Professional Geography Department
Address: Maynooth University, Ireland
Ph.D., Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin, 2003-2009
MA, Department of Geography, University College Dublin, 2001-2002
BA, Geography and Information Studies, University College Dublin, 1997-2000
September, 2016 – Present: Lecturer in Human Geography, Geography Department, Maynooth University, Ireland
September, 2014 – August, 2016: Lecturer in Geography, School of Geography and Archaeology, NUI Galway
September, 2014 – January, 2015: Contract Research examining Sustainable Urban Communities, National Economic and Social Council (NESC), Dublin
March 2013: International Social Sciences Council (ISSC) Fellowship: Seminar on Sustainable Urbanization, Quito, Ecuador (http://www.worldsocialscience.org/?p=3191)
December, 2012 – August, 2014: Lecturer, The Centre for Urban and Euregional Studies, Department of Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University (UM), The Netherlands
December 2011 – December 2012: Postdoctoral Researcher in Culture and Urban Development, The Centre for Urban and Euregional Studies, Department of Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University (UM), The Netherlands
April 2011 – September 2011: Part-Time Lecturer in Urban Planning and Urban Design, Department of Architecture, Pannasastra University, Cambodia
December 2010-October 2011: Affiliated Researcher, Urban Studies Research Priority Area, AISSR, Universitiet van Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands
September to December 2010: Visiting Post-Doctoral Researcher, Urban Studies Research Priority Area, AISSR, Universitiet van Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands
2008 – 2010: EU FP 6 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Award, University College Dublin (UCD)
2005 – 2007: Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate Scholarship, Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
March, 2006 – June, 2006: EU FP 5 Urban Europe Research and Training Network Fellowship (UrbEurope), AMIDSt, Universitiet van Amsterdam (UvA)
January 2005 – October, 2005: EU FP 5 Urban Europe Research and Training Network Fellowship (UrbEurope), Cities Programme, London School of Economics (LSE)
2003 – 2004: Trinity Award, Trinity College Dublin
Refereed/Peer Review Journal Articles
Lawton, P. (Forthcoming, Accepted) ‘Culture, Capital and the Big Screen: Tracing the Changing Dynamics of Gentrification in the films of Woody Allen. Urban Geography (Impact Factor: 1.584)
Lawton, P. (Forthcoming, Early Online view) ‘Uneven Development, Suburban Futures, and the Urban Region: The Case of an Irish ‘Sustainable New Town’’, European Urban and Regional Studies (Impact Factor: 1.201)
O’Callaghan, C. and Lawton, P. (2015) ‘Temporary solutions? Vacant space strategies and policies for re-use in Dublin’, Irish Geography 48, 1, pp 69-87 (Impact Factor: 0.232)
Lawton, P., and Punch, M. (2014) ‘Urban Governance and the ‘European City’: Ideals and Realities in Dublin, Ireland’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38, 3, pp 864-885 (Impact Factor: 2.267)
Lawton P., (2013) ‘Understanding Urban Practitioners Perspectives on Social-Mix Policies in Amsterdam: The Importance of Design and Social Space’, Journal of Urban Design, 18, 1, pp 98-118(Shortlisted for the 2014 AESOP Best Published Paper Award http://www.aesop-planning.eu/news/en_GB/2014/07/13/readabout/aesop-best-published-paper-award-2014) (Impact Factor: 0.605)
