Research Profile

Gerard Mullally

Biography

Gerard Mullally is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, specialising in the Sociology of the Environment, Community, Sustainable Development and Climate Change. Gerard began his career in the Centre for European Research, UCC (1992-1997), after graduating from the inaugural cohort of the M.A. in the Sociology of Development (now globalisation and development), where he was a researcher on a number of EU projects on environment and sustainable development.  He also lectured on the National Diploma in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, Regional Technical College, Cork (now Cork Institute of Technology) from 1993-1994. In 1997, he was awarded a scholarship to the Advanced Study Course Systemic Complexity and Eco-Sustainable Development, Erice, Sicily, September,  8th –27th,  organised by Professor Ivano Spano.  In retrospect, his exposure to the international faculty of that course, including: Ervin László, Alfonso Montuori, and Edgar Morin had a much more enduring impact than he had realised.

After the untimely closure of the CESR in December 1997, Gerard contributed variously to the undergraduate teaching programmes in the Department of Sociology and of the Faculty of Commerce (Management and Organizations) and the postgraduate programmes in Government (M.Comm in Governance), the inter-faculty ‘Diploma of Environmental Science and Social Policy’ and the BSc. Environmental Studies (now ‘Environmental Management’). He was co-ordinator of post-graduate studies in the Department of Sociology from 1998-2004.

He joined the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, CPPU (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) in June 1998 as a researcher Programme Manager for Regional Sustainable Development ( 1998-2003). In 1999, he was an invited delegate, Regions- Cornerstones for Sustainable Development, Second European Symposium, Academy of Finland. Gerard was awarded his doctorate in 2001 for his dissertation: Environment, Democracy and Local Agenda 21: A Sociology of Sustainable Development in Ireland under the supervision of Piet Strydom.

During his time at CPPU he became more directly involved with policy-makers, practitioners and participants from civil society. He became a founding director and member of the Executive Management Committee of Cork Environmental Forum [2000-2003], and an invited commentator for the ‘Working Group on Local Sustainable Development’, Roundtable ‘Promoting Local Agenda 21 – the Role of Comhar’, National Sustainable Development Council. Between 2001 and 2004 he contributed to several events organised by Comhar.  He also participated in several training days for local and regional authorities and other organisations on local sustainability (Derry City Council, Laois County Council, Navan Chamber of Commerce, Meath County Council, South East Regional Authority, Wexford County Council, County Wexford Partnership). Gerard  was also a member of the Advisory Group on Cross Border Research on Local Agenda 21 on the Island of Ireland from 2002-3 (Centre for Cross Border Studies).

In October 2003, he re-joined the Department of Sociology as full-time member of staff where he developed a postgraduate module on sustainable development. He has contributed to the development of postgraduate education as a participant, and later as a member of the organising committee, of the Interpretative Political Social Analysis Workshop in Ailihees (2005-6). In the latter part of the decade, he had the opportunity to contribute to events honouring two of his mentors Piet Strydom and William M. Lafferty. In 2007, he contributed to a workshop honouring Piet Strydom Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought (Department of Sociology/Theory Circle), the outputs of which were published in a Festschrift in 2009. In 2009, he contributed to a symposium  in honour of William M. Lafferty the Oslo Symposium on Democracy, Research Engagement and Sustainable Development, which was published in a Festschrift in 2012..

From 2010, his research and teaching began to focus more centrally on sustainable energy and climate change. In December 2010 he was co-organiser (with Dr Kieran Keohane and Prof. Graham Parkes) of Public Academy: Communicating Climate Change, (School of Sociology and Philosophy/ Royal Irish Academy) which provided an opportunity to renew existing contacts and create new relationships across the four colleges of University College Cork. This was followed by the Environmental Citizenship, Ecological Politics and Global Justice Workshop convened in UCC on September 22nd, 2011 by Dr Colin Sage. This has led to an ongoing interest in transdisciplinarity in both teaching, research and community engagement in collaboration with Dr Edmond Byrne and Dr Colin Sage.

The teaching component was developed with Dr Edmond Byrne and Dr John Fitzpatrick (Department of Process and Chemical Engineering) through an initiative supported by the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education. The Sustainability and Modern Society Seminar Series ran in October /November 2012 and was open to the university community and the wider community in Cork. It was also supported by a Leonardo Da Vinci internship for Mgsr. Stephan Meier from TU Graz who was involved in the series and planning subsequent events. The initiative also fed into the Environment, Planning and Sustainability Colloquium (2011-2013), the University Wide Module (UWM) “Climate Change” and the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival (2014).

The importance of transdisciplinarity is progressively being built into the curriculum at undergraduate level. In 2013, a joint paper by Edmond Byrne and Gerard Mullally was presented at Engineering Education for Sustainable Development in Cambridge. The paper was subsequently selected for inclusion in Engineering Sustainability and chosen as winner of the Richard Trevithick Memorial Prize (2015) for best paper. From 2013-2014, this has developed into a structured joint exercise between engineering and sociology students on sustainability, the results of which have been presented at the 2015 Engineering Education for Sustainable Development in Vancouver. At postgraduate level, this has progressed through PhD summer schools that attract an international cohort. In 2012, Gerard was invited to join the international faculty Styrian Academy for Sustainable Energies, International Summer School 2012: Societal Energy, Graz. In 2013, Gerard and Edmond were invited to participate as faculty in the  Theory and Philosophy Summer School., This was followed in 2014 and 2015 by participation in the Economy and Society PhD Summer School under the auspices of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative.

The research component has developed in tandem with the teaching agenda. Following his participation in the Styrian Academy, supported by his Departmental colleagues, Gerard established the Energy, Climate and Community Response Group (ECCRG) in the Department of Sociology in July, 2013 as a sub-group within the broader Sustainability in Society initiative in UCC. The major event that has provided a platform for genuine transdisciplinary engagement is the Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Transitions to Sustainability Conference in September 2013, [Environmental Citizenship Research Priority Area: Sustainability in Society] supported by the Office of the Vice-President of Research and Innovation [OVPRI] at UCC. This event attracted over two dozen academics from across the university, complimented by a number of invited international keynote speakers, culminating in a highly stimulating and productive trans-disciplinary discourse around the conference themes. Subsequently, the outputs from the conference have led to an edited book  Transdisciplinary perspectives on transitions to sustainability (edited by E Byrne, G Mullally and C. Sage) due for publication in 2016 by  Ashgate Publishers (Farnam UK).  Arising out of this event he renewed his association with CPPU in 2014 as a research associate and developed research links with the Environmental Research Institute, UCC on joint proposals and projects. The collaboration with CPPU was consolidated by two projects in 2014/ 2015: a small commission from the National Economic Social Forum for ‘a state of play on Environmental Policy Integration’ and a major Horizon 2020 project: ‘ ENTRUST’ led by CPPU/ISS21-UCC, and involving participants from Engineering, Government, Psychology and Sociology. The collaboration with ERI ‘Understanding Community Behaviour on Climate Mitigation and Blueprint for Action’ is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency: Climate.

The community engagement component is combines teaching and research elements, as well as more direct events facilitated by Adult and Continuing Education (e.g. Sustainability and Modern Society,  UCC EcoWell, Cork Lifelong Learning , Values-Leadership-Change Colloquium) and by the Department of Sociology, UCC/  President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative (Community Voices for a Renewed Ireland).

Research Interests

Current Research Projects 



ENTRUST: Energy System Transition Through Stakeholder Activation, Education and Skills Development
May 2015 - Apr 2018 [EU Horizon 2020 Programme], Co-Investigator [CPPU/ISS21]
ENTRUST provides mapping of Europe’s energy system (key actors & their intersections, technologies, markets, policies, innovations) and an in-depth understanding of how human behaviour around energy is shaped by both technological systems and socio-demographic factors (esp. gender, age and socio-economic status).

