B.A., M.A., Ph.D

Contact Details

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Discipline of Health Promotion
School of Health Sciences
Arás Moyola
National University of Ireland, Galway

T: 091 49 5119
E: mary.lavelle@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Mary Jo Lavelle, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Discipline of Health Promotion in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway).

                          

Research Interests

Dr Mary Jo Lavelle's research interests are situated in the field of environmental sustainability, sustainable development and health; specifically sustainable lifestyles, pro-environmental behaviours, and quality of life and wellbeing. Mary Jo is particularly interested in the conceptual models that underpin behaviour change, as well as the role played by supportive structural environments and public policy for the promotion of health. Mary Jo's other research interests include: social determinants of health, social research methods, behavioural geography and segmentation analysis.



Previous Research Projects 


Energy Cultures II

(Funded by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE); Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA); Mercury Energy, New Zealand)  

Prior to joining the Discipline of Health Promotion at NUI Galway, Mary Jo was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Here, Mary Jo’s research activities investigated policy implications and knowledge translation of sustainability and energy-efficiency research on a national scale. Mary Jo’s research was directly linked to the Energy Cultures II Project. This large-scale interdisciplinary research project developed knowledge and tools to achieve a sustainable energy transition in New Zealand’s households, businesses and transport system; for example exploring issues related to energy efficiency and warmth, fuel poverty, aspirations for energy futures, developing strategic capability through eco-innovation, and sustainable transport. The interdisciplinary research team included academics and experts in the areas of human geography, physics, economics, marketing, and law. The Energy Cultures research programme was awarded ‘gold status’ by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for ‘performing above expectations’ based on MBIE’s evaluation of the project. Highlights included (a) the widespread adoption, in New Zealand and internationally, of the Energy Cultures framework as a way of understanding behaviour, (b) the development of an empirical measure of the dimensions of energy culture, (c) new insights into efficient driving, (d) contributions to electric vehicle policy, and (e) a system dynamics model of electric vehicle uptake.  


TCD Homelabs Project 

(Funded by Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)) 

Before conducting research with the University of Otago in New Zealand, Mary Jo was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin. Her research involved an ethnographical study called Homelabs. Homelabs, an EPA-funded project lead by Professor Anna Davies at TCD, employed a range of cutting-edge social and technical innovations and interventions with households in order to test and evaluate sustainable washing and food living-lab interventions. Mary Jo's research examined and evaluated longitudinal impacts of sustainable washing and eating behaviour change interventions. The study evaluated the benefits of combining innovative proposals in real-time, real-life situations through working within Irish households. The research found that combining information about the impact of current consumption practices with practical tools and tips, designed to help reduce that impact, far outweighed the success of such interventions adopted in isolation. The project was funded by the EPA STRIVE (Science, Technology, Research and Innovation
for the Environment) Programme 2007-2015.



‘Segmenting for Sustainability’ Project  

 (Funded by Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)) 

Mary Jo worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Geography and Archaeology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her research activities concerned the role of segmentation analysis and its utility in promoting greater understanding of pro-environmental behaviours and sustainability in Ireland. Mary Jo developed two innovative typology tools to investigate pro-environmental behaviour change (see Lavelle, Rau and Fahy, 2015). This research argues for a disaggregation of pro-environmental behaviour into habitual and occasional behaviour. Mary Jo was successfully awarded postdoctoral funding from the Irish Environmental Protection Agency to conduct research in this important area. This research was conducted as part of CONSENSUS Project, which investigated household consumption, environment and sustainability in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland: http://www.consensus.ie. The project was funded by the EPA STRIVE (Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for the Environment) Programme 2007-2015.


All-island Lifestyle Survey - CONSENSUS Project

(Funded by Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)) 

Mary Jo was successfully awarded EPA-funding to conduct large-scale quantitative research as part of her PhD research to examine household consumption behaviours and lifestyles in the areas of water, energy, food and transport, and issues quality of life across the island of Ireland. Her PhD research was conducted as part of a wider EPA-funded study called the CONSENSUS Project (see www.consensus.ie). Mary Jo received numerous awards for her research from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research; the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies (NUI, Galway); and the Centre for Environment, Development and Sustainability (CEDS).