Lawton, P., Murphy, E. and Redmond, D. (2013) ‘Residential Preferences of the Creative Class?’. Cities, 31, pp 47-56. (Impact Factor: 1.422)
Bontje, M., and Lawton, P. (2013) Mobile policies and shifting contexts: city-regional competitiveness strategies in Amsterdam and Dublin, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie (TESG), 104, 4, pp 397-409 (Impact Factor: 0.728)
Kitchin, R., Linehan, D., O’Callaghan C., and Lawton, P. (2013) ‘Public geographies through social media’, Dialogues in Human Geography, 3,1, 56–72 (Impact Factor: N/A)
van Melik, R., and Lawton, P., (2011) ‘The role of Public Space in Urban Renewal Strategies in Rotterdam and Dublin’, Planning Practice and Research, Volume 26, No. 5, pp 513-530 (Impact Factor: 1.129)
Lawton, P., Murphy, E., and Redmond, D. (2010) ‘The role of ‘creative class’ ideas in urban and economic policy formation: the case of Dublin, Ireland’. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, Volume 1, No. 4, pp 267-286 (Impact Factor: 0.263)
Responses/DebatesKitchin, R., Linehan, D., O’Callaghan C., and Lawton, P. (2013) ‘The creation and circulation of public geographies’, Dialogues in Human Geography, 3 (1) pp 96-102 (Impact Factor: N/A)
Book Chapters, Publishers Handbooks, Encyclopaedia Entries
Lawton, P. (Forthcoming) ‘Urban Entrepreneurial Governance’ The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Urban and Regional Studies, Orum, A.M. Wiley-Blackwell
Lawton, P. (Forthcoming, 2017) ‘Constructing the “European City”: Neoliberal Transformations’ (Working Title), in: The Handbook of New Urban Studies, John Hannigan and Greg Richards (Eds), Sage
Lawton, P. (2016) ‘Beyond an Imaginary or Power? The role of Governance in Achieving ‘Just’ Urbanization’, in Untamed Urbanisms Swilling, M. Allen, A and A Lampis, (Eds), Routledge
Lawton, P., Murphy, E. and Redmond, D. (2014) Neoliberalising the City ‘Creative-Class’ Style, In Neoliberal Urban Policy and the Transformation of the City: Reshaping Dublin, MacLaran, A., Kelly, S. (Eds) Palgrave Macmillan
Lawton, P. (2013) ‘Rethinking the Liveable City in a post boomtime Ireland’, in Spacing Ireland, Denis Linehan, Caroline Crowley (Eds) Manchester University Press
Lawton, P., Meczynski, M., and Barber, A (2013) ‘Policies towards Place Attraction and Policies for Place Retention’, in Place-Making and Policies for Competitive Cities, Sako Musterd and Zoltán Kovács (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell
Lawton, P. (2010) ‘Creative Entrepreneurialism: The role of urban public space in urban change in Dublin’, in Brand-Building the Creative City, Serena Vicari (Ed), Firenze University Press
Pethe, H., Hafner, S. and Lawton, P. (2010) ‘Transnational Migrants in the Creative Knowledge Industries’, in Making Competitive Cities, Musterd, S. & Murie, A. (Eds), Wiley
Lawton, P., Redmond, D. and Murphy, E. (2010) Policy Development and Creative Knowledge Industries in the Dublin Region: How to Enhance a City’s Competitiveness, ACRE Report WP 10.13, Amsterdam AISSR.
Fox, L. Murphy, E., Redmond, D. and Lawton, P. (2009) Exploring Dublin’s creative knowledge economy. The views of high-skilled employees, managers and transnational migrants. ACRE report WP8.13. Amsterdam: AMIDSt.
Lawton, P., Redmond, D. and Murphy, E. (2009) Creative Knowledge Workers in the Dublin Region. The view of transnational migrants. ACRE report WP7.13. Amsterdam: AMIDSt.
