Dr. Michael Murray

Dr. Michael Murray
Reader in Spatial Planning
Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning,
Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Michael Murray gained his PhD in Planning at Queen’s University Belfast. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Colorado State University, USA and is currently a Research Associate at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis at National University of Ireland Maynooth. He is a founder member of the Irish Scottish Forum for Spatial Planning. Michael was Coordinator at QUB for the Strategic Planning Action Network – an interdisciplinary partnership involving university and practitioner expertise from Belgium, France, Ireland and the UK over the period 2004-2008, and is currently Principal Investigator at QUB for the Irish Social Sciences Platform.

Michael’s current research interests include rural planning and development, participatory governance and strategic spatial planning.