Dr Frances Fahy is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Frances is an environmental geographer and she has published more than > 70 publications including two edited volumes (published by Sage, 2013, Routledge, 2014), and numerous peer reviewed articles in journals such as Global Environmental Change, Area, Nature and Culture, and Journal of Consumer Policy. Dr Fahy has coordinated more than 16 funded research projects and is the coordinator and lead of the Horizon 2020 project, ENERGISE ‘European Network for Research, Good Practice and Innovation for Sustainable Energy’.
Frances is a member of the executive committee of SCORAI- EU, the Chair of the Centre for the Environment Development and Sustainability (Whitaker and Ryan Institute), Chair of the Planning and Sustainability Research Cluster in Geography at NUIG and Head of the Environment and Society Pillar of the Ryan Institute. She is the past President of the Geographical Society of Ireland (2012-2014) and a past Chair of the Planning and Environment Research Group (PERG) of the Royal Geographical Society (2007-2012). Frances was the recipient of the 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar Award and travelled to the US to conduct research on: Communicating Sustainability Research – Challenges, Opportunities and Dissemination Strategies. In addition, Frances has also held visiting appointments in the School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, Palmerston North Campus, New Zealand; School of Environmental Sciences, University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand; and the Centre for Sustainability: Agriculture, Food, Energy, Environment (CSAFE), Discipline of Geography, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.