Originally from Ireland, I am a geographer interested in geopolitics and environmental change. I was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Victoria before earning my PhD at Simon Fraser University.
In 2012 I moved from Carleton University in Ottawa, where I was professor of Geography, Environmental Studies and Political Economy, to join Laurier and teach in the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
My academic research is on how contemporary security and geopolitical discourses of climate change deal with the new artificial circumstances of what is increasingly called the Anthropocene Epoch.
I am investigating how the popular imagination of climate change and the possibilities of new governance mechanisms for sustainability might simultaneously facilitate climate adaptation, human security and improved health. I am part of the “2030+ group” investigating relationships between health, poverty, climate change and development in the Global South.
I am willing to supervise graduate students working on contemporary geopolitics, climate change, and environmental security.
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