Lawton, P. (2015) ‘Reconceptualizing the Suburbs: The Socio-Spatial Processes of Regional and Global Urbanization’, 2Ha, Issue 10, ‘Suburbia and Capital’
Lawton, P. (2014) Staying Critical with the ‘Creative City’, The Protocity, http://theprotocity.com/staying-critical-creative-city/
Lawton, P. (2014) Virtuous Urbanism and Everyday Reality, Irish Architecture, Issue 272, p.15
Lawton, P. (2011), ‘Emerging Urban Forms’ (A Photo-Essay examining recent urban forms in Amsterdam). Rooilijn, 44 (2), pp.112-121
Lawton, P. (2008) ‘Evaluating the role of urban public space in Dublin’s evolution as an entrepreneurial city’, Progress in Irish Urban Studies, Vol. 4. Available on-line at http://www.fius.ie/pius.php
Lawton, P. (2007) ‘Commodity or Community? The role of urban public space in the early 21st Century’, Building Material,  Autumn 2007, ‘Community Building’, pp 36-42. Architectural Association of Ireland
Wagenaar, C. (2011) Town Planning in the Netherlands Since 1800, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, (2013) 104 (3) pp.389-390
Panu Lehtovuori (2010), Experience and Conflict: The Production of Urban Space, Ashgate, in International Journal of Housing Policy 11 (2), 234-236
Talja Blokland & Mike Savage (Eds) (2008) Networked Urbanism: Social Capital in the City, Aldershot: Ashgate, in Social and Cultural Geography, 2009, Vol. 10 (7) 805-810
Maginn, P.J. (2004) Urban Regeneration, Community Power and the [In]Significance of ‘Race’, Hampshire, UK and Burlington, USA: Ashgate, in European Spatial Research and Policy, 2007, Vol. 14 (2) pp.111-112
Frers, Lars and Lars Meier (Eds) (2006) Encountering Urban Places: Visual and Material Performances in the City. Hampshire, UK and Burlington, USA: Ashgate. in RBS & IBG Urban Geography Research Group, 2008. Online access at: http://www.urban-geography.org.uk/
‘Dublin’s Georgian Core and the Challenges of Contemporary Heritage’, RGS-IBG Conference, 30th August – 1st September, 2017, RGS, London
‘The Quito Papers and the Urban Imagination: A Sympathetic Critique’ Regional Studies Association Conference, 2017, Trinity College Dublin, 5th June, 2017
‘Between slow Transfer and Fast Mediation: The case of the ‘The Quito Papers”, Conference of Irish Geographers, UCC, 4th May, 2017
‘Suburbanization and Gentrification: Synthesis, Complexities, and The Importance of Residential Differentiation’, Maynooth University Seminar Series, October, 2016
Uneven Development, Suburban Futures, and the Urban Region: The Case of an Irish ‘Sustainable New Town’. Conference of Irish Geographers, DCU, 5th May, 2016
Invited Panelist for NESC Housing Conference: Creating an Affordable, Sustainable and Equitable Housing System (Session 2: The role of the private rental and social housing sectors in providing permanent and affordable housing), Croke Park, Dublin, 10th September, 2015
‘High-Density Sprawl? ‘The Contradictions of the development of an Irish New Town’, RC21 Conference, 2015: The Ideal City: between myth and reality, Session D5: “What’s happening in Utopia? Revisiting “New Suburban Communities”, 27th – 29th August, 2015
‘An Analysis of an Irish ‘Sustainable Urban Community’: The Case-Study of Adamstown, Dublin’ IGU-UGI Urban Commission Conference, Dublin, 9th-16th of August, 2015
‘A Critical Analysis of Sustainable Urban Development’ Conference of Irish Geographers, School of Geography, Archaeology and Paleoecology, Queens University Belfast, May 21st-24th 2015
‘Culture, Capital and the Big Screen: Tracing Gentrification in the Films of Woody Allen’, Annual Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 21st -25th, 2015
‘Socially Integrated Housing and Sustainable Urban Communities: Case Studies from Dublin’, on behalf of The National Economic and Social Council (NESC), Dublin, National Housing Conference, 2015, RIAI/Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Dublin Castle, 9th-10th February, 2015
‘The role of the Creative Industries within Maastricht’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2018’, Joint AESOP-ACSP Congress, 15th to 19th July, 2013, Dublin.
‘Mega-Events: Back to the Future’ (Panelist) (Regional Studies Association Research Network on Mega-Events) Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre, 8th March, 2013, London
“Imagining the Region: Perceptions and Reality of the Meuse-Rhine Euregion amongst Creative and Knowledge Industries”, European Urban Research Association Conference (EURA), Department of Spatial Development, Infrastructure and Environmental Planning, Vienna University of Technology. 20th to 22nd of September, 2012
‘Mega-Events: Regional Development and Regeneration’ (Panelist) (Regional Studies Association Research Network on Mega-Events) Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre, 26th June, 2012 London
‘From the Rejection of Modernism to the Emergence of a New Orthodoxy in Contemporary Urban Practice’, Conference of Irish Geographers, Trinity College Dublin, 25th-27th May, 2012.
