Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Susan

Contact Surname: Murphy

Contact Address:

Department of Geography Museum Building Trinity College Dublin Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: 35318963540

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Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University of Dublin, Trinity College

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Susan Murphy is the Assistant Professor in international development practice with the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin and programme coordinator for the joint TCD UCD Masters in Development Practice, and. Susan received a Ph.D. in 2012 from the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, for her thesis “The problem of the duty of assistance". Susan sits on the steering committee of the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), and is visiting fellow with REPOA, Policy Research for Development, Tanzania. Susan is also a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Council hosted by Columbia University Earth Institute, New York, and a Co-Founder and Director of The Dublin Lab - UN SDSN Academic Centre hosted by UCD School of Politics and International Relations. Since joining Trinity College Dublin in 2012 Susan has lectured on Climate Change, Human Rights, and Development (in collaboration with the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice); and Gender and Development. She is also module coordinator for all national and international fieldwork and professional work-based placements, bringing to bear her twelve years of industry experience as a manager with a global management consulting firm. Her research interests are in applied international political theory, issues in global justice and development, human rights and climate change, gender and social inclusion. She has published in national and international peer-review journals on matters related to international development including Irish Studies in International Affairs, The Economic and Social Review, and The Journal of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, and Rhetoric (forthcoming). She is currently leading baseline research projects on gender and education, and the gendered dimensions of climate change in East Africa.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Human Rights Social Inclusion Gender Climate Justice International Politics International Relations Governance

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change

Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Researching Climate Service Development and Deployment

 Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

 Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Cultural Heritage

→  Developing a reflective society



→  Connecting people with heritage


→  Creating knowledge


  Methods and Measurements

  Integrating Risks

→  Safeguarding our cultural heritage resource

  Adaptation and mitigation

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Improve the understanding of climate change and the provision of reliable climate projections

 Support mitigation policies, including studies that focus on impact from other sectoral policies

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 Further our understanding of biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, their interactions with social systems and their role in sustaining the economy and human wellbeing

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Support innovative policies and societal changes

Cultural heritage

 Providing for a better understanding on how communities perceive and respond to climate change and seismic and volcanic hazards

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe

 Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.

Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

LIFE and COST Actions

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Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environmental Governance and Information

COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:

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