Understanding Community Behaviour on Climate Mitigation and Blueprint for Action
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017 [EPA Climate Programme], Co-Principal Investigator [with Dr Brian Ó Gallachóir, ERI and School of Engineering, UCC and Claire Watson, PhD Researcher, Department of Sociology, ERI and School of Engineering, UCC]
An interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research project drawing on social scientific, climate mitigation technology and policy perspectives. The project aims to:
·         understand how behaviour and values affect our response to climate change
·         explore the gap between information and knowledge, and an effective response
·         understand why people engage or not in local initiatives on climate action (mitigation and/or adaptation)
·         identify policy, participation, and communication procedures, which effectively engage citizens and local decision-makers
·         develop a framework for action on climate change at community level
The project will research the following:
·         the influence of behaviour, beliefs, and social and cultural norms
·         the potential for innovative and creative methods
·         the role of technology, grants and incentives, taxes and punitive measures
·         the importance of benefits and barriers and the part to be played by government, statutory and voluntary agencies and communication systems, within an Irish context.
 
State of Play Review of Environmental Policy Integration Literature
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014 [National Economic Social Council], Co-Principal Investigator [with Niall Dunphy CPPU/ UCC].
A report for the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), prepared by the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, University College Cork



Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Imaging 2050: Engaging, Envisioning and Enabling Dialogue on Pathways towards a Low Carbon, Climare Resilient Ireland.Environment Protection Agency (EPA)01-APR-1830-SEP-20€378,344.00

Contract Researchers

 Researcher NameProjectRoleFunding Body
Gerard MullallyCorporate Social Responsibility Reporting in Norway , the Netherlands and IrelandSenior Postdoctoral ResearcherOther: Not Listed
Gerard MullallySUSTEN: Governance for Sustainable Energy in Europe: Comparing Government-Business Interactions in Implementing the RES-E DirectiveSenior Postdoctoral ResearcherOther: Not Listed
Gerard MullallyEMPOST-NET (Emerging Paradigm of Sustainable Tourism - a Network Perspective)Postgraduate ResearcherEuropean Commission
Gerard MullallyExtended Producer Responsibility for Complex ProductsPostgraduate ResearcherEuropean Commission
Gerard MullallySUSCOM - Sustainable Communities in EuropePostgraduate ResearcherEuropean Commission
Gerard MullallySustainable Participation? Evaluating the role of City and County Development Boards in local sustainable developmentCo Principal InvestigatorEnvironmental Protection Agency
Gerard Mullally‘Act Vill’ - Evaluation of Possible Technological Options to Relieve the Challenges caused by the Saturation of CitiesPostgraduate ResearcherEuropean Commission
Gerard MullallyEURO-WASTEPostdoctoral ResearcherEuropean Commission
Gerard MullallyREGIONET - Strategies for Regional Sustainable Development: An Integrated Approach Beyond Best PracticesSenior Postdoctoral ResearcherEuropean Commission
Gerard Mullally"Sustainable Destinations? Understanding the Environmental Metabolism of Tourism"Postdoctoral ResearcherHigher Education Authority (HEA)
Gerard MullallyFraming and Communicating Environmental IssuesPostgraduate ResearcherEuropean Commission