‘Neoliberal Knowledges’ (Panelist), Conference of Irish Geographers, Trinity College Dublin, 25th-27th May, 2012.
‘The Evolution of the Role of Public Space within the European City’, Experimental Crossings: An International Symposium on Interdisciplinarity in Arts Practices, 10-11th February, 2012, Maastricht Academy of Music, Maastricht
‘Competing for talent, firms and capital: city-regional competitiveness strategies in Amsterdam and Dublin’, Urban Affairs Association Conference, New Orleans, March, 2011 [With Marco Bontje, University of Amsterdam]
‘Emerging Residential Trends in The Netherlands: The Example of ‘Gated Communities’: Presented to the Urban Geography Research Group, Department of Geography, Planning and International Development, University of Amsterdam, September 2010
‘Trading Places: A Critical Examination of City Branding’, in Workshop 5: Brand-building: the creative city. A critical look at current concepts and practice, ACRE Conference, Barcelona, May 2010
‘Examining the Relationship between Policy Development and the Creative-Knowledge Industries in the Dublin Region’, Conference of Irish Geographers, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, May 2010.
‘Place Preferences: Examining the selection of Dublin by transnational migrant workers in the creative-knowledge economy’, Conference of Irish Geographers, University College Cork, May, 2009
‘What workers really want: an examination of transnational migrant workers in the creative knowledge economy in Dublin’, ‘Creative Cities: Panacea or Placebo for Urban Policy-Making?’ March, 2009
‘Planning for public space: London, Amsterdam and Dublin’, Conference of Irish Geographers, 2007, St Patricks College Drumcondra May, 2007
‘Public space and the so-called urban renaissance: Case studies from London, Dublin and Amsterdam’, Association of American Geographers Conference, San Francisco, May 2007
‘An examination of Public Space in Three European Cities: London, Amsterdam & Dublin’, Forum for Irish Urban Studies – Recent Research Proposals and Findings – V, Trinity College, Dublin, November 2006
‘The Culture of Urban Space: An examination of three Urban Squares in London: Peckham Square, Trafalgar Square and Paternoster Square’, Urban Europe RTN Workshop, Milan, December 2005
‘Out of place, out of space: Skateboarding in the streets of Dublin City’, Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Maynooth, May 2004
Session Organisation etc.:
2016: Joint Organizer of Session entitled: ‘Uneven Urban Space in Ireland and Beyond’, Conference of Irish Geographers, 5th to 7th May, 2016, Dublin City University
2011: Organiser of Session 7; ‘Gated Communities’ from a Global Perspective’ at RC21 Conference, The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 2011
2010: Convened Workshop number 5: Brand-building: the creative city. A critical look at current concepts and practice at ACRE (Accommodating Creative Knowledge) Conference, Barcelona, May 2010 (With Marianna d’Ovidio)
2009: Organised and hosted Annual ACRE – Accommodating Creative Knowledge conference at University College Dublin. Tasks included organising the following; accommodation, transport planning for delegates, time-table of events, and a field-trip highlighting the recent planning and development of Dublin city centre.
|Relevant Teaching and Other Work Experience|
|Teaching: Summary of Activities:|
|January-April, 2017: The Creative City, Bachelor of Arts (Geography), Department of Geography, Maynooth University
· This course introduced students to the relationship between urban transformation, urban policy making and the role of art and culture
January – April, 2017: Ordinary Space and the City, Bachelor of Arts (Geography), Department of Geography, Maynooth University
· As a specialist topic, this course guided students through the development of a specific research topic related to the notion of ‘ordinary space’. Within this context, students developed topics around, for example, public space, urban policy, and social segregation
September – December, 2016: Social Geographies, Bachelor of Arts (Geography), Department of Geography, Maynooth University
· This module introduced students to the core elements of Social Geography, including inter-relationships between inequality, justice, social class and gender.
January – April, 2016: Environment and Risk, MA in Environment, Society and Development, NUI Galway
· This module examined the relationship between risk (Beck, 1992) and uneven processes at different scales. The course follows a Problem Based Learning approach, whereby the students draw upon topical materials each week and relate them to the course material. This includes, for example, an analysis of the recent flooding in Ireland and the contamination of water in Flint, Michigan.
