Dr. John McDonagh

Dr. John McDonagh
Lecturer Department of Geography,
National University of Ireland Galway

John McDonagh is a Lecturer in the Geography Department at NUI Galway. He obtained his BA (Hons) and MA (Hons) from NU. Having been awarded a Bristol University Scholarship, he received his PhD from Bristol University where he studied under the direction of Professor Paul Cloke. In 1996-97, John obtained a permanent lectureship post at University College Northampton, where he was appointed as subject leader for an interdisciplinary module on Development while also teaching courses on rural geography; arid landscapes; and land resource development. He returned to take up a post in the Geography Department at NUI, G in Sept. 1997.

John’s main research interests are in rural geography and sustainable environments. He also pursues issues related to regional development and the changing geography of peripheral rural regions. More recently John has been involved in research which explores the emerging discourse surrounding transport policy and in particular the provision of, and access to, rural transport in Ireland.