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2016)Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability.
Byrne, E.P., Mullally, G and Sage, C. (2016) Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability. Oxon: Routledge.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Editorial: Environmental Policy Integration: Taking stock of policy practice in different contexts'
Åsa Persson, Hens Runhaar, SylviaKarlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Gerard Mullally, Duncan Russel, Alexander Widmer (2018) 'Editorial: Environmental Policy Integration: Taking stock of policy practice in different contexts'. Environmental Science and Policy, 85 :113-115 [Details]
(2018)''Participative environmental policy integration in the Irish energy sector''
Mullally, GM; Dunphy, NP; O'Connor, P (2018) ''Participative environmental policy integration in the Irish energy sector''. Environmental Science and Policy, 83 :71-78 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'A tale of three transitions: a year in the life of electricity systems transformation narratives in the Irish Media'
Mullally, G. and Byrne, E. (2016) 'A tale of three transitions: a year in the life of electricity systems transformation narratives in the Irish Media'. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 6 :1-14   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Educating engineers to embrace complexity and context'
Byrne, E.P. and Mullally, G. (2014) 'Educating engineers to embrace complexity and context'. Proceedings of The Institution of Civil Engineers, 167 (6):241-248   [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)'Special Issue: Deliberative Democracy'
Ó Tuama, Séamus; Mullally, Gerard (eds.) (2011) 'Special Issue: Deliberative Democracy'. Irish Journal of Public Policy, 3 (1)   [Details]
(2004)'Shakespeare, the Structural Funds and Sustainable Development: Reflections on the Irish Experience'
Mullally, Gerard; (2004) 'Shakespeare, the Structural Funds and Sustainable Development: Reflections on the Irish Experience'. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 17 (1):25-42 [DOI] [Details]
(1997)''Treading Softly' on the Political System? The Irish Greens in in the 1997 General Election'
Mullally, Gerard; (1997) ''Treading Softly' on the Political System? The Irish Greens in in the 1997 General Election'. Environmental Politics, 6 (4):165-171 [DOI] [Details]
(1996)'The Politics of Western Science'
Mullally, G.; (1996) 'The Politics of Western Science'. Science, Technology & Human Values, 21 (2):240-242 [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2016)Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability
Edmond Byrne, Gerard Mullally, Colin Sage (Ed.). (2016) Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability Oxon: Routledge.   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'Contexts of transdisciplinarity Drivers, discourses and process'
Mullally, G;Sage, C;Byrne, E (2017) 'Contexts of transdisciplinarity Drivers, discourses and process' In: TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2017)'Transdisciplinarity within the university Emergent possibilities, opportunities, challenges and constraints'
Byrne, E;Sage, C;Mullally, G (2017) 'Transdisciplinarity within the university Emergent possibilities, opportunities, challenges and constraints' In: TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2017)'Sustaining interdisciplinarity? Reflections on an inter-institutional exchange by an early stage researcher'
Maier, S;Narodoslawsky, M;Mullally, G (2017) 'Sustaining interdisciplinarity? Reflections on an inter-institutional exchange by an early stage researcher' In: TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2017)'Disciplines, perspectives and conversations'
Mullally, G;Byrne, E;Sage, C (2017) 'Disciplines, perspectives and conversations' In: TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2017)'Fear and loading in the Anthropocene Narratives of apocalypse and salvation in the Irish media'
Mullally, G (2017) 'Fear and loading in the Anthropocene Narratives of apocalypse and salvation in the Irish media' In: TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2016)'Seeing Beyond Silos: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Education as a Means of Addressing Sustainability Issues'
Byrne, EP;Mullally, G (2016) 'Seeing Beyond Silos: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Education as a Means of Addressing Sustainability Issues' In: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. CHAM: SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG. [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Governance and Participation for Sustainable Development in Ireland: Not So Different After All?'
Mullally, Gerard (2012) 'Governance and Participation for Sustainable Development in Ireland: Not So Different After All?' In: Governance, Democracy and Sustainable Development: Moving Beyond the Impasse. Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar: Edward Elgar.   [Details]
(2009)'Sustainable Development and Responsible Governance in Ireland: Communication in the Shadow of Hierarchy'
Mullally, G (2009) 'Sustainable Development and Responsible Governance in Ireland: Communication in the Shadow of Hierarchy' In: Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought. Taurus Academic Studies. [Details]
(2009)'Governance for Regional Sustainable Development: Building Institutional Capacity on the Island of Ireland'
Mullally, G; Motherway, B.; (2009) 'Governance for Regional Sustainable Development: Building Institutional Capacity on the Island of Ireland' In: A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate.   [Details]
(2008)'Ireland: Putting the Wind Up the Political System?'
Mullally, Gerard; Murphy, Jillian (2008) 'Ireland: Putting the Wind Up the Political System?' In: Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe: Challenging the Path Dependence of Dominant Energy Systems. Cheltnam: Edward Elgar.   [Details]
(2006)'Relocating Protest: Globalisation and the Institutionalisation of Irish Environmentalism'
Mullally, Gerard (2006) 'Relocating Protest: Globalisation and the Institutionalisation of Irish Environmentalism' In: Social Movements and Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press.   [Details]
(2004)'Environmental Policy: Managing the Waste Problem'
Mullally, Gerard; Quinlivan, Aodh (2004) 'Environmental Policy: Managing the Waste Problem' In: Political Issues in Ireland Today. Manchester: Manchester University Press.   [Details]
(2003)'Tipping the Scales Towards Sustainable Development in Ireland: Lessons from Local and Regional Agenda 21'
Mullally, Gerard (2003) 'Tipping the Scales Towards Sustainable Development in Ireland: Lessons from Local and Regional Agenda 21' In: Regional Sustainable Development in Europe: The Challenge of Multi-level Co-operative Governance. Oslo: ProSus. [Details]
(2001)'Starting Late: Building Institutional Capacity on the Reform of Sub-national Governance'
Mullally, Gerard (2001) 'Starting Late: Building Institutional Capacity on the Reform of Sub-national Governance' In: Sustainable Communities in Europe. London, UK: Earthscan.   [Details]
(1999)'Ireland - agenda-building through Local Agenda 21: creating a constituency for change?'
Mullally, Gerard; (1999) 'Ireland - agenda-building through Local Agenda 21: creating a constituency for change?' In: Implementing LA21 in Europe: New Initiatives for Sustainable Communities. [Details]
(1998)'Does the road from Rio lead back to Brussels?'
Mullally, Gerard; (1998) 'Does the road from Rio lead back to Brussels?' In: From the Earth Summit to Local Agenda 21. [Details]
(2004)'Environmental Policy: Managing the Waste Problem'
Quinlivan, Aodh Mullally, Gerard; (2004) 'Environmental Policy: Managing the Waste Problem' In: Political Issues in Ireland Today (3rd. Edition). Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2003)'Tipping the scales for sustainable development in Ireland: Lessons from Local and Regional Agenda 21'
Mullally, Gerard; (2003) 'Tipping the scales for sustainable development in Ireland: Lessons from Local and Regional Agenda 21' In: Regional Sustainable Development in Europe: The Challenge of Multi-Level Co-operative Governance. [Details]
(2001)'Ireland - Starting late: Building institutional capacity on the reform of sub-national governance?'
Mullally, Gerard; (2001) 'Ireland - Starting late: Building institutional capacity on the reform of sub-national governance?' In: Sustainable Communities in Europe. [Details]
(2001)'Sustainable Development and Sustainable Tourism in Five National Contexts'
Mullally, G.; (2001) 'Sustainable Development and Sustainable Tourism in Five National Contexts' In: The Emerging Paradigm of Sustainable Tourism: A Network Perspective. Lund. [Details]
(2001)'Understanding Sustainable Development in Nine Tourism Networks in Europe'
Mullally, G.; (2001) 'Understanding Sustainable Development in Nine Tourism Networks in Europe' In: [Details]
(1999)'Agenda-building through Local Agenda 21: Creating a Constituency for Change'
Mullally, Gerard (1999) 'Agenda-building through Local Agenda 21: Creating a Constituency for Change' In: Implementing LA21 in Europe: New Initiatives for Sustainable Communities. Oslo: ProSus. [Details]
(1998)'Does the Road from Rio Lead Back to Brussels'
Mullally, Gerard (1998) 'Does the Road from Rio Lead Back to Brussels' In: From the Earth Summit to Local Agenda 21: Working Towards Sustainable Development. London, UK: Earthscan.   [Details]
(1997)'Does the Road from Rio Lead Back to Brussels'
Mullally, Gerard (1997) 'Does the Road from Rio Lead Back to Brussels' In: From Earth Summit to Local Forum: Studies of Local Agenda 21 in Europe. Oslo: ProSus. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2017)Metaphors of Transformative Change Colloquium
Maria Kirrane, Gerard Mullally, John O’ Halloran, Alice D’Arcy, Edmond Byrne, Aine Ryall, Niall Dunphy (2017) Cultivating Sustainability Citizenship? Transdisciplinary Transitions in an Irish Third Level Institution . In: Ian Hughes, Edmond Byrne, Gerard Mullally, Colin Sage eds. Metaphors of Transformative Change Colloquium Environmental Research Institute, Lee Road, Cork, , 15-SEP-17 - 15-SEP-17   [Details]
(2017)Metaphors of Transformative Change Colloquium
Gerard Mullally (2017) Reflexive Sustainability: Metaphor as Transdisciplinary Method in the Anthropocene . In: Ian Hughes, Edmond Byrne, Gerard Mullally, Colin Sage eds. Metaphors of Transformative Change Colloquium Environmental Research Institute, Lee Road, Cork, , 15-SEP-17 - 15-SEP-17   [Details]
(2016)8th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development
Byrne, E.P. & Mullally, G.M. (2016) Propagating an Integral and Transdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability Education 8th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development , 04-SEP-16 - 07-SEP-16 [Details]
(2016)EESD2016
Byrne, E.P. and Mullally, G. (2016) Propagating an Integral and Transdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability Education EESD2016 Brugge, , 04-SEP-16 - 07-SEP-16   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2015)EESD'15 7th Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development
Byrne, E.P., and Mullally, G (2015) Engaging with sustainability through collaborative and transdisciplinary approaches to education EESD'15 7th Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, , 09-JUN-15 - 12-JUN-15   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2015)7th Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development
Byrne, Edmond P and Mullally, Gerard (2015) Engaging with sustainability through collaborative and transdisciplinary approaches to education . In: Nesbit, S. & Froese, T. M eds. 7th Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, , 09-JUN-15 - 12-JUN-15 , pp.1-8   [Details]
(2015)Economy and Society PhD Summer School
Mullally, Gerard (2015) Moral Economy, Media and Climate Change [‘The Economics of (un)Sustainability’] [ Economy and Society PhD Summer School Blackwater Castle, Castletownroche, , 11-MAY-15 - 15-JUN-15   [Details]
(2014)Ireland and Ecocriticism, Second Interdisciplinary Conference
Mullally, Gerard (2014) ‘Forty (One) Shades of Green and Apocalypse Cow! Regional Media Narratives of Climate Change in Post Celtic Tiger Ireland’ . In: Maureen O' Connor and Denis Lenihan eds. Ireland and Ecocriticism, Second Interdisciplinary Conference UCC, , 18-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14 [Details]