The Lifestyle Survey provided an understanding of people’s attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable household consumption and sustainable lifestyles, as well as explored respondents’ household behaviours in the areas of mobility, food, water and energy use. It also examined their attitudes towards environmental regulation, environmental responsibility, self-efficacy, as well as issues pertaining to quality of life. This study produced the first extensive baseline data on attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable household consumption and sustainable lifestyles across the island of Ireland.

Prior to obtaining her Ph.D, Mary Jo graduated with a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion from the National University of Ireland, Galway and worked as a researcher at the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway, which is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre.


                 
 


                                                                

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
'CONSENSUS - Consumption, Environment and Sustainability’ 31-DEC-15

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Different shades of green? Unpacking habitual and occasional pro-environmental behavior'
Lavelle, M.J, Rau, H and Fahy F (2015) 'Different shades of green? Unpacking habitual and occasional pro-environmental behavior'. Global Environmental Change, 2015 (35):368-378 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'What’s Consuming Ireland? Exploring expressed attitudes and reported behaviours towards the environment and consumption across three case study locations on the island of Ireland'
Lavelle, M.J., and Fahy, F. (2016) 'What’s Consuming Ireland? Exploring expressed attitudes and reported behaviours towards the environment and consumption across three case study locations on the island of Ireland'. Irish Geography, 49 (2):29-54 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Different shades of green? Unpacking habitual and occasional pro-environmental behavior'
Lavelle, M.J. ,Rau, H., Fahy, F. (2015) 'Different shades of green? Unpacking habitual and occasional pro-environmental behavior'. Global Environmental Change, 35 :368-378 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Qualifications of non-nursing residential care staff in the Republic of Ireland'
Power, M. & Lavelle, M.J. (2011) 'Qualifications of non-nursing residential care staff in the Republic of Ireland'. Quality In Ageing, 12 (3):152-161 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Unpacking the challenges of researching sustainable consumption and lifestyles'
Lavelle, M.J. and Fahy F. (2014) 'Unpacking the challenges of researching sustainable consumption and lifestyles' In: Challenging Consumption: pathways to a more sustainable future. London: Routledge. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2017) CONSENSUS II: Segmentation, Experimentation and and Biographies for Sustainability.
Davies, A., Fahy, F., Rau, H., Devaney, L., Doyle, R., Lavelle, M.J., and Manton, R. (2017) CONSENSUS II: Segmentation, Experimentation and and Biographies for Sustainability. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Wexford. [Details]
(2016) Energy Cultures Policy Briefs.
Stephenson, J., Barton, B., Carrington, G., Hopkins, D., Lavelle, M.J., Lawson, R.Rees, D., Scott, M., Thorsnes, P., Walton, S. and Wooliscroft, B. (2016) Energy Cultures Policy Briefs. University of Otago: Centre for Sustainability, Dunedin, New Zealand. [DOI] [Details]
(2015) WASHLab: Summary analysis.
Davies, A., Lavelle, M.J. and Doyle, R. (2015) WASHLab: Summary analysis. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
(2015) Temporal Dimensions of Environmental Behaviour – A briefing note on innovative segmentation approaches to environmental behavioural change across the island of Ireland.
Lavelle, M.J. and Fahy, F. (2015) Temporal Dimensions of Environmental Behaviour – A briefing note on innovative segmentation approaches to environmental behavioural change across the island of Ireland. Environmental Protection Agency, Wexforfd. [Details]
(2015) ConsEnSus: Consumption, Environment and Sustainability.
Davies, A.D., Fahy, F., Rau, H., Devaney, L., Doyle, R., Heisser, B., Hynes, M., Lavelle, M.J. and Pape, J. (2015) ConsEnSus: Consumption, Environment and Sustainability. EPA Ireland, Co. Wexford. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) Washing HomeLabs: Longitudinal impact analysis report.
Davies, A.R., Lavelle, M.J. and Doyle, R. (2015) Washing HomeLabs: Longitudinal impact analysis report. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
(2015) Eating HomeLabs: Longitudinal impact analysis report.
Davies, A.R., Lavelle, M.J. and Devaney, L. (2015) Eating HomeLabs: Longitudinal impact analysis report. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
