
  • Davies, A.R., Food futures: co-designing sustainable eating practices for 2050, Eurochoices, 12, (2), 2013, p4 - 11Journal Article, 2013
  • DAVIES, A.R., Co-creating sustainable eating futures: Technology, ICT and citizen-consumer ambivalence, Futures:The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, 62, (B), 2014, p181 - 193Journal Article, 2014
  • Davies, A.R., Cleantech Clusters: Transformational assemblages for a just, green economy or just business as usual?, Global Environmental Change, 23, (5), 2013, p1285 - 1295Journal Article, 2013
  • When clean and green meets the Emerald Isle: contrasting waste governance narratives in Ireland and New Zealand in, editor(s)Zapata, M. And Hall, M , Organising waste in the city, London, The Policy Press, 2013, pp63 - 82, [Davies, A.R.]Book Chapter, 2013
  • Anna R. Davies and Ruth Doyle, WATERWISE: EXTENDING CIVIC ENGAGEMENTS FOR CO-CREATING MORE SUSTAINABLE WASHING FUTURES, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 14, (2), 2015, p390 - 400Journal Article, 2015, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Anna R. Davies and Ruth Doyle, Transforming Household Consumption: From Backcasting to HomeLabs Experiments, The Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105, (2), 2015, p425 - 436Journal Article, 2015, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, and Henrike Rau, Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more Sustainable Future , London, Routledge, 2014, 1-211ppBook, 2014
  • Conclusion: Moving on: promising pathways to more sustainable futures in, editor(s)Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy and Henrike Rau , Challenging Consumption:Pathways to a more Sustainable Future, London, Routledge, 2014, pp187 - 205, [Henrike Rau, Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy]Book Chapter, 2014, URL
  • Sustainable eating: visions, practices and the role of technology in, editor(s)Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau , Challenging Consumption: pathways to a more sustainable future, London, Routledge, 2014, pp158 - 181, [Anna R. Davies, Laura Devaney, Jessica Pape]Book Chapter, 2014, URL
  • Introduction: Challenging Consumption in, editor(s)Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau , Challenging Consumption: pathways to a more sustainable future, London, Routledge, 2014, pp3 - 18, [Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau]Book Chapter, 2014, URL
  • Anna R. Davies, Environmental Futures, in The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, 2014Journal Article, 2014, TARA - Full Text
  • Anna Davies, Future of Food Consumption, OECD Future of Food, OECD Paris, Sept. 2014, 2014, OECDInvited Talk, 2014
  • Anna Davies, Future of Water, EcoUnesco World Youth Forum,, Dublin, December, 2013Invited Talk, 2013
  • Anna Davies, Sustainability Enterprises, In-Context & Informed Cities: Final Conference, Berlin, May, 2013Invited Talk, 2013
  • Anna Davies, Shapeshifting: Transitions to sustainable futures, EU-SCORAI: Sustainable consumption transitions conference, Istanbul, June, 2013Invited Talk, 2013
  • Anna Davies, Guiding good food, EU-SCORAI: Guiding the Good Life, Meunster , Muenster, March, 2013Invited Talk, 2013
  • Situating sustainable consumption in a policy context in, editor(s)Anna R. Davies, Frances, Fahy and Henrike Rau , Challenging Consumption:Pathways to a more Sustainable Future, London, Routledge, 2014, pp19 - 35, [Fahy, F, Doyle, R, Rau,H, DAVIES, A.R., and Pape, J]Book Chapter, 2014
  • Anna Davies, '2015', Research Profile, 2015, -Broadcast, URL
  • DAVIES, A.R., DAVIES, A. R. (1999) Huntingdonshire's Sustainable Communities Project 1996-1999 , University of Cambridge, Cambridge., Committee for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, 1999, 1999Report
  • DAVIES, A.R.; Fahy, F; Meade, H and Taylor, D, Household attitudes and actions towards waste management: Report on Quantitative Research, Fingal County Council, 2004Report
  • DAVIES, A.R.; Fahy, F; Meade, H and Taylor, D, Household attitudes and actions towards waste management: Quantitative Research, Kerry County Council, 2004Report
  • Fahy, F.; DAVIES, A.R.; Meade, H and Taylor, D, Household attitudes and actions towards waste management: Quantitative Research, Galway County Council & Galway City Council, 2004Report
  • DAVIES, A.R.; Fahy, F; Meade, H and Taylor, D, Household attitudes and actions towards waste management: Household Waste Minimisation Exercise, Galway County Council & Galway City Council, 2004Report
  • DAVIES, A.R.; Fahy, F; Meade, H and Taylor, D, Household attitudes and actions towards waste management: Household Waste Minimisation Exercise, Fingal County Council, 2004Report
  • DAVIES, A.R.; Fahy, F; Meade, H and Taylor, D, Household attitudes and actions towards waste management: Household Waste Minimisation Exercise, Kerry County Council, 2004Report
