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Professor Anna Davies

Professor (Geography)
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I joined the Department of Geography in September 2001 from a lectureship at Kings College London. My research, which falls into the broad field of social science, focuses on environmental governance, specifically within the sectors of environmental awareness, waste management, biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development. These are issues both of key national and international significance in the field of public policy as clearly demonstrated in the attention given to them in government, industry, the media, community-based organisations and through increasing public concern. My major research focus for the first three years after arriving at Trinity was an Environmental Protection Agency funded project that I designed 'Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour: values, actions and waste management'. I was awarded an IRCHSS Fellowship 2004/5 in order to complete the research monograph on 'The Geographies of Waste' (Ashgate, 2008). Subsequently I have had projects funded examining sustainability indicators (EU FP6), civil society and waste management (Royal Irish Academy), creating a sustainable economy (IRCHSS) and various EPA projects including Biodiveristy politics, climate change, environmental risk communication, waste charges and sustainable consumption.
  Biodiversity and Conservation   Environmental Planning   Environmental Policy   Environmental planning and sustainable development   Environmental politics   Public Policy   Socio economic issues   Waste Management   Waste Management, Recycling
CONSENSUS:consumption, environment and sustainability
BRIDGE- Communicating across the science policy divide
Creating a Sustainable Economy
Communicating environmental risk: waste, incineration and dioxins
Biodiversity politics: policy, planning and public understanding

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Assessed research grant proposals and participated in grant-awarding panels for the following bodies: IRCHSS Small Project Grants (Ireland) 2004
Assessor of research grant proposals and participated in grant-awarding panels for: Economic and Social Research Council (UK) 2004-present
Board of Directors, The Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun 2010
Chair: Future Earh Organising Committee, RIA 01/01/2014-present
Domain Expert to EU COST Domain ISCH Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health 2011-14
Editorial Board - Geography Compass (Blackwell International Online Journal) 2006-present
Editorial Board, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Econhomy and Society August 2014
Editorial board of Local Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability 2002 - Present
Expert Review Panel - Irish Fulbright Post-Graduate Award Scheme (Ireland-USA) 2004-2006
Expert Reviewer: FORMAS: Swedish Research Council: Use of Natural Resources 2013-present
Expert Reviewer: Swedish Enviornmental Protection Agency 23/01/2014
Expert Reviewer: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency 23/01/2014
Expert Validation Panel: DIT Planning and Sustainable Development Masters Courses 2004
External Selection Board: Lectureships/Head of Discipline DIT - Faculty of Built Environment 2004
National Economic & Social Council Member (Independent member appointed by Taoiseach) 2011-present
OECD - Subject Expert. Long term scenarios for food and agriculture 03/12/2013
OECD Expert witness, Workshop, OECD, Paris - Future of Food September 2014
Reviewer for Environment and Planning A 2002 - Present
Reviewer for Environmental Values 2002 - Present
Reviewer for Irish Geography 2002 - Present
Reviewer for Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 2002 - Present
Reviewer for Local Environment 2002 - Present
Reviewer for The Geography Journal 2002 - Present
Royal Irish Academy Geographical Sciences Committee 2009-present
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Chair Planning and Environment Research Group, RGS 2007 2009
Chair, Future Earth Organising Committee, Royal Irish Academy January 2014 present
Geography Society of Ireland 2001 present
Membership Secretary of the Planning and Environment Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society 2003 2006
Planning and Environment Research Group, RGS 1999 present
Royal Geographical Society (RGS), UK 1998 present
Royal Irish Academy, Geographical Sciences Committee 2009 2012
Royal Irish Academy, Geographical and Geosciences Committee 2014 2017
Secretary, Planning Environment Research Group 2006 2007
Anna R. Davies and Ruth Doyle, Shiftshaping: exploring practice-oriented participatory backcasting for imagining socio-ecological transformation of household consumption, The Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2015, Journal Article, SUBMITTED  URL
Anna R. Davies and Ruth Doyle, WATERWISE: EXTENDING CIVIC ENGAGEMENTS FOR CO-CREATING MORE SUSTAINABLE WASHING FUTURES, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 2015, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  TARA - Full Text  URL
Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, and Henrike Rau, Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more Sustainable Future , London, Routledge, 2014, Book, PUBLISHED
Sustainable eating: visions, practices and the role of technology in, editor(s)Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau , Challenging Consumption: pathways to a more sustainable future, London, Routledge, 2014, [Anna R. Davies, Laura Devaney, Jessica Pape], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Introduction: Challenging Consumption in, editor(s)Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau , Challenging Consumption: pathways to a more sustainable future, London, Routledge, 2014, [Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Conclusion: Moving on: promising pathways to more sustainable futures in, editor(s)Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy and Henrike Rau , Challenging Consumption:Pathways to a more Sustainable Future, London, Routledge, 2014, [Henrike Rau, Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Anna Davies, Future of Food Consumption, OECD Future of Food, OECD Paris, Sept. 2014, 2014, OECD, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Anna R. Davies, Environmental Futures, in The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, 2014, Journal Article, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text
DAVIES, A.R., Technology and sustainable urban food futures: views from the kitchen, Futures:The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Partnership and Sharing: beyond mainstream mechanisms, in, editor(s)Brown, Abbe , Environmental Technologies, Intellectual Property and Climate Change: Accessing, Obtaining and Protecting, London, Edward Elgar, 2013, pp108 - 127, [Davies, A.R.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
  

