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Dr Maria Kirrane


Name: Maria Kirrane


Role: Sustainability Officer

Academic Unit: Buildings and Estates

Maria holds a BSc. in Environmental Science from UCC and a PhD in Ecology, which was undertaken between UCC and the United States Department of Agriculture in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Prior to taking on the role as Sustainability Officer, Maria worked as a programme manager for the Natural Environment Research Council in the UK, and then as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Limerick.  The latter post explored the role of universities in driving the transition to a more sustainable society.  As the Sustainability Officer for UCC, Maria is based within the Buildings and Estates department, but works with and across multiple offices and departments within the university. 

Thematic Expertise

Education for Sustainable Development

Geographical Expertise


Project Work

UCC Living Laboratory

UCC Climate Lab

Creative Connections

Centre for Global Development