I am programme chair of DCU’s MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society. In contrast to existing postgraduate offerings in Ireland, this programme focuses on the policy, governance, and societal aspects of climate change. It is among the largest Master’s programmes in DCU’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
I was awarded a DCU President’s Award for Teaching and Learning in 2021 in recognition of my use of practice-based, active learning. I use simulations of UN climate change negotiations in my teaching of climate change politics, and I have facilitated my students to make submissions to climate policy public consultations, including on: Ireland’s National Energy and Climate Plan 2019; Long-Term Climate Strategy 2019; Dublin City Council Climate Action Plan 2019; Climate Action Plan 2021; and NESC’s Shared Island consultation.
I welcome applications from prospective research students interested in comparative or global environmental politics.