(2014)ESEIA-IGS Conference, Smart and Green Transitions in Cities/Regions
Mullally, G and Byrne, E.P. (2014) Smart Grid, Social Innovation the Smart Society: The Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Discontent in Post Celtic Tiger Ireland ESEIA-IGS Conference, Smart and Green Transitions in Cities/Regions Twente, Netherlands, , 24-APR-14 - 25-APR-14   [Details]
(2014)Cork Lifelong Learning Festival
Byrne, E.P. and Mullally, G. (2014) Sustainability and Progress: Building Adaptability, Resilience & Creativity into Complex Socio-Technical Systems Cork Lifelong Learning Festival UCC, , 07-APR-14 - 13-APR-14   [Details]
(2014)Smart and Green Transitions in Cities/Regions
Mullally, G. and Byrne, E.P. (2014) Smart Grid, Social Innovation and the Smart Society: The Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Discontent . In: Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS)/ European Sustainable Innovation Alliance (ESEIA) eds. Smart and Green Transitions in Cities/Regions Enschede: University of Twente, Netherlands, , 24-APR-14 - 25-APR-14 , pp.16-17 [Details]
(2014)Economy and Society PhD Summer School
Byrne, E., Mullally, G., Sage, C. and Barry, J. (2014) Paradigms Lost? Trans-disciplinarity, Societal Innovation and Alternative Economies (Alternative Economies and Societal Innovation) Economy and Society PhD Summer School Blackwater Castle, Castletownroche, , 12-MAY-14 - 16-MAY-14   [Details]
(2013)Engineering Education for Sustainable Development 2013 (EESD'13)
Byrne. E.P. and Mullally, G. (2013) A new kind of engineer: Incorporating complexity, uncertainty and ethics as bases for EESD Engineering Education for Sustainable Development 2013 (EESD'13) Univ. Cambridge, England, , 22-SEP-13 - 25-SEP-13   [Details]
(2013)Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Transitions to Sustainability conference, Environmental Citizenship Research Priority Area: Sustainability in Society
Sage, Colin; Byrne, Edmond; Mullally, Gerard (2013) ‘New Paradigm Thinking – Alternative Visions Transcending the Disciplines’ . In: Colin Sage, Edmond Byrne and Gerard Mullally eds. Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Transitions to Sustainability conference, Environmental Citizenship Research Priority Area: Sustainability in Society University College Cork, , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13   [Details]
(2013)Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Transitions to Sustainability conference, Environmental Citizenship Research Priority Area: Sustainability in Society
Fitzpatrick, John; Byrne, Edmond; Mullally, Gerard; Barry, John (2013) Why Won’t We Change to a Sustainable Future? . In: Colin Sage, Edmond Byrne and Gerard Mullally eds. Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Transitions to Sustainability conference, Environmental Citizenship Research Priority Area: Sustainability in Society University College Cork, , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13   [Details]
(2013)Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Transitions to Sustainability conference, Environmental Citizenship Research Priority Area: Sustainability in Society
Maier, S., Narodoslawsky, M., Mullally, G. and Byrne, E.P. (2013) Intercultural Comparison of Societal/Social Innovation and Ecological Impact using Relevant Modelling Tools Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Transitions to Sustainability conference, Environmental Citizenship Research Priority Area: Sustainability in Society UCC, , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13   [Details]
(2013)Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Transitions to Sustainability conference, Environmental Citizenship Research Priority Area: Sustainability in Society
Mullally, Gerard; Damery, Ciaran; Linehan, Joanne; Milner , Richard; O’ Connor, Paul (2013) Fear and Loading in the Anthropocene: Narratives of Transition and Transformation . In: Colin Sage, Edmond Byrne and Gerard Mullally eds. Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Transitions to Sustainability conference, Environmental Citizenship Research Priority Area: Sustainability in Society University College Cork, , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13   [Details]
(2013)Trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability’
Byrne, E.P., Sage, C. and Mullally, G. (2013) New Paradigm Thinking - Alternative Visions transcending the Disciplines, Orientation Paper and Primer for Discussion Trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability’ , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)Theory & Philosophy Summer School
Mullally, G and Byrne, E.P. (2013) Transgressing the Limits: Sustainability, Boundaries and Transformation in the Anthropocene Theory & Philosophy Summer School Blackwater Castle, Castletownroche, Co. Cork, , 29-APR-13 - 03-MAY-13   [Details]
(2013)Trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability’
Fitzpatrick, J.J., Byrne, E.P., Mullally, G. and Barry, J. (2013) Why won’t we change to a sustainable future? Trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability’ UCC, , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13   [Details]
(2013)Colloquium Series on Environment, Planning and Sustainability 2012-2013
Byrne, E.P and Mullally, G. (2013) Sustainability and Modern Society; Trans-disciplinarity in Education for Sustainability Colloquium Series on Environment, Planning and Sustainability 2012-2013 University College Cork, Ireland, , 07-FEB-13 - 07-FEB-13 [Details]
(2012)UCC ACE Sustainability and Modern Society Seminar Series
Byrne, E.P. and Mullally, G. (2012) Are modern society and sustainability compatible? UCC ACE Sustainability and Modern Society Seminar Series UCC, , 02-OCT-12 - 20-NOV-12   [Details]
(2012)UCC ACE Sustainability and Modern Society Seminar Series, UCC
Mullally, G., Byrne, E.P. and Gabuzda, D. (2012) Science, Complexity and Spirituality UCC ACE Sustainability and Modern Society Seminar Series, UCC , 23-OCT-12 - 23-OCT-12   [Details]
(2012)Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Sustainability and Modern Society Seminar Series
Mullally, Gerard;Byrne, Edmond; Gabuzda, Denise (2012) Science, Complexity and Spirituality . In: Edmond Byrne; Gerard Mullally eds. Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Sustainability and Modern Society Seminar Series http://www.ucc.ie/en/sustainabilityinsociety/events/sustainability/, , 02-OCT-12 - 20-NOV-12 [Details]
(2012)Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Sustainability and Modern Society Seminar Series
Byrne, Edmond; Mullally' Gerard (2012) ‘Are Modern Society and Sustainability Compatible? . In: Edmond Byrne and Gerard Mullally eds. Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Sustainability and Modern Society Seminar Series http://www.ucc.ie/en/sustainabilityinsociety/events/sustainability/, , 02-OCT-12 - 20-NOV-12   [Details]
(2006)Greening of Industry Network Conference
Mullally, G; Mullally, T.; (2006) Sustainability Reporting in Ireland: An Assessment of Non-Financial Disclosures of Top 100 Firms . In: ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, and Sustainability, BRASS eds. Greening of Industry Network Conference Cardiff City Hall, , 02-JUN-06 - 05-JUN-06   [Details]
(2004)CoCoNet (Coastal Communities Network) Workshop, 'Evaluation and Models of Stakeholder Participation'
Mullally, Gerard (2004) 'Sustainable Participation: Between Dynamism and Durability' CoCoNet (Coastal Communities Network) Workshop, 'Evaluation and Models of Stakeholder Participation' National Library Aberystwth Wales, , 02-APR-04 - 03-APR-04   [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2015)State of Play Review of Environmental Policy Integration Literature. Research Series Paper No. 7.
Mullally, G and Dunphy NP (2015) State of Play Review of Environmental Policy Integration Literature. Research Series Paper No. 7. National Economic and Social Council, Dublin.   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2009)Evaluating the Role of the City and County Development Boards in Promoting Public Participation in Local Sustainable Development.
Mullally, Gerard; Henry, Aveen; Motherway, Brian; Murphy, Jillian; Weyman Gillian (2009) Evaluating the Role of the City and County Development Boards in Promoting Public Participation in Local Sustainable Development. Environmental Protection Agency, An Ghníomhaireacht um Chaomhú Comhshaoil, Johnstown Castle, Wexford.   [Details]
(2006)Angels, Apostles and Acolytes: Social Intermediaries and the Emergent CSR Regime in Ireland, Report No 2/06, Programme for Research and Documentation for a Sustainable Society/ SUM, Oslo.
Gerard Mullally and Tara Mullally; (2006) Angels, Apostles and Acolytes: Social Intermediaries and the Emergent CSR Regime in Ireland, Report No 2/06, Programme for Research and Documentation for a Sustainable Society/ SUM, Oslo. Programme for Research and Documentation for a Sustainable Society (ProSus), Oslo.   [Details]
(2004)National Report, Regional Sustainable Development, Ireland.
Mullally, Gerard (2004) National Report, Regional Sustainable Development, Ireland. ENSURE/IOEW/ICCR, Graz/Berlin/Vienna. [Details]
(2001)The Emerging Pattern of Sustainable Tourism: A Network Perspective.
Fadeeva, Zinaida; Halme, Minna; Ayuso, Silvia; Mäkinen, Leena; Hatziantoniou, Maria; Mullally, Ger: Backman, Mikael; Henry, Aveen; Balis, Marios; (2001) The Emerging Pattern of Sustainable Tourism: A Network Perspective. International Institute of Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund, Sweden. [Details]
(1997)Discourses of Mobility at the European Level.
Mullally, Gerard (1997) Discourses of Mobility at the European Level. Centre for European Social Research/ ACT VILL DGXII, Cork. [Details]
(1995)Framing and Communicating Environmental Issues, Final Report.
Eder, Klaus; Triandafyllidou, Anna; Donati, Paolo; Diani, Mario; Statham, Paul; Szesrzynksi, Bronislaw; Mullally, Ger; Strydom, Piet; Drom, Dany; Le Saout, Didier; Poferl, Angelika; Brand, Karl-Werner; Ruzzo, Carlo; Ibarra, Pedro (1995) Framing and Communicating Environmental Issues, Final Report. European University Institute/ DG XII-5 (Research and Development, Florence and Brussels. [Details]
(1995)Entering the Stage: Strategies of Environmental Communication in Ireland.
Mullally, Gerard (1995) Entering the Stage: Strategies of Environmental Communication in Ireland. European University Institute/ DG XII, Florence, European University Institute. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(1996)The politics of western science, 1640-1990 - Jacob,MC.
Mullally, G (1996) The politics of western science, 1640-1990 - Jacob,MC. THOUSAND OAKS: Book Reviews [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2014)State of Play Review of Environmental Policy Integration Literature.
Mullally, Gerard and Dunphy Niall (2014) State of Play Review of Environmental Policy Integration Literature. UCC: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2006)Extended Producer Responsibility for Complex Products – A Research Analysis of the Socio-Economic and Technical Implications of Devising and Implementing a Policy On This Principle.
Henry, Aveen; Stam, Frank; Mullally, Ger; Manzini, Ezio; Pizzacaro, Silvia; Lindhqvist, Thomas; Rydin, Erik; (2006) Extended Producer Responsibility for Complex Products – A Research Analysis of the Socio-Economic and Technical Implications of Devising and Implementing a Policy On This Principle. Cork: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2005)Discursive Spaces, Hybrid Forms: Sustainable Cities and the Prospects for Deliberative Democracy.
Mullally, Gerard (2005) Discursive Spaces, Hybrid Forms: Sustainable Cities and the Prospects for Deliberative Democracy. Cork: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1994)Report on Ecological Communication in Ireland between 1987 and 1992: Discourses, Frames and Resonating Themes.
O'Mahony, P. & Mullally, G.; (1994) Report on Ecological Communication in Ireland between 1987 and 1992: Discourses, Frames and Resonating Themes. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2015Richard Trevithick Memorial Prize (2015) Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
2014Lord Mayor of Cork Reception Cork City Council