  • DAVIES, A.R.; Fahy, F; Meade, H and Taylor, D, Household attitudes and actions towards waste management: Focus Group Discussions, 2004Report
  • DAVIES, A.R., Conference of Irish geographers, 2001Meetings /Conferences Organised
  • DAVIES, A.R., Anti-incineration campaigning in Ireland: a case for developing an environmental justice dialogue, Department of Sociology, TCD, 2004Invited Talk
  • DAVIES, A.R., Waste Management in Ireland: to burn or not to burn that is the question , Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen, 2004Invited Talk
  • DAVIES, A.R., United we stand? Environmental justice and anti-incineration campaigning in Galway, Ireland. Planning and Environment Research Group Special Session on Environmental Justice, International Geographical Union Conference, Glasgow, 2004Conference Paper
  • DAVIES. A.R., Waste Management in Ireland, Department of Geography, University College Cork, 2004Conference Paper
  • DAVIES, A.R., Transnational Anti-Incineration Networks: A burning issue for Ireland, IBG-RGS Conference, Organised Session: Opposition Attracts, September, 2003Conference Paper
  • DAVIES, A.R., Researching Environmental Values, ESRC Environment and Human Behaviour Research Workshop - Middle Class Environmental Values and India, August, 2003, 2003Invited Talk
  • DAVIES, A.R., Household waste issues in Ireland: the public dimension, Pathways to a sustainable future, Environmental Protection Agency Conference, Dublin, May 2003, 2003Invited Talk
  • DAVIES, A.R., Waste Wars - Geographical Society of Ireland, AGTI Seminar, October 2002, 2002Invited Talk
  • DAVIES, A.R., Money for Old Rope: an analysis of the 'it is easy to make a difference' environmental awareness campaign, Conference of Irish Geographers, Magee College, Derry, May 2002, 2002Conference Paper
  • DAVIES, A.R., Transnational Environmental Networks in Ireland - a case, Expert Meeting, Berlin Social Science Researchm Centre, Berlin, May 2002, 2002Conference Paper
  • DAVIES, A.R., Are you doing your bit? Or It's easy to make a difference? A comparative study of national environmental awareness, Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, Belfast, January 2002, 2002Conference Paper
  • DAVIES, A.R., Understanding Values: a comparative study of values in environmental policy making in China, Japan, India and the US, Geography Research Seminar Series, Trinity College, October 2001, 2001Conference Paper
  • DAVIES, A.R., Researching Environmental Values, Final Meeting of Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs Environmental Values project, The Pocantico Conference Center of the Rockerfeller Brothers Fund, Tarrytown, New York, USA, Sept. - Oct 2001, 2001Invited Talk
  • DAVIES, A.R., Elucidating Environmental Values: the public dimension, Fellows Conference, Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, New York, USA, June 2001, 2001Conference Paper
  • DAVIES, A.R., Nature in Place, at an expert meeting on Visions of Nature, Nijmegen University, The Netherlands, June 2001, 2001Invited Talk
  • Anna R. Davies, SHARECITY Working Paper 1: Typologies of Food Sharing, 2016Working Paper, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Anna R. Davies, Marion Weymes, SHARECITY Briefing Note 1: The SHARECITY100 Database, 2017, -Miscellaneous, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Anna R. Davies, SHARECITY Working Paper 2: Urban Food Sharing Scoping Database. , 2016Working Paper, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Anna R. Davies, Marion Weymes , SHARECITY Briefing Note 2: The SHARECITY Profiles, 2017, -Miscellaneous, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Anna R. Davies, Marion Weymes , SHARECITY Briefing Note 3: Goals & Impacts, 2018, -Miscellaneous, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Marion Weymes, Anna R. Davies, SHARECITY Working Paper 3: Disruptive technologies? Scaling relational geographies of ICT-mediated surplus food redistribution. , 2018Working Paper, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Alwynne McGeever, Anna R. Davies , SHARECITY Briefing Note 4: SHARE IT, 2021, -Miscellaneous, URL , TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise

My research examines socio-political and spatial aspects of sustainability and environmental governance. Completed projects have included work on unsustainable food systems, climate change adaptation, public participation in environmental planning and sustainable development, values and valuation of the environment, the politics of climate change, biodiversity, waste management, sustainability enterprise and sustainable production and consumption. Empirical work on these issues has been conducted in a number of locations across Europe, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.