(2013) CONSENSUS: Consumption Environment and Sustainability.
Davies, A., Fahy, F., Rau, H., Devaney, L., Doyle, R., Heisserer, B., Hynes, M., Lavelle, M.J., and Pape, J. (2013) CONSENSUS: Consumption Environment and Sustainability. EPA, Dublin. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (5) Food waste.
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. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (3) Transport.
Lavelle, M. J., Rau, H., Fahy, F., Heisserer, B. & Hynes, M (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (3) Transport. EPA Ireland, Co. Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (6) Water consumption.
Lavelle, M.J., Davies, A., Fahy, F. & Doyle, R. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (6) Water consumption. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (8) Conclusion and summary.
Lavelle, M. J. & Fahy, F. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (8) Conclusion and summary. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (2) Environmental concerns.
Lavelle, M. J. & Fahy, F. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (2) Environmental concerns. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (7) Energy consumption.
Lavelle, M.J., Davies, A., Fahy, F. & Doyle, R. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (7) Energy consumption. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (4) Food consumption.
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. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (1) Methodology and profiling.
Lavelle, M. J. & Fahy, F. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey – Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (1) Methodology and profiling. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2012) (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (8) Conclusion and summary.
Lavelle, M. J. & Fahy, F. (2012) (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (8) Conclusion and summary. NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2012) 2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (1) Methodology and profiling.
Lavelle, M. J. & Fahy, F. (2012) 2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (1) Methodology and profiling. NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2012) 2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (7) Energy consumption.
Lavelle, M.J., Davies, A., Fahy, F. & Doyle, R. (2012) 2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (7) Energy consumption. NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (4) Food consumption.
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. NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2012) 2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (5) Food waste.
Lavelle, M.J., Carroll, B. & Fahy, F. (2012) 2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (5) Food waste. NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2012) (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (6) Water consumption.
Lavelle, M.J., Davies, A., Fahy, F. & Doyle, R. (2012) (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (6) Water consumption. NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (3) Transport.
Lavelle, M. J., Rau, H., Fahy, F., Heisserer, B. & Hynes, M (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (3) Transport. NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (2) Environmental concerns.
Lavelle, M. J. & Fahy, F. (2012) Consensus Lifestyle Survey - Report on public attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland: (2) Environmental concerns. NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) Let's Work Together: Marketing, Partnership and Collaborations in Public Library Communities ,
Lavelle, M.J. (2017) Health promotion and Libraries: Towards a healthier Ireland. [Keynote Address], Let's Work Together: Marketing, Partnership and Collaborations in Public Library Communities , Rathnew, Wicklow , 07-NOV-17 - 09-NOV-17. [Details]
(2016) Energy cultures International conference on Sustainable Energy Futures: Understanding Behaviour and Supporting Transitions.Wellington, New Zealand. July 6th & 7th 2016. {Organising committee member},
Lavelle (2016) Conference organising committee member for this large international conference in Wellington, New Zealand. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Energy cultures International conference on Sustainable Energy Futures: Understanding Behaviour and Supporting Transitions.Wellington, New Zealand. July 6th & 7th 2016. {Organising committee member}, Wellington, New Zealand , 06-JUL-16 - 07-JUL-16. [Details]
(2015) CONSENSUS International Conference on Sustainable Consumption,
