Dr. John McDonagh


Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Dept. of Geography
Room 122, Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2569
E: john.mcdonagh@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

John graduated with a BA (Hons) and MA (Hons) from NUI and was awarded a University Scholarship to pursue his PhD at Bristol University in the UK. At Bristol, John studied under Professor Paul Cloke and after completion of his PhD, obtained a permanent lectureship post at University College Northampton. During this time, he was appointed subject leader for an interdisciplinary module on Development while also delivering courses on rural geography and land resource development. He returned to take up a Lectureship post at NUI, Galway and was appointed Acting Head of Department in February 2009 and Head of Department in July 2009.

Research Interests

John’s main research focuses on Rural Geography and Rural Development.  Areas of interest include:

  •  Agricultural Restructuring and Multifunctionality
  • Sustainable Rural Environments
  • Rural Transport
  • Regional Development
  • The Changing Geography of Peripheral Rural Regions
  • Rural Governance and Rural Protest
  • Environmental Capital and the Repositioning of Rural Resources

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Building Shared Knowledge in the Northern Periphery 15-JUN-15 31-DEC-15
GENERAL JOHN MCDONAGH 01-FEB-12 01-DEC-20
THE OPTIONS PROGRAMME AND IRISH FARM FAMILIES J MC 12-MAR-07 31-DEC-12
MF2002 MF13 02 M JOHN MCDONAGH 01-DEC-02 29-NOV-04
MF2004 MF04 04 JOHN MC DONAGH 01-OCT-04 20-JUL-07
DERREG FP7 SSH 2007 1 MCDONAGH 01-JAN-09 31-DEC-14
989 MF 69 00 PUBLICATION OF THREE PAPERS 01-JAN-01 29-NOV-04
SLIGO CO CO ECON SOC AND CULl PROFILE SLIGO 11-AUG-00 30-APR-04
EPA 2005 PHD5 SPI 8 JOHN MCDONAGH 01-SEP-05 30-APR-09
938 SLIGO CC SLIGO ATLAS J MCDONAGH 01-MAR-01 20-AUG-07
979 HEA C2 SE 4 SOCIAL ECON MAN IRL LA 01-SEP-00 30-SEP-04
750 GUF VOL COMM RD MC DONAGH 01-AUG-00 29-SEP-12

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Rural geography III: Do we really have a choice? The bioeconomy and future rural pathways'
McDonagh, J (2015) 'Rural geography III: Do we really have a choice? The bioeconomy and future rural pathways'. Progress In Human Geography, 39 :658-665 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Power, Discourse and Participation in Nature Conflicts: The Case of Turf Cutters in the Governance of Ireland's Raised Bog Designations'
O'Riordan, M,Mahon, M,McDonagh, J (2015) 'Power, Discourse and Participation in Nature Conflicts: The Case of Turf Cutters in the Governance of Ireland's Raised Bog Designations'. Journal Of Environmental Policy & Planning, 17 :127-145 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Transitions in European land-management regimes between 1800 and 2010'
Jepsen, M.R., Kuemmerle, T, McDonagh, J and others (2015) 'Transitions in European land-management regimes between 1800 and 2010'. Land Use Policy, 49 :53-64 [Details]
(2014) 'Rural geography II: Discourses of food and sustainable rural futures'
McDonagh, J (2014) 'Rural geography II: Discourses of food and sustainable rural futures'. Progress In Human Geography, 38 :838-844 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Rural geography I Changing expectations and contradictions in the rural'
McDonagh, J (2013) 'Rural geography I Changing expectations and contradictions in the rural'. Progress In Human Geography, 37 :712-720 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'The importance of evaluation and ‘embracing error’ - The case of the ‘The Options for Farm Families Programme’ in Ireland'
Farrell, M. and McDonagh, J. (2012) 'The importance of evaluation and ‘embracing error’ - The case of the ‘The Options for Farm Families Programme’ in Ireland'. Journal Of International Agricultural Extension Education, [Details]
(2012) 'The Rural as a Return Migration Destination'
Farrell, M., Mahon, M, and McDonagh, J. (2012) 'The Rural as a Return Migration Destination'. European Countryside, 4 (1) [Details]
(2012) 'Interdisciplinary interpretations and applications of the concept of scale in landscape research'
Higgins, S; Mahon, M; McDonagh, J. (2012) 'Interdisciplinary interpretations and applications of the concept of scale in landscape research'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 113 :137-145 [Details]
(2012) 'Collaborative Tourism Planning in Ireland: Tokenistic Consultation and the Politics of Participation'
Healy, N,Rau, H,McDonagh, J (2012) 'Collaborative Tourism Planning in Ireland: Tokenistic Consultation and the Politics of Participation'. Journal Of Environmental Policy & Planning, 14 :450-471 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Sustainable Rural Tourism: Lessons for Rural Development'
McAreavey, R,McDonagh, J (2011) 'Sustainable Rural Tourism: Lessons for Rural Development'. Sociologia Ruralis, 51 :175-194 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Rural Europe and the World: Globalization and Rural Development'
Woods, M. and McDonagh, J. (2011) 'Rural Europe and the World: Globalization and Rural Development'. European Countryside, 3 (3):153-163 [Details]
(2010) 'Missed opportunity or cautionary steps? Farmers, forestry and rural development in Ireland'
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M., Ryan, M. (2010) 'Missed opportunity or cautionary steps? Farmers, forestry and rural development in Ireland'. European Countryside, [Details]
(2010) 'Power, Positionality and the View from within: Agricultural Advisers' Role in Implementing Participatory Extension Programmes in the Republic of Ireland'
Mahon, M,Farrell, M,McDonagh, J (2010) 'Power, Positionality and the View from within: Agricultural Advisers' Role in Implementing Participatory Extension Programmes in the Republic of Ireland'. Sociologia Ruralis, 50 :104-120 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'New Opportunities and Cautionary Steps? Farmers, Forestry and Rural Development in Ireland'
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M., Mahon, M. and Ryan, M. (2010) 'New Opportunities and Cautionary Steps? Farmers, Forestry and Rural Development in Ireland'. European Countryside, 2 (4):236-251 [Details]
(2009) 'The Options for Farm Families Programme: Rhetoric and Reality of Change'
Farrell, M., McDonagh, J., Mahon, M. (2009) 'The Options for Farm Families Programme: Rhetoric and Reality of Change'. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, [Details]
(2009) 'Commodification and Conflict: What Can the Irish Approach to Protected Area Management Tell Us?'
Healy, N,McDonagh, J (2009) 'Commodification and Conflict: What Can the Irish Approach to Protected Area Management Tell Us?'. Society & Natural Resources, 22 :381-391 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Transport geographies: mobilities, flows and spaces'
McDonagh, J. (2009) 'Transport geographies: mobilities, flows and spaces'. Environment and Planning C-Government and Policy</