Dr. Marie Mahon

PHD

Contact Details

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Geography
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University Road
Galway

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Biography

Marie Mahon is a lecturer in Human Geography. She teaches on local development (undergraduate) and on aspects of rural sustainability (postgraduate).  She is interested in applied approaches to teaching and learning, and delivers a service learning module for the MA in Rural Sustainabiity.  Marie’s research interests focus on  urban-rural change and development and on more specific processes of change in rural communities. She was most recently part of the Galway consortium of the EU- funded Framework 7 project, ‘Developing Europe’s Rural Regions in the Era of Globalisation’. She is currently PI of the Horizon 2020-funded IMAJINE project (Integrated Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe (2017-2021).  Her research has also been funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She has published on urban-rural relationships and development, including the nature of civic engagement and governance, place-based identity and  representations of rurality. She is interested in the governance of spatial planning and has also published on same. She has also researched the role of the arts and culture in rural sustainability.  Marie is a member of the Centre for Environment, Development and Sustainability at the Whitaker Institute, NUIG (Creative, Liveable and Sustainable Communities Research Cluster; Centre for Environment, Development and Sustainability), and the Ryan Institute (Sustainable Rural Systems Special Interest Group).

Research Interests

Marie's research interests focus on urban-rural change and development, and on issues of rural sustainability.  Her research has been funded externally by the EU, by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, by the Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland, and internally by the Millennium Fund. She was most recently part of the Galway consortium of the EU- funded Framework 7 project, ‘Developing Europe’s Rural Regions in the Era of Globalisation’. She is currently PI of the Horizon 2020-funded IMAJINE project (Integrated Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe, 2017-2021). She has published on urban-rural relationships and development, including the nature of civic engagement and governance, place-based identity and meaning and representations of rurality in fringe locations. She has also published on the governance of spatial planning, particularly issues of spatial justice and participatory democracy.  Recent research has focused on the importance of the arts and culture for rural sustainability and quality of life. Marie is a member of the Centre for Environment, Development and Sustainability,  and the Creative, Liveable and Sustainable Communities Research Cluster, at the Whitaker Institute, NUIG.






Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
IMAJINE - Integrated Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe 01-JAN-17 31-DEC-21
CREATIVITY AT THE EDGE: THE ROLE OF THE ARTS AND CREATIVITY IN SUSTAINING RURAL AND GAELTACHT COMMUNITIES MARIE MAHON 19-NOV-12 30-NOV-14
IRC THE LANDSCAPE CONCEPT AND THE ELC SARAH HIGGINS 01-OCT-12 30-SEP-15
IRCHSS NEW IDEAS AWARD ENHANCING ACADEMIC CAPACITY TO ADDRESS INCREASED FLOOD MANAGEMENT MARIE MAHON 19-DEC-11 18-DEC-13
ANDROID -DISASTER RESILIENCE NETWORK 01-OCT-11 13-MAR-16
IRCHSS GOVERNMENT OF IREL POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME DR MARIE MAHON IRCHSS ALEXANDRA REVEZ 01-OCT-10 31-OCT-13
MILLENNIUM FUND 2009 MARIE MAHON 01-MAR-10 31-DEC-11