Lavelle, M.J (2015) MJL chaired a session at this conference on 'Perspectives on sustainable consumption and behavioural change'. [Chaired Session], CONSENSUS International Conference on Sustainable Consumption, NUI Galway , 21-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) CONSENSUS International Conference on Sustainable Consumption,
Lavelle, M.J. (2015) Conference coordinator and chair. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], CONSENSUS International Conference on Sustainable Consumption, NUI Galway , 21-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) The 7th SCORAI European workshop,
Lavelle, M.J. (2015) Members of SCORAI and SCORAI EU met at the National University of Ireland, Galway on May 23, 2015 for a one-day roundtable discussion with brief updates and presentations from SCORAI colleagues. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The 7th SCORAI European workshop, NUI Galway , 23-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015 - Geographies of the Anthropocene,
Lavelle, M.J (2015) MJL is cochairing two sessions at this conference (with Dr Stewart Barr) on 'Behaviour change in the Anthropocene: Charting new pathways towards sustainability’. [Co-chaired Session], RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015 - Geographies of the Anthropocene, University of Exeter, UK , 01-SEP-15 - 04-SEP-15. [Details]
(2013) Annual Conference of Irish Geographers,
Lavelle, M.J. (2013) MJL chaired two sustainable consumption conference sessions – which were entitled ‘Charting new pathways towards sustainable consumption: Policy challenges and promising practices’ – as part of the Conference of Irish Geographers, which took place at the National University of Ireland, Galway (16-18th May 2013). [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Conference of Irish Geographers, The National University of Ireland, Galway (16-18th May 2013) , 16-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) 45th Conference of Irish Geographers’ Poster session,
Lavelle, M.J. (2013) Mary Jo organised and co-ordinated the 45th Conference of Irish Geographers’ poster session as part of the Conference of Irish Geographers, which took place at the National University of Ireland, Galway (16-18th May 2013). [Conference Organising Committee Member], 45th Conference of Irish Geographers’ Poster session, NUI Galway , 16-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) Energy cultures International conference on Sustainable Energy Futures: Understanding Behaviour and Supporting Transitions
Lavelle, M.J. (2016) Adopting the Energy Cultures Framework to promote pro-environmental behavioural change in Ireland Energy cultures International conference on Sustainable Energy Futures: Understanding Behaviour and Supporting Transitions Wellinton, New Zealand, [Details]
(2016) Centre for Sustainability Seminar Series. University of Otago, Dunedin
Lavelle, M.J. (2016) Different Shades of Green: Segmenting for Sustainability across Ireland Centre for Sustainability Seminar Series. University of Otago, Dunedin Centre for Sustainability Seminar Series. University of Otago, Dunedin, [Details]
(2013) RGS-IBG Planning and Environment Research Group (PERG) Symposium at the University of Exeter: UK. (25-26th April 2013)
Lavelle, M.J. (2013) “Living the ‘Good Life’? A focus on sustainable consumption and quality of life: a cross border case study from the island of Ireland” RGS-IBG Planning and Environment Research Group (PERG) Symposium at the University of Exeter: UK. (25-26th April 2013) [Details]
(2013) Wellbeing in Ireland Conference: Designing Measures and Implementing Policies
Lavelle, M.J. (2013) ‘Transitioning towards sustainable consumption: The importance of combining quality of life indicators with economic policy measures’ . In: Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change eds. Wellbeing in Ireland Conference: Designing Measures and Implementing Policies , pp.41-45 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2013) 'All-Ireland survey on expressed attitudes and reported household consumption behaviours - Animated info-graphic video'
Lavelle, M.J. and Doyle, R. (2013) 'All-Ireland survey on expressed attitudes and reported household consumption behaviours - Animated info-graphic video' Animated info-graphic video, . [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2012) Review of Material Geographies of Household Sustainability, by Lane, R. & Gorman-Murray, A. (eds). Irish Geography.
Lavelle, M.J. (2012) Review of Material Geographies of Household Sustainability, by Lane, R. & Gorman-Murray, A. (eds). Irish Geography. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2016) Adopting the Energy Cultures Framework to promote pro-environmental behavioural change in Ireland. Energy cultures International conference on Sustainable Energy Futures: Understanding Behaviour and Supporting Transitions, Wellington, New Zealand. 6th July 2016.