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    Communicating environmental risk: waste, incineration and dioxins
    Concerns remain in society about the risks to human health and the environment associated with waste incineration and with the toxicity of the by-products that incineration creates despite the reassurances of regulators, politicians and industry. This project examines and evaluates the ways in which debates about risks related to incineration have been conducted in Ireland in order to facilitate a better understanding of how incineration risk communication is produced and received.
    Funding Agency
    Environmental Protection Agency
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    October 2006
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    March 2010
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    Geographies of Waste: governance, scale and networks
    [€38,000] Previously perceived as a local, technical issue for governments, waste management is now also a global, socio-political process involving complex patterns of multilevel governance. This fellowship will facilitate the development of a research monograph to examine the neglected geographies of waste, in particular the integral processes of translocalisation and politicisation inherent in waste management. The text will compare waste management practices in Ireland, Switzerland and New Zealand. The New Zealand component of the research was initiated in December 2003 and this work was funded through the Trinity College Maintenance Grant, further research will be conducted in New Zealand in 2005. The EPA funded research in addition to the work on anti-incineration campaigns (Trinity) and civil society (Royal Irish Academy) detailed above will form the background for the Irish case study and the Switzerland data will build on information gathered during a field study to Switzerland, funded by the Swiss Embassy in May 2003. The Fellowship runs for one academic year and provides €38000 to provide for a replacement lecturer to cover teaching and administrative duties. This is a prestigious and highly competitive award that takes applications from across the Humanities and Social Sciences. No other geographer was awarded a Fellowship in this round and was no other lecturer in Trinity (a Professor in Economics did achieve a similar award).
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    IRCHSS Fellowship Scheme
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    Biodiversity politics: policy, planning and public understanding
    While effective biodiversity planning involves a detailed understanding of natural processes and ecosystem functioning it is becoming increasingly apparent that successful protection and enhancement of biodiversity will also require a clear understanding of the politics of policy making and a supportive public. In order to inform management practices in Ireland key actors and publics (including children) will be engaged in discussions concerning the protection and enhancement of biodiversity. This qualitative data will provide essential information on fundamental issues of power, politics and participation in biodiversity planning and detailed analysis of the data will generate recommendations for improved mechanisms to promote positive biodiversity management.
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    An opportunity not to be wasted: civil society and the governance of waste in Ireland
    [€35,000]. I am the sole and principal investigator on this research project. I currently have a research assistant working on the project for six months of the award period. This research is examining the form and functioning of civil society in relation to waste issues and evaluating the future potential of civil society to contribute to the sustainable governance of waste in Ireland. This is significant as public policy arenas are no longer the preserve of formal government structures. Instead policy making is a complex system of governance involving different tiers of government and different spheres of public, private and civil society activity. The management of Ireland's waste is a key area where such systems of governance can be identified. Waste management practices have been informed by governments, from the EU to local authorities, environmental consultancies and industry, but civil society, through community groups and environmental organisations, has also been mobilized around waste issues. So far, however, analyses of waste management in Ireland have focused on actions of the state and on technical issues of disposal. While there is an emerging body of literature on individual and household attitudes and actions in relation to waste a critical analysis of civil society's role in waste management is absent. It is this gap in research that this project will address.
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    Royal Irish Academy Third Sector Research Programme
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    STATUS - Network
    Sustainability Tools and Techniques for Urban Sustainable Development. Partners from UK, Italy, Germany, Finland and Ireland
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    EU 6th Framework
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    Evaluating domestic waste collection charges and their impacts: a nationwide study of weight and use based mechanisms
    A review of the nationwide experience of weight-based domestic waste collection charges' aims to analyse and evaluate the use of weight and use based domestic waste collection charges in Ireland. The project will examine the effectiveness of the various schemes in terms of displaying a reduction in domestic waste to landfill and waste recycled, and will include an investigation into the prevalence of illegal dumping of domestic waste in the light of the introduction of these charges. This information will be gathered through both a desk-based study of international research into the impact of weight-based waste collection charges and empirical fieldwork combining qualitative and quantitative research.
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    STATUS - Sustainability tools and targets for the urban thematic strategy
    [My component of the overall grant = €25,000, total grant = €1,000,000] The Urban Thematic Strategy (UTS) is one of seven Thematic Strategies, which together comprise the European Community's 6th Environment Action Programme. The UTS is a new way of developing environmental policy for complex problems that require a broad approach, and needs to respond to the differing economic, social and physical contexts, which apply across the European Union (EU). The EU has agreed that the theme of sustainable development should underpin all EU actions and this, therefore, is the key organising principle for the UTS. STATUS has as its principal aim the development of flexible targets for local authorities across Europe, to be self-assessed against the themes of the UTS through an on-line tool. The tool will be supported by a validation mechanism, to assist local authorities in focusing on relevant policy areas for sustainable development. The prototype tool and mechanism will build on the synergies between the already existing initiatives (e.g. European Common Indicators, Urban Audit; and Lasala On-line) for assessing progress towards urban sustainable development. This proposal has seven core partners including myself, the others are: University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UK); Abo Akademi University (Finland); International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives European Secretariat GmbH (European body); Trinity College, University of Dublin (Ireland); VTT Technical Research Centre Of Finland, VTT Building And Transport (Finland); Ecologica Ltd (UK); Ambiente Italia S.r.l (Italy).
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    EU 6th Framework Bid to Specific Targeted Research Project
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    Multi-Level Governance and Climate Change Networks in Ireland
    [€6,000]. I am the sole and principal investigator on this project. This project investigates the impact of multi-level governance and trans-national environmental networks on climate change policy and practice in Ireland. Two trans-national environmental networks for climate change - Energie Cités and Cities for Climate Protection - that are active in Ireland are being examined and compared. These case studies will provide an opportunity to: gauge the significance of forms of multi-level governance in addressing global environmental problems; assess the ways in which such networks foster policy learning across different spatial scales; and examine their impact on policies to address climate change at local, national and supra-national scales. A survey of all Energy Agencies in Ireland (the main actor in local actions for climate change and potential members of climate change networks) has been conducted and in-depth interviews with key actors in both transnational networks and representatives of three Energy Agencies, Galway City, Dublin and County Cork completed. This work complements theoretical investigation of environmental governance work being undertaken with European colleagues and is being published in international peer-reviewed journals (see publications list for details). As a result of this work I have been asked to become a member of the Meath Energy Agency Scientific Committee, as mentioned in previous sections of this report.
    Funding Agency
    IRCHSS Small Projects Grant 2002
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    Creating a Sustainable Economy
    The Stern Review (2006), which examined the economics of global climate change, brought unprecedented attention to the economy-environment interface and reiterated calls for more sustainable development. Although highly contested, sustainable development is frequently conceptualised as that which contributes to social, economic and environmental well-being for present and future generations. While many aspects of modern life are now globalised the ethos of sustainable development seeks to foster more integrated and inclusive practices that facilitate 'thinking globally, [and] acting locally'. It is in this context that social economy enterprises - defined as non-profit activities designed to combat exclusion through socially useful goods or services sold - have been identified by the United Nations, the European Union and many national governments as a mechanism through which economic growth can contribute to sustainable social development, inclusion and well-being. Within the social economy arena environmentally-focused social economy (ESE) enterprises, such as community-based recycling organisations, gardening initiatives and fuel poverty programmes, explicitly engage with all three pillars of sustainable development. While such initiatives have been experiencing a period of expansion in the European Union no systematic analysis has been undertaken of their activities, the conditions that shape those activities or the contribution they are making towards sustainable development in Ireland. In order to address this analytical deficiency this project will extend theoretical debates about sustainability and the social economy, particularly drawing out issues of scale and governance, through an empirically grounded evaluation of ESE enterprises. Methodologically the project comprises a phased multi-method research programme including a nationwide survey and mapping exercise, in-depth case study analysis and the development of a sustainability impacts procedure. The research findings will expand understanding of the sustainability-social economy interface within the current development context in Ireland and will be of interest to domestic and international academic and policy making communities.
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    This grant provides resources to roll out the Climate Smart TY unit module across Dublin and develop a new module for Cork
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    Developing a TY module for expanding capacity amongst young people to engage in climate change adapation planning
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    Citizen Smart
    Cross cutting thematic project as part of the SFI Spoke ENABLE: Connecting Communities to Smart Urban Environments through the Internet of Things
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    Governance and planning for sustainable living.
