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Brídín Carroll

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of Agriculture & Food Science

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Email: bridin.carroll@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr. Brídín Carroll has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow on the TRANSMANGO project in the School of Agriculture and Food Science in University College Dublin since February 2015. Before this, she was a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Geography and Archaeology in the National University of Ireland, Galway where she undertook research funded by the National Economic and Social Council. This research used a case study approach to examine environmental policy integration in Ireland. She joined NUI Galway from the University of Birmingham where she had worked from 2013-2014 as a Teaching Associate in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Brídín completed her structured PhD in NUI Galway in 2013. She was based in the School of Geography and Archaeology and her doctoral research focused on sustainability geographies. Specifically, it examined the perceptions of consumers in Ireland of local and sustainable food. During this four-year period, Brídín tutored and lectured on a number of undergraduate courses, including a module entitled Geographies of Sustainable Food Consumption which she developed and delivered to third year undergraduates. Brídín was the recipient of the NUI Galway-University of California exchange scholarship and in 2012 she spent three months at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Junior Specialist. Following completion of her undergraduate studies in Geography and Law in NUI Galway, Brídín spent four years working in Ireland, Japan and Kuwait teaching English as an alternative language. Brídín¿s research interests centre on food: the sustainability of food systems; food and nutrition security; and food as material culture (with a specific focus on halal food). She is also interested in sustainable consumption more broadly, environmental studies and rural development.                                                                                                                  

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Food Study Group (BSA), Function/Role: Member
Association: Social and Cultural Geography Research Group (RGS), Function/Role: Member
Association: Planning and Environment Research Group (RGS), Function/Role: Member
Association: Association of American Geographers, Function/Role: Member
Association: Geographical Society of Ireland, Function/Role: Member
         

Employment

Employer: School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway
Position: Teaching Assistant
Employer: School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway
Position: Lecturer
Employer: School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Position: Teaching Associate in Human Geography
Employer: School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway (conducting research on behalf of the National Economic and Social Council)
Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher

Education

Year 2002 Institution: NUI Galway, IRL
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 2003 Institution: NUI Galway, IRL
Qualification: LLB Subject:
Year 2014 Institution: NUI Galway, IRL
Qualification: PhD Subject:
   

Outreach Activities

Locating the Locale of Local Food. Lecture delivered to a public audience as part of NUI Galway's School of Geography and Archaeology's Spring Lecture Series in the Galway Museum. February 20th 2015.
 

Other Activities

Reviewer for article published in Proceedings of the ANDROID Doctoral School in Disaster Resilience 2014

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Carroll, B. (2012) 'Rhetoric of ¿Buy Irish Food¿ campaigns: speaking to consumer values to valorise the ¿local¿ and exclude ¿others¿?'. Irish Geography, 45 (1):85-109. Available Online [Details]
Carroll, B.; Fahy, F. (2014) 'Locating the locale of local food: the importance of context, space and social relations'. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, :1-14. Available Online [Details]
   

Published Reports

Lavelle, M.J.; Carroll, B.; Fahy, F. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey- Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (4) Food Consumption. National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway. [Details]
Lavelle, M.J.; Carroll, B.; Fahy, F. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey- Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (5) Food waste. National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway. [Details]
           

Reports

Carroll, B.; Fahy, F. (2015) Greening Ireland? Two Irish case studies. Dublin: Reports [Details]
O'Connor, D.; Carroll, B.; Kinsella, J. (2015) TRANSMANGO Light National Report on rhetoric and framing of food and nutrition security in Ireland. Leuven, Belgium: Reports [Details]
               

Book Reviews

Carroll, B. (2011) Review of Consuming Space: Placing Consumption in Perspective, by Goodman, M.K., Goodman, D. & Redclift, M. (eds.). Book Reviews [Details]
Carroll, B. (2012) Review of Alternative Food Networks: knowledge, practice, politics, by Goodman, D., DuPuis, M. & Goodman, M.K. (eds.). Book Reviews [Details]
                                                       

Research

Research Interests

  • Food and nutrition security
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Local food
  • Rural development
  • Food as material culture