BBS, MA, PhD

 
researcher
 

Biography

Based in the School of Geography and Archaeology at NUI Galway, Dr Gary Goggins is Project Manager with the Horizon 2020 project, ENERGISE ‘European Network for Research, Good Practice and Innovation for Sustainable Energy’. He holds a PhD in Environmental Sociology and Sustainability Studies, an MA in Community Development and an undergraduate degree in Business Studies. His main research interests are in relation to sustainable transitions and individual and socio-material influences on consumption and production patterns. He is also concerned with how knowledge is communicated with policy makers, civil society and industry. He previously worked as a project manager in the construction industry and has worked in the NGO sector in Ireland and Zambia, where he was responsible for developing and implementing a number of sustainable community-led projects.

Research Interests

Gary's main research interests are in the areas of environmental social science; sustainable consumption and production; sustainable development and well-being; and socio-technical transitions toward sustainable lifestyles.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
ENERGISE 01-DEC-16 30-NOV-19

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Designing Real-World Laboratories for the Reduction of Residential Energy Use: Articulating Theories of Change'
Heiskanen, E., Laakso, S., Matschoss, K., Backhaus, J., Goggins, G., Vadovics, E. (2018) 'Designing Real-World Laboratories for the Reduction of Residential Energy Use: Articulating Theories of Change'. GAIA, 27 (S1):60-67 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 'Developing a sustainable food strategy for large organizations: The importance of context in shaping procurement and consumption practices'
Goggins, Gary (2018) 'Developing a sustainable food strategy for large organizations: The importance of context in shaping procurement and consumption practices'. Business Strategy and the Environment, :1-11 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 'Towards a practice-theoretical classification of sustainable energy consumption initiatives: Insights from social scientific energy research in 30 European countries'
Jensen, CL,Goggins, G,Fahy, F,Grealis, E,Vadovics, E,Genus, A,Rau, H (2018) 'Towards a practice-theoretical classification of sustainable energy consumption initiatives: Insights from social scientific energy research in 30 European countries'. Energy Research & Social Science, 45 :297-306 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Designing Real-World Laboratories for the Reduction of Residential Energy Use Articulating Theories of Change'
Heiskanen, E,Laakso, S,Matschoss, K,Backhaus, J,Goggins, G,Vadovics, E (2018) 'Designing Real-World Laboratories for the Reduction of Residential Energy Use Articulating Theories of Change'. GAIA, 27 :60-67 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'From invisibility to impact: Recognising the scientific and societal relevance of interdisciplinary sustainability research'
Rau, H,Goggins, G,Fahy, F (2018) 'From invisibility to impact: Recognising the scientific and societal relevance of interdisciplinary sustainability research'. Research Policy, 47 :266-276 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 'Towards a practice-theoretical classification of sustainable energy consumption initiatives: Insights from social scientific energy research in 30 European countries'
Jensen, C. L., Goggins, G., Fahy, F., Grealis, E., Vadovics, E., Genus, A., & Rau, H. (2018) 'Towards a practice-theoretical classification of sustainable energy consumption initiatives: Insights from social scientific energy research in 30 European countries'. Energy Research & Social Science, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 'Developing a sustainable food strategy for large organizations: The importance of context in shaping procurement and consumption practices'
Goggins, G (2018) 'Developing a sustainable food strategy for large organizations: The importance of context in shaping procurement and consumption practices'. Business Strategy and the Environment, 27 :838-848 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Beyond calorie counting: assessing the sustainability of food provided for public consumption'
Goggins, G,Rau, H (2016) 'Beyond calorie counting: assessing the sustainability of food provided for public consumption'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 112 :257-266 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Conclusion: Comparing Household Energy Use Across Europe—Uncovering Opportunities for Sustainable Transformation'
Naef, P., Sahakian, M. and Goggins, G. (2019) 'Conclusion: Comparing Household Energy Use Across Europe—Uncovering Opportunities for Sustainable Transformation' In: Energy Demand Challenges in Europe. Switzerland: Palgrave Pivot. [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Reducing Residential Carbon Emissions in Ireland: Challenges and Policy Responses'
Goggins, G., Fahy, F. and Heaslip, E. (2019) 'Reducing Residential Carbon Emissions in Ireland: Challenges and Policy Responses' In: Energy Demand Challenges in Europe. Switzerland: Palgrave Pivot. [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Framing the Sustainable Energy Challenge and Implications for Solutions'
Jensen, C., Røpke, I., Goggins, G. and Fahy, F. (2019) 'Framing the Sustainable Energy Challenge and Implications for Solutions' In: Energy Demand Challenges in Europe. Switzerland: Palgrave Pivot. [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Introduction to energy demand challenges in Europe'
