Dr Frances Fahy

BA, PhD

Contact Details

Head of Geography, Senior Lecturer
Geography
Room 106
Arts Science Concourse
NUI Galway

T: +353 91 492315
E: frances.fahy@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Frances Fahy is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Frances is an environmental geographer and she has published more than > 70 publications including two edited volumes (published by Sage, 2013, Routledge, 2014) and numerous peer reviewed articles in journals such as Global Environmental Change, Area, Nature and Culture, and Journal of Consumer Policy. Dr Fahy has coordinated > 16 funded research projects and is the coordinator and lead of the Horizon 2020 project, ENERGISE ‘European Network for Research, Good Practice and Innovation for Sustainable Energy’. She is currently leading nine other partners across Europe on this 3.7 million Euro social science research project which aims to provide an understanding of the factors driving individual and collective energy choices and practices across Europe.
Frances is the Chair of the Centre for Environment Development and Sustainability (Whitaker and Ryan Institute), Chair of the Planning and Sustainability Research Cluster in Geography at NUIG and Head of the Environment and Society Pillar of the Ryan Institute. She is the past President of the Geographical Society of Ireland (2012-2014) and a past Chair of the Planning and Environment Research Group (PERG) of the Royal Geographical Society (2007-2012). Frances was the recipient of the 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar Award and travelled to the US to conduct research on: Communicating Sustainability Research - Challenges, Opportunities and Dissemination Strategies. In addition, Frances held visiting appointments in the School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, Palmerston North Campus, New Zealand; School of Environmental Sciences, University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand; and the Centre for Sustainability: Agriculture, Food, Energy, Environment (CSAFE), Discipline of Geography, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Dr Fahy is the Vice-Chair for the International Geographical Union Congress 2024 ‘Bridging a World of Difference’ and will host over 3,000 Geographers in Ireland in 2024.
Dr Fahy is the Programme Director for the exciting new BSc in Applied Social Sciences. Further information can be found here: http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/undergraduate-courses/applied-social-sciences.html

Research Interests

Dr Fahy's research is situated in the field of environmental behavioural change. Over the last decade she has focused on the topic of sustainable consumption and within this domain, and is known for her path-breaking research which challenges the efficacy of focusing on consumption in isolation from other associated and supporting practices when attempting to redirect living onto more sustainable pathways. This has been framed through an examination of various consumption practices; energy, water, food and waste (previous related research projects include: Fulbright Scholar Award 2013-14, National Economic and Social Research Council 2014-15; CONSENSUS Research Project, EPA 2009-2016). To support this research agenda Dr Fahy has obtained competitive large research funding (>1.7 million Euro personally awarded as Principal Investigator, and she has been involved as a partner in several more projects which have totaled over >15 million Euro). Some of her recent work is summarised in the co-edited collection ‘Challenging Consumption’ (Routledge, 2014) and the European HORIZON 2020 funded ENERGISE project which she currently leads.
Frances' research investigates the increasingly complex material, socio-cultural and political terrain that shapes our current patterns of consumption. Overall, Dr Fahy's research advances new agendas in both theoretical and applied contexts, and the aim of her current research is to progress understandings of both individual and structural influences on everyday household consumption practices, while also developing methodologies for co-designing more desirable and sustainable futures for people and the planet, a topic explored in her co-edited volume (with H. Rau) on Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences (Sage, 2013).
In summary as an active researcher and lecturer in human geography and environmental planning Frances' main expertise and research interests include: socio-environment interactions; environmental planning including EIA and SEA; sustainable development; sustainability tools including indicators and community mapping; environmental governance; sustainable consumption; energy management policy and planning; sustainable communities; and research methods. 

CURRENT PROJECTS
ENERGISE (Horizon 2020: Large Scale project funded 2016-2019) Principal Investigator ENERGISE comprehensively covers the full spectrum of energy consumption in the European Union, investigating the factors driving individual and collective energy choices and practices. It classifies energy initiatives in 30 European countries, to inform the subsequent design, rollout and monitoring across eight countries of two culturally sensitive, yet transferrable Living Labs to reduce household energy consumption.
ATLAS - A Trans-AtLantic Assessment and deep water ecosystem based Spatial management plan for Europe (Horizon 2020: Large Scale five year research project 2016-2021) Team member - NUI Galway team led by Anthony Grehan ATLAS creates a dynamic new partnership between multinational industries, SMEs, governments and academia to assess the Atlantic’s deep-sea ecosystems and Marine Genetic Resources to create the integrated and adaptive planning products needed for sustainable Blue Growth. ATLAS will gather diverse new information on sensitive Atlantic ecosystems (incl. VMEs and EBSAs) to produce a step-change in our understanding of their connectivity, functioning and responses to future changes in human use and ocean climate.
CONSENSUS# II - Towards transformative action for sustainable consumption (Large-scale project funded under the EPA/STRIVE programme 2014-2016) Project Manager and PI for two of the 5 WPs This two-year interdisciplinary project extends the original CONSENSUS project and features three complementary workpackages that apply segmentation profiling, living laboratory interventions and mobility biography mapping. These will be conducted in partnership with public, private and non-governmental actors to maximise impact and spin-off actions. CONSENSUS II will provide tangible data and recommendations for public, private and civil society actors in Ireland and Europe to support low carbon development that combines efficiency gains with a socially just allocation of resources.

RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
Integrating Environmental Policy into Mainstream Policy. Case Studies: Green Procurement &  Sustainable Food and Drink Assurance Schemes  (National Economic and Social Research Council, 2014-15) This study critically explored the approaches, mechanisms, drivers and linkages that shape the conditions for improved integration of environmental policy in practice. As part of this short three month study, case study research was undertaken on green procurement initiatives, in both the public and private sectors, and sustainable food and drink assurance schemes. In this latter case study area, two specific Bord Bia schemes were examined: Origin Green; and the Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme. This small scale research study was qualitative in nature and primarily focused on gathering and analysing the insights and perspectives of organisations and individuals who are involved in implementing these initiatives on a day-to-day basis.
Exploring the role of citizen science in biodiversity monitoring across Europe (Partner: H Rau, Sociology and Political Science, NUI Galway) Small scale project commenced 2013/14

Change Burren: Exploring community well being in the Burren’ commenced Spring 2014 (Partners H Rau, Sociology and Political Science, NUI Galway and BurrenBeo, Kinvara)


‘Communicating Sustainability Research - Challenges, Opportunities and Dissemination Strategies’ (Small-scale project funded by the Fulbright Commission 2014)
This project explored the experiences of academics involved in policy relevent research in the field of sustainability. Having spent the last decade working on a variety of policy relevant research projects in the sustainability arena, I drew on my own experiences and critically reflected on the opportunities and challenges of undertaking policy relevant sustainability research. Specifically, I undertook empirical research exploring to what extent the desire to be policy relevant impacts on a researcher’s theoretical outlook, his/her conceptual orientations, methodogical approaches employed and his/her dissemenation strategies. This research project was conducted primarily in Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA, an institution which prides itself on its commitment to real-world research.
CONSENSUS - Consumption, Environment and Sustainability (Large-scale project funded under the EPA/STRIVE programme 2009-2013) This five-year interdisciplinary project was an exploration of household consumption in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This project is undertaken in conjunction with partners from the School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway and the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin.
MARNET - Marine Atlantic Regions Network (EU Interreg IVB Atlantic Area Programme 2012-2015) This project involved the establishment of a marine socio-economic network that will create and collate comparable marine socio-economic data and utilise this data to support marine socio-economic development initiatives along the Atlantic Area. The project examined the socio-economic utility of the marine environment derived from the productivity of associated marine ecosystems along the Atlantic Arc. The project sought to enhance the competitiveness and the sustainable development of Atlantic Periphery through the continued provision of a solid set of utilisable marine socio-economic information that are vital for policy formation and economic development planning across a range of marine related sectors and regions.
‘Mapping perceptions of Cycling in NUI Galway’ Small scale project in conjunction with E Clifford, R Manton, Civil Engineering, NUI Galway and H Rau, Sociology and Political Science, NUI Galway. Recipient of EXPLORE Award for Innovative Collaboration in 2012 
‘Exploring perceptions of sustainability and scale in food systems’ (Medium-scale project funded under the Millennium Research Fund 2010-2012) This project theoretically and empirically investigated the perceptions of Irish consumers with regard to the sustainability of food systems, not only environmental but also economic and social, from the local level to the global. Specific objectives included i) examining the meaning of ‘local’, as well as the role that scale plays in influencing consumer food choices; ii) investigating the extent to which perceptions of sustainability in food systems influence purchasing choices; iii) providing a nuanced understanding of the motivations for, and barriers to, purchasing products produced at different scales and explore the implications of such.
‘Galway 21: Implementing the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development in Galway City Council’ (EPA 2005-2008) The need for more effective tools to develop and assess sustainable development was identified as a priority theme under the EU’s Sixth Framework for European Environmental Policy to 2010. The development of practical tools for a local process of sustainable development represents a major challenge and provided the main focus for this project. In order to promote practical applications of the concept of sustainability by Galway City Council, the study developed indicators to capture quality of life considerations as perceived by the citizens of Galway. The study focused on integrating sustainability practices into all aspects of the local authority’s activities and plans. The development of transferable models of good practice in this domain and their dissemination throughout the local government system in Ireland represent some of the primary goals of the project. Results are available from: http://www.epa.ie/downloads/pubs/research/econ/name,25609,en.html
Green Map Galway’ (Galway City Council Local Agenda 21 Fund 2008-2010)
Drawing on experiences of other cities this project developed and produced a green map for the city of Galway. A ’Green Map’ is a locally produced chart of an area, which identifies, promotes and links environmental, social, and cultural amenities. These maps typically show green areas, cycle paths, green businesses, organic markets, quiet spots in the city, interesting walking routes, as well as the cultural sites that make an area unique. The map represents a practical tool, with potential to investigate issues of sustainability and land-use planning in the city. In keeping with sustainable development principles, the project involved high levels of public participation at the local level. Results are available on: http://www.galwaygreenmap.ie/
 
‘Policies to Promote Cycling in Galway’ (Small-scale project funded by the HSE, Galway City Council and WHO Healthy Cities 2010-2011)
The overall goal of this small-scale project is to explore public support for a number of policies that could potentially promote and enable cycling in Galway City. The project involves the development of a survey to investigate public attitudes towards cycling with the aim of understanding the extent of public support for policies that would eventually increase the number of cyclists in Galway City.
‘Urban Bike Parks’ (Desk study. Galway City Council, Healthy Cities Galway June- August 2012)  Following on from the successful partnership established between the HSE, Healthy Cities and Galway City Council in the Policies to Promote Cycling in Galway project (outlined above) this short desk top study provided for three months funding of a post-doctoral researcher - Dr Wes Flannery to review international good practice of urban bike parks and explore existing evidence to determine the processes involved in establishing a bike park in Galway City.
‘Sustainable Energy Communities’ (Desk study. NUI Galway Summer Internship Scheme June- August 2011)  This short project is a desk top study of existing evidence to determine the processes and applications of local participatory budgets, specifically participatory Local Carbon Budgets (LCBs). LCBs are essentially caps on emissions in local areas and there is a growing volume of international evidence that suggests they provide a realisable avenue to advance the transition of communities towards low carbon futures. However, the extent to which citizens and communities participate in developing and implementing these budgets varies, and is the subject of much debate. This study is critically reviewing existing case studies of LCB implementation; identify gaps in evidence; and will make recommendations for further research required in the Irish context.
Environmental attitudes and behaviour: values, actions and waste management in Ireland (EPA, 2001-2005)
This project provided essential baseline information on environmental attitudes and behaviour and more fine-grained understandings of value-action gaps in the environmental policy arena.  In accordance with sustainable development goals, the project generated concrete findings of public/local authority interactions with the aim of assisting local tiers of governance in improving public participation and levels of trust between various communities in environmental policy making.  By focusing specifically on waste issues, the project developed contextual, or ’place-based’, recommendations for improved waste management and minimisation policies. Results are available from: http://www.epa.ie/downloads/pubs/research/waste/name,13319,en.html
 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
ENERGISE 01-DEC-16 30-NOV-19
European Network for Research, Good Practice and Innovation for Sustainable Energy 22-JAN-16 21-SEP-16
NESC PROJECT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 07-OCT-14 31-DEC-16
INTEGRATING ENVIROMENTAL POLICY 22-SEP-14 21-SEP-15
FF MINOR PROJECT MILLENNIUM FUND 2010 EXPLORING PERCEPTIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY AND SCALE IN FOOD SYSTEMS FRANCES FAHY 01-JAN-11 31-DEC-12
EPA TCD WITH REP943 STRIVE 2008SDLSD CONSENSUS F FAHY 05-JAN-09 29-FEB-16

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Dr Amaya Vega EPA Consensus Project Coordinator 2012-2013 (1 year contract)
Dr Jessica Pape EPA Consensus Project Researcher 2009-2013 (4 year Contract shared with TCD)
Dr Wesley Flannery Urban Bike Parks: Desk top review of international case studies and recommendations for the Irish context Jan 2012-April 2012
Dr Naomi Foley Marnet Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2012-2014)