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O'Callaghan-Platt and Davies, A nationwide review of pay-by-use domestic waste collection charging in Ireland, Dublin, EPA, 2007, 1-93, Report, PUBLISHED
DAVIES, A.R., United we stand? Environmental justice and anti-incineration campaigning in Galway, Ireland. Planning and Environment Research Group Special Session on Environmental Justice, International Geographical Union Conference, Glasgow, 2004, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
DAVIES. A.R., Waste Management in Ireland, Department of Geography, University College Cork, 2004, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
DAVIES, A.R., Anti-incineration campaigning in Ireland: a case for developing an environmental justice dialogue, Department of Sociology, TCD, 2004, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
DAVIES, A.R., Waste Management in Ireland: to burn or not to burn that is the question , Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen, 2004, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
DAVIES, A.R.; Fahy, F; Meade, H and Taylor, D. , Household attitudes and actions towards waste management (11 reports), Trinity College, Department of geography, Trinity College, 2004, 2004, Report, PUBLISHED
DAVIES, A.R.; Fahy, F; Meade, H and Taylor, D, Household attitudes and actions towards waste management: Report on Quantitative Research, Fingal County Council, 2004, Report, PUBLISHED
DAVIES, A.R.; Fahy, F; Meade, H and Taylor, D, Household attitudes and actions towards waste management: Quantitative Research, Kerry County Council, 2004, Report, PUBLISHED
Fahy, F.; DAVIES, A.R.; Meade, H and Taylor, D, Household attitudes and actions towards waste management: Quantitative Research, Galway County Council & Galway City Council, 2004, Report, PUBLISHED
DAVIES, A.R.; Fahy, F; Meade, H and Taylor, D, Household attitudes and actions towards waste management: Household Waste Minimisation Exercise, Galway County Council & Galway City Council, 2004, Report, PUBLISHED

  

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Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs Fellowship 2000
Earthwatch/Guinness Earth Science Fellowship 1995
Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin 2007
Geography Society of Ireland: Award Services to Society, Community adn Environment 2013
IRCHSS Research Fellowship 2004
MA (jure officii) Trinity College Dublin 2005
Overseas Researcher Award, Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers 2002
Visiting Fellowship, University of Auckland, New Zealand 2005
My research examines socio-political and spatial aspects of environmental policy making. Completed projects have included work on environmental planning and sustainable development, values and valuation of the environment, the politics of climate change, biodiversity, waste management, sustainability enterprise and sustainable consumption. Current projects are focusing on issues related to environmental governance particularly the role of networks and partnerships under conditions of conflict. Empirical work on these issues has been conducted in a number of locations including New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.