Three IRC PhD Scholarships awarded to School of Geography students

The School of Geography are delighted to welcome all our new PhD students and say many  congratulations to three students who were successfully awarded prestigious IRC Postgraduate Scholarships  to begin on October 1st 2017. We wish them well with their research projects as detailed below.


Cliodhna Martin supervised by: Niamh Moore-Cherry and Dympna Devine (Education)

Title: Dublin – a child friendly city? An interdisciplinary study of children and young peoples agency in, and lived experience of, the urban environment, 1997- 2017


Niall Traynor supervised by: Christine Bonnin and Niamh Moore-Cherry

Title: Urban Improvement Projects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Private Capital Financing and Street Vendor Livelihoods Implications.


Maria Walsh supervised by: Niamh Moore-Cherry

Title: Domestic gardens and the city as socio-ecological system: Investigating the governance, potential and sustainability of private urban green infrastructure in Dublin, Ireland


For further information on the IRC Scholarships, please visit If you are interested in applying this year (Deadline: 1 November 2017), please view our research pages for staff expertise and make early contact with a potential supervisor.