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2018)Exploring the lived experience of energy',
Mullally, Gerard (2018) Participative Policy Integration in the Energy Sphere:Reconstructing the Energy Citizen. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Exploring the lived experience of energy', Brussels, BE , 26-APR-18 - 26-APR-18. [Details]
(2018)Climate Lab Open Day,
Mullally, Gerard (2018) Sustainability: Transitions and Transformations. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Climate Lab Open Day, Aula Maxima, UCC , 24-APR-18 - 24-APR-18. [Details]
(2017)Workshop on University Sustainable Campuses,
Gerard Mullally, Mark Poland, Maria Kirrane and John O’Halloran (2017) Putting sustainability in its place: putting yourself in the picture. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Workshop on University Sustainable Campuses, Leticia (Amazonas) , 28-JUL-17 - 28-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)Economy and Society Summer School,
Gerard Mullally, Niall Dunphy, Clodagh Harris, Brian O’ Gallachoir, Edmond Byrne, Colin Sage, Breffni Lennon, Christine Gaffney, Alexandra Revez, Paul O’ Connor, Clare Watson and Evan Boyle (2017) Energetic CommunitiesReflecting on Reflexivity in Transdisciplinary Sustainability Transitions Research. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Economy and Society Summer School, Blackwater Castle, Castletownroche , 08-MAY-17 - 12-MAY-18. [Details]
(2017)‘Disruptions and Transgressions’, Conference of Irish Geographers 2017,
Clodagh Harris, Niall Dunphy, Gerard Mullally (2017) Designing Mini-Publics for Active & Inclusive Energy Citizenship. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ‘Disruptions and Transgressions’, Conference of Irish Geographers 2017, University College Cork , 04-MAY-17 - 06-JUL-17. [Details]
(2016)26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Dunphy NP, Mullally G, Connolly L, McCarthy J, Harris C, Lennon B, Gaffney C (2016) Energy System Transition Through Stakeholder Activation. [Poster Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Limerick, Ireland , 22-MAR-16 - 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)2nd eseia Conference on Smart and Green Transitions in Cities and Regions,
Mullally G; Dunphy, NP; McCarthy, J; Connolly, l; Harris, C; Lennon, B; and Gaffney, C (2016) Energy Citizenship and Public Engagement in Energy Systems Transformations: Reflections on an Emergent Concept. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 2nd eseia Conference on Smart and Green Transitions in Cities and Regions, Technical University, Graz, AT , 04-APR-16 - 06-APR-16. [Details]
(2016)Cloughjordan Energy Accelerator Workshop,
Watson, C., Ó Gallachóir, B and Mullally, G (2016) Behavioural Challenges around Energy Use. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Cloughjordan Energy Accelerator Workshop, Cloughjordon Ecovillage . [Details]
(2016)2nd eseia Conference on Smart and Green Transitions in Cities and Regions,
Mullally, G., Ó Gallachóir, B., and Watson, C (2016) Community Energy Groups in Ireland and their Role in the National Energy Transition. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 2nd eseia Conference on Smart and Green Transitions in Cities and Regions, Technical University, Graz, AT , 04-APR-16 - 06-APR-16. [Details]
(2015)Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Seminar,
Watson, C., Ó Gallachóir, B and Mullally, G (2015) From Niche to Normal – Driving Energy Efficiency through Behavioural Change. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Seminar, Dublin . [Details]
(2015); Renewable Energy Summit,
Mullally, G., Ó Gallachóir, B., and Watson, C (2015) Exploring Social Acceptance Issues for Renewable Energy Projects. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ; Renewable Energy Summit, Crown Plaza Hotel . [Details]
(2015)E4 Modelling,
Watson, Clare., Mullally, Ger, Deane, Paul and Ó Gallachóir, Brian., (2015) Integration of social sciences with E4 modelling. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], E4 Modelling, Senate House, London , 20-APR-15 - 21-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)ESRI - UCC Energy Research Workshop,
Watson,Clare., Mullally, Ger., and Ó Gallachóir Brian (2015) Why are we reluctant to do anything about climate change?. [Invited Oral Presentation], ESRI - UCC Energy Research Workshop, ESRI , 09-JUN-15 - 09-JUL-15. [Details]
(2015)ENTRUST Project Meeting,
Gerard Mullally (2015) Exploration of the relationship between the neologism energy citizenship, liberal and republican citizenship and sustainability. [Plenary Lecture], ENTRUST Project Meeting, Paris , 24-SEP-15 - 25-SEP-15. [Details]
(2013)“Transgression and Normativity”, Theory and Philosophy Summer School, Public Academy,
Mullally, Gerard; Byrne, Edmond (2013) Transgressing the Limits: Sustainability, Boundaries and Transformation in the Anthropocene’. [Plenary Lecture], “Transgression and Normativity”, Theory and Philosophy Summer School, Public Academy, Blackwater Castle, Castletownroche , 29-APR-13 - 03-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Environment, Planning and Sustainability Colloquium Series 2012-2013,
Byrne, Edmond; Mullally, Gerard (2013) ‘Sustainability and Modern Society: Trans-disciplinarity in Education for Sustainable Development’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Environment, Planning and Sustainability Colloquium Series 2012-2013, University College Cork , 07-FEB-13 - 07-FEB-13. [Details]
(2012)Transforming the Crisis: Engaging Social Science,
Mullally, Gerard (2012) ‘Crisis, Which Crisis? Re-framing Growth in a Post Carbon World’. [Oral Presentation], Transforming the Crisis: Engaging Social Science, University College Cork , 06-SEP-12 - 06-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)Styrian Academy For Sustainable Energies, International Summer School 2012: Societal Energy,
Mullally, Gerard (2012) ‘Transformation, Transition and Translation: Critical Reflections on Sustainable Energy in Ireland (Energy and Society: An Irish Perspective). [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Styrian Academy For Sustainable Energies, International Summer School 2012: Societal Energy, Graz , 02-JUL-12 - 13-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012)Environment, Planning and Sustainability Colloquium 2011-2012,
Mullally, Gerard (2012) ‘Knowledge and Power in Climate Change Communication’. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Environment, Planning and Sustainability Colloquium 2011-2012, University College Cork , 08-FEB-12 - 08-FEB-12. [Details]
(2011)Environmental Citizenship, Ecological Politics and Global Justice Workshop,
Mullally, Gerard (2011) “Climate Citizens?” Concepts, Contexts, Capacities and Comparisons: A Primer for Discussion. [Plenary Lecture], Environmental Citizenship, Ecological Politics and Global Justice Workshop, University College Cork , 22-SEP-11 - 22-SEP-11. [Details]
(2010)MCOMM Workshop, Department of Government,
Mullally, Gerard (2010) Sustainable Development and Responsible Governance in Ireland: Communication in the Shadow of Hierarchy. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], MCOMM Workshop, Department of Government, University College Cork , 14-DEC-10 - 14-DEC-10. [Details]
(2010)The ‘Public Academy’ at UCC: Communicating Climate Change,
Mullally, Gerard (2010) ‘Recent Social and Political Theories of Climate Change’. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The ‘Public Academy’ at UCC: Communicating Climate Change, University College Cork , 02-DEC-10 - 03-DEC-10. [Details]
(2009)Oslo Symposium on Democracy, Research Engagement and Sustainable Development,
Mullally, Gerard (2009) 'Not So Different After All? Participation and Governance for Sustainable Development in Ireland'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Oslo Symposium on Democracy, Research Engagement and Sustainable Development, Voksenåsen Conference Centre, Oslo , 07-MAY-09 - 08-MAY-09. [Details]
(2008)Seminar on the Philosophy and Sociology of Nature,
Mullally, G.; (2008) Nature Politics and Governance, Legitimacy, Participation and Complexity. [Oral Presentation], Seminar on the Philosophy and Sociology of Nature, University College Cork , 05-DEC-08 - 05-DEC-08. [Details]
(2008)Sociology Department Seminar Series,
Mullally, Gerard (2008) Light Reign and Governance Forming? The Global and European Horizons of Irish Sustainable Developmemnt. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Sociology Department Seminar Series, Department of Sociology, University College Cork , 04-DEC-08 - 04-DEC-08. [Details]
(2007)Workshop : Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought,
Mullally, G.; (2007) Risk and Responsibility in Ireland: Environmental Politics and Strydom's Co-responsibility. [Oral Presentation], Workshop : Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought, Department of Sociology/Theory Circle , 26-APR-07 - 27-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)COROSON: A Cognitive Approach to Rural Sustainable Development,
Mullally, Gerard (2007) Civil Society and Governance for Sustainable Development. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], COROSON: A Cognitive Approach to Rural Sustainable Development, Trinity College Dublin , 18-JAN-07 - 19-JAN-07. [Details]
(2006)Planning, Environment and Quality of Life? Interpretative Political Social Analysis Workshop,
Kieran Keohane; Patrick O' Mahony; Gerard Mullally (2006) Interpretative Political Social Analysis Workshop with a themed section on 'Irish Environmental Politics: the Communicative Turn. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Planning, Environment and Quality of Life? Interpretative Political Social Analysis Workshop, Ailihees , 30-JUN-06 - 01-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006)Health, Sustainable Development and the Idea of the Good Life,
Gerard Mullally (2006) Health, Civilization and Sustainable Development: An orientation to themes and topics. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Health, Sustainable Development and the Idea of the Good Life, University College Cork , 15-NOV-06 - 15-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)Health, Sustainable Development and the Idea of the Good Life,
Keohane, Kieran; Szakolczai, Arpad; Mullally, Gerard; (2006) Atlantic Universities Social Science Graduate Programme, One Day Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Health, Sustainable Development and the Idea of the Good Life, University College Cork , 15-NOV-06 - 15-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)Planning, Environment and Quality of Life? Interpretative Political Social Analysis Workshop,
Mullally, G; Motherway, B.; (2006) Deliberative and Participatory Democracy in the Context of Sustainable Development. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Planning, Environment and Quality of Life? Interpretative Political Social Analysis Workshop, Allihies, West Cork , 30-JUN-06 - 01-JUL-06. [Details]
(2005)Laois County Development Board Meeting,