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Farm families and future options'
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M., Mahon, M. (2013) 'Farm families and future options'. Quaestiones Geographicae, 32 (4):49-62 [Details]
(2017) 'Policy drivers of farm succession and inheritance'
Leonard, B,Kinsella, A,O'Donoghue, C,Farrell, M,Mahon, M (2017) 'Policy drivers of farm succession and inheritance'. Land Use Policy, 61 :147-159 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'The potential of farm partnerships to facilitate farm succession and inheritance'
Leonard, B., Mahon, M., Kinsella, A., O'Donoghue, C., Farrell, M., Curran, T., Hennessy, T. (2017) 'The potential of farm partnerships to facilitate farm succession and inheritance'. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 6 (1):4-19 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Local knowledge and environmentality in legitimacy discourses on Irish peatlands regulation'
O'Riordan, M,McDonagh, J,Mahon, M (2016) 'Local knowledge and environmentality in legitimacy discourses on Irish peatlands regulation'. Land Use Policy, 59 :423-433 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Power, Discourse and Participation in Nature Conflicts: The Case of Turf Cutters in the Governance of Ireland's Raised Bog Designations'
O'Riordan, M,Mahon, M,McDonagh, J (2015) 'Power, Discourse and Participation in Nature Conflicts: The Case of Turf Cutters in the Governance of Ireland's Raised Bog Designations'. Journal Of Environmental Policy & Planning, 17 :127-145 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Protected geographical indications: Institutional roles in food systems governance and rural development'
Conneely, R,Mahon, M (2015) 'Protected geographical indications: Institutional roles in food systems governance and rural development'. Geoforum, 60 :14-21 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Rural return imgration: comparative analysis between Ireland and Lithuania'
Farrell, M., Kairyte, E., Nienaber, B., McDonagh, J., Mahon, M. (2014) 'Rural return imgration: comparative analysis between Ireland and Lithuania'. Central and Eastern Migration Review, [Details]
(2013) 'Arranging public support to unfold collaborative modes of governance in rural areas'
Wellbrock, W,Roep, D,Mahon, M,Kairyte, E,Nienaber, B,Garcia, MDD,Kriszan, M,Farrell, M (2013) 'Arranging public support to unfold collaborative modes of governance in rural areas'. Journal Of Rural Studies, 32 :420-429 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'The significance of quality of life and sustainability At The Urban-Rural Fringe In The Making Of Place-Based Community'
Mahon, M., Fahy, F., and Ó Cinnéide, M. (2012) 'The significance of quality of life and sustainability At The Urban-Rural Fringe In The Making Of Place-Based Community'. Geojournal, 77 (2):265-278 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'The Rural as a Return Migration Destination'
Farrell, M., Mahon, M, and McDonagh, J. (2012) 'The Rural as a Return Migration Destination'. European Countryside, 4 (1) [Details]
(2012) 'Interdisciplinary interpretations and applications of the concept of scale in landscape research'
Higgins, S; Mahon, M; McDonagh, J. (2012) 'Interdisciplinary interpretations and applications of the concept of scale in landscape research'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 113 :137-145 [Details]
(2010) 'New Opportunities and Cautionary Steps? Farmers, Forestry and Rural Development in Ireland'
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M., Mahon, M. and Ryan, M. (2010) 'New Opportunities and Cautionary Steps? Farmers, Forestry and Rural Development in Ireland'. European Countryside, 2 (4):236-251 [Details]
(2011) 'New opportunities or cautionary steps? Farmers, forestry and rural development in Ireland'
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M., Ryan, M. (2011) 'New opportunities or cautionary steps? Farmers, forestry and rural development in Ireland'. European Countryside, 4 :236-251 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Power, Positionality and the View from within: Agricultural Advisers' Role in Implementing Participatory Extension Programmes in the Republic of Ireland'
Mahon, M,Farrell, M,McDonagh, J (2010) 'Power, Positionality and the View from within: Agricultural Advisers' Role in Implementing Participatory Extension Programmes in the Republic of Ireland'. Sociologia Ruralis, 50 :104-120 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Civic Engagement and Governance in the Urban-Rural Fringe: Evidence from Ireland'
Mahon, M,Fahy, F,Cinneide, MO,Gallagher, B (2009) 'Civic Engagement and Governance in the Urban-Rural Fringe: Evidence from Ireland'. Nature + Culture, 4 :57-77 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'The Options for Farm Families Programme: Rhetoric and Reality of Change'
Farrell, M., McDonagh, J., Mahon, M. (2009) 'The Options for Farm Families Programme: Rhetoric and Reality of Change'. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, [Details]
(2009) 'Governance Deficits in Residential Housing Estates in Ireland'
Mahon, M,Cinneide, MO (2009) 'Governance Deficits in Residential Housing Estates in Ireland'. Urban Studies, 46 :93-116 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'New populations; shifting expectations: The changing experience of Irish rural space and place'
Mahon, M (2007) 'New populations; shifting expectations: The changing experience of Irish rural space and place'. Journal Of Rural Studies, 23 :345-356 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Articulating perceptions of rural and urban: The use of semantic scales'
Mahon, M. (2005) 'Articulating perceptions of rural and urban: The use of semantic scales'. Irish Geography, 38 (2):192-208 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Managing Development with Civil Society in a Globalizing Rural'
Mahon, M. Farrell, M. and McDonagh, J. (2015) 'Managing Development with Civil Society in a Globalizing Rural' In: Globalization and Europe’s Rural Regions. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. [Details]
(2014) 'Planning gain in a time of crisis'
Mahon, M. (2014) 'Planning gain in a time of crisis' In: Spatial justice and the Irish Crisis. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
(2003) 'Galway County and City 1971-1996: A Demographic Perspective'
Cawley, M., Mahon, M. (2003) 'Galway County and City 1971-1996: A Demographic Perspective' In: Economy, Society and Peripherality: Experiences from the West of Ireland. Galway: Aarlen House. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2017) The dynamics of housing markets and housing provision in Ireland.
Mahon, M. (2017) The dynamics of housing markets and housing provision in Ireland. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. [Details]
(2017) Contract Rearing - Who are the farmers signing up?.
Curran, T., Kinsella, A., Mahon, M. (2017) Contract Rearing - Who are the farmers signing up?. Teagasc, Teagasc Athenry. [Details]
(2016) Teagasc Report Series: An investigation of policies for farm succession and inheritance.
Leonard, B., Kinsella, A., O’Donoghue, C., Farrell, M., Mahon, M. (2016) Teagasc Report Series: An investigation of policies for farm succession and inheritance. Teagasc, Teagasc Athenry. [Details]
(2012) Perspectives and potential for forestry in Ireland. In Burdack, J., and Kriszan, M. (eds) use or protect - environmental capital and regional development in the rural areas of Europe: Research findings and experiences from the EU project DERREG. Ifl FORUM 17.
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M., Mahon, M. (2012) Perspectives and potential for forestry in Ireland. In Burdack, J., and Kriszan, M. (eds) use or protect - environmental capital and regional development in the rural areas of Europe: Research findings and experiences from the EU project DERREG. Ifl FORUM 17. Leibniz-Institut fur Landerkunde, Germany. [Details]
(2011) Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization - Case study Contextual Report 8, West Region of Ireland.
Jones, L., Woods, M., Farrell, M., Mahon, M. and McDonagh J. (2011) Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization - Case study Contextual Report 8, West Region of Ireland. EU, Brussels. [Details]
(2011) Synthesis and Contextualisation of Research and Development of an Interpretative Model.
Farrell, M., Mahon, M., and McDonagh, J. (2011) Synthesis and Contextualisation of Research and Development of an Interpretative Model. DERREG, DERREG. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress,
Gkartzios, M., Crawshaw, J., Mahon, M. (2017) Session title: Doing Art in the Countryside. [Workshop chair], XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, Krakow, Poland , 24-JUL-17 - 27-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017) XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress,
Leonard, B., Farrell, M., Kinsella, A., Mahon, M., O'Donoghue, C., Hennessy, T., Curran, T. (2017) Paper Title: The Potential of Farm Partnerships to Facilitate Succession and Inheritance. [Oral Presentation], XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, Krakow, Poland , 24-JUL-17 - 27-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017) XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress,
Mahon, M., Collins, P., Farrell, M., McDonagh, J. (2017) Paper Title: Local spatial planning for rural areas; (en)countering spatial injustice. [Oral Presentation], XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, Krakow, Poland , 24-JUL-17 - 27-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017) XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress,
Mahon, M., and Hyyrylaïnen, T. (2017) Paper title: Rural place development through commodification of art and culture; investigating the construction of art narratives in the rural. [Oral Presentation], XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, Krakow, Poland , 24-JUL-17 - 27-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017) 7th International Symposium on Service Learning (ISSL),
Mahon, M., Farrell, M. (2017) Paper title: Students' use of oral histories to promote public participation in wetland conservation - a service learning approach. [Oral Presentation], 7th International Symposium on Service Learning (ISSL), NUI Galway , 14-JUN-17 - 16-JUN-17. [Details]
(2005) Geography Seminar Series,
Mahon, M. (2005) New populations, shifting expectations; the rural as functional or symbolic space?. [Oral Presentation], Geography Seminar Series, NUI Galway , 10-MAR-05 - 10-MAR-05. [Details]
(2005) Conference of Irish Geographers 2005,
Mahon, M. (2005) Sustaining the rural in the urban fringe. The impact of planning. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2005, NUI Galway , 14-APR-05 - 16-APR-05. [Details]
(2005) Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change,