    Euro 138,752 (with Professor David Taylor)
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    Jan 2009
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    Dec 2011
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    Anti-Incineration Movements in Ireland
    [€8,000]. I am the sole and principal investigator on this project. Following the Waste Management Act 1996, and its subsequent amendment in 2001, incineration of municipal waste as a waste management option in Ireland has been enshrined in Waste Management Plans throughout the Republic. The National Government has supported the development of waste-to-energy thermal treatment as a means of complying with the EU waste hierarchy and as an improvement on landfill disposal of municipal waste. The decision to build municipal incinerators for the first time in Ireland has though generated huge controversy amongst environmental groups at national and local levels and amongst local communities facing the location of incinerators in their neighbourhoods. Debate about the incineration issue in Ireland has been dominated by expert-driven technical and scientific arguments regarding emissions from thermal treatment facilities. While important, such analyses are alone insufficient to establish the full form and function of social opposition to incineration facilities. To provide greater depth of understanding this study examines the social processes that have been mobilised around the issue of incineration, in particular the scale, form and practice of anti-incineration protests. The study has two components: first, a content analysis of media coverage of the waste issues (including incineration), specifically through the National and local press; second, a set of in-depth interviews with key players in the incineration debate. Preliminary findings of this research have been presented at the Annual Royal Geographical Conference in London (2003) and at Cork University (2004).
    Funding Agency
    Trinity College Start-up Fund
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    With planetary urbanization fast approaching there is growing clarity regarding the unsustainability of cities, not least with respect to food consumption. Sharing, including food sharing, is increasingly being identified as one transformative mechanism for sustainable cities: reducing consumption; conserving resources, preventing waste and providing new forms of socio-economic relations. However, such claims currently rest on thin conceptual and empirical foundations. SHARECITY will identify and examine diverse practices of city-based food sharing economies, first determining their form, function and governance and then identifying their impact and potential to reorient eating practices. The research has four objectives: to advance theoretical understanding of contemporary food sharing economies in cities; to generate a significant body of comparative and novel international empirical knowledge about food sharing economies and their governance within global cities; to design and test an assessment framework for establishing the impact of city-based food sharing economies on societal relations, economic vitality and the environment; and to develop and implement a novel variant of backcasting to explore how food sharing economies within cities might evolve in the future. Providing conceptual insights that bridge sharing, social practice and urban transitions theories, SHARECITY will generate a typology of food sharing economies; a database of food sharing activities in 100 global cities; in-depth food sharing profiles of 7 cities from the contrasting contexts of USA, Brazil and Germany, Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Australia; a sustainability impact toolkit to enable examination of city-based food sharing initiatives; and scenarios for future food sharing in cities. Conducting such frontier science SHARECITY will open new research horizons to substantively improve understanding of how, why and to what end people share food within cities in the 21st Century.
    Funding Agency
    European Research Council
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    BIOCHANGE - Research Cluster
    The Irish Environmental Protection Agency has funded, in excess of €1.6 million, a major integrated project on Irish biodiversity titled Biodiversity and environmental change: an integrated study encompassing a range of scales, taxa and habitats. This project, which will run for 42 months, will involve multi-disciplinary research across nine Irish research institutions working in close collaboration. The partners in the project are: BEC Consultants Ltd, Central Fisheries Board, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University College Cork (UCC), University College Dublin (UCD), University of Limerick. The overall project co-ordinator is Dr Steve Waldren (TCD,
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    Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour: values, actions and waste management
    [€143,603]. This three year project, which began in 2001, involves a nested methodological framework developed to establish the attitudes of householders towards, and actions in relation to, waste management in Ireland. I am the co-principal investigator for this grant with Prof. David Taylor. I designed the research project application and structure based on previous experience with a similar project for my post-doctoral research at Cambridge University. Following a quantitative survey of 1,500 householders in three case study locations (Kerry, Galway and Fingal) in-depth interviews and focus groups were conducted to explore the reasoning behind stated attitudes and actions. A 'model household' exercise is being conducted to establish the main barriers and opportunities for improving waste management activities amongst householders in Ireland. Preliminary findings from this project have been presented both within Ireland and at overseas conferences. In addition work has been published in Irish Geography (see publications for details). Further articles are currently being produced for internationally peer-reviewed articles.
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    Environmental Protection Agency ERTDI Scheme, Code 2001-MS-SE2-M1
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    BRIDGE- Communicating across the science policy divide
    This research will co-create a toolkit for good practice communication between researchers, policy makers and intermediaries such as journalists and NGOs working in the fields of biodiversity, climate change and water
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    Jan 2013
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    Sept 2013
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    CONSENSUS:consumption, environment and sustainability
    This research examines four key areas of household consumption that inhibit our ability to achieve sustainable development: transport, energy, water and food. Four themes are developed: how consumption can be measured and evaluated; how sustainable behaviours and incentives are being developed and implemented; identifying links between consumption, health and well-being; and finally how matters of household consumption are being governed through institutional practice and participation
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Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Water Quality and the Aquatic Environment, Cultural & economic geography, Agri-economy & policy, Food Business and Consumer Services, Political Science, Biodiversity, Environment (incl.) Climate Change, Waste, Resource, Management & Chemicals, Energy Efficiency, Food Safety,


  • Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs Fellowship 2000
  • Earthwatch/Guinness Earth Science Fellowship 1995
  • Excellence in Research Supervision, Trinity College Dublin 2022
  • Geography Society of Ireland: Award Services to Society, Community and Environment 2013
  • Irish Researcher of the Year 2018
  • MA (jure officii) Trinity College Dublin 2005
  • ERC Award for Public Engagement, European Research Council 2020
  • Finalist, 10th International Educational Games Competition at ECGBL with iAdapt 2022
  • IRCHSS Research Fellowship 2004
  • Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin 2007
  • Overseas Researcher Award, Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers 2002
  • Membership, Royal Irish Academy 2017
  • Visiting Fellowship, University of Auckland, New Zealand 2005
  • Membership Secretary of the Planning and Environment Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society 2006
  • Secretary, Planning Environment Research Group 2007
  • Royal Irish Academy, Geographical and Geosciences Committee 2017
  • Royal Irish Academy, Geographical Sciences Committee 2012
  • Royal Geographical Society (RGS), UK present
  • Geography Society of Ireland present
  • Planning and Environment Research Group, RGS present
  • Chair Planning and Environment Research Group, RGS 2009
  • Chair, Future Earth Organising Committee, Royal Irish Academy 2018
  • Member, Royal Irish Academy
  • Reviewer for Irish Geography 2002 - Present
  • Expert Reviewer: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency 23/01/2014
  • OECD Expert witness, Workshop, OECD, Paris - Future of Food September 2014
  • Board of Directors, The Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun 2010
  • Reviewer for Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 2002 - Present
  • Reviewer for The Geography Journal 2002 - Present
  • Chair, Future Earth Ireland, RIA 2015-2018
  • Expert Reviewer: FORMAS: Swedish Research Council: Use of Natural Resources 2013-present
  • National Expert Advisory Council on Climate Change 2015-
  • Editorial Board, Royal Geographical Society Book Series 2017-
  • Reviewer for Environmental Values 2002 - Present
  • Editorial Board - Geography Compass (Blackwell International Online Journal) 2006-present
  • Co-Chair AICBRN (All Ireland Climate and Biodiversity Research Network) 2022
  • Domain Expert to EU COST Domain ISCH Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health 2011-14
  • Evaluator, ERC Consolidator Awards (2017), Advanced Awards (2015) 2015-
  • Chair: Future Earth Organising Committee, RIA 01/01/2014-present
  • Editorial Board One Earth 2018
  • Expert Validation Panel: DIT Planning and Sustainable Development Masters Courses 2004
  • Reviewer for Environment and Planning A 2002 - Present
  • Expert Review Panel - Irish Fulbright Post-Graduate Award Scheme (Ireland-USA) 2004-2006
  • OECD - Subject Expert. Long term scenarios for food and agriculture 03/12/2013
  • Editorial board of Local Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability 2002 - Present
  • Royal Irish Academy Geographical Sciences Committee 2009-present
  • Member of Expert Advisory Group for National Citizen's Assembly on Climate Change 2017
  • Expert Reviewer: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency 23/01/2014
  • Editorial Board, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society August 2014
  • National Economic & Social Council Member (Independent member appointed by Taoiseach) 2011-present
  • Assessed research grant proposals and participated in grant-awarding panels for the following bodies: IRCHSS Small Project Grants (Ireland) 2004
  • External Selection Board: Lectureships/Head of Discipline DIT - Faculty of Built Environment 2004
  • Reviewer for Local Environment 2002 - Present
  • Editorial Board Journal of Environmental Policy and planning 2018
  • Assessor of research grant proposals and participated in grant-awarding panels for: Economic and Social Research Council (UK) 2004-present