Mullally, G.; (2005) Moving Forward: Sustainable Development and the City and County Development Board. [Oral Presentation], Laois County Development Board Meeting, Anner Hotel, Thurles , 24-NOV-05 - 24-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)SUSTEN, Sustainable Energy Workshop,
Mullally, Gerard; Marin, Renee; Murphy, Jillian (2005) 'Putting Wind Up the Political System: Sustainable Energy, RES-E and the Irish Case (The Minister's Unfortunate Gas Problem). [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], SUSTEN, Sustainable Energy Workshop, Kinsale , 09-SEP-05 - 10-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)Cork Environmental Forum Conference: A Decade Promoting Participation,
Mullally, G.; (2005) A Decade Promoting Participation: Cork Environmental Forum and the Challenge Ahead. [Oral Presentation], Cork Environmental Forum Conference: A Decade Promoting Participation, Metropole Hotel, Cork , 07-JUN-05 - 07-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005)Health Holism and Sustainable Development: Civilizational Crises and Cultural Change,
Keohane, Kieran; Szakolczai, Arpad; Mullally, Gerard (2005) Interpretative Political Social Analysis Workshop with a Keynote Lecture from Prof. Harvie Ferguson 'A Brief History of Comfort'. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Health Holism and Sustainable Development: Civilizational Crises and Cultural Change, Ailihees , 27-MAY-05 - 29-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)Health, Holism and Sustainable Development: Civilizational Crises and Cultural Change, Interpretive Political Social Analysis Workshop,
Mullally, G.; (2005) Health, Holism and Sustainable Development?. [Plenary Lecture], Health, Holism and Sustainable Development: Civilizational Crises and Cultural Change, Interpretive Political Social Analysis Workshop, Allihies, West Cork, , 27-MAY-05 - 28-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Mullally, G; Motherway, B.; (2005) Responsible Citizenship in an Ecological Age: Public Participation in Sustainable Development. [Oral Presentation], Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Nenagh , 21-APR-05 - 23-APR-05. [Details]
(2004)County Wexford Partnership Workshop `What's it all about?,
Mullally, G.; (2004) Up and Down with Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for Ireland. [Oral Presentation], County Wexford Partnership Workshop `What's it all about?, Enniscorty , 23-JUN-04 - 23-JUN-04. [Details]
(2004)CACSSS Research Meeting,
Mullally. Gerard (2004) Research in the Social Sciences. [Invited Oral Presentation], CACSSS Research Meeting, Council Room, UCC , 19-MAR-04 - 19-MAR-04. [Details]
(2004)Comhar: The National Sustainable Development Partnership,
Mullally, G.; (2004) Conflict, Consultation and Consensus: Local Sustainable Development and Public Participation in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Comhar: The National Sustainable Development Partnership, Dublin Castle , 22-SEP-04 - 22-SEP-04. [Details]
(2004)14th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Dunphy, NP; Henry, AM; Mullally, G (2004) EUROWASTE - European waste and sustainable training for the environment. [Poster Presentation], 14th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland , 30-JAN-04 - 01-FEB-04. [Details]
(2004)REGIONET Workshop, Cross Fertilization and Integration of the Results of Regional Sustainable Development Research,
Mullally, G.; (2004) Regional Sustainable Development National Report: Ireland. [Oral Presentation], REGIONET Workshop, Cross Fertilization and Integration of the Results of Regional Sustainable Development Research, Brussels, Belgium , 14-JAN-04 - 16-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)REGIONET Workshop, 'Cross Fertilization and Integration of the Results of Regional Sustainable Development Research,
Mullally, G.; (2004) 'Shakespeare, the Structural Funds and Sustainable Development Revisited: Re-imagining the Regions after REGIONET. [Oral Presentation], REGIONET Workshop, 'Cross Fertilization and Integration of the Results of Regional Sustainable Development Research, Brussels, Belgium , 14-JAN-04 - 16-JAN-04. [Details]
(2003)Department of Government, UCC, 5th Annual Conference: Strengthening Democracy,
Mullally, G.; (2003) Democratic Rubbish: Deficit and Excess in the Politics of Waste Management in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government, UCC, 5th Annual Conference: Strengthening Democracy, University College Cork , 18-SEP-03 - 20-SEP-03. [Details]
(2003)REGIONET Workshop: Evaluation for Regional Sustainable Development,
Mullally, G; Henry, A.; (2003) Contra-indications Evaluating the Role of Deliberative Democracy in Regional Sustainable Development'. [Oral Presentation], REGIONET Workshop: Evaluation for Regional Sustainable Development, Manchester, UK , 10-JUN-03 - 13-JUN-03. [Details]
(2003)Wexford County Council: Local Agenda 21 Training Day,
Mullally, G.; (2003) Local Agenda 21: Moving from Agenda to Action. [Oral Presentation], Wexford County Council: Local Agenda 21 Training Day, Quality Hotel Wexford , 02-MAY-03 - 02-MAY-03. [Details]
(2003)REGIONET Workshop: Regional Sustainable Development: Strategies for Effective Multi-level Governance,
Mullally, G.; (2003) Tipping the Scales Towards Sustainable Development? Questions for the European Regions Posed by the Irish Case. [Oral Presentation], REGIONET Workshop: Regional Sustainable Development: Strategies for Effective Multi-level Governance, Lillehammer, Norway , 29-JAN-03 - 31-JAN-03. [Details]
(2002)South East Region `Local Agenda 21 Officer's Meeting,
Mullally, G.; (2002) Moving the Agenda Forward in the South East. [Oral Presentation], South East Region `Local Agenda 21 Officer's Meeting, South East Regional Authority, Clonmel , 05-DEC-02 - 05-DEC-02. [Details]
(2002)Cork Environmental Forum Plenary Session,
Mullally, G.; (2002) Progress on Local Agenda 21 in Ireland: An Overview. [Oral Presentation], Cork Environmental Forum Plenary Session, Cork Environmental Forum, Cork County Hall, , 17-SEP-02 - 17-SEP-02. [Details]
(2002)REGIONET Workshop: Regional Sustainable Development the Role of the Structural Funds,
Mullally, G.; (2002) Shakespeare, the Structural Funds and Sustainable Development: Reflections on the Irish Experience. [Oral Presentation], REGIONET Workshop: Regional Sustainable Development the Role of the Structural Funds, Schloss Seggau, Austria , 09-SEP-02 - 11-SEP-02. [Details]
(2002)Democratic Participation and Sustainable Development: Wasted Opportunity or Untapped Resource,
Mullally, G.; (2002) Democratic Participation and Sustainable Development: Wasted Opportunity or Untapped Resource. [Oral Presentation], Democratic Participation and Sustainable Development: Wasted Opportunity or Untapped Resource, Centre for European Studies, University of Limerick , 10-MAY-02 - 10-MAY-02. [Details]
(2002)Setting the Ground for Local Agenda 21: 10 Years on from Rio,
Mullally, G.; (2002) Local Agenda 21: An Irish Perspective. [Oral Presentation], Setting the Ground for Local Agenda 21: 10 Years on from Rio, Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary , 21-FEB-02 - 21-FEB-02. [Details]
(2002)Meath County Council Strategic Policy Committee `Environment',
Mullally, G.; (2002) Local Agenda 21. [Oral Presentation], Meath County Council Strategic Policy Committee `Environment', County Hall, Navan, Co. Meath , 19-FEB-02 - 19-FEB-02. [Details]
(2001)Setting the Ground for Local Agenda 21: 10 Years on from Rio,
Mullally, G.; (2001) Local Agenda 21: An Irish Perspective. [Oral Presentation], Setting the Ground for Local Agenda 21: 10 Years on from Rio, Sligo Institute of Technology, Sligo , 10-OCT-01 - 10-OCT-01. [Details]
(2000)Encouraging Public Participation in Planning for Suburban and Urban Environmental Planning and Management,
Mullally, G.; (2000) Is Local Agenda 21 Working in Practice? Lessons from Cork Environmental Forum. [Oral Presentation], Encouraging Public Participation in Planning for Suburban and Urban Environmental Planning and Management, Trinity College Dublin , 06-SEP-00 - 06-SEP-00. [Details]
(2000)Navan Chamber of Commerce Ninth National Environment Conference,
Mullally, G.; (2000) Local Agenda 21 in Context: Problems and Prospects in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Navan Chamber of Commerce Ninth National Environment Conference, Navan Chamber of Commerce, Navan , 23-FEB-00 - 24-FEB-00. [Details]
(1999)Sustainable Communities in Europe (SUSCOM) Dialogue Conference: Sustainability through Subsidiarity: Implementing Local Agenda 21 in Europe,
Mullally, G.; (1999) Local Agenda 21 as a Subordinate Clause in Discourses on the Reform of Local Government and Regional Development in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Sustainable Communities in Europe (SUSCOM) Dialogue Conference: Sustainability through Subsidiarity: Implementing Local Agenda 21 in Europe, Barcelona , 18-NOV-99 - 24-NOV-99. [Details]
(1999)Interpretive Political Social Analysis Workshop,
Mullally, G.; (1999) Deliberative Institutions and the Implementation of Local Agenda 21: Between Efficiency and Participation. [Oral Presentation], Interpretive Political Social Analysis Workshop, Allihies, West Cork , 03-SEP-99 - 05-SEP-99. [Details]
(1999)Derry City Council, Local Agenda 21 Training Day,
Mullally, G.; (1999) `Local Agenda 21 in the Republic of Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Derry City Council, Local Agenda 21 Training Day, Foyle Basin Council/ UNED UK, Derry City Council , 19-MAY-99 - 19-MAY-99. [Details]
(1999)Second Regional Conference on Social Movements and Change: Ireland, Social Movements in Transition: Moving Towards the Millennium,
Mullally, G.; (1999) Relocating Protest: The Institutionalisation of Organised Environmentalism in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Second Regional Conference on Social Movements and Change: Ireland, Social Movements in Transition: Moving Towards the Millennium, Department of Sociology, University College , 16-APR-99 - 18-APR-99. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Board member of ISS21 (Institute of Social Science for the 21st Century) Member2017 /
College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences Community Engagement Member2017 /
Environmental Research Institute Core Strategy Group (2017-2022) Committee Member2017 /
Climate Lab Steering Committee Committee Member2016 /
Department of Sociology, Graduate Studies Committee Committee Member2011 / 2018
Department of Sociology, Undergraduate Committee Committee Member/ Interim Chair2011 / 2013
Green Campus Forum/ Green Campus Committee Committee Member2010 / 2013
QI/QA Committee, BSc. Environmental Studies Committee Member2005 / 2006
Advisory Group on Cross Border Research on Local Agenda 21 on the Island of Ireland Invited Expert/ Advisory Committee Member2002 / 2003
Working Group on Local Sustainable Development, Roundtable, Comhar Invited Commentator2000 / 2000
Adult Continuing Education Programme Approval Panel: Diploma in Social Enterprise and Community Development Practice Chair2012 / 2012
Cork Environmental Forum Director/ Management Executive Committee Member2000 / 2003

