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Finished PhD in 2014 on Society, Power and Climate Change, which used Bourdieu to research public receptivity to climate change in Ireland. He was a researcher on the Principle Investigator Impact project with the CÚRAM centre. He also researched leisure travel for the DEMAND centre while at the University of Birmingham; energy consumers for the SHAPE-Energy project at Anglia Ruskin University; and Responsible Research and Innovation while with RRING project (also at ARU). Some of his publications have focused on Bourdieuclimate change, and flying. His particular interests include environmental sociology, practice theory, participatory democracy, and social change.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Doctorate in Sociology and Political Science, University of galway


Award Date: 01 Nov 2014

Masters Degree, International Studies, University of Limerick


Award Date: 31 Aug 2002

Bachelors Degree, Sociology and English, University College Cork


Award Date: 07 Aug 1999


  • HM Sociology
  • JA Political science (General)


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