Professor / Deput President
On Secondment as Deputy President and Vice-President for Innovation
Professor Jim Walsh is Deputy President and Vice President for Innovation at NUI Maynooth where he was Head of the Department of Geography between 1995 and 2005. A founding member of NIRSA and the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) he has published extensively on a wide variety of topics related to regional and rural development and spatial planning. He has also coordinated a number of census based mapping projects. He has been a member of several national fora including the National Economic and Social Council, and the Expert Advisory Group for the National Spatial Strategy. He is currently on secondment from the Department of Geography.
- Agriculture and Population Geography;
- Local and Regional Development;
- Western Europe Development Studies
- WALSH, J. A. (ed.) People and Place: A Census Atlas of the Republic of Ireland. NIRSA, NUI Maynooth. 360 pp. 2007
- WALSH, J. A., and MELDON, J. (eds.) Partnerships for Effective Local Development, CREADEL Publication No. 2, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Charleroi, 170 pp. 2004.
- ROBERTS, P., SHAW, D., and WALSH, J. A. (eds.) Regional Planning and Development in Europe, Ashgate Press, London., 300 pp. 2000.
- DECOSTER, D., MICHAUX, V., MURRAY, M., MURTAGH, B., NIARCHOS, C., THURIOT, F. and WALSH, J. A., The Governance of Local Development: An Assessment of Organisational Capacity in North West Europe, Planning Practice and Research, 21, 2, pp 163-178, 2006.
- WALSH, J. A, FOLEY, R., KAVANAGH, A., and MCELWAINE, A. Origins, Destinations and Catchments: mapping travel to work in Ireland in 2002, Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Vol. XXXV, pp 1-58, 2006.
- WALSH, J. A. and MELDON, J., Integrating local government and local development: County and City Development Boards, Geographical Viewpoint, 29, pp 31-34, 2001.
- MEREDITH, D., CHARLTON, M., FOLEY, R. and WALSH, J. Modelling Commuting Catchments in Ireland: A hierarchical approach using GIS, in WINSTANLEY, A. C. (ed.) GISRUK 2007 Proceedings of the Geographical Information Science Research UK Conference, NCG, NUI Maynooth, pp 277-280, 2007.
- WALSH, J. A. Regional development: Trends, Policies and Strategies, in BARTLEY, B. and KITCHIN, R. (eds.) Understanding Contemporary Ireland, Pluto Press, pp 44-56 , 2007.
- WALSH, J. A. Agriculture in Transition: the experience of Ireland, in BARTLEY, B. and KITCHIN, R. (eds.) Understanding Contemporary Ireland, Pluto Press, pp 158-169, 2007.
- WALSH, J. A. and MURRAY, M. Critical Reflections on the National Spatial Strategy and the Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland within the Dublin-Belfast Corridor, in YARWOOD, Y., (ed.) The Dublin-Belfast Corridor: Ireland’s Megacity Region?, Ashgate, pp 45-58, 2006.
- WALSH, J. A., Spatial development of Europe’s North Western Periphery: implications of ESPON results, in Hague, C., (ed.) ESPON Going Regional, Report for ESPON programme, Luxembourg, pp 31-46, 2006.
- COMMINS, P. and WALSH, J. A. Adjustments and impacts of the CAP/RDP: Ireland, in Shucksmith, M., THOMSON, K. and ROBERTS, D., (eds.) The CAP and the Regions – the territorial impacts of the Common Agricultural Policy. CABI Publishing, pp 113-123, 2005.
- COMMINS, P., WALSH, J. A. and MEREDITH, D. Some Spatial Dimensions: Population and Settlement Patterns, in Rural Ireland 2025: Foresight Perspectives, NUI Maynooth, UCD and Teagasc, pp 45-60, 2005.
- WALSH, J. A. Spatial planning frameworks for Ireland: critical reflections on the Dublin - Belfast Corridor, in MCELDOWNEY, M., MURRAY, M., MURTAGH, B. and STERRETT, K. (eds) Planning in Ireland and Beyond: Multidisciplinary Essays in Honour of John V Greer, pp 123-133, Belfast, Queen's University of Belfast., 2005.