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork College Lecturer01-OCT-03 /
University College Cork Lecturer01-JAN-02 / 01-JAN-03
University College Cork Researcher01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-02
University College Cork Researcher01-JAN-92 / 01-JAN-97

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2001University College Cork Ph.D.
1992University College Cork MASTERSSociology of Development
1990University College Cork BA (Hons)Sociology and History

Outreach Activities

 Description

At the national level I have been a regular commentator, contributor and presenter to COMHAR, the National Sustainable Development Partnership since its inception in 2000 (See list of presentations).  I have given seminars and workshop on ‘regional sustainable’ development on behalf of both COMHAR and the South East Regional Authority. In addition, I have given presentations and workshops on local sustainable development to local authorities, County Partnerships and City/County Development Boards in Cork, Derry, Dublin, Laois, Meath, Tipperary and Wexford.

The Community Engagement Committee of the College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork is delighted to announce Community Week 2017 which runs from Monday 18th September 2017 to Sunday 24th September 2017. Over 20 events have been organised by academic units of the college in conjunction with community partners involved in arts film theatre music poetry and literature community education housing and homelessness children and young people social inclusion and community development mental health and intellectual disability international education Travellers rights ethnic identity and cultural rights local history and heritage Community Week 2017 events will be hosted on the UCC campus and in a variety of community based settings across Cork city and county and throughout region and scheduled activities include campus tours, presentations of community based research findings, guest lectures and seminars, field trips and demonstrations, performance and creative practice events. http://engagement.ucc.ie/

This presentation was a contribution to a breakfast briefing hosted by Cork EcCoWell called Sustainable Development Goals: Context and Local Action. The briefing was part of the preparation for Cork UNESCO Learning City 2017. My contribution was to frame the relevance of the Global Goals in an Irish, and specifically local/ regional Cork context.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Environmental Policy And Planning Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-08 -
Environmental Science And Policy Guest Editor-
Administration Referee-
Policy And Politics Referee-
Environmental Impact Assessment Review Referee-
Environmental Politics Referee-
Innovation: The European Journal Of Social Science Research Referee-
Irish Journal Of Sociology Editor01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-09
Innovation: The European Journal Of Social Science Research Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-04 -

Other Activities

 Description

2012: Invited Delegate, SEIA Workshop: Wind Energy in Ireland: Understanding Social Acceptability, Novermber 23rd Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland, Wilton Park House, Dublin.

