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Professor Anna Davies

Professor (Geography)

Anna directs the Environmental Governance Research Group and is on the steering committee for the Trinity Centre for Future Cities. Anna Chairs the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Future Earth Ireland expert group, is a member of the RIA Geographical and Geosciences Committee and The Planning and Environment Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society, as well as being the Secretary of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production. She is a member of the Development Team for the Future Earth Knowledge Action Network for Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production and is co-Chair of the SSCP KAN working group on social change beyond consumerism. Anna was elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy in 2017. In addition, Anna advises the Irish Government as a member of the National Climate Change Council and is a member of the Expert Group for the Citizen's Assembly on Climate Change. She was previously (2011-2016) an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council. Anna sits on the management board of the social enterprise The Rediscovery Centre, based in Ballymun, Dublin, a social enterprise dedicated to providing community employment and training via innovative reuse of unwanted or discarded materials. Anna has produced more than 80 peer reviewed books, book chapters and journal articles, including articles in leading international peer-review journals such as Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, the Annals of American Association of Geography and Geoforum. In 2012, she was awarded a prize from the Geography Society of Ireland for her contribution to Society and Community. Anna is currently PI of SHARECITY, an ERC Consolidator Grant funded by the European Union under the Horizon2020 programme. Prior to this Anna was Principal Investigator of CONSENSUS, a large-scale multi-institutional project, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, examining consumption, environment and sustainability
  Biodiversity and Conservation   Environmental Planning   Environmental planning and sustainable development   Environmental Policy   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

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Member of Expert Advisory Group for National Citizen's Assembly on Climate Change 2017
National Expert Advisory Council on Climate Change 2015-
Evaluator, ERC Consolidator Awards (2017), Advanced Awards (2015) 2015-
Chair, Future Earth Ireland, RIA 2015-
Editorial Board, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society August 2014
OECD Expert witness, Workshop, OECD, Paris - Future of Food September 2014
OECD - Subject Expert. Long term scenarios for food and agriculture 03/12/2013
Expert Reviewer: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency 23/01/2014
Expert Reviewer: FORMAS: Swedish Research Council: Use of Natural Resources 2013-present
Domain Expert to EU COST Domain ISCH Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health 2011-14
Chair: Future Earth Organising Committee, RIA 01/01/2014-present
National Economic & Social Council Member (Independent member appointed by Taoiseach) 2011-present
Royal Irish Academy Geographical Sciences Committee 2009-present
Editorial board of Local Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability 2002 - Present
Board of Directors, The Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun 2010
Editorial Board - Geography Compass (Blackwell International Online Journal) 2006-present
Assessor of research grant proposals and participated in grant-awarding panels for: Economic and Social Research Council (UK) 2004-present
Expert Review Panel - Irish Fulbright Post-Graduate Award Scheme (Ireland-USA) 2004-2006
Assessed research grant proposals and participated in grant-awarding panels for the following bodies: IRCHSS Small Project Grants (Ireland) 2004
Expert Validation Panel: DIT Planning and Sustainable Development Masters Courses 2004
External Selection Board: Lectureships/Head of Discipline DIT - Faculty of Built Environment 2004
Reviewer for Environmental Values 2002 - Present
Reviewer for Local Environment 2002 - Present
Reviewer for Irish Geography 2002 - Present
Reviewer for Environment and Planning A 2002 - Present
Reviewer for Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 2002 - Present
Reviewer for The Geography Journal 2002 - Present
Expert Reviewer: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency 23/01/2014
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Details Date From Date To
Member, Royal Irish Academy 2017
Royal Irish Academy, Geographical and Geosciences Committee 2014 2017
Chair, Future Earth Organising Committee, Royal Irish Academy January 2014 present
Royal Irish Academy, Geographical Sciences Committee 2009 2012
Royal Geographical Society (RGS), UK 1998 present
Geography Society of Ireland 2001 present
Planning and Environment Research Group, RGS 1999 present
Chair Planning and Environment Research Group, RGS 2007 2009
Secretary, Planning Environment Research Group 2006 2007
Membership Secretary of the Planning and Environment Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society 2003 2006
DAVIES, A.R., Edwards, F., Marovelli, B., Morrow, O., Rut, M., Weymes, M , Making Visible: Making visible: Interrogating the performance of food sharing across 100 urban , Geoforum, 86, 2017, p136 - 149, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
DAVIES, A. R., Gray, M., Donald, B., Knox-Hayes, J. , Sharing economies: Moving beyond binaries in a digital age, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 10, (2), 2017, p209 - 230, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
DAVIES, A.R., Edwards, F., Marovelli, B., Morrow, O., Rut, M., Weymes, M, Creative construction: Crafting, negotiating and performing urban food sharing landscapes. , Area, 2017, Notes: [DOI: 10.1111/area.12340 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Christopher Luederitz, Niko Scheapke, Arnim Wiek, Daniel J. Lang, Matthias Bergmann, Joannette J. Bos, Sarah Burch, Anna Davies, James Evans, Ariane KĀ€onig, Megan A. Farrelly, Nigel Forrest, Niki Frantzeskaki, Robert B. Gibson, Braden Kay, Derk Loorbach, Kes McCormick, Oliver Parodi, Felix Rauschmayer, Uwe Schneidewind, Michael Stauffacher, Franziska Stelzer, Gregory Trencher, Johannes Venjakob, Philip J. Vergragt, Henrik von Wehrden Frances R. Westley , Learning through evaluation e A tentative evaluative scheme for sustainability transition experiments,, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, p1 - 16, Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Devaney, L and Davies, A.R., Disrupting household food consumption through experimental HomeLabs: Outcomes, connections, contexts, Journal of Consumer Culture, 2016, p1 - 22, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Anna R. Davies and Ruth Doyle, Transforming Household Consumption: From Backcasting to HomeLabs Experiments, The Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105, (2), 2015, p425 - 436, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  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, 14, (2), 2015, p390 - 400, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Davies, A.R., Doyle, R., Waterwise: Extending civic engagements for co-creating more sustainable washing futures, ACME, 14, (2), 2015, p390-400 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, and Henrike Rau, Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more Sustainable Future , London, Routledge, 2014, 1-211pp, 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, pp158 - 181, [Anna R. Davies, Laura Devaney, Jessica Pape], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL

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DAVIES, A.R. and Legg, R., Fare Sharing: Interrogating the nexus of ICT, urban food sharing and sustainability, Food Culture and Society, , 21, (1), 2018, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Anna Davies, '2015', Research Profile, 2015, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
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


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Award Date
Membership, Royal Irish Academy 2017
Geography Society of Ireland: Award Services to Society, Community and Environment 2013
Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin 2007
MA (jure officii) Trinity College Dublin 2005
Visiting Fellowship, University of Auckland, New Zealand 2005
IRCHSS Research Fellowship 2004
Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs Fellowship 2000
Overseas Researcher Award, Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers 2002
Earthwatch/Guinness Earth Science Fellowship 1995
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.