BA (Hons) Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ulster
Certificate, Environmental Law, University of Bristol
PhD Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury,
PG CHET, Queen's University Belfast
Dr Doran has worked at all levels in the environment and sustainable development policy arena - at the United Nations, at the Northern Ireland Assembly and Dáil Éireann, and in the Irish NGO sector. A former journalist, he maintains an active interest in the media, contributing occasionally to BBC Radio Ulster and as a guest writer for the Northern Ireland political blog, Slugger O Toole.
Dr Doran’s research interests include: the role of contemporary practices of askesis – the arts of caring for the body and mind using physical and mental techniques – in supporting a transition to sustainable consumption; the politics of well-being; and prosperity beyond traditional measures of growth and economic performance.
He is a senior editor and writer on the 'Earth Negotiations Bulletin' for the International Institute for Sustainable Development at United Nations negotiations on climate change and sustainable development. During the Northern Ireland Assembly's first mandate, Dr Doran served as the Research Officer responsible for environment and sustainable development issues and worked closely with the Environment Committee.
As Campaigns Manager for Earthwatch - Friends of the Earth (Ireland), he oversaw campaigns on nuclear testing in the pacific, and promoted Local Agenda 21 in Derry and Donegal during his time as Co-ordinator of the Foyle Basin Council based in Derry. Dr Doran maintains his links with the environmental NGO sector in his capacity as an Assessor for the Republic of Ireland’s Irish Environment Network with responsibility for allocating public funds to the sector’s NGO’s.
o LLM Law and Governance
o Approaches to Law and Regulation
o Multi-level Governance
o LLM Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
o Socio-legal challenges for a Sustainable World
o Climate Change and Energy
o Environmental Justice
o Human Rights and the Environment
o Equal Opportunities
o Advisor of Studies (LLB Year 1)
Dr Doran is currently involved in a research project supported by the QUB Institute for a Sustainable World to work with stakeholders in the Green New Deal (NI) on their approaches to economic growth and appreciation of current critiques of traditional measures of growth (e.g. GDP).
Doran, P. (2011), ‘Is there a role for contemporary practices of askesis in supporting a transition to sustainable consumption’, International Journal of Green Economics, Vol.5, No.4, pp.15-40.
Doran, P. (2010), ‘Can civil society succeed where elites have failed on the war against sectarianism in Northern Ireland? Towards an infinitely demanding politics for the North’, in Leonard, L. and Allen, K. (Eds.), Irish Journal of Sociology, Vol.18, No.2, pp.155-182.
Doran, P. (2010), ‘After Copenhagen: Bringing Personal Carbon Trading Home’, in French, D. (Ed.), Global Justice and Sustainable Development. The Hague: Brill Publications.
Chasek, P, Wagner, L. and Doran, P (2012), ‘Lessons from 20 years of multilateral environmental negotiations’, in Chasek, P. and Wagner, L. (Eds.),The Roads from Rio: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations. London: Routledge.
Two further pieces have been published in 2009. A jointly authored article on the politics of waste incineration in Ireland has appeared in the Journal, Environmental Politics (2009), and a chapter on the politics of environmental NGOs in Ireland has been included in an edited collection on sustainability in rural Ireland (A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland (2009).
Household Consumption & Sustainable Consumption in the Republic of Ireland, 2006. Paper commissioned by Comhar - National Sustainable Development Partnership, Dublin.
‘The Global Justice Movement and Sustainable Development’, International Journal of Green Economics, Volume 1, No. 1, (2006), Inderscience Publishers. Vol. 1, No. 1.January.
Furthering Consensus: Meeting the challenges of sustainable development (2005), Eds. Angela Churie Kallhauge, Elisabeth Corell, Michael K Dorsey and Gunnar Sjostedt, Greenleaf. Chapter title: ‘What the anti-globalisation movement can tell us about sustainable development’.
The State: theories and issues (2005), Eds. Colin Hay and Michael Lister, Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter title (with John Barry and Mat Patterson), ‘Green Theory’.
Environment in the New Global Economy (2003), Richard Haas (Ed), Edward Elgar. Chapter title: ‘Towards a critical global environmental politics’. (The International Library of Writings on the New Global Economy).
An analysis of the outcomes from the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002), Johannesburg, South Africa. Paper Commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation, New York.
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