- WALSH, J. A., Partnership Theory and Practice, In WALSH, J. A., and MELDON, J. (eds.) Partnerships for Effective Local Development, CREADEL Publication No. 2, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Charleroi, pp 7-28, 2004.
- CROWLEY, C., MEREDITH, D. and WALSH, J. A., Population and Agricultural Change in Rural Ireland, In Pitts, E., (ed.) Rural Futures – Proceedings of Rural Development Conference, Teagasc, Dublin pp 17-34, 2004.
- WALSH, J. A., Spatial Planning for Territorial Cohesion: Linking the urban and Rural Domains, In O’CINNEIDE, M., (ed.) Territorial Cohesion: Meeting new challenges for an enlarged EU, Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Dublin, pp 83-98, 2004.
- WALSH, J. A., Planning for regional development in a peripheral open economy: the case of Ireland. In BYRON, R., HANSEN, J. C., and JENKINS, T., (eds.) Regional Development on the North Atlantic Margin, Ashgate Press. Aldershot, pp 125-149, 2004.
- MELDON, M., KENNY, M. and WALSH, J. A., Local government, local development and citizen participation: lessons from Ireland. In Lovan, W.R., MURRAY., M. and SHAFFER, R. (eds). Participatory Governance – Planning, Conflict Mediation and Public Decision Making in Civil Society, Ashgate, Aldershot., pp 41-62. 2003.
- WALSH, J. A., The National Spatial Strategy as a framework for achieving balanced regional development. In MCDONAGH, J., (ed.) Economy, Society and Peripherality – experiences from the west of Ireland. Arlen House, Galway, pp 55-79, 2002.
- MELDON, J., KENNY, M. and WALSH, J. A, Local Government, Local Development and Citizen Participation – lessons from Ireland, in DECOSTER, D-P., (ed.) Local Government, Local Development and Citizen Participation, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Charleroi, pp 9-37, 2002.
- WALSH, J. A., Integrated area-based rural development in the Midwest region of Ireland: transferable success factors. In HAARSTEN, T., GROOTE, P. and HUIGEN, P., (eds.) Claiming rural identities: Dynamics, Contexts, Policies. Van Gorcum & Comp. BV. The Netherlands, pp 123-132, 2000.
- ROBERTS, P., SHAW, D. and WALSH, J. A., Regional Planning and Development in Europe: An Introduction, In Roberts, P., Shaw, D. and Walsh, J. (eds.) Regional Planning and Development in Europe, Ashgate Press. Aldershot, pp 3-12, 2000.
- WALSH, J. A., Dynamic regional development in the EU periphery: Ireland in the 1990s, In Roberts, P., Shaw, D. and Walsh, J. (eds.) Regional Planning and Development in Europe. Ashgate, London, pp 117-137, 2000.
- WALSH, J. A., O’KEEFFE, B. and WALSH, C., Rural Typology and Socio-Economic and Demographic Profile of Ballyhoura, Blackwater and Duhallow. North Cork-East Limerick Area Partnerships, 2006, pp. 136.
- ROCHE, M,, WALSH, J. A., and SMITH, A., Rural-Urban Dynamics in Kildare: Socio-economic patterns and trends. Kildare County Council, 247 pp. 2006.
- WALSH, J. A., KAVANAGH, A., MELDON, J. and MCELWAIN, A., Meath in Transition: A Socio-economic profile, Meath County Council, Navan, 210 pp. 2005.
- BARTLEY, B., and WALSH, J. A., ‘Factors in Successful Gateway Development: a review of international experience’In Report on Gateways Investment Priorities Study prepared for Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and Forfás by ICLRD, Brady Shipman Martin and Fitzpatrick Associates, pp 114-122, 2005.
- WALSH, J. A., Agricultural and Rural Development Policy in the context of EU Spatial Policy, In The Territorial Impacts of the CAP and Rural Development Policy, Final Report for ESPON project 2.1.3., accessible at http//www.espon.lu/projects/, pp. 230-254, 2004.
- COMMINS, P. and WALSH, J. A., Household adjustment strategies and trends in Ireland, In The Territorial Impacts of the CAP and Rural Development Policy, Final Report for ESPON project 2.1.3., accessible at http//www.espon.lu/projects/, pp 115-136, 2004.