January – April, 2016: ‘The City as a Social Space’, Geography, Trinity College Dublin
· This is an advanced course delivered to Senior Sophister students within Geography at Trinity College Dublin. The aim of the course is to get students to understand the relationship between wider economic and social processes and the urban region. As a means of delivery, the course draws on lectures, group discussion and group project work
September-October, 2015: Lecturer in Geography, 1st Year
Geography, NUI Galway.
· This is the introductory course for human geography within the Geography BA at NUI Galway. This part of the course entailed introducing students to key sub-themes within human geography, including Political Geography, Economic Geography, Urban Geography, Cultural Geography, and Social Geography.
January-April, 2015: Lecturer for ‘Managing Development’ Module, MA in Environment, Society and Development, NUI Galway.
· This course aims to promote critical engagement with contemporary approaches to development. It seeks to engage students in the critical elements of theories of ‘development’ and engagement in the analysis of the different actors involved in daily practices of development work.
February-April, 2015: Lecturer for ‘Historic Urban Landscapes’ Module, Masters in World Heritage Management, University College Dublin
· This course seeks to guide students through the relationship between heritage and the built environment and processes of urban change.
September-October, 2014: Lecturer within 1st Year Geography, Principles in Human Geography course, at NUI Galway
· As outlined above, this course is focused on introducing the core elements of human geography to first year students.
February-June, 2014: Guided 10 Students through course entitled, ‘Culture, Creativity and the City’. This course was aimed at introducing students to the role of culture and creativity within urban transformation.
· The course was project-based, with the students each taking on a key element of the role of culture and creativity with a view to exploring the topics in greater detail. This ranged from examining the continued role of industrialization in Ingolstadt, Germany, to urban branding exercises in Liege, Belgium.
February-March, 2014: Delivering Eight Week Elective on the ‘Creative City’ to students within the Arts and Cultural Heritage Management Masters, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University.
· This course, which was the second part of a two-semester topic focusing on creative cities, took a focused tutorial approach. In 2014, the students worked on developing key ideas towards their thesis as well as working on a group project examining the relationship between urban change and retailing in Maastricht.
January 2014: Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor for ‘Placing Europe: Cities, Borders and Regions’ course within Bachelor of European Studies, Maastricht Univerisity
· Organized and ran course. Course was focused on topics such as ‘place’ and the city within the context of contemporary Europe. Tasks included convening and organizing lectures on topics such as European Regions. Delivered lectures on Modernity and the 19th Century European City and Globalization and the City. Coordinated fieldtrip to Brussels focusing on reading and interpreting everyday urban landscapes
January 2014: Lecturer and Tutor for Creative Cities I Elective within MA in Arts and Heritage
· Guided students through elective critically analysing the emergence and evolution of the notion of the ‘creative city’ and ‘creative class’. Topics ranged from analysing post-industrial cities to the gentrification of cities in the late 20th and early 21st Century cities.
November-December 2013: Lecturer and Tutor, Current Debates in Arts and Culture as part of MA in Arts and Heritage, Maastricht University
· Delivered lectures examining the relationship between modernity, modernism, the city and the museum. Also guided students through tutorials focusing on the relationship between art and public space, with a particular focus on the period from the 1980s onwards
September 2013: Tutor for Arts and Culture: Policy and Politics ‘Minor’ course, Bachelor in Arts and Culture, Maastricht University
· Instructed two groups on relationship between cultural policies, politics and social change. The course ranged between topics analysing the changing cultural tastes of the middle classes from the 1970s onwards to the institutionalization of graffiti within the art world in recent years
September 2013: Tutor for ‘Idea of Europe’ course, Bachelor in European Studies, Maastricht University
· Guided two first year groups through course examining the origin of the idea of Europe. The course covered an extensive period of time from the Roman Empire to Edward Said’s theories of Orientalism. The course was run through the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach which promotes student-centred learning and discussion
February-June, 2013: Supervision of Bachelor Papers I and II for Bachelor of European Studies, Maastricht University
· This involved the guidance of a total of 8 students through the process of coming up with a research question, carrying out the research and writing up a paper on the basis of the findings. The topics included the role of culture in the European Union, the role of the Common Agricultural Policy and the impact of the Global Financial Crisis in Germany
February-June, 2013: MARBLE Project: The Creative City and the Community
· Drawing on a critical examination of the idea of the ‘creative city’, this project examined the relationship between wider notions of the ‘creative city’ and people in their everyday lives. The project involved students writing a collective report while also focusing on a particular element of the ‘creative city’. This ranged from questions of the arts in urban development to residential experiences and choices to wider creative city policy formation.
