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Prof. Des McCafferty

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.

Telephone: 353-61-204317


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 774758


Dr. Helene Bradley Davies

Qualifications: B.A., M.A. (N.U.I.); Ph.D. (Univ. of Wales)
Position: Lecturer

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

Telephone: 353-61-204967


Dr. Catherine Dalton

Qualifications: MSc. (Trinity College) Ph.D. (University College London)
Position: Lecturer

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

Telephone: 353-61-204931
Personal Web Page: Catherines Web Page


Dr. Angela Cloke-Hayes

Qualifications: B.Sc. (University of Liverpool), M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Southampton)
Position: Lecturer

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

Telephone: 353-61-204577
Personal Web Page: www.angelahayes.co.uk


Dr. John Morrissey

Qualifications: B.A. and Ph.D. (University of Limerick);
Position: Lecturer

Current Teaching: Processes and Patterns in Human Geography;  Research Methods and Mapping; Political Geography; Geography of the Developing World.

Research Interests:  Urban sustainability including sustainable cities, sustainability and the urban form and energy and carbon management

Telephone: 353-61-204371


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