- WALSH, J. A. and MELDON, J., Urban-Rural relations in Ireland, Working Paper for ESPON Project 112 on Urban-Rural Relations in Europe, NIRSA, 2004.
- WALSH, J. A., SCHMIDT-THOME, K., STEAD, D. and MARQUES DE COSTA, E., Socio-Economic Diversification and interconnectedness of urban and rural areas in Europe, in BENGS, C. and SCHMIDT-THOME, K. (eds.) Urban-Rural Relations in Europe, Final Report for ESPON Project 112, accessible at http//www.espon.lu/projects/ pp 180-209, 2004.
- WALSH, J. A., Review of European Spatial Planning, edited by A. FALUDI, Cambridge, Massachussetts, in Journal of Regional Science, 44, 3, 2004, pp 612-615.
- WALSH, J., MCHUGH, C. and O’BRIEN, M., Types of Rural Areas in the Midwest Region and counties Offaly and Kerry, Report for Shannon Development, 2003
- WALSH, J. A., BOYLE, G. and MELDON, J., Le Cheile, An Integrated Strategy for Meath to 2012., Meath County Development Board, Navan, 93 pp, 2002.
- WALSH, J., BRADY, J. and MANNION, C., South Dublin Socio-Economic Profile – A Spatial Analysis (prepared for South Dublin County Development Board). Working Paper No 14, NIRSA, NUI Maynooth, 41 pp, 2002.
- WALSH, J., BRADY, J. and MANNION, C., Dublin City Economic and Social Profile – A Spatial Analysis (prepared for Dublin City Development Board). Working Paper No 15, NIRSA, NUI Maynooth, 46 pp, 2002.
- WALSH, J., BRADY, J. and MANNION, C., Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Socio-Economic Profile – A Spatial Analysis (prepared for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Board). Working Paper No 16, NIRSA, NUI Maynooth, 41 pp, 2002
- WALSH, J., BRADY, J. and MANNION, C., Economic and Social Profile of Fingal County – A Spatial Analysis (prepared for South Dublin County Development Board). Working Paper No 17, NIRSA, NUI Maynooth, 41 pp, 2002.
- WALSH, J. and O’BRIEN, M., Wicklow at the Millennium – A Spatial Analysis of Development Patterns (prepared for Wicklow County Development Board). Working Paper No. 9, NIRSA, NUI Maynooth, 51 pp, 2001.
- WALSH, J., BOYLE, G,. MELDON, J., and FEENEY, B., Analysis of Economic, Social and Cultural Situation of County Meath - A Spatial Analysis (prepared for Meath County Development Board). Working Paper No. 12, NIRSA, NUI Maynooth, 44 pp, 2001
- WALSH, J., McCAFFERTY, D. and FEENEY, B., Limerick City Socio-Economic Profile - A Spatial Analysis (prepared for Limerick City Development Board). Working Paper No. 13, NIRSA, NUI Maynooth, 32 pp, 2001.
- MELDON, J., KENNY, M. and WALSH, J. A., Innovations and Mainstreaming for Sustainability – lessons from local development experiments in Ireland. Report for EU Interreg 11C CREADEL Project, Department of Geography, NUI Maynooth, 2001.
- ESER, T.W., BENSON, L., CRAIGIE, H. and WALSH. J. A., Criteria for the Spatial Differentiation of the EU Territory: Economic Strength, Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, Bonn, 68 pp, 2001.
- BRENDAN KEARNEY ASSOCIATES, FITZPATRICK ASSOCIATES and WALSH, J. A., Evaluation of LEADER 11 Programme in Ireland Report to Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Dublin, 130 pp, 2000.
- WALSH, J. A., McHUGH, C., and FITZPATRICK ASSOCIATES Irish Rural Structure and Gaeltacht Areas Report to Department of the Environment and Local Government Spatial Planning Unit, Dublin, 89 pp, 2000.
- BRADY SHIPMAN MARTIN CONSULTANTS, WALSH, J. A. and FITZPATRICK ASSOCIATES The Irish Urban System and its Dynamics Report to Department of the Environment and Local Government Spatial Planning Unit, Dublin, 137 pp, 2000.
- WALSH, J. A., with M. BANNON, H. CRAIGIE, G. DALY, P. HEALEY, G. KAFKALAS, K. LAPINTIE, R. SAIRINEN, F. SCHINDEGGER and K. SCHMIDT-THOME. ‘Main trends shaping the European territory’ , In Reports for Study Programme on European Spatial Planning, CD-ROM Nordregio, Stockholm, also available on website www.nordregio.se, 84 pp 2000
‘Spatial demographic and socio-economic trends: implications for regional development’ Forfas Strategic Planning Seminar (October 2007).
‘The Social and Economic Transformation of Rural Ireland’ Seminar on Rural Transport and Social Inclusion organised by Comhar Sustainable Development Council, Dublin (September 2007)
‘Spatial Planning for Sustainable Rural Development’ Environment Ireland 2007 Conference. Towards 2020: the Environment in Ireland’s Future, Dublin. (September 2007).
‘A spatial perspective on demographic and social change in Ireland’ Conference organized by Scottish and Irish branches of the Regional Studies Association, Glasgow, (September 2007)
And Crowley, C. ‘A Local Regression Analysis of Irish Farm Census Data’
Geocomputation 2007 Conference, NCG, NUI Maynooth (3-5 September, 2007).
And Meredith, D., Charlton, M. and Foley, R.
‘Modelling Commuting Catchments in Ireland: A Hierarchical Approach using GIS’ Geocomputation 2007 Conference, NCG, NUI Maynooth (3-5 September 2007)
‘A Spatial Perspective on Adding Value to the Census of Population’
Invited presentation to National Statistics Board/CSO Seminar on Census Results for a Modern Ireland, Dublin (25 July 2007)
And Crowley, C. ‘Geographically Weighted Regression of Irish farm census data’
Conference of Irish Geographers, SPCD (12 May 2007)
And Meredith, D.
‘Identifying Travel to Work Areas in Ireland: a hierarchical approach’
Conference of Irish Geographers, SPCD (12 May 2007)
‘People and Place: Mapping Ireland’s Population’ Conference of Irish Geographers, SPCD (12 May 2007)
And Meredith, D. Martin Charlton, and Ronan Foley ‘Commuting Catchments in Ireland: A hierarchical approach using GIS’ Geographical Information Science Research UK Conference, NCG, NUI Maynooth (11-13 April 2007)
‘Political dimensions of spatial planning: the case of the National Spatial Strategy’
Place, Environment and Politics in the Republic of Ireland Conference NIRSA, NUI Maynooth (23 March 2007).
‘Spatial Impacts of CAP and Rural Development Policies’
Informing Spatial Planning: Preparing for 2007-2013 Conference, NIRSA & ICLRD, NUI Maynooth, (26 January 2007).
And Riordan, B. and Walsh, C. ‘Rural Ireland Foresight 2025: A Relevant Typology’
Invited presentation to Workshop on ‘The diversity of rural areas in the enlarged EU: characterisation, typology and modelling’ organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) and Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), Seville (15 December 2006)
‘Spatial Planning for Territorial Competitiveness’ Conference on Territorial Competitiveness of North Cork, South East Limerick and East Kerry, organised by Ballyhoura Development Ltd, IRD Duhallow and Blackwater Resource Development, Charleville (10 November 2006)
‘Spatial Strategies on the Island of Ireland: contextual perspective’ Opening address to Conference on Implementing a Framework for Collaborative Action: Spatial Strategies on the Island of Ireland. International Centre for Local and Regional Development and InterTradeIreland, Armagh (9 November 2006)
‘Spatial Planning Strategies: Experience of Ireland’ Invited keynote presentation to International Conference on Spatial Planning and Development in Northern Peripheral Regions, Reykjavik (31 October 2006)
‘Land Use in Ireland: Future Perspectives’ Invited keynote presentation to Conference on How should we use our Land, organised by Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee of Royal Dublin Society, RDS (9 October 2006)
And Crowley, C. and Meredith, D. ‘Modelling Irish Farm Census Data with OLS Multiple Regression and Geographically Weighted Regression’ European Regional Science Association Conference, Volos, Greece (8 September 2006)
And Meredith, D. ‘Rural Ireland 2025’ Conference of Irish Geographers, UCD (6 May 2006)
‘New Perspectives on rural Ireland’ Conference of Irish Geographers, UCD (6 May 2006)
‘Rural Ireland 2025: Challenges and Opportunities’ Presentation to Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland, UCD (27 February 2006)
Foley, R., Kavanagh, A, McElwain, A. and Charlton, M.
‘Origins, Destinations and Catchments: Mapping Travel to Work in Ireland in 2002’
Social and Statistical Society of Ireland Quarterly Meeting, Dublin (20 October 2005).
‘Place Competitiveness’ Invited presentation to ESPON Conference on Competitiveness and Cohesion in Northwest Europe, London (11 July 2005).
‘Identification of Hinterlands of NSS Gateways and Hubs and assessment of implications of Regional Population Projections’ Presentation to Senior Managers, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Dublin (30 June 2005)
‘Spatial Trends and Policy Options’ Presentation to National Economic and Social Council, Dublin (17 June 2005).
And Foley, R., McElwain, M. Charlton, M. ‘Modelling Spatial Mobility in Ireland from the 2002 Census’ Conference of Irish Geographers 2005, NUI Galway (6-8 May 2005).
And Kavanagh ‘Studying Socio-Demographic Change in Dublin, 1996-2002’ Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway (6-8 May 2005).
‘Strategies for Spatial Development in Ireland’ Invited presentation to Town and Country Planning Association Conference on National and Regional Spatial Strategies, Manchester, (18 May 2005).
‘Spatial Development in Europe’s north-western periphery: implications of ESPON results’ Conference of Irish Geographers, Galway (7 May 2005).
‘Spatial Development in Europe’s North-Western periphery : implications of ESPON results’ Invited keynote paper for ESPON Conference on Spatial development in North West Europe’s peripheral areas beyond the Pentagon, Belfast (20 February 2005).
‘Typologies of Rural Areas in Ireland in the late 1990s – Census-based analyses, Seminar presentation to postgraduates Department of Economics, NUI Galway (28 January 2005).
And Foely., R. and Charlton, M. ‘Travel to Work Patterns’ Geographical Perspectives On Outputs From Census 2002, NUI Maynooth (27 January 2005).
And Kavanagh, A ‘Summary typologies for rural and urban areas’ Geographical Perspectives on Outputs from Census 2002 Workshop, NUI Maynooth (27 January 2005).
‘Main features of population distribution and structure 2002 and principal trends since 1991’ Presentation to Conference on Geographical Perspectives on Outputs from Census 2002, NIRSA, NUI Maynooth (26 January 2005).
‘The Geography of Economic Activity Indicators 2002’ Presentation to Conference on Geographical Perspectives on Outputs from Census 2002, NIRSA, NUI Maynooth, (26 January 2005).
‘The Geography of travel to work patterns in Ireland 2002’ Presentation to conference on Geographical Perspectives on Outputs from Census 2002, NIRSA, NUI Maynooth (26 January 2005).
‘Typologies of Rural Areas in Ireland in the late 1990s – census based analyses’, Seminar presentation to postgraduates Department of Economics, NUI Galway, February, 2005
‘Sustainable Rural Development in the context of the National Spatial Strategy’, Presentation to Conference on Developing the Northeast, Dundalk Institute of Technology, December 2004, (with B. O’ Keeffee).
‘Geographical aspects of recent trends in rural housing’, Presentation to Conference on Settlement Policies and Strategies for Rural Areas, Queens University Belfast, December 2004 (with Karen Keaveney)
‘Recent demographic and socioeconomic trends in county Meath’ presentation to Meath County Development Board, November 2004
‘Spatial Planning for Territorial Cohesion – linking the urban and rural domains’. Invited presentation to Ireland 2004 Presidency of the European Union Conference on Territorial Cohesion, Galway, May 2004
‘The Geography of population change in Ireland in the 1990s’, Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Maynooth, May, 2004
‘Polycentric Urban Development and new Urban Rural Relations in Europe’, Presentation to seminar on ESPON Research Findings, NUI Maynooth, May 2004 (with J. Meldon)
‘Population and agricultural change in rural Ireland 1991-2002’, Presentation to Teagasc Conference on Rural Futures, Tullamore, March 2004 (with C. Crowley and D. Meredith)
‘The National Spatial Strategy and the Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland: Critical Reflections’. Presented to the Third Harvard School of Design North South Planning Conference on
‘Dublin-Belfast Corridor 2025 and North-South Cooperation’, Newry, 11-12 September 2003 (with M. Murray, QUB).
‘Strategic elements of an integrated spatial data infrastructure’, presented to IRLOGI Seminar on National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Dublin, June 2003
‘The Preparation of the National Spatial Strategy: Lessons for European Spatial Planning’, ESPON International Seminar, Luxembourg, November 2002.
Prospects for territorial development outside Dublin, Presented to NIRSA/Regional Studies Association Conference on “Ireland 2020 – People, Place and Space”, Bunratty, April, 2002
‘Planning for regional development in a peripheral open economy: the case of Ireland’, Presented to the XVI International Seminar on Marginal Regions, Alesund – Volda, 5-12 August, 2001
‘Issues to be addressed in the National Spatial Strategy’, presented to Irish Planning Institute National Conference, Kilkenny, 29, May, 2001
‘Gateways, hubs and functional areas in the National Spatial Strategy, presented to UCG/GSI conference’ on “From the Periphery of the Periphery – the role of Galway in Regional and National Development”, Oct. 13th 2001
‘Devising a strategy for balanced regional development in an open economy: lessons from Ireland’, presented to Regional Studies Association Conference on ‘Regional Transitions: European Regions and the Challenges of Development, Integration and Enlargement, 15-18th September, 2001, Gdansk.
‘Rural areas and the National Spatial Strategy’, presented to Association of Irish Regions Annual Conference, Monaghan, 17 October, 2001
‘The National Spatial Strategy’, presented to NIRSA seminar, NUI Maynooth, Nov. 1st, 2001
‘Geography, Public Policy and Spatial Development’ Presidential address to Geographical Society of Ireland, Trinity College, March 1st, 2001
‘Assessment of economic, social, cultural and environmental situation in county Meath’, presented to Meath County Development Board, 25 May, 2001
‘Demographic and socio-economic analysis of Dublin city’, presented to Dublin City Development Board, 5 June, 2001
‘A typology of rural areas’ Presentation to National Rural Development Forum, National rural Development Forum, Ballinlough, Roscommon. December 2000.
‘Issues and options for rural areas in the context of the National Spatial Strategy’ Presentation to Leaders’ Conference on The National Spatial Strategy, organised by Department of the Environment and Local Government, Limerick. December 2000.
‘Regionalism in Ireland – towards cohesion? Paper to American’ Conference of Irish Studies 2000 Session on “Transforming Ireland: the politics of heritage and change”, Limerick, July 2000.
‘The decline of the country and the rise of the town’ Keynote address to The Social Study Conference on Urban Chaos and Rural Decay, Westport, June, 2000.
‘The National Spatial Strategy – a research agenda Paper’ to Conference of Irish Geographers, Queens University Belfast, May, 2000
‘The National Spatial Strategy: rationale and context’, Paper to conference on Building the Framework for Development : the National Spatial Strategy. Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch), Tullamore, April, 2000 (with C. McHugh and H. Craigie).
Recent Funded Research Grants and Awards
- Project to evaluate and disseminate research findings from ESPON research programme, 2005, approx. €20,000
- Partner in transnational ESPON project to assess application of spatial planning principles, 2005, €10,000
- Research grant from Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government to delimit travel to work areas in Ireland, and to construct spatial typology of demographic and socio-economic adjustment in Ireland, 2004-2005, €35,000
- Transnational project on Strategic Territorial Planning and Multi-level Governance funded by Interreg 111B, 2004-2007, €208,000
- Research project on geographical dimensions of demographic and socio-economic adjustment in Ireland between 1996 and 2002, Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Research Stimulus Fund 2002-2005 €50,000
- Two Teagasc Walsh Fellowships to investigate (a) issues of contestation in relation to housing in the countryside and (b) the geography of adjustment in agricultural production in Ireland after the 1992 CAP reform, 2002-2005 €75,000
- Three research projects funded under EU ESPON programme 2002-2004, € 67,500
- Two research projects on rural adjustment strategies in Ireland funded by Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Research Stimulus Fund 2001-2004 €140,000
- Teagasc Walsh Fellowship to investigate the spatial structure of urban hinterlands in Ireland. 2000-2003, £30,000
- Research projects for 12 City and County Enterprise Boards, 2001, c .€185,000
- Studies of The Irish Urban System and its Dynamics; The structure of rural areas; and Rural Enterprise on behalf of the Spatial Planning Unit Department of Environment and Local Government. In association with Fitzpatrick Associates Economic Consultants, Teagasc and Brady Shipman Martin Planning Consultants. 2000, c.£50,000
- Research on strategies for supporting local development and assessment of best practice models, in collaboration with partners in Gloucestershire and Walloon region of Belgium. Funded by EU under INRERREG 11C Programme, 2000-2001, c. €200,000 euro
- Contributions to research work of European Spatial Planning Observatory Network (ESPON). Funded by EU DG XVI, and Department of the Environment, 1998-1999, £40,000 (this project is shared with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UCD).
- An assessment of transferable elements of best practice in local development in Ireland. Funded by OECD, Paris. 1998. £4,500.
- Contributions on 'Regional and Local Development' and 'Agriculture and Rural Development' to study of National Investment Priorities for the period 2000-2006, commissioned by Department of Finance and co-ordinated by ESRI Dublin. 1998-1999, £20,000. (with G. Boyle).
- Towards a strategy for community development in Kildare. Funded by Kildare LEADER Group (an EU funded county based partnership to promote innovative approaches to rural development), 1998-1999, £7,500.
- Preparation of a micro enterprise development strategy for Kildare 1998-2000. Funded by Kildare County Enterprise Board, 1997, £5,750.
- Instruments for Sustainable Regional Development - inputs from Ireland to international research project. Funded by EU DG XII, 1996-1998, £20,000
- An analysis of the structure and socio-economic adjustment of functional economic units in rural Ireland. Funded by Department of Agriculture and Food STIMULUS Research Fund, 1995-1999, £147,000.
- Teagasc Walsh Fellowship, to produce a typology of rural areas as a spatial framework for rural planning. Funded by Teagasc, 1995-1998, £27,000.
- Member of research team to carry out National Evaluation of EU LEADER I1 Programme in Ireland. Funded by Department of Agriculture and Food, 1994-1995. (with B. Kearney and Associates).
- An analysis of linkage opportunities among local enterprises in Kildare. Funded by Kildare County Enterprise Board, 1996-1998, £25,000.
- An analysis of institutional arrangements for regional planning, and a profile of the regions. Funded by Shannon Development, 1995. £4,000.
- Preparation of a regional database and compilation of report on the regions of Ireland. Funded by Department of Finance, 1995. £5,000.
- An assessment of the potential of an electronic business information service in Kildare. Funded by Kildare County Council, 1994, £5,000.
- Preparation of strategic local development plans in Kildare (with G. Boyle). Funded by Kildare County Enterprise Board and KELT (Kildare LEADER Group), 1994-1995, £33,000.
- Member of research team to carry out National Evaluation of EU LEADER 1 Initiative in Ireland. Funded by Department of Agriculture and Food, 1994-1995. (with G. Boyle and B. Kearney).
External Assignments and Public Service
- Regional Planning, School of Environment and Planning, Queen’s University, Belfast, 2002-2006
- Academic Referee for Geografiska Annaler
- Academic Referee for Journal of Rural Studies
- Academic Referee for European Planning Studies
- Member of Senate of National University of Ireland
- Member of Kildare County Enterprise Board
- Member of Committee of Regional Studies Association of Ireland
- Member of National Rural Development Forum
- Member of Integrated Spatial Data Infrastructure (ISDI) Working Group