February-March, 2013: Delivering Eight Week Elective on the ‘Creative City’ to students within the Arts and Cultural Heritage Management Masters, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University.
· This course focused on guiding students through the wider relationship between notions of creativity and the city. The elective was focused upon getting students to hone their topic to focus on specific elements of the ‘creative city’. It included sub-topics such as the relationship between film and the city, diversity and urban space and the role of groups such as the squatting movement in influencing urban change
January, 2012: Delivered four-week elective entitled ‘The Creative City’ to students in the Arts and Cultural Heritage Management Masters, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University
· Introductory Course to the ‘Creative City’ which focused on key ideas such as the ‘creative class’ and its critiques
October-December, 2012: ‘Virtual Ethnography’ elective, 3rd Year Undergraduate Students in the European Studies Bachelor at Maastricht University
· This elective was focused on using ethnographic methodologies to explore and understand the manner in which different social groups interact with each other online. The course was a practically oriented skills course, where the students worked in groups towards the development of an end report based on analysing online interaction focused on the idea of ‘Europe’.
October-December, 2012: ‘Current Debates in Arts and Culture’, Masters in Arts and Heritage, Maastricht University
· This course was focused on examining the relationship between on-going debates about artistic practices and culture. My part of the course examined the emergence of modernity in the 19th Century and then the emergence of modernism in the late 19th/early 20th Century. More specifically, it examined some of the tensions and contradictions between modernism as an ideal and its evolution over time.
September, 2012: ‘Skills Course’, Bachelor in Arts and Culture, Maastricht University
· Guided 1st Year Bachelor Group through Skills Course. Topics included examining ancient classical ideals from Plato to examining the relationship between the invention of the bicycle and the relationship to the surrounds of Paris amongst the middle class in the late 19th Century
June-September, 2012: Supervision Duties
· Guided a total of 5 students to the successful fulfilment of their Master’s Thesis in the ‘Arts and Heritage Masters, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. Topics included examining the role of ‘landscape’ within urban and regional change, ideas related to ‘culture’ in urban development, and the involvement of local groups within large-scale projects, such as the on-going European Capital of Culture bid and Examination of the link between cultural initiatives and local political change in Villeurbane, France.
February to April, 2012:
Delivered Eight Week Elective on the ‘Creative City’ to students within the Arts and Cultural Heritage Management Masters, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University.
· Focused elective linking urban transformation to official and unofficial notions of ‘culture’. The students undertook two specific assignments. The first part entailed a detailed essay-report examining a specific topic. These topics included the relationship between notions of citizenship and the European Capital of Culture initiative, the role of gender within the city, and the origins and diffusion of cultural planning strategies in Berlin. The second part of the assignment involved the documentation of everyday life in the city through the use of audio and visual equipment.
January, 2012: Delivered four-week elective entitled ‘The Creative City’ to students in the Arts and Cultural Heritage Management Masters, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University
· The course examined the relationship between culture, creativity and current practices in urban development and policy
April-August, 2011: 16 week module on Urban Planning to 4th Year Architecture Course, Pannasastra University Cambodia (April – August, 2011)
· Course examined the history of urban planning, including its relationship to enlightenment thinking, 20th Century American Planning and Contemporary Planning in Asian Cities.