Fahy, F. and Goggins, G. (2019) 'Introduction to energy demand challenges in Europe' In: Energy Demand Challenges in Europe: Implications for policy, planning and practice. Switzerland: Palgrave Pivot. [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Imaginaries and Practices: Learning from ‘ENERGISE’ About the Integration of Social Sciences with the EU Energy Union'
Genus, A., Fahy, F., Laakso, S., Iskandarova, M., Goggins, G. (2018) 'Imaginaries and Practices: Learning from ‘ENERGISE’ About the Integration of Social Sciences with the EU Energy Union' In: Advancing energy policy: Lessons on the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities. London: Palgrave. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2019)
Fahy, F., Goggins, G., Jensen, C (Ed.). (2019) Energy demand challegnes in Europe: Implications for policy, planning and practice Switzerland: Palgrave Pivot. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) 3rd SCORAI International Conference,
Fahy, F., Goggins, G., Grealis, E., Vadovics, E., Dunphy, N., Ortar, N. (2018) Energising Research Workshop. [Co-chaired Session], 3rd SCORAI International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark , 29-JUN-18. [Details]
(2019) International Sustainability Transitions Conference 2019,
Goggins, G., Fahy, F. and Jensen, C. (2019) Sustainable transitions in residential energy use. [Oral Presentation], International Sustainability Transitions Conference 2019, Ottawa, Canada , 25-JUN-19. [Details]
(2019) EUGEO 7th Congress on the geography of Europe,
Goggins, G. (2019) Developing a sustainable food strategy for organizations. [Oral Presentation], EUGEO 7th Congress on the geography of Europe, NUI Galway , 16-MAY-19. [Details]
(2019) EUGEO 7th Congress on the geography of Europe,
Goggins, G. (2019) Food systems transformation toward sustainable healthy diets. [Chaired Session], EUGEO 7th Congress on the geography of Europe, NUI Galway , 15-MAY-19 - 18-MAY-19. [Details]
(2018) Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting,
Goggins, G. & Fahy, F. (2018) Unpacking efforts to reduce domestic energy use across urban areas in Europe. [Oral Presentation], Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA , 10-APR-18. [Details]
(2018) Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting,
Goggins, G. & Fahy, F. (2018) Dwelling on Energy: Exploring social and cultural influences on domestic energy use in international contexts. [Co-chaired Session], Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA , 10-APR-18. [Details]
(2017) SHAPE ENERGY Advancing Energy Policy Summer School,
Gary Goggins (2017) Developing, testing and assessing options for cross-cultural transformation of energy use in households. [Invited Oral Presentation], SHAPE ENERGY Advancing Energy Policy Summer School, ENTPE, Lyon, France , 20-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017) Conference of Irish Geographers,
Gary Goggins (2017) Recruitment, decision-making and experiences of an energy retrofit scheme in a rural Irish community. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers, UCC, Cork , 04-MAY-17. [Details]
(2016) ISA World Forum of Sociology,
Gary Goggins & Henrike Rau (2016) A question of scale: Mapping the sustainability potential of organizations. [Oral Presentation], ISA World Forum of Sociology, Vienna , 14-JUN-16. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2018) Dwelling on Energy: Exploring social and cultural influences on domestic energy use in international contexts.
Fahy, F and Goggins, G (2018) Dwelling on Energy: Exploring social and cultural influences on domestic energy use in international contexts. New Orleans, USA: Conference Paper [Details]
(2018) Switching on to Sufficiency: an innovative typology for critically exploring European sustainable energy initiatives.
Fahy, F and Goggins G (2018) Switching on to Sufficiency: an innovative typology for critically exploring European sustainable energy initiatives. New Orleans, USA: Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project.
Fahy, F and Goggins, G and Heaslip, E (2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project. Maynooth, IE: Conference Poster [Details]
(2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project.
Fahy, F and Goggins, G and Heaslip, E (2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project. Galway, IE: Conference Poster [Details]
(2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project.
Fahy, F and Goggins, G and Heaslip, E (2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project. Galway, IE: Conference Poster [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship IRC
2012 NUI Galway, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, Galway Doctoral Research Scholarship Scheme NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Association of American Geographers Member 18-SEP-17 /
Geographical Society of Ireland Full Member 01-JAN-19 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
SCORAI Europe, Sustainable Consumption Research Action Initiative Member of Steering Committee 27-FEB-17 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 GMIT Bachelor of Business Studies HR Management
2016 NUI Galway PhD Environmental Sociology and Sustainability Studies
2012 NUI Galway Master of Arts Community Development

Reviews

  Journal Role
Sustainability Reviewer
British Food Journal Reviewer
Research Policy Reviewer
Energy Research & Social Science Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Gary has experience of teaching in a range of areas including sociology, political science, accountancy, geography and environmental social science.

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2018 Aidan McAuliffe MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y