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2014) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future.
Davies, A. R., Fahy F and Rau, H (Ed.). (2014) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2013) Methods for Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences.
Fahy F. and Rau H (Ed.). (2013) Methods for Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences Methods for Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: SAGE. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Using mental mapping to unpack perceived cycling risk'
Manton, R, Rau, H, Fahy F., Sheahan, J. and Clifford E. (2016) 'Using mental mapping to unpack perceived cycling risk'. Accident Analysis And Prevention, 88 :138-149 [Details]
(2015) 'Different shades of green? Unpacking habitual and occasional pro-environmental behavior'
Lavelle, M.J, Rau, H and Fahy F (2015) 'Different shades of green? Unpacking habitual and occasional pro-environmental behavior'. Global Environmental Change, 2015 (35):368-378 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) '‘Locating the locale of local food: the importance of context, space and social relations’'
Carroll, B. & Fahy, F. (2014) '‘Locating the locale of local food: the importance of context, space and social relations’'. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, [Details]
(2014) 'Developing a Comparative Socio-Economic Framework for the Atlantic Arc'
Foley, NS; Corless, R; Escapa, M; Fahy, F; Fernandez-Macho, J; Gabriel, S; Hynes, S; Kalaydjian, K; Moreira, S; Moylan, K; Murillas, A; O’Brien, M; Simpson, K; Tinch, D (2014) 'Developing a Comparative Socio-Economic Framework for the Atlantic Arc'. Ocean & Coastal Management, [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'The significance of quality of life and sustainability At The Urban-Rural Fringe In The Making Of Place-Based Community'
Mahon, M., Fahy, F., and Ó Cinnéide, M. (2012) 'The significance of quality of life and sustainability At The Urban-Rural Fringe In The Making Of Place-Based Community'. Geojournal, 77 (2):265-278 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Community Mapping: Developing a sustainability tool through classroom exercises'
Fahy, Frances (2012) 'Community Mapping: Developing a sustainability tool through classroom exercises'. Geographical Viewpoint, 40 (1):24-28 [Details]
(2011) '’Developing policies and instruments for Sustainable Household Consumption: Irish Experiences and Futures’'
Pape, J., Rau, H., Fahy, F. and Davies, A.R (2011) '’Developing policies and instruments for Sustainable Household Consumption: Irish Experiences and Futures’'. Journal Of Consumer Policy, 34 (1):25-42 [Details]
(2011) 'Culture and creativity: A case study from the West of Ireland'
Collins, P,Fahy, F (2011) 'Culture and creativity: A case study from the West of Ireland'. Cities, 28 :28-35 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) '’Sustainable Consumption: practices and governance’'
Davies, A., Fahy,F, Rau, H., Pape, J. (2010) '’Sustainable Consumption: practices and governance’'. Irish Geography, 43 (1):59-79 [Details]
(2009) 'Re-constructing the urban landscape through community mapping: an attractive prospect for sustainability?'
Fahy, F,Cinneide, MO (2009) 'Re-constructing the urban landscape through community mapping: an attractive prospect for sustainability?'. Area, 41 :167-175 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'The Politics of Place in the Urban-Rural Fringe'
Mahon, M., Fahy, F., Ó Cinnéide, M., Gallagher, B. (2009) 'The Politics of Place in the Urban-Rural Fringe'. Nature and Culture, 4 (1) [Details]
(2008) 'Developing and testing an operational framework for assessing quality of life'
Fahy, F,Cinneide, MO (2008) 'Developing and testing an operational framework for assessing quality of life'. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 28 :366-379 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'The Reality of the Locality: Exploring spatial aspects of quality of life in Galway City, Ireland'
Fahy, F., Ó Cinnéide, M. (2008) 'The Reality of the Locality: Exploring spatial aspects of quality of life in Galway City, Ireland'. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 3 (1):29-44 [Details]
(2007) 'Home improvements: Household waste minimisation and action research'
Fahy, F,Davies, A (2007) 'Home improvements: Household waste minimisation and action research'. Resources Conservation And Recycling, 52 :13-27 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Communicating Sustainability: An Ecological Footprint Approach'
Desmond, M., Fahy, F. (2006) 'Communicating Sustainability: An Ecological Footprint Approach'. Geographical Viewpoint, 33 :34-40 [Details]
(2006) 'The Right to Refuse'
Fahy, F. (2006) 'The Right to Refuse'. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 10 (6):551-569 [Details]
(2005) 'Mind the Gap: Householder attitude and actions towards waste in Ireland'
Davies, A., Fahy, F., Taylor, D. (2005) 'Mind the Gap: Householder attitude and actions towards waste in Ireland'. Irish Geography, 38 (2):151-168 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Participatory and Action Research'
Fahy F (2015) 'Participatory and Action Research' In: International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. London: Elsevier. [Details]
(2014) 'Unpacking the challenges of researching sustainable consumption and lifestyles'
Lavelle, M.J. and Fahy F. (2014) 'Unpacking the challenges of researching sustainable consumption and lifestyles' In: Challenging Consumption: pathways to a more sustainable future. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014) 'Challenging Consumption'
Davies, A, Fahy F and Rau, H. (2014) (2014) 'Challenging Consumption' In: Challenging Consumption: pathways to a more sustainable future. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014) 'Moving on: Promising pathways to more sustainable futures'
Rau, H., Davies, A., and Fahy F (2014) 'Moving on: Promising pathways to more sustainable futures' In: Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014) 'Situating Sustainable Consumption in a Policy Context'
Fahy, F., Doyle, R., Davies, A, Rau, H. and Pape J. (2014) 'Situating Sustainable Consumption in a Policy Context' In: Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2013) 'Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences - Concepts, Methodologies and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity'
Henrike Rau and Frances Fahy (2013) 'Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences - Concepts, Methodologies and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity' In: Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: SAGE. [Details]
(2013) 'Researching Complex Sustainability Issues: Reflections on current challenges and future developments'
Frances Fahy and Henrike Rau (2013) 'Researching Complex Sustainability Issues: Reflections on current challenges and future developments' In: Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: SAGE. [Details]
(2010) '‘Waste Incineration’'
Fahy, F. (2010) '‘Waste Incineration’' In: Warf, B. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Geography. New York: SAGE. [Details]
(2008) '‘Dwelling on Waste: Participatory action research and the management of household waste in Galway’'
Fahy, F. (2008) '‘Dwelling on Waste: Participatory action research and the management of household waste in Galway’' In: Rau, H and Edmondson, R. (eds) Environmental Argument and Cultural Difference: Locations, Fractures and Deliberations Oxford: Peter Lang. Germany: Peter Lang. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2013) ITRN
Manton, R., Rau, H., Clifford, E and Fahy, F (2013) IS CYCLING SAFE? USING MENTAL MAPPING TO UNPACK PERCEPTIONS OF CYCLING SAFETY ITRN [Details]
(2006) Sustainable City IV : Urban Regeneration and Sustainability
FAHY, F et al. (2006) Community-based quality of life indicators for urban areas as derived in Galway City, Ireland Sustainable City IV : Urban Regeneration and Sustainability , pp.691-702 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2015) ‘Greening Ireland? Two Irish Case Studies’.
Carroll, B and Fahy, F (2015) ‘Greening Ireland? Two Irish Case Studies’. NESC, Dublin. [Details]
(2015) CONSENSUS: Consumption Environment and Sustainability.
Anna Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau, Laura Devaney, Ruth Doyle, Barbara Heisserer, Mike Hynes, Mary-Jo Lavelle and Jessica Pape (2015) CONSENSUS: Consumption Environment and Sustainability. EPA, Dublin. [Details]
(2013) Structural Prerequisites for Sustainable Societies and the Good Life - Taking the Sustainable Consumption Lens Seriously.