Mahon, M. (2005) Protecting local identities and embracing change: The GAA and the urban fringe. [Oral Presentation], Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change, NUI Galway , 06-JUN-05 - 09-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005) Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Population Geography Research Group,
Mahon, M. (2005) Altering Perceptions: Rurality in the Urban Fringe?. [Oral Presentation], Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Population Geography Research Group, University of Swansea, Wales , 10-MAY-05 - 12-MAY-05. [Details]
(2007) Association of American Geographers 2007,
Mahon, M.; Ó Cinnéide, M. (2007) Paper title: Claiming neighbourhood space in private housing estates: the impact of residential planning policies on the evelopment of local capacity and civil society in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Association of American Geographers 2007, San Francisco , 16-APR-07 - 20-APR-07. [Details]
(2007) Conference of Irish Geographers 2007,
Mahon, M.; Ó Cinnéide, M. (2007) Paper title: Building estates or developing neighbourhoods? Residents as stakeholders in local governance. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2007, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin , 17-MAY-07 - 19-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007) European Society for Rural Sociology Annual Conference, 2007,
Mahon, M. (2007) Paper title: Local social organisations: enabling or inhibiting 'dwelling' in the urban fringe?. [Oral Presentation], European Society for Rural Sociology Annual Conference, 2007, Wageningen, Netherlands , 20-AUG-07 - 24-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007) Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference,
Mahon, M.; Ó Cinnéide, M. (2007) Paper title: Reconciling public and private interests: the case of private residential estates in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, London , 29-AUG-07 - 01-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007) Teagasc Colloquium: Housing in Rural Areas,
Mahon, M.; Ó Cinnéide, M. (2007) Paper title: Private housing estates in Ireland - spaces of local governance?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Teagasc Colloquium: Housing in Rural Areas, Teagasc Rural Economy Research Centre , 17-OCT-07 - 17-OCT-07. [Details]
(2008) Social Sciences Research Centre NUI Galway,
Mahon, M. (2008) Paper title: The politics of place in the urban rural fringe. [Oral Presentation], Social Sciences Research Centre NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 08-MAY-08 - 09-MAY-08. [Details]
(2008) Association of American Geographers 2008,
Mahon, M.; Ó Cinnéide, M. (2008) Paper title: Perspectives on citizenship in the urban rural fringe in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Association of American Geographers 2008, Boston, USA , 14-APR-08 - 19-APR-08. [Details]
(2008) European Network for Housing Research Annual Conference,
Mahon, M. (2008) Paper title: Management of private housing estates: a case for participatory approaches?. [Oral Presentation], European Network for Housing Research Annual Conference, UCD , 10-JUN-08 - 14-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008) Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Population Geography Research Group,
Mahon, M. (2008) Paper title: Counterurbanisation and the urban rural fringe in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Population Geography Research Group, UCD , 14-OCT-08 - 16-OCT-08. [Details]
(2009) American Conference for Irish Studies/Galway Conference of Irish Studies, NUI Galway,
Mahon, M. (2009) Paper title: Forming identities in the urban-rural fringe in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], American Conference for Irish Studies/Galway Conference of Irish Studies, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 11-MAY-09 - 15-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009) European Network for Housing Research,
Mahon, M. (2009) Paper title: Legislating for planning and residential development in Ireland; exploring the democratic deficit. [Oral Presentation], European Network for Housing Research, Charles University, Prague , 09-JUN-09 - 13-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009) European Society for Rural Sociology Annual Conference, 2009,
Mahon, M.; Farrell, M.; McDonagh, J. (2009) Paper Title: Exploring policy approaches and challenges to innovation, learning, and capacity building in the West of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], European Society for Rural Sociology Annual Conference, 2009, University of Helsinki, Vaasa, Finland , 17-AUG-09 - 22-AUG-09. [Details]
(2009) European Society for Rural Sociology Annual Conference, 2009,
Mahon, M. (2009) Session Organiser: Rural-urban relationships: mobilities and stabilities of the rural-urban fringe. [Organising Chair], European Society for Rural Sociology Annual Conference, 2009, University of Helsinki, Vaasa, Finland , 17-AUG-09 - 21-AUG-10. [Details]
(2010) Conference of Irish Geographers 2010,
Fahy, F., Mahon, M.; Ó Cinnéide, M. (2010) Paper title: Establishing collaborative partnerships for sustainable outcomes: the case of gaLwAy21. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2010, NUI Maynooth , 13-MAY-10 - 15-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010) NUI Maynooth Seminar Series,
Mahon, M. (2010) Paper Title: Unfinished estates; communities on hold: Planning as 'realrationalitat'. [Invited Oral Presentation], NUI Maynooth Seminar Series, NUI Maynooth , 17-SEP-10 - 17-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) PLUREL International Conference 2010; Managing the urban-rural interface,
Mahon, M.; Ó Cinnéide, M. (2010) Paper Title: The 'making' of place-based community in the urban-rural fringe; shared visions of quality of life. [Oral Presentation], PLUREL International Conference 2010; Managing the urban-rural interface, Copenhagen , 20-OCT-10 - 22-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010) CELT 'Creative Thinking' Symposium,
Mahon, M.; Farrell, M. (2010) Paper Title: Student videos for learning. [Oral Presentation], CELT 'Creative Thinking' Symposium, NUI Galway , 08-JUN-10 - 10-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011) Rural Gender Education,
Farrell, M.; Mahon, M. (2011) Conference on gendered issues in rural education. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Rural Gender Education, NUI Galway , 12-JUL-11 - 12-JUL-11. [Details]
(2010) Contemporary Labour Migration: National and International Perspectives Conference, NUI, Galway,
Cawley, M.; Mahon, M. (2010) Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society Population Geography Research Group International Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Contemporary Labour Migration: National and International Perspectives Conference, NUI, Galway, NUI Galway , 04-MAY-10 - 05-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010) Contemporary Labour Migration: National and International Perspectives Conference, NUI, Galway,
Farrell, M.; Mahon, M.; McDonagh, J. (2010) Paper Title: An Exploration of the Opportunities and Challenges Facing Irish Return Migrants in Rural Areas. [Oral Presentation], Contemporary Labour Migration: National and International Perspectives Conference, NUI, Galway, NUI Galway , 05-MAY-10 - 06-MAY-10. [Details]
(2011) DERREG Closing Conference: Globalization and Rural Regions in Europe: Impacts, Challenges and Lessons,
Mahon, M.; Farrell, M.; McDonagh, J. (2011) Paper Title: Regional Learning and Rural Development: Case Study Area - BMW Region/West of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], DERREG Closing Conference: Globalization and Rural Regions in Europe: Impacts, Challenges and Lessons, Murska Sobota, Slovenia , 12-OCT-11 - 13-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011) Conference of Irish Geographers 2011,
Mahon, M. (2011) Paper Title: Planning for the public good - the management crisis in unfinished housing estates. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2011, Mary Immaculate College Limerick , 06-MAY-11 - 08-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011) Conference of Irish Geographers 2011,
Mahon, M.; Farrell, M.; McDonagh, J. (2011) Paper Title: Sustaining the rural - challenges for development in an era of globalization. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2011, Mary Immaculate College Limerick , 06-MAY-11 - 08-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011) Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Newcastle University, UK,
Mahon, M.; Farrell, M.; McDonagh, J. (2011) Paper Title: Sustaining rural development in the West of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Newcastle University, UK, Newcastle University, UK> , 04-APR-11 - 07-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) European Society for Rural Sociology Annual Conference Chania, Greece 2011,
Mahon, M.; Farrell, M.; McDonagh, J. (2011) Paper Title: Flexible governance for rural capacity building and sustainable development. [Oral Presentation], European Society for Rural Sociology Annual Conference Chania, Greece 2011, Chania, Greece , 22-AUG-11 - 25-AUG-11. [Details]
(2011) Conference of Irish Geographers 2011,
Farrell, M.; Mahon, M.; McDonagh, J. (2011) Paper Title: Perspectives and potentials for forestry in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2011, Mary Immaculate College Limerick , 19-MAY-11 - 22-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011) Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Newcastle Universit, UK,
Farrell, M.; Mahon, M.; McDonagh, J. (2011) Paper Title: Forestry in the West of Ireland; Potential rural development or unattainable pursuit?. [Oral Presentation], Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Newcastle Universit, UK, Newcastle University, UK> , 04-APR-11 - 07-APR-11. [Details]
(2013) Conference of Irish Geographers 2013,
Farrell, M.; Mahon, M.; McDonagh, J. (2013) Paper Title: Forestry as a resource for sustainable rural development in the West region of ireland. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2013, NUI Galway , 16-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) Conference of Irish Geographers 2013,
Mahon, M.; Farrell, M.; McDonagh, J. (2013) Paper Title: Critical perspectives on civil society as an agent of rural development. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2013, NUI Galway , 16-APR-13 - 18-APR-13. [Details]
(2016) Amsterdam Rural forum/National Rural Network, 'Reconnecting People and Places',
Mahon, M.; Farrell, M.; Kennedy, P. (2016) Harnessing the arts and creativity to promote local rural sustainability. [Oral Presentation], Amsterdam Rural forum/National Rural Network, 'Reconnecting People and Places', Amsterdam , 10-MAY-16 - 12-MAY-16. [Details]
(2015) Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference,
Mahon, M.; O'Mahony, D.; Grundy, A. (2015) Paper Title: Performing place: the mediating role of the arts and creativity in shaping social identities in the rural. [Oral Presentation], Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, Exeter, UK , 01-SEP-15 - 04-SEP-15. [Details]
(2017) Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Trinity College,
Mahon, M., Collins, P., Farrell, M., McDonagh, J. (2017) Session Organiser: Spatial Justice and Territorial Cohesion. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Trinity College, Trinity College, Dublin , 04-JUN-17 - 07-JUN-17. [Details]
(2015) Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Piacenza, Italy,
Mahon, M.; Farrell, M.; McDonagh, J. (2015) Entrepreneurial leadership and governance for the development of rural regions. [Oral Presentation], Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Piacenza, Italy, Piacenza, Italy , 25-MAY-15 - 27-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) European Society for Rural Sociology Annual Conference Aberdeen,
Mahon, M., McGrath, B. (2015) Paper Title: Transformation or subordination? The potential of artistic and creative endeavours for sustainable rural futures. [Oral Presentation], European Society for Rural Sociology Annual Conference Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland , 18-AUG-15 - 21-AUG-15. [Details]
(2015) Cultures in Sustainable Futures (COST),
Mahon, M.; O'Laoire, L.; McGrath, B. (2015) Paper Title: Cultural workers, precarious livelihoods, sustaining rural futures. [Oral Presentation], Cultures in Sustainable Futures (COST), Helsinki , 06-MAY-15 - 08-MAY-15. [Details]
(2017) Regional Studies Association Annual Conference,
Mahon, M., Collins, P., Farrell, M., McDonagh, J. (2017) Paper Title: Local experiences of spatial planning; a spatial justice interpretation. [Oral Presentation], Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Trinity College, Dublin , 05-JUN-17 - 08-JUN-17. [Details]
(2015) Cultures in Sustainable Futures (COST),
Mahon, M.; O'Laoire, L.; McGrath, B. (2015) Session Organiser: The transformative potential of cultural and artistic endeavours for sustainable rural futures. [Organising Chair], Cultures in Sustainable Futures (COST), Helsinki , 06-MAY-15 - 08-MAY-15. [Details]
(2016) 5th European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity & Economy,
Mahon, M. (2016) Sustainability and inclusiveness through culture and creativity. [Invited Oral Presentation], 5th European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity & Economy, Seville, Spain , 10-OCT-16 - 13-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016) International Symposium on Environment and Health, NUI Galway,
O'Riordan, M.; Mahon, M.; McDonagh, J. (2016) Compliers’ and protesters’ attitudes to peatlands’ regulation: implementation of the EU Habitats Directive on Irish raised bogs. [Oral Presentation], International Symposium on Environment and Health, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 22-AUG-16 - 25-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) International Symposium on Environment and Health, NUI Galway,
Mahon, M.; Farrell, M. (2016) ‘Using oral histories to promote public participation in wetland conservation’. [Oral Presentation], International Symposium on Environment and Health, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 22-AUG-16 - 25-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) Ruralia Visiting Scholarship,
Mahon, M. (2016) The role of the arts and culture in developing local social identities. [Invited Oral Presentation], Ruralia Visiting Scholarship, Ruralia Institute, Mikkeli, Finland , 14-JUN-16 - 14-JUN-16. [Details]
(2015) The Geographical Turn (Royal Irish Academy),
Mahon, M. (2015) Place-making in the rural: The artist as mediator in the 'Performance of Rurality' - A discussion of the work of Deirdre O'Mahony. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Geographical Turn (Royal Irish Academy), Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 18-SEP-15 - 18-SEP-15. [Details]
(2013) Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis,
Mahon, M. (2013) Presentation title: Planning gain in a time of crisis. [Invited Oral Presentation], Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 23-APR-13 - 23-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) Conference of Irish Geographers 2013,
Farrell, M.; Mahon, M.; McDonagh, J. (2013) Session organiser: Contemporary rural research; critical perspectives and interventions. [Organising Chair], Conference of Irish Geographers 2013, NUI Galway , 17-MAY-13 - 19-MAY-13. [Details]
(2012) Enhancing academic capacity to address increased flood management challenges: an inter-disciplinary symposium,
Lima Revez, A.; Mahon, M.; Fahy, F. (2012) Flood Risk Management - an interdisciplinary perspective. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Enhancing academic capacity to address increased flood management challenges: an inter-disciplinary symposium, NUI Galway , 08-MAR-12 - 08-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012) Creativity at the Edge; the role of the arts and creativity in sustaining rural and Gaeltacht communities - beyond economic critiques,
Mahon, M., Farrell, M., McDonagh, J., O'Laoire, L., McGrath, B. (2012) The role of the arts and creativity in rural sustainability. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Creativity at the Edge; the role of the arts and creativity in sustaining rural and Gaeltacht communities - beyond economic critiques, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 19-JUN-12 - 19-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011) Rural Gender Education,
M. Farrell, M.Mahon (2011) Symposium. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Rural Gender Education, NUI Galway , 12-JUL-11 - 12-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011) European Society for Rural Sociology Biannual Conference,
Mahon, M., Woods, M., Farrell, M., McDonagh, J. (2011) Session organiser: Relational rurals - re-imagining and re-making rural place n an era of globalization. [Organising Chair], European Society for Rural Sociology Biannual Conference, Chania, Greece , 22-AUG-11 - 26-AUG-11. [Details]
(2011) 19th Annual Colloquium of the International Geographical Union,
Cawley, M., Mahon, M., (2011) Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 19th Annual Colloquium of the International Geographical Union, NUI Galway , 01-AUG-11 - 05-AUG-11. [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(2015) But does it do any good?’ Cultural collaborations linking smaller-language communities.
Lewellyn, M., and Mahon, M. (2015) But does it do any good?’ Cultural collaborations linking smaller-language communities. Report [Details]
(2011) DERREG Deliverable 4.4 Summary report final version.
Roep et al. (2011) DERREG Deliverable 4.4 Summary report final version. Report [Details]
(2011) DERREG Deliverable D.4 Work Package Summary Report.
Frys et al. (2011) DERREG Deliverable D.4 Work Package Summary Report. Report [Details]
(2011) DERREG Deliverable D4.2 Support of joint learning and innovation in grassroots development initiatives: operational quality of arrangements.
Wellbrock et al. (2011) DERREG Deliverable D4.2 Support of joint learning and innovation in grassroots development initiatives: operational quality of arrangements. Report [Details]
(2011) DERREG Deliverable 4.3 Summary of good practise examples: Well working arrangements for support of joint learning and innovation in Europe's rural regions.
Wellbrock et al. (2011) DERREG Deliverable 4.3 Summary of good practise examples: Well working arrangements for support of joint learning and innovation in Europe's rural regions. Report [Details]
(2010) DERREG Deliverable 4.1 Overview of learning and innovation support strategies.
Wellbrock et al. (2010) DERREG Deliverable 4.1 Overview of learning and innovation support strategies. Report [Details]
(2010) DERREG Case Study Contextual Report West Region of Ireland.
Jones et al. (2010) DERREG Case Study Contextual Report West Region of Ireland. Report [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
(2008) Agricultural extension advisory services: The challenge of implementing a multifunctional advisory programme. The Rural Economy Reserach Centre Working Paper Series.
Farrell, M., McDonagh, J., Mahon, M. (2008) Agricultural extension advisory services: The challenge of implementing a multifunctional advisory programme. The Rural Economy Reserach Centre Working Paper Series. Galway: Working Paper [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 Ruralia Visiting Scholarship Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
2010 Third Level Education Cultural Exchange Programme Ireland - Higher Education Authority/Department of Education & Ministry of Education, Czech Republic
2008 Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CELT) NUI Galway
2008 Third Level Education Cultural Exchange Programme Higher Education Authority/Department of Education & Ministry of Education, Czech Republic
2007 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CELT) NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Society for Rural Sociology Member /
Geographical Society of Ireland Member /
Regional Studies Association Member /
Royal Geographical Society Institute of British Geographers Fellow /
European Network for Housing Research Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Royal Irish Academy Geosciences and Geographical Sciences Committee Committee Member representing Geography 01-SEP-15 / 31-AUG-17
Social Sciences Research Centre Board Member 10-JUN-15 /
External Examiner Committee, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology External Examiner - BSc in Agriculture & Environment, BB in Rural Enterprise 18-JUN-15 / 18-JUN-15
Review of the Established Professorship of Education at NUI Galway Member of review panel 18-MAY-15 / 20-MAY-15
Review of Established Professorship of Political Science and Sociology Member of review panel 05-NOV-14 / 07-NOV-14
Centre for Environment, Development & Sustainability (CEDS) Co-Chair (with Dr. Henrike Rau) 18-SEP-12 / 08-JAN-14
IBSScPP Executive Committee Executive Member (As CEDS cluster co-chair) 18-SEP-12 / 06-JAN-14
University Research Risk Working Group Member of Working Group, representing College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies 08-MAY-12 / 14-NOV-12
Moore Institute Strategic Review Group Member of Review Group, representing College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies as Vice-Dean for Research 28-MAR-12 / 08-APR-13
Governance of Research Institutes Review Group (representing College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies) Member of Review Group 20-JUN-11 / 02-APR-12
Hardiman Research Scholarship Review Committee, 2011, 2012, 2013 Review of scholarship applications on behalf of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies 31-JAN-11 / 31-JAN-13
Research Committee, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies Convenor of College Research Committee (as Vice-Dean for Research) 01-SEP-10 / 30-SEP-12
Moore Institute Executive Committee Member of committee representing the Dean, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies 01-SEP-10 / 30-SEP-12
University Research Committee Vice-Dean for Research, representing the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies 01-SEP-10 / 30-SEP-12

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 National University of Ireland Galway PhD Urban-rural fringe development

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) TI6110, Rural Community Service Learning Project 03-SEP-12 /

Reviews

  Journal Role
Irish Geography Reviewer
Landscape and Urban Planning Reviewer
Geografiska Annaler Reviewer
European Countryside Reviewer
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Reviewer
Spanish Journal of Rural Development Reviewer
Social & Cultural Geography Reviewer
Journal Of Rural Studies Editor
European Countryside Reviewer
Social Science Research Reviewer
Sociologia Ruralis Reviewer
Journal Of Rural Studies Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Vice-Dean for Research, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies - September 2010 - September 2012.

Interview Board - Geography - Lecturer Below the Bar - Rural Geography. 28-6-2012

Interview Board - Italian - Lecturer (Contract); 27-6-2012

Head of Discipline - Geography - July 2013 - August 2014

Teaching Interests

Local development/rural development/governance  Sustainable planning and development. 

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Sizakele Serame Master of Arts Y
Ethan Hamblin Master of Arts Y

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2014 Zoe Elliott M.Lit
2013 Jamie McCauley Master of Arts Y
2012 Frances Carter Master of Arts Y
2016 Sean Kelly Master of Arts Y
2013 Ricky Conneely Master of Arts Y
2013 Brian Leonard Master of Arts Y
2012 Ryan Jackson Master of Arts Y
2014 Eamonn Malone Master of Arts Y
2016 Stephen Hanley Master of Arts Y
2014 Kathleen O'Dwyer-Walshe Master of Arts Y
2013 Aoife Waters Master of Arts Y
2014 Erin Coll Master of Arts Y
2014 Alexandra Lima Revez PhD Y
2009 Carol Leonard M.Lit
2009 Loka Ashwood M.Lit

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Margaret O Riordan Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor
Brian Leonard Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Co-supervisor (1)

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2015-2016 Theory and Practice in Geography 1 TI251 Research theory and methods in geography
2016-17 Theory and Practice in Geography 1 TI251 Geography
2016-17 Theory and Practice in Geography 2 TI252 Geography
2016-17 Research Seminar in Health Geography & Urban-Rural Fringe Development TI364
2015-16 Conceptualizing the Rural TI503 MA Rural Sustainability
2016-17 Research Seminar in Local Development TI3108
2016-17 Local Development Theory and Practice TI332 Geography
2016-17 Rural Sustainability Service Learning Project TI6110 MA Rural Sustainability
2016-17 Local Development Theory and Practice TI332 Human Geography
2016-17 Conceptualizing the Rural TI503 MA Rural Sustainability
2016-17 Research Methodologies - Practising Rural Geography TI507 MA Rural Sustainability
2016-17 Dissertation TI502 MA Rural Sustainability
2015-2016 Theory and Practice in Geography 2 TI252 Research theory and methods in geography
2015-2016 Practising Rural Research TI507 MA rural research methods
2015-16 MA Dissertation TI502 Independent research - dissertation
2015-2016 Research Project Design & Development TI335 Research design and development
2015-16 MA International Field Course - The Globalizing Rural TI6111 Field-based research module
2015-2016 Local Development: Theory and Practice TI332 Local development
2015-2016 Research Seminar in Health Geography & Urban Rural Fringe Development TI364 Research - dissertation
2015-2016 Research Seminar in Local Development TI3108 Research - dissertation
2015-2016 Rural Community Service Learning Project TI6110 MA Group Service Learning

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
July 2013-June 2016 (48 months):COST Action network FP7 TU1204 People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World. Lead Partner - Trinity College Dublin; 48 months (NUIG PI - Prof. Kevin Leyden). (total budget - €150,000) 25 partners Trinity College - Lead Partner
July 2013-June 2016 (48 months):COST Action network FP7 TU1204 People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World. Lead Partner - Trinity College Dublin; 48 months (NUIG PI - Prof. Kevin Leyden). (total budget - €150,000) 25 partners