The urgency of climate change has led to increasing calls for the co-production of demand-driven climate services (CS) that can support adaptation, mitigation, Disaster Risk Reduction and societal transformation decisions. Social science and humanities (SSH) have important contributions to make to the evolving CS research agenda. However, recent stock-taking under major European funding initiatives such as Horizon2020 and JPI Climate ERA4CS1, European Roadmap for Climate Services and JPI Climate SRIA indicate that SSH expertise has so far been inadequately and unevenly integrated into climate services research (link to H2020 report on integration of SSH). As a result, research and innovation supporting climate services remains dominated by the natural sciences and by data-driven approaches that are underpinned by a linear knowledge-action model that assumes that the provision of more and better climate information will automatically translate into better adaptation, mitigation and transformation decisions. While there has in recent years been a move toward supply-driven, user informed CS, the need is to move to decision/demand-driven, science-informed approaches.  This includes recognition that all sciences need to inform, but cannot dictate. A process is now needed for stronger research collaboration and learning within and across a growing group of SSH researchers who are engaged in climate services research in Europe and internationally. The aims of this workshop are to initiate a dialogue with the European SSH community who are currently (and could potentially be) involved in research supporting climate services to elicit their expert recommendations on:  · How to promote the range of SSH perspectives within CS research · How to better attract SSH researchers into the CS research domain · How to foster inter- and transdisciplinary CS research  and what support can JPI Climate offer?  The outputs from the discussions at the workshop will be a set of recommendations concerning the scope, architecture and ambitions for a proposed Action Group within JPI Climate on SSH perspectives in research supporting climate services. These recommendations will: a) drive a process for stronger research collaboration and learning within and across a growing group SSH researchers who are engaged in climate services research in Europe and internationally, and; b) contribute to the operationalization of the JPI Climate Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) 2016-20252, by feeding into the Spring 2018 Scoping Forum. The aim of the Scoping Forum is to develop a common vision and implementation strategy and plan for the JPI Climate for the next 2-5 years.

The invitation to act as National Expert and the funding for participation came from the Irish Environmental Protection Agency

Peer reviewer/referee for Asgate on Book Proposal on Austerity

Peer reviewer/referee for Cork University Press on Environmental Sociology/ Politics Book Proposal

Invited Participant [with N.P Dunphy] to the Environmental Policy Integration International Working Group, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, Oct 1st-2nd, 2015

2009 Invited Expert and Contributor Oslo Symposium on Democracy, Research Engagement and Sustainable Development, May 7th -8th. Programme for Research and Documentation for a Sustainable Society ProSUS/ Centre for Environment and Development SUM, Oslo.

2007 Invited Expert and Contributor CORASON: A Cognitive Approach to Rural Sustainable Development, Trinity College Dublin

2005 Invited Delegate SHARE (Shaping Regional Futures), Conference, Regionale2010, Köln, December 1st-3rd

2002 Invited Expert and Contributor EU ADAPT project on Enlargement and Multi-level Governance in Regional and Environmental Policy, University of Limerick (See Conference Contributions).

2000 Invited commentator, Working Group on Local Sustainable Development, Roundtable ‘Promoting Local Agenda 21 – the Role of Comhar’, 5th February.

1999 Invited delegate at the Regions- Cornerstones for Sustainable Development, Second European Symposium, 13th–14th September, Academy of Finland/ EU Commission DG XVI and DG XII, Joensuu, 13th–14th September

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My interests span the entire range of teaching in the Department of Sociology. I deliver a full teaching module in First Year Arts (Sc1001) and Social Science (Sc1007) on 'Power, Goverance and Social Movements'. In second year, I coordinate and teach on Research Project 1 (Sc2002). In third year, I coordinate and deliver two optional modules. The modules are Sociology of Community (Sc3004) and Sociology of Environment (Sc3029). I also coordinate and deliver Sustainable Development (EV3918) on the Environmental Management Course. 

At postgraduate level, I coordinate and deliver a module on the Sociology of Sustainable Development at masters level (SC 6631) and doctoral level (Sc7631), and coordinate and contribute to postgraduate methodology in the Sociology Department (Sc6614). I also contribute to the Higher Diploma, Human Resource Management, Using Technology and Information in HR (AD5845) and Methods in Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies (GG6402) I am also a regular contributer to the M.Plan (Centre for Planning Education and Research), and the M.Comm in the Department of Government.

                                                 

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2018Evan Boyle NUI (UCC)MA in the Sociology of Development and GlobalizationThe Role of Civil Society in the Sociotechnical Transition to a Low Carbon Transition in an Irish Context
2017Robert Mooney NUI (UCC)PHDCollective responsibility in the risk society: health as a catalyst for socio-technological innovation, ecological citizenship and sustainability
2016Tegan Kurzynowski NUI (UCC)MA in the Sociology of Development and GlobalizationConnectivity’s Influence on the Rite of Passage of Education Abroad: an examination of modern technological effects for American students participating in education abroad.
2016Lillian Lernihan NUI (UCC)Ethical Governance in the Anthropocene
2015Lauren Radakovich NUI (UCC)MA in the Sociology of Development and GlobalizationThe Healing Hand of Nature: Narratives of Stress, Recovery and Connection
2014Beatrice Nabajja Mugambe NUI (UCC)M.A.Localising the decarbonisation discourse in Uganda: Government Processes and Civil Society Practices
2014Elaine Desmond NUI (UCC)PHDThe legitimation of risk and democracy: A case study of Bt cotton in Andhra Pradesh, India
2014Amy Buck NUI (UCC)M.A.The Banquet of Consequences. A critical assessment of the negative effects of unsustainable food production and consumption systems.
2014Shane Tobin NUI (UCC)M.A.Supporter Ownership as a Method of Football Governance: The concept of a Supporter's Trust and its operation within England and the Republic of Ireland.
2013Kieran Sean Damery NUI (UCC)PhDThe Politics of Hazard: Immanent Critique and Deconstruction of Ecological Modernisation in Ireland
2012Jim Swift NUI (UCC)PhDSeeking an Irish Solution to An Irish Problem: Strategic Environmental Assessments and County Development Plans
2011Sinead McBreen NUI (UCC)M.A.A Sociological Critique of Le Corbusier's Urban Principles
2010Adelaide Patricia Breen NUI (UCC)M.A.Evaluating Micro-finance as an Approach to Reducing Poverty: Practice and Implications
2009Sara McDonnell NUI (UCC)M.A.Participatory Development? An Analysis of the Micro and Macro Structures which Shape the Process
2009Helen E.D. Lane NUI (UCC)M.A.Discourses of Mission: Transformative Social Concern among Irish Protestants and Evangelicals
2009Daithi O hAodha (David Hayes) NUI (UCC)M.A.An Analysis of the Complexity and Diversity of the Theories and Practices of Sustainable Development and Social Justice
2008John Gerard Lyons NUI (UCC)M.A.The Construction of Development: the Invention of the Third World, Development Aid and Sustainable Development
2008Varma, Megha NUI (UCC)The Effectiveness of Partnerships in Implementing Sustainable Developement
2004Joanne R. Murphy NUI (UCC)M.Sc.What Drivers Can Move Business towards Sustainable Consumption in the Irish Context: A Case Study of Musgrave SuperValue Centra

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Watson Clare Marjorie Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019Sociological Methodology SC6614Sociological Methodology
2019The Sociology of Community SC3004The Sociology of Community
2019Sustainability UW0005Sustainability
2019Sociology of Sustainable Development SC6631Sociology of Sustainable Development
2019Societal Regulation and Environmental Governance SC3053Societal Regulation and Environmental Governance
2019Key Issues in Sociology (Part B) SC1013Key Issues in Sociology (Part B)
2019Research Project 2 SC3055Research Project 2
2019Research Seminars and Project SC3016Research Seminars and Project
2019Key Issues in Sociology (Part 2) SC1006Key Issues in Sociology (Part 2)
2019Research Essay SC3018Research Essay
2019Sociology of the Environment SC3029Sociology of the Environment

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