Fuchs, Doris, Antonietta Di Giulio, Stephan Engelkamp, Frances Fahy, Katharina Glaab, Sylvia Lorek, Michael Pollok, Martin Schweighofer, und Philip Vergragt. (2013) Structural Prerequisites for Sustainable Societies and the Good Life - Taking the Sustainable Consumption Lens Seriously. Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Germany. [Details]
(2012) ) Urban Bike Parks: A review of International Case Studies and Recommendations for the Irish Context.
Flannery, W., Fahy, F. & Baxter, O. (2012) ) Urban Bike Parks: A review of International Case Studies and Recommendations for the Irish Context. Galway City Council, Galway. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (8) Conclusion and summary.
Lavelle, M. J. & Fahy, F. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (8) Conclusion and summary. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (7) Energy consumption.
Lavelle, M.J., Davies, A., Fahy, F. & Doyle, R. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (7) Energy consumption. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (1) Methodology and profiling.
Lavelle, M. J. & Fahy, F. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (1) Methodology and profiling. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (2) Environmental concerns.
Lavelle, M. J. & Fahy, F. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (2) Environmental concerns. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (3) Transport.
Lavelle, M. J., Rau, H., Fahy, F., Heisserer, B. & Hynes, M (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (3) Transport. EPA Ireland, Co. Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (4) Food consumption.
Lavelle, M.J., Carroll, B. & Fahy, F. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (4) Food consumption. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (5) Food waste.
Lavelle, M.J., Carroll, B. & Fahy, F. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (5) Food waste. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (6) Water consumption.
Lavelle, M.J., Davies, A., Fahy, F. & Doyle, R. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (6) Water consumption. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2011) ‘Measurement and Evaluation of Ireland’s Progress regarding Sustainable Consumption Policies’.
Pape, J. and Fahy, F (2011) ‘Measurement and Evaluation of Ireland’s Progress regarding Sustainable Consumption Policies’. EPA, Dublin. [Details]
(2010) Policy Review of EU Directives on production and consumption and catalogue of international best practice models and tools for Quality of Life Proofing’.
Pape, J. and Fahy, F (2010) Policy Review of EU Directives on production and consumption and catalogue of international best practice models and tools for Quality of Life Proofing’. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
(2008) Galway 21: Implementing the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development in Galway City Council’.
Fahy F (2008) Galway 21: Implementing the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development in Galway City Council’. EPA, Dublin. [Details]
(2007) ‘Practical Tools for Sustainability’ EPA Report for Galway City Council.
Fahy, F., Ó Cinnéide, M. and Gallagher, A. (2007) ‘Practical Tools for Sustainability’ EPA Report for Galway City Council. EPA, Dublin. [Details]
(2006) Galway 21: Quality of Life in Galway City’ EPA Report for Galway City Council.
Fahy, F. and Ó Cinnéide, M. (2006) Galway 21: Quality of Life in Galway City’ EPA Report for Galway City Council. EPA, Dublin. [Details]
(2005) ‘Galway 21: Review of international Local Agenda 21 Best Practice and an assessment of progress of Galway City Council towards a local process for sustainable development’.
Fahy, F. and Ó Cinnéide, M. (2005) ‘Galway 21: Review of international Local Agenda 21 Best Practice and an assessment of progress of Galway City Council towards a local process for sustainable development’. EPA, Dublin. [Details]
(2005) ‘Environmental attitudes and behaviour: values, actions and waste management’. Final research report to the Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (research grant # 2001-MS-SE2-M1).
Davies, A.R., Taylor, D.M., Fahy, F., Meade, H. and O’Callaghan-Platt, A. (2005) ‘Environmental attitudes and behaviour: values, actions and waste management’. Final research report to the Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (research grant # 2001-MS-SE2-M1). EPA, Dublin. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Ireland’s First Geography Awareness Week'
Fahy, F (2012) 'Ireland’s First Geography Awareness Week' Geographical Viewpoint, 40 :6-9. [Details]
(2007) 'Quality Living the Mark for Galway'
Fahy F (2007) 'Quality Living the Mark for Galway' Council Review: Journal for City and County Councils, (21) :121-127. [Details]
(2004) 'Irish waste attitudes - littered with contradictions'
Fahy, F. (2004) 'Irish waste attitudes - littered with contradictions' Council Review: Journal for City and County Councils, (7) . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) DOMESTICATING SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITIONS,
Fahy, F and Davies A.R. (2015) Invited presentation. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], DOMESTICATING SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITIONS, SCI Manchester , 21-OCT-15 - 22-OCT-15. [Details]
(2013) 45th Conference of Irish Geographers 2013,
Frances Fahy (2013) Almost 300 delegates attended the largest Conference of Irish Geographers ever held. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 45th Conference of Irish Geographers 2013, NUI Galway , 16-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13. [Details]
(2011) Sustainable Consumption - Towards Action and Impact Conference, Hamburg, Germany,
Fahy F and Rau H (2011) Conflict, Compromise and ConsEnSus: Opportunities and Challenges of Policy Relevance in Sustainable Consumption Research. [Oral Presentation], Sustainable Consumption - Towards Action and Impact Conference, Hamburg, Germany, Hamburg Germany , 06-NOV-11 - 08-NOV-11. [Details]
(2010) 6th SSRC International Conference Workshop: Facing the Challenges of Sustainable Consumption: Concepts, Cases, Policy and Practice, NUI, Galway,
Fahy, F and Rau, H. (2010) Between conflict and consensus: The theory and practice of sustainable consumption. [Plenary Lecture], 6th SSRC International Conference Workshop: Facing the Challenges of Sustainable Consumption: Concepts, Cases, Policy and Practice, NUI, Galway, NUIG , 26-MAR-10 - 27-MAR-10. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2007) Review of Understanding Environmental Issues. Progress in Human Geography.
Fahy, F. (2007) Review of Understanding Environmental Issues. Progress in Human Geography. Book Review [Details]
(2007) Review of Renewing Urban Communities: Environment, Citizenship and Sustainability in Ireland, . European Regional and Urban Studies.
Fahy, F. (2007) Review of Renewing Urban Communities: Environment, Citizenship and Sustainability in Ireland, . European Regional and Urban Studies. Book Review [Details]
(2007) Renewing urban communities: Environment, citizenship and sustainability in Ireland.
Fahy, F (2007) Renewing urban communities: Environment, citizenship and sustainability in Ireland. Book Review [Details]
(2007) Understanding Environmental Issues. Progress in Human Geography.
Fahy, F (2007) Understanding Environmental Issues. Progress in Human Geography. Book Review [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2012) Chair of international key note panel including Maurie Cohen (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA) Mike Goodman (King's College London) and Inge Ropke (Technical University of Denmark) Consensus International Conference, NUI Galway.
Frances Fahy (2012) Chair of international key note panel including Maurie Cohen (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA) Mike Goodman (King's College London) and Inge Ropke (Technical University of Denmark) Consensus International Conference, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Challenges and opportunities for sustainable consumption in the Irish context, Consensus International Conference, NUI Galway 2012.
Frances Fahy (2012) Challenges and opportunities for sustainable consumption in the Irish context, Consensus International Conference, NUI Galway 2012. NUI Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Participatory Carbon Budgets: Pitfalls and Possibilities as part of the Beyond the Ballot: Deliberative Innovations Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group panels for the PSAI Conference, UCD.
Fahy F and Silke R (2011) Participatory Carbon Budgets: Pitfalls and Possibilities as part of the Beyond the Ballot: Deliberative Innovations Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group panels for the PSAI Conference, UCD. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Conflict, Compromise and ConsEnSus: Opportunities and Challenges of Policy Relevance in Sustainable Consumption Research at Sustainable Consumption - Towards Action and Impact Conference, Hamburg, Germany.
Fahy F and Rau H (2011) Conflict, Compromise and ConsEnSus: Opportunities and Challenges of Policy Relevance in Sustainable Consumption Research at Sustainable Consumption - Towards Action and Impact Conference, Hamburg, Germany. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Presentation and conference introduction: Introducing Food Consumption . Social Science Research Centre 7th International Conference Workshop ‘We Are What We (Do Not) Eat’: Linking Food Production and Consumption’ at NUI, Galway.
Fahy, F and Rau, H. (2011) Presentation and conference introduction: Introducing Food Consumption . Social Science Research Centre 7th International Conference Workshop ‘We Are What We (Do Not) Eat’: Linking Food Production and Consumption’ at NUI, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Exploring Sustainable Household Consumption in Ireland: A comparative overview of urban-rural and cross cultural trends . 19th Annual Colloquium of the International Geographical Union Commission. National University of Ireland, Galway.
Fahy, F and Lavelle, M.J. (2011) Exploring Sustainable Household Consumption in Ireland: A comparative overview of urban-rural and cross cultural trends . 19th Annual Colloquium of the International Geographical Union Commission. National University of Ireland, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) ‘ConsEnSus - Consumption, Environment and Sustainability: Exploring Policies and Instruments for Sustainable Household Consumption in Ireland’ . Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA.
Fahy, F. (2011) ‘ConsEnSus - Consumption, Environment and Sustainability: Exploring Policies and Instruments for Sustainable Household Consumption in Ireland’ . Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Presentation of The ‘making’ of place-based community in the urban-rural fringe; the significance of shared visions of quality of life and sustainability (paper by Mahon, M., Fahy, F., Ó Cinnéide, M. and Gallagher, B.) . Presented by M. Mahon at PLUREL Managing the Rural Urban Interface, University of Copenhagen.
Mahon, M., Fahy, F., Ó Cinnéide, M. and Gallagher, B (2010) Presentation of The ‘making’ of place-based community in the urban-rural fringe; the significance of shared visions of quality of life and sustainability (paper by Mahon, M., Fahy, F., Ó Cinnéide, M. and Gallagher, B.) . Presented by M. Mahon at PLUREL Managing the Rural Urban Interface, University of Copenhagen. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Presentation: Establishing Collaborative Partnerships for Sustainable Outcomes: The Case of Galway 21. Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Maynooth.
Fahy, F. (2010) Presentation: Establishing Collaborative Partnerships for Sustainable Outcomes: The Case of Galway 21. Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Maynooth. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Presentation: Developing Policies and Instruments for Sustainable Consumption: Irish Experiences and Futures. Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Maynooth.
Fahy, F and Pape, J. (2010) Presentation: Developing Policies and Instruments for Sustainable Consumption: Irish Experiences and Futures. Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Maynooth. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Chair and co-convener of two sessions . Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Maynooth entitled Geographies of Sustainable Consumption.
Fahy, F and Sage, C. (2010) Chair and co-convener of two sessions . Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Maynooth entitled Geographies of Sustainable Consumption. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Presentation: ‘ConsEnSus: Consumption, Environment and Sustainability’ . ICERTS: Irish Centre for Rural Transformation and Sustainability, NUI Galway(Forum for Research on Rural Balanced Development, Sustainability and Natural Resource Management).
Fahy, F. (2009) Presentation: ‘ConsEnSus: Consumption, Environment and Sustainability’ . ICERTS: Irish Centre for Rural Transformation and Sustainability, NUI Galway(Forum for Research on Rural Balanced Development, Sustainability and Natural Resource Management). Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The Celtic Tigers Litter: Sustainable waste management in Ireland. Presentation: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference.
Fahy, F. (2009) The Celtic Tigers Litter: Sustainable waste management in Ireland. Presentation: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference. Las Vegas: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Presentation: Sustainable Consumption: Concepts and Cases . Social Science Research Centre 5th International Conference Workshop ‘Society, Culture and the Environment (V) at NUI, Galway.
Fahy, F. (2009) Presentation: Sustainable Consumption: Concepts and Cases . Social Science Research Centre 5th International Conference Workshop ‘Society, Culture and the Environment (V) at NUI, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Geographies of Sustainable Lifestyles . Chair and co-convener with Stewart Barr, Exeter University of two sessions for the Environmental Perceptionand Behavioral Geographies Research Group of the AAG, American Association of Geographers Annual Conference.
Fahy, F. (2009) Geographies of Sustainable Lifestyles . Chair and co-convener with Stewart Barr, Exeter University of two sessions for the Environmental Perceptionand Behavioral Geographies Research Group of the AAG, American Association of Geographers Annual Conference. Las Vegas: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The Geography of Garbage - An examination of public attitudes and behaviour towards waste management. Presentation: Departmental Seminar Series, Department of Psychology, University of Ulster.
Fahy, F. (2008) The Geography of Garbage - An examination of public attitudes and behaviour towards waste management. Presentation: Departmental Seminar Series, Department of Psychology, University of Ulster. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Re-Mapping the urban landscape: community mapping - an attractive prospect for sustainability?. Presentation: Ireland/UK Planning Conference, Queens University Belfast.
Fahy, F. (2008) Re-Mapping the urban landscape: community mapping - an attractive prospect for sustainability?. Presentation: Ireland/UK Planning Conference, Queens University Belfast. Belfast: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Perspectives on Celtic Tiger Living: Quality of life at the local level. American Association of Geographers Annual Conference.
Fahy, F. (2008) Perspectives on Celtic Tiger Living: Quality of life at the local level. American Association of Geographers Annual Conference. Boston: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Community mapping - the spatial articulation of community aspirations. Presentation: SSRC International Environmental Workshop, NUI, Galway.
Fahy, F. (2008) Community mapping - the spatial articulation of community aspirations. Presentation: SSRC International Environmental Workshop, NUI, Galway. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Implementing the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development at the Local Level. Presentation: Research Seminar Series, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster.
Fahy, F. (2008) Implementing the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development at the Local Level. Presentation: Research Seminar Series, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Developing and Testing a Conceptual Framework for Assessing Quality of Life in Urban Areas. Presentation: Conference of Irish Geographers.
Fahy, F. (2007) Developing and Testing a Conceptual Framework for Assessing Quality of Life in Urban Areas. Presentation: Conference of Irish Geographers. St Patricks College, Drumcondra: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Mobilising a Collaborative Process: Community Mapping of Galway City. Presentation: SSRC International Environmental Workshop 2006, NUI, Galway.
Fahy, F. (2007) Mobilising a Collaborative Process: Community Mapping of Galway City. Presentation: SSRC International Environmental Workshop 2006, NUI, Galway. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) The Reality of the Locality: Exploring spatial aspects of quality of life in Galway City, Ireland, Session Title: International Urban Planning Issues. Presentation: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference.