Delivered part of Masters in Regional and Urban Planning Course ‘Planning, Society and Diversity’, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD
· Responsible for part of course examining urban social space and diversity
|Delivery of part of ‘History of Planning’ course for School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD
· Responsible for part of the course dealing with the planning of the ‘New Towns’ in Dublin during the 1960s and 1970s.
|Lecturer for ‘Man and the Environment’ module, Masters in World Heritage Management, School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin
· Responsible for section of the course dealing with the man-made environment and ideas of ‘culture’ and ‘nature’
|Weekly tutorials, Geography Department, St Patricks College Drumcondra.
· Tutorials dealing with various topics, including national identity and the role of the state
Lecturer for Introduction to Geography Course. Six lectures, Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin
· Responsible for the Cultural Geography Module, which dealt with the theoretical approaches to the study of man’s interaction with the world
|Weekly Tutorials, Department of Geography, Trinity College, Dublin
· Guided a small group of students through their first year in Trinity College, setting and marking essays along with exam preparation
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Cartography Course, Geography Department, University College, Dublin
· Aided with the practical delivery of the course, including practical map drawing, introduction to GIS and SPSS
|Teaching Assistant, Geographical Methods Practical, Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin
· Responsibilities included methods in cartography, guiding students through practical mapping classes, including the use of surveying and levelling equipment along with exercise correction and marking
Research and Teaching Position and Duties (Including Administrative Duties)
|Lecturer in Human Geography, Maynooth
· Delivered key courses, such as Social Geography Course, Creative City Course and ‘Ordinary Space and the City’ as part of larger 310B Mini-Thesis course. Also responsible for Erasmus Students and delivery of fieldtrip component of second year course.
Lecturer in Geography, NUI Galway
· Duties include teaching at both BA and MA Level, MA Supervision duties and various administrative duties, such as exam preparation. I am also carrying out my own research examining the connections between urban transformation and notions of sustainable communities.
Researcher, National Economic and Social Council (NESC)
· Duties were focused on undertaking research on sustainable urban development in an Irish context, including arranging and carrying out of interviews and analysis of relevant policy documentation
Lecturer in the role of Culture in Urban Development (Formerly Postdoctoral Researcher), Centre for Urban and Euregional Studies, Department of Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University
· Duties were divided equally between teaching and research. The research entailed the development of a number of funding applications and the continued monitoring and evaluation of the bid for European Capital of Culture in 2018 by the Municipality of Maastricht, and interaction with a number of different partner organizations, both public and private.
Postdoctoral Researcher on the FP6 funded ACRE: Accommodating Creative Knowledge Research Project, University College Dublin, (http://www.acre.socsci.uva.nl/):
· Duties included primary and secondary research, including interviews, report writing, liaising with other institutions and city authorities, organisation of meetings and sessions within conferences.
September 2016- 2017
September 2014 – 2016
October, 2014-January 2015
December 2011 – August
September 2008 – 2010
Research Assistant, Centre for Retail Studies, Department of Geography, University College Dublin
· Duties included field surveys of land-use in retail areas, report writing, along with the creation and organisation of a library and database.
Other Relevant Skills
I also have experience in the use of packages such as SPSS, Excel and GIS. Furthermore, in recent years I have gained invaluable experience in the area of photography, which has been of particular use for documenting changing urban landscapes.
Other Academic Related Activities
Reviewer for the following peer review journals: European Urban and Regional Studies (2017), Urban Geography (2016), City, Culture and Society (2014), Social and Cultural Geography (2015), Fennia – International Journal of Geography (Finland) (2012),
Since 2009, I have been actively involved in the ‘Ireland After Nama’ website (http://irelandafternama.wordpress.com/), examining the impact of the recent property downturn in relation to the global financial crisis. In summary, these posts have aimed to question the relationship between everyday life and the urban environment. My blog posts have focused on a number of areas, including the retailing environment in Dublin, and the impact of investment cycles in a number of cities, such as Amsterdam, Maastricht and Phnom Penh.
Other Achievements/ Work Experience
2008: Represented Ireland at Beijing Olympic Games 2008 in the 470 sailing dinghy
2001-2004: Coach to Irish Sailing Team (420 double-handed dinghy) for Youth World Championships, Junior European Championships and World Championships
In my spare time enjoy sailing, running, cycling, reading and photography