Dr Mary Greene
Dr Mary Greene is an Assistant Professor at the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University, Netherlands. She researches and teaches in the field of environmental governance, development, sustainable production and consumption, social theory and research methods.
Mary’s current research interests focus on environmental governance sustainable consumption research. She is especially interested in the inter-relationships between socio, cultural and technological change and evolution of social practices in peoples everyday lives (such as food, energy, and mobility).
Dr Sinead Mitchell
Dr Sinead Mitchell is a lecturer in Engineering at NUI Galway. Passionate about sustainability, she is an experienced consultant in developing corporate sustainability strategies and embedding responsible and sustainable business practices.
Her research interests are in manufacturing, SMEs, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility. An Industrial Engineer by background, she has experience in healthcare manufacturing in large multi-nationals and has held previous roles in the third sector, in particular social enterprise development and female entrepreneurship support.
Frank Greene Chartered Director (C.Dir), also awarded LIB, QFA, & APA professional designations. Chairman of Galway Technology Centre DAC; Former President of Galway Chamber of Commerce and current Director; Director Galway Harbour Ltd; Director Chambers Ireland; Alternate on European Economic Committee (EESC); and member of National Monitoring Committee of Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020. Retired Senior Manager of AIB. A native of Kilkenny, Frank has a keen interest in Hurling, Rugby, Golf and Racing.
Niamh Kavanagh is an experienced accounts manager and bookkeeper.
She was selected for the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Academy in 2019 for her idea to start a Library for Stuff in Galway.
Tom is a Senior Project Manager with 3 years experience in Medical Device and 23 years experience in Defence Forces. He is a qualified Civil Engineer and has studied leadership development and mentoring through his time in the Irish Defence Forces.
Tom competed in the 150 mile Marathon Des Sables ultra Marathon in Des Sables in the Sahara Desert in 2014 and the 120 mile Jungle Marathon in the Amazon Jungle in 2016.
Dr Eoghan Clifford
Eoghan is Senior Lecturer in Engineering at NUI Galway. His key research and educational interests lie in the areas of fluid dynamics, cycling aerodynamics, wastewater and water engineering and the development of tools and sustainable technology that can improve outcomes in these sectors. Eoghan is a 4-time paracycling world champion and 2-time world championship bronze medal winner (2014 – 2016). He also on a gold and bronze medal in cycling at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. He has won races at national and international level in able-bodied and paracycling events.
Matt has been the coordinator since 2016 of Cork Community Bikes, the community bike repair workshop in Cork City. He is a director of Cork Environmental Forum and his main interests are in repair, energy saving and behaviour change towards more sustainable lifestyles.
Matt is a blow-in from the UK, where he had 9 years’ experience managing recycling and energy-saving projects in the waste industry.
Dr. Patricia McHugh
Patricia is a Lecturer in Marketing and Programme Director for the MSc Digital Marketing Programme at NUI Galway. Patricia’s passion for achieving change and societal impact has led her to spend the last 13 years designing and implementing Co-Creation Toolkits and Impact Assessment Frameworks for Environmental Behaviour Change and Engagement. Patricia has worked on national and European funded projects, where her research interests focus on behaviour change, systems change, stakeholder engagement and impact.