Fahy, F. (2007) The Reality of the Locality: Exploring spatial aspects of quality of life in Galway City, Ireland, Session Title: International Urban Planning Issues. Presentation: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference. San Francisco: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Galway 21: Implementing the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development at the Local Level. Presentation: EPA STRIVE Seminar 2007.
Fahy, F. (2007) Galway 21: Implementing the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development at the Local Level. Presentation: EPA STRIVE Seminar 2007. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Co-convener with Sara Fuller, University of Sheffield of three sessions for the Planning and Environment Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society, London entitled Postgraduate Research on Planning, the Environment and Sustainable Development .
Fahy, F. (2007) Co-convener with Sara Fuller, University of Sheffield of three sessions for the Planning and Environment Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society, London entitled Postgraduate Research on Planning, the Environment and Sustainable Development . Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Where the Muck Stops… Responsibility and Waste Management Session Title: Planning and Environment, Research Group - Sustainable Waste Management . Presentation: Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society, London.
Fahy, F. (2007) Where the Muck Stops… Responsibility and Waste Management Session Title: Planning and Environment, Research Group - Sustainable Waste Management . Presentation: Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society, London. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Convened second national workshop entitled Practical Sustainability Tools for Local Authorities A one-day workshop attended by representatives from municipal authorities across Ireland to discuss challenges with implementing sustainability at the local level .
Fahy, F. (2007) Convened second national workshop entitled Practical Sustainability Tools for Local Authorities A one-day workshop attended by representatives from municipal authorities across Ireland to discuss challenges with implementing sustainability at the local level . Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Case Study - Environmental Attitudes & Behaviour. Presentation: EPA Waste and Resource Management Research Workshop.
Fahy, F. (2006) Case Study - Environmental Attitudes & Behaviour. Presentation: EPA Waste and Resource Management Research Workshop. Portlaoise: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Building a Biodiverse Galway: Practical, Social and Environmental Considerations . Presentation: Invited guest speaker at conference hosted by the Environmental Change Institute.
Fahy, F. (2006) Building a Biodiverse Galway: Practical, Social and Environmental Considerations . Presentation: Invited guest speaker at conference hosted by the Environmental Change Institute. NUI, Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Galway 21 - Deriving quality of life indicators to facilitate the sustainable development of Galway City. Presentation: Conference of Irish Geographers.
Fahy, F. (2006) Galway 21 - Deriving quality of life indicators to facilitate the sustainable development of Galway City. Presentation: Conference of Irish Geographers. UCD, Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Doing Post Doctoral Research on Planning and the Environment . Presentation: Planning and Environment Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society, New Researchers Workshop, IBG/RGS.
Fahy, F. (2006) Doing Post Doctoral Research on Planning and the Environment . Presentation: Planning and Environment Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society, New Researchers Workshop, IBG/RGS. London: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Convened first national workshop entitled Practical Sustainability Tools for Local Authorities A one-day workshop attended by representatives from municipal authorities across Ireland to discuss challenges with implementing sustainability at the local level .
Fahy, F. (2006) Convened first national workshop entitled Practical Sustainability Tools for Local Authorities A one-day workshop attended by representatives from municipal authorities across Ireland to discuss challenges with implementing sustainability at the local level . Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Presentation: SSRC International Environmental Workshop 2006, NUI, Galway, . A West, A Waste: Participatory action research and the management of waste in Galway.
Fahy, F. (2006) Presentation: SSRC International Environmental Workshop 2006, NUI, Galway, . A West, A Waste: Participatory action research and the management of waste in Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Community-Based Quality of Life Indicators for Urban Areas as Derived in Galway City, Ireland. Presentation: The Sustainable City Conference, Tallinn.
Fahy, F. (2006) Community-Based Quality of Life Indicators for Urban Areas as Derived in Galway City, Ireland. Presentation: The Sustainable City Conference, Tallinn. Estonia: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Re-mapping the Urban Landscape: An attractive prospect for sustainability?. Presentation: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference.
Fahy, F. (2006) Re-mapping the Urban Landscape: An attractive prospect for sustainability?. Presentation: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference. Chicago: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Sustainable Communities and new modes of citizenship in developed countries at the Institute of British, Geographers/Royal Geographical Society, London . Co-convener with Mike Raco, Kings College London and Sara Fuller, University of Sheffield of three sessions.
Fahy, F. (2005) Sustainable Communities and new modes of citizenship in developed countries at the Institute of British, Geographers/Royal Geographical Society, London . Co-convener with Mike Raco, Kings College London and Sara Fuller, University of Sheffield of three sessions. London: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Green Mapping: A tool for operationalising sustainability? . Presentation: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference.
Fahy, F. (2005) Green Mapping: A tool for operationalising sustainability? . Presentation: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference. Denver: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Galway 21: Examining the principles and practices of sustainable development in Galway City Council. Presentation: Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society.
Fahy, F. (2005) Galway 21: Examining the principles and practices of sustainable development in Galway City Council. Presentation: Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society. London: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Exploring public attitudes and behaviour towards waste. Presentation: Departmental Seminar Series, National University of Ireland.
Fahy, F. (2005) Exploring public attitudes and behaviour towards waste. Presentation: Departmental Seminar Series, National University of Ireland. Maynooth: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Community Mapping: A way forward for sustainability?. Presentation: Conference of Irish Geographers.
Fahy, F. (2005) Community Mapping: A way forward for sustainability?. Presentation: Conference of Irish Geographers. National University of Ireland, Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Green Mapping: A tool for operationalising sustainability?. Presentation: Departmental Seminar Series, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Fahy, F. (2005) Green Mapping: A tool for operationalising sustainability?. Presentation: Departmental Seminar Series, National University of Ireland, Galway. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Convener of Implementing the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development at the Local Level . Conference of Irish Geographers.
Fahy, F. (2005) Convener of Implementing the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development at the Local Level . Conference of Irish Geographers. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) An examination of public attitudes and behaviour towards waste management: The case of Galway. Presentation: Departmental Seminar Series, National University of Ireland, Galway, The Right to Refuse: An overview of research methods and findings of thesis.
Fahy, F. (2005) An examination of public attitudes and behaviour towards waste management: The case of Galway. Presentation: Departmental Seminar Series, National University of Ireland, Galway, The Right to Refuse: An overview of research methods and findings of thesis. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Perspectives on Celtic Tiger Living: Quality of life at the local level. Presentation: Conference of Irish Geographers.
Fahy, F. (2005) Perspectives on Celtic Tiger Living: Quality of life at the local level. Presentation: Conference of Irish Geographers. University of Liverpool: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Co-convenor with Sara Fuller, University of Sheffield of New Researchers Workshop for the Planning and Environment Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society.
Fahy, F. (2005) Co-convenor with Sara Fuller, University of Sheffield of New Researchers Workshop for the Planning and Environment Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society. London: Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) The Right to Refuse. Presentation: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference.
Fahy, F. (2004) The Right to Refuse. Presentation: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference. Philadelphia: Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) Convener of Geographies of Resistance and Contestation session at the Conference of Irish Geographers.
Fahy, F. (2004) Convener of Geographies of Resistance and Contestation session at the Conference of Irish Geographers. National University of Ireland, Maynooth: Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) Deconstructing the Value-Action Gap: public attitudes and behaviour towards waste in the west of Ireland. Presentation: Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society.
Fahy, F. (2003) Deconstructing the Value-Action Gap: public attitudes and behaviour towards waste in the west of Ireland. Presentation: Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society. London: Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) An Opportunity to Talk Garbage: waste management strategies & the environmental value-action gap in Ireland. Presentation: Association of American Geographers Annual Conference.
Fahy, F. (2003) An Opportunity to Talk Garbage: waste management strategies & the environmental value-action gap in Ireland. Presentation: Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. New Orleans: Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) Public Attitudes and Behaviour in Relation to Waste Management: Moving Beyond the Value-Action Gap? (presented in conjunction with Honora Meade, TCD). Presentation: Environ Conference.
Fahy, F. (2003) Public Attitudes and Behaviour in Relation to Waste Management: Moving Beyond the Value-Action Gap? (presented in conjunction with Honora Meade, TCD). Presentation: Environ Conference. NUI Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Talking Rubbish: Waste Management Strategies in Ireland. Presentation: Conference of Irish Geographers, Magee College.
Fahy, F. (2002) Talking Rubbish: Waste Management Strategies in Ireland. Presentation: Conference of Irish Geographers, Magee College. Derry: Conference Paper [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
(2012) Invited Speaker Reflecting on 25 years of Planning and Environmental Research, PERG RGS one day workshop, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Frances Fahy (2012) Invited Speaker Reflecting on 25 years of Planning and Environmental Research, PERG RGS one day workshop, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, Scotland. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012) Invited Speaker State of Geography in Ireland Presidential address at Association of American Geographers, New York City.
Fahy, F (2012) Invited Speaker State of Geography in Ireland Presidential address at Association of American Geographers, New York City. Invited Lectures [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2011) ‘Measurement and Evaluation of Ireland’s Progress regarding Sustainable Consumption Policies’ . Report for the EPA, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin.
Pape, J. (2011) ‘Measurement and Evaluation of Ireland’s Progress regarding Sustainable Consumption Policies’ . Report for the EPA, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2010) ‘Policy Review of EU Directives on production and consumption and catalogue of international best practice models and tools for Quality of Life Proofing’ School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin.
Pape, J. (2010) ‘Policy Review of EU Directives on production and consumption and catalogue of international best practice models and tools for Quality of Life Proofing’ School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2008) Final research report to the Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (research grant # 2004-SD-FS-23) . Galway 21: Implementing the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development in Galway City Council.
Fahy, F. (2008) Final research report to the Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (research grant # 2004-SD-FS-23) . Galway 21: Implementing the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development in Galway City Council. Dublin: Non Published Reports [Details]
(2007) Dublin: EPA. EPA Report for Galway City Council Galway: NUI, Galway.
Fahy, F. (2007) Dublin: EPA. EPA Report for Galway City Council Galway: NUI, Galway. Galway: Non Published Reports [Details]
(2007) Quality Living the Mark for Galway, Council Review. Journal for City and County Councils.
Fahy, F. (2007) Quality Living the Mark for Galway, Council Review. Journal for City and County Councils. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2006) Galway 21: Quality of Life in Galway City EPA . Report for Galway City Council.
Fahy, F., Ó Cinnéide, M. (2006) Galway 21: Quality of Life in Galway City EPA . Report for Galway City Council. Galway: Non Published Reports [Details]
(2005) Galway City Council towards a local process for sustainable development EPA . Final research report to the Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (research grant # 2001-MS-SE2-M1) Dublin: EPA.
Davies, A.R., Taylor, D.M., Fahy, F., Meade, H., OCallaghan-Platt, A. (2005) Galway City Council towards a local process for sustainable development EPA . Final research report to the Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (research grant # 2001-MS-SE2-M1) Dublin: EPA. Dublin: Non Published Reports [Details]
(2005) Galway 21: Review of international Local Agenda 21 Best Practice and an assessment of progress of . Report for Galway City Council.
Fahy, F., Ó Cinnéide, M. (2005) Galway 21: Review of international Local Agenda 21 Best Practice and an assessment of progress of . Report for Galway City Council. Galway: Non Published Reports [Details]
(2004) Irish waste attitudes - littered with contradictions, Council Review. Journal for City and County Councils.
Fahy, F. (2004) Irish waste attitudes - littered with contradictions, Council Review. Journal for City and County Councils. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2004) Household attitudes and actions towards waste management (11 reports published for 4 local authorities across Ireland).
Fahy, F., Davies, A., Meade, H., Taylor, D. (2004) Household attitudes and actions towards waste management (11 reports published for 4 local authorities across Ireland). Trinity College, Department of Geography, Trinity College: Non Published Reports [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2007) Review of Bringing Society Back In: Grassroots Ecosystem Management, Accountability, and Sustainable Communities . Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.
Fahy, F. (2007) Review of Bringing Society Back In: Grassroots Ecosystem Management, Accountability, and Sustainable Communities . Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. Reviews [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
(2010) Culture and Creativity: The case study from the West of Ireland, CISC Working Paper No. 31, January. (CISC Working Paper No. 31).
Collins, P. (2010) Culture and Creativity: The case study from the West of Ireland, CISC Working Paper No. 31, January. (CISC Working Paper No. 31). Working Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2003) Talking Rubbish: Waste Management Strategies in Ireland. Environmental attitudes and actions: attempts to deal with Irelands waste Trinity Papersin Geography.
Fahy, F. (2003) Talking Rubbish: Waste Management Strategies in Ireland. Environmental attitudes and actions: attempts to deal with Irelands waste Trinity Papersin Geography. Working Paper [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 Tom Jones Hughes Award AGTI
2012 Explore Innovation Award NUI Galway
2013 Fulbright Scholar Fulbright Commission

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Royal Geographical Society Fellow 30-AUG-02 / 04-JAN-13
Association of American Geographers Member 14-MAR-02 / 04-JAN-13
Geographical Society of Ireland President 29-MAY-12 / 01-MAY-14
Planning and Environment Research Group (RGS) Secretary 01-JAN-07 / 02-JAN-08
Planning and Environment Research Group (RGS) Chair 02-JAN-08 / 02-JAN-12
Geographical Society of Ireland Committee Member 05-JAN-03 /
Geographical Society of Ireland Vice-president 01-MAY-11 / 29-MAY-12

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Planning and Environmental Research Group (Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers/ Royal Geographical Society) Chair 31-AUG-08 / 22-JUN-12
Planning and Environmental Research Group (Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers/ Royal Geographical Society) Secretary 31-AUG-07 / 31-AUG-08
SCORAI-EU Committee member 18-MAY-12 / 04-JAN-13
Geographical Society of Ireland President 19-MAY-12 / 18-MAY-14
Geographical Society of Ireland Vice-President 09-MAY-11 / 10-MAY-11
Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI) Committee member 06-MAY-06 / 06-MAY-12

Reviews

  Journal Role
Progress in Human Geography Reviewer
Social And Cultural Geography Reviewer
Local Environment: The International Journal Of Justice And Sustainability Reviewer
Journal Of Environmental Policy & Planning Reviewer
International Journal Of Biometeorology Reviewer
Irish Geography Reviewer
European Urban And Regional Studies Reviewer
Environmental Politics Reviewer
Environmental Management Reviewer
Environment And Planning C-Government And Policy Reviewer
Local Environment: The International Journal Of Justice And Sustainability Editoral Board
Area Reviewer
Irish Geography Editoral Board
Progress In Human Geography Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Graduate and undergraduate courses (both large- and small-group teaching) at all levels addressing human geography themes including: culture-nature relations; global-local relations; environmental knowledges and environmentalism; environmental policy and planning processes; environmental capacity-building; sustainable development; public participation; sustainable cities; quality of life; waste management policy and planning, and methods for sustainability research.

International and national fieldtrip organisation and academic and safety supervision.

 

Courses Taught in Geography, NUI Galway (current year unless otherwise stated):

 

Masters Teaching

TI 707                         Dissertation
TI 704                         Environment, Risk and Resilience  

TI 705                         Managing Development (2009-2010)

 

Undergraduate Teaching

TI 366             Seminar in Environmental Planning (dissertation module 30 students enrolled 2010-11)

TI 343             Geographies of Sustainable Consumption (145 students enrolled 2010-11)

TI 335             Research Project Design and Development

TI 236             Environmental Planning (120 students enrolled 2010-11)

TI 224             Residential Field Class (44 students enrolled)

(Barcelona January 2011 - supporting classroom based course Sept-Dec 2010)

TI 212              Geography Theory and Practice (08/09)

TI 152              Geography in Practice (600+ students enrolled 2010-11)
TI 150              Principles of Human Geography (600+ students enrolled 2010-11)

 

Coordinator of Level 1 First year Geography 2009-2012 (600+ student enrollment 2010-11)

 

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2016 Anna Power MSc in Marine and Coastal Environments
2016 Kelda Minjon MSc in Marine and Coastal Environments
2015 Desiree Farrell MSc in Marine and Coastal Environments
2014 Brídín Carroll PhD Y
2014 Mary Lavelle PhD Y
2014 Alexandra Revez PhD
2012 Tatiana Brusilovskaya MA in Environment Society and Development
2011 Emer Henderson M.Lit Y
2011 Laura Scanlon MA in Environment Society and Development
2011 Pierce Holden Specialist Diploma in Environmental Sustainability
2011 Lavina Power MA in Environment Society and Development
2010 Gareth McElhinney Specialist Diploma in Environmental Sustainability
2010 Michael O Connor MA in Environment Society and Development
2010 Killian Mc Kiernan M.A. of Economic Science: Economic and Environmental Modelling
2010 Kate Dempsey MA in Environment Society and Development

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Elaine Williams Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Mary Greene Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor