Project team

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Dr Niall Dunphy
Principal Investigator

Dr Niall Dunphy is the Director of the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, a multi-disciplinary research centre of the School of Engineering, University College Cork. Niall is an environmental social scientist with background in the natural sciences. He leads a team encompassing a diverse range of disciplines, working on the human aspects of sustainability, with a particular emphasis on people’s relationship with energy and the energy system. [Research profile]


t: +353 21 4902521


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Dr Breffní Lennon
Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr Breffni Lennon is a Senior Postdoctoral researcher at the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit in the UCC School of Engineering at University College Cork, which he joined in 2015. He is a human geographer researching the social and economic dimensions to the energy transition, in particular renewable energy, along with wider sustainability issues concerning long-term community engagement. [Research profile]

t: +353 21 4903079

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EnergyPOLITIES is a three-year research project (2018-21) supported by the SEAI Research, Development and Demonstration Funding Programme, under Grant Agreement 18/RDD/356.

EnergyPOLITIES is a research project, funded by the SEAI RD&D, based in the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, a research centre of the School of Engineering, and Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork,