Listed below are staff from within Queen's University Belfast, who are undertaking research in the field of sustainable development or are addressing elements of the topic (such as improving resource efficiency, reducing pollution risk, developing new techniques for remediating contaminated land, improving environmental or functional performance or researching environmental law etc) along with a brief summary of their research interests.
Further details of their research can be accessed by clicking on the staff name, which links to each individuals staff homepage. If you know of any other staff members who wish to be listed on this page, please send details to Siobhan Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF PLANNING, ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEEERING
Dr Rory Doherty ( email@example.com )
Research interests include: contaminated land remediation design and technology (sustainable remediation technologies, PRBs, ex-situ chemical oxidation methods); site investigation (real time data acquisition and modelling, correct sampling and decision making, sampling theories, large scale sampling); contaminant biogeochemistry (microbial architecture of contaminant plumes); biogeophysics (optimise/monitor insitu remediation of groundwater, monitoring of subsurface microbial environments); hazardous waste (landfill remediation or decision making tools at the design stage).
Dr Luc Rock
Luc's research interests lie in applying the principles of isotope geochemistry to study the origin and fate of compounds within the environment, in order to address issues such as water quality, water quantity and greenhouse gas emissions.
Dr Neil Ogle ( firstname.lastname@example.org
Laboratory Manager for the Stable Isotope Facility (SIF).
Professor Muhammed Basheer ( email@example.com )
Professor Adrian Long
Research includes ultimate strength of slab/column structures and bridge decks, in-situ testing of concrete, concrete durability, fibre optic sensors and pre-cast concrete arches.
Dr Su Taylor
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Research includes structural and bridge engineering, advance composites for construction and use of sensor systems for construction and structural health monitoring of bridge structures.
Dr Carolyn Hayles ( email@example.com )
Carolyn's research is in sustainable strategies in design and construction including decision making for sustainable development; particularly issues surrounding the provision of sustainable and affordable housing; low carbon building; and the use of renewable energy. Carolyn is also involved in teaching and learning research, in particular ‘Education for Sustainable Development' and the embedding of sustainability teaching in built environment curriculum.
Professor Frank Gaffikin
Extensive research background which includes: planning in contested space, the university as an urban institution, and participatory integrated planning and new governance.
Professor Malachy McEldowney
Main research interests are in the fields of urban design, conservation and planning practice. This includes public participation within the planning process.
Dr Geraint Ellis
Research areas include spatial planning and sustainability, with a particular emphasis on environmental governance, renewable energy, and environmental justice and equality issues in planning.
Dr Brendan Murtagh
Research areas include: urban regeneration and neighbourhood renewal; planning and ethnic-religious conflict; community development and participation; urban policy and the EU; and policy evaluation.
SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND PALEOECOLOGY
Professor Valerie Hall
Director of the Environmental Change research cluster. Environmental change research includes quaternary tephrochronological research in Greenland, New Zealand, China and Ireland.
FACULTY OF ARTS, HUMANTIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Prof Frank Figge ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainable Business; Sustainable Finance and Valuation; Social and Environmental Accounting; Stakeholder Management; The Economics and Management of Diversity.
Dr Diane Holt ( email@example.com )
Green supply chain management; Ecopreneurship and social enterprise; Environmental education; International environmental management; Role of ‘interpretation’ in promoting sustainable practices; Environmental management practices in the retail sector; Fair-trade and food miles.
Ralf Barkemeyer ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Corporate social responsibility and international development;(Corporate) Social and environmental policy; National capacity for environmental policy; Value-based measuring; Managing corporate sustainability.
Corporate sustainability management; sustainability assessment; sustainability indicators; benefits of sustainable business; sustainability and change management; carbon footprinting; sustainable transport; sustainable built environments.
SCHOOL OF POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY
Dr John Barry
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Relationship between moral/political theory and the environment, with a specific focus on: eco-feminism, green theory and justice and green theory and the political economy; How risk is perceived for developments such as wind farms.
Dr. Darren McCauley
Multi-level sustainable policy-making; low carbon politics; the politics of nuclear energy; environmental policy and social movements; sustainable governance; Europeanization; European comparative politics; French politics and society.
SCHOOL OF LAW
Professor Sharon Turner
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EU environmental law including: Implementation processes; Environmental governance (particularly the Irish experience (North and South)); Environmental regulation; Environmental justice.
Dr Dieter Pesendorfer
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(Risk) regulation; Governance; Sustainable development; European I and Europeanization; Political economy; Policy analysis, particularly in relation to environmental politics and policy.
Dr Peter Doran
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Sustainable development and governance; Green political economy (including sustainable consumption and production); Global environmental politics; Climate change politics.
FACULTY OF MEDICINE, HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Professor George Hutchinson ( email@example.com )
Chair of Rural & Environmental Economics at the Institute of Agri-Food & Land Use. Main research areas include Discrete Choice Contingent Valuation and Choice Modelling; two methods used in environmental, health and safety economics.
Dr Keith Farnsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Research involves the application of ecological theory to practical problems of real-life importance. A major part of this work is now devoted to the Irish Government's Beaufort Marine research project: An Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management. Other research interests include projects on problems in community ecology such as invasive species and community approaches to pests and also on objective value, especially of biodiversity, and previous work on grassland herbivores (for example in the Serengeti Mara).