The Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Dr Ruth McAreavey

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Papers and presentations

By Invitation:

  • 2008  Development of Programme ‘Kosovo: Rebuilding civil society. Lessons from Northern Ireland'. A programme for Municipal representatives from Kosovo, in partnership with Tipperary Institute.
  • 2006 Invited to present ‘Sexism and Science: A gendered analysis of interdisciplinary research'. Gender Research Forum Workshop, QUB.
  • 2006 Invited to participate in European Science Foundation Forward Look Workshops on Food Security, Versailles (June 2006) and Wageningen (October, 2006).
  • 2006 Invited to present ‘Local Food and the Standing Committee for Social Sciences' and to act as rapporteur to Standing Committee.  European Science Foundation Local Food in Europe, Bordeaux.
  • 2006 Invited to participate in stakeholder meeting ‘Sustainable Food Chains and Rural and Regional Development in N. Ireland'. Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, Birmingham.
  • 2006 Invited to present ‘Community based initiatives in rural England'.  ESRC Seminar Series, Cardiff.
  • 2005 Invited to present ‘The relationship between State and community sectors'. European Union's LEADER Programme Annual Conference, Dublin.
  • 2003 Invited to present ‘Sustaining Rural Communities'. Countryside Agency/Hastoe Housing Association, Launch of Good Practice Guide, Westminster.
  • 2002 Invited to present ‘Participating in rural community development' National Council for Voluntary Organisations Seminar, London.
  • 2001 Invited to present ‘The experience of the Communities First-Suffolk project' Countryside Agency Seminar, Taunton.



  • 2010 (with Swindal, M.) Presented paper ‘Rural governance: Participation, Power and Possibilities for Action' QUCAN Annual Meeting, Newcastle on Tyne, UK
  • 2009 Presented paperSustainable rural tourism: connecting local needs?' European Rural Sociology Association, Biennial Conference, Finland.
  • 2008 Presented paper ‘Sustainable Tourism: a paradigm for sustainable rural communities'. Irish Social Sciences Platform Annual Conference, Dublin City University.
  • 2008 Presented paper ‘Regeneration communities or community regeneration. A critique of the power dynamics in contemporary regeneration practice'. UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference, Belfast.
  • 2008 Presented paper ‘The experiences, aspirations and expectations of migrant workers'. QUCAN Annual Meeting, Ithaca. NY.
  • 2006 Presented paper ‘Sabotage, Sexism and Science: Navigating Between the Disciplines'. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of the Aegean, Rhodes
  • 2006 Presented paper (With Shortall) ‘Who Said Interdisciplinary Research was Fun? Revisiting the Differences Between the Two Cultures'. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of the Aegean, Rhodes
  • 2005 Presented paper ‘Rural governance and governmentality'. European Rural Sociology Association, Biennial Conference, Hungary