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Chair professor, Trinity College Dublin

Anna Davies is Professor of Geography, Environment and Society at Trinity College Dublin where she directs the Environmental Governance Research Group and is on the steering committee for the Trinity Centre for Future Cities. Anna Chairs the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Future Earth Ireland expert group, is a member of the RIA Geographical and Geosciences Committee and The Planning and Environment Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society, as well as being the Secretary of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Her research examines socio-political and spatial aspects of environmental policy making. Completed projects have included work on environmental planning and sustainable development, values and valuation of the environment, the politics of climate change, biodiversity, waste management, sustainability enterprise and sustainable consumption. Current projects focus on issues related to environmental governance particularly the role of networks and partnerships under conditions of conflict. Empirical work on these issues has been conducted in a number of locations including New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.

In addition, Anna advises the Irish Government in her roles as an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council and as a member of the National Climate Change Council. Anna sits on the management board of the social enterprise The Rediscovery Centre, based in Ballymun, Dublin, a social enterprise dedicated to providing community employment and training via innovative reuse of unwanted or discarded materials.


  • 2001–2020
    Professor, Trinity College Dublin