Prof. Des McCafferty
Qualifications: B.A. (N.U.I.); M.A. (McMaster, Canada); M.Sc.(Econ.) (London School of Economics)
Position: Principal Lecturer and Head of Department
Current Teaching: Urbanisation, Urban Geography and Planning; Economic Geography.
Research Interests: Urbanisation in Ireland, the development of the Irish urban system, and its role as mediator of regional development; spatial planning; intra-urban patterns of social differentiation with particular focus on polarisation, segregation and social exclusion; regional economic change.
Dr. Julian Bloomer
Qualifications: (NUIM), M.Sc. (RCMS CRANFIELD), P.G.Dip, Ph.D. (TCD)
Current Teaching: Political Ecology, Political Geography, Patterns and Processes in Human Geography, Geographical Research Methods and Mapping, Geography of the Developing World
Research Interests: My principal research and teaching interests are in the area environment and development, with a particular focus on the use of political ecology approaches to understanding resource exploitation; environmental governance; social impact assessment methodologies; illicit economies and criminal networks; drug cultivation and production; rural livelihood strategies and adaptation; vulnerability, risk and natural hazards, and liberation ecologies.
Telephone: 353 (0) 61 204758
Dr. Helene Bradley Davies
Qualifications: B.A., M.A. (N.U.I.); Ph.D. (Univ. of Wales)
Current Teaching: Processes and Patterns in Human Geography; Political Geography; Research Methods and Mapping; Evolution of the Irish Cultural Landscape; Maps in Local Studies; Tourism and Heritage Management.
Research Interests: Society and settlement in medieval and 17th century Ireland; social and spatial change in 19th century Irish cities, with particular reference to Limerick city; historical archives & cartography; nations and nationalism in contemporary Europe; the changing nature of the State
Dr. Catherine Dalton
Qualifications: MSc. (Trinity College) Ph.D. (University College London)
Current Teaching: The Dynamic Earth; Biogeography and Environmental Issues.
Research Interests: Palaeolimnology, limnology and catchment based studies; reconstruction of past environmental conditions; aquatic ecological assessments; GIS
Personal Web Page: Catherines Web Page
Dr. Angela Cloke-Hayes
Qualifications: B.Sc. (University of Liverpool), M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Southampton)
Current Teaching: Dynamic Earth; Evolution of the Irish and British Landscape; Reconstructing Past Environments; Global Environmental Change; Geography of the Developing World
Research Interests: Marine micropalaeontology; Quaternary planktonic foraminifera; Palaeoceanography and natural climate variability of the Mediterranean Sea
Personal Web Page: www.angelahayes.co.uk
Qualifications: B.A. (UL); M.A. (NUI, Galway); Ph.D. (NUI, Maynooth)
Position: Assistant Lecturer
Current Teaching: Processes and Patterns in Human Geography; Research Methods and Mapping; Political Geography; Sustainable Regional and Territorial Development; Geography of the Developing World.
Research Interests: Rural Development, Regional and Local Studies, Development Geography, Governance.