Our research group examines climate and environmental justice related matters in national and international development practice and policy across multiple scales and spaces. It is an interdisciplinary research network including natural and social scientists and development experts exploring the implications of climate change, climate actions, and climate transitions on human-nature relations, socio-cultural relationships, and situated power dynamics.

Lead Researcher

Dr. Susan Murphy

Assistant Prof in Development Practice, Geography

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I am an Associate Professor in Development Practice and teach Gender and Development, Climate Justice, and Development Practice. My research interests are in international development ethics, policy, and practice, issues in governance and justice, human rights and climate change, and gender and social inclusion. I am the Principal Investigator of GEOFORMATIONS: the geographies of dynamic governance assemblages in development cooperation civil society spaces, funded by the European Research Council (ERC-2022-STG), and research group leader for the Climate and Environmental Justice lab, supervising masters by research and Ph.D. candidates in national and international climate and environmental justice-related projects. As part of my work, I have managed the design and delivery of 200+ international research projects in countries across Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and over 150+ research projects with International Development NGOs in Ireland.

Research Group Coordinator

Patrick Gaynor

PhD Candidate

Supervisor Prof Susan Murphy