Val Cummins


Name: Val Cummins


Role: Senior Lecturer

Academic Unit: BEES

Works on coastal vulnerability and sustainability issues, including capacity building projects in the coastal zone. Co-chair of Future Earth Coast Scientific Steering Committee. The International Project Office for Future Earth Coasts, part of a ten-year global programme responding to the Sustainable Development Goals, is hosted in UCC. International reach extends into the global south including partnerships in Africa, Caribbean, and SE Asia.

Thematic Expertise

Governance, Coastal Zone Management, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Innovation

Geographical Expertise

Broad reach through distributed node model. E.g. Strategic partnership with the UN Regional Seas Network, with link to UNEP in Nairobi, and partnerships with regions such as Western India Ocean.

Relevant Projects



Centre for Global Development