John Morrissey is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow based at the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, at University College Cork. John has over 10 years of research experience in environmental management, with expertise in both quantitate and qualitative methods of sustainability assessment. He is particularly focused on problems of sustainability in complex systems, and much of his work to date has focused on addressing sustainability in an urban context. With a background in Environmental Science, John was awarded his PhD from the University of Limerick in 2006. In 2008, John moved to Melbourne to take up a Post-doctoral Fellowship with the Centre for Design, at RMIT University. His research was funded by the Australian Research Council and investigated the policy implications of economic and environmental savings potentials from the residential sector in Australia. John moved to the University of Otago, New Zealand, in May of 2011, where he served as Lecturer in Environmental Management, teaching ‘Developments in Environmental Management’, ‘Advanced Urban Geography’ and ‘Resource Evaluation and Planning’. John’s present role in UCC began in November 2012. He is currently active on a European FP7 project evaluating the building energy efficiency retrofit industry, including the identification of stakeholders, mapping of business & regulatory relationships, and analysis of policy contexts across EU member states, as well as commercial consultancy work on carbon, energy and waste management.