Lavelle, M.J. (2016) Adopting the Energy Cultures Framework to promote pro-environmental behavioural change in Ireland. Energy cultures International conference on Sustainable Energy Futures: Understanding Behaviour and Supporting Transitions, Wellington, New Zealand. 6th July 2016. Wellington, New Zealand: Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) 'From Ever-Greens to Never-Greens: Segmenting for Sustainability on the Island of Ireland'. CONSENSUS International Conference on Sustainable Consumption Transformations National University of Ireland, Galway, 21/05/2015.
Lavelle, M.J. & Fahy, F. (2015) 'From Ever-Greens to Never-Greens: Segmenting for Sustainability on the Island of Ireland'. CONSENSUS International Conference on Sustainable Consumption Transformations National University of Ireland, Galway, 21/05/2015. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) What’s consuming Ireland? Exploring expressed attitudes and reported behaviours towards the environment, quality of life and consumption on the island of Ireland. School of Geography and Archaeology Springtime Lecture Series, Galway City Musuem, Galway City. 6th Feb 2015.
Fahy, F and Lavelle, M.J. (2015) What’s consuming Ireland? Exploring expressed attitudes and reported behaviours towards the environment, quality of life and consumption on the island of Ireland. School of Geography and Archaeology Springtime Lecture Series, Galway City Musuem, Galway City. 6th Feb 2015. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) “Living the ‘Good Life’? A focus on sustainable consumption and quality of life: a cross border case study from the island of Ireland”. RGS-IBG Planning and Environment Research Group (PERG) Symposium at the University of Exeter: UK. (25-26th April 2013). .
Lavelle, M.J. (2013) “Living the ‘Good Life’? A focus on sustainable consumption and quality of life: a cross border case study from the island of Ireland”. RGS-IBG Planning and Environment Research Group (PERG) Symposium at the University of Exeter: UK. (25-26th April 2013). . Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) The Links between Consumption: Quality of life and standards of living’. Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI, Galway.
Lavelle, M.J. (2013) The Links between Consumption: Quality of life and standards of living’. Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) ‘Shifting Environmental Policy Focus – An exploration of sustainable lifestyles and social marketing techniques’.
Lavelle, M.J. (2012) ‘Shifting Environmental Policy Focus – An exploration of sustainable lifestyles and social marketing techniques’. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) ‘A geography of sustainable household consumption and sustainable lifestyles: a case study from Ireland’. Association of American Geographers, NYC.
Lavelle, M.J. (2012) ‘A geography of sustainable household consumption and sustainable lifestyles: a case study from Ireland’. Association of American Geographers, NYC. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) ’Exploring the barriers and motivations underlying sustainable lifestyles: a case study from Ireland’. Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA.
Lavelle, M.J (2011) ’Exploring the barriers and motivations underlying sustainable lifestyles: a case study from Ireland’. Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) ’Exploring sustainable household consumption in Ireland: A comparative overview of urban-rural and cross cultural trends’. 19th Annual Colloquium IGU/UGI, NUI, Galway.
Lavelle, M.J (2011) ’Exploring sustainable household consumption in Ireland: A comparative overview of urban-rural and cross cultural trends’. 19th Annual Colloquium IGU/UGI, NUI, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) ’Exploring the existing and emerging trends in domestic consumption behaviour: a case study from Ireland’. Sustainable Consumption Conference, Hamburg, Germany.
Lavelle, M.J. (2011) ’Exploring the existing and emerging trends in domestic consumption behaviour: a case study from Ireland’. Sustainable Consumption Conference, Hamburg, Germany. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) ’Sustainable Consumption: Quality of life and standards of living’. The 6th SSRC International Conference Workshop 2010, NUI, Galway.
Lavelle, M.J. (2010) ’Sustainable Consumption: Quality of life and standards of living’. The 6th SSRC International Conference Workshop 2010, NUI, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) ’An examination of the attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable household consumption and lifestyles’. Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI, Maynooth.
Lavelle, M.J (2010) ’An examination of the attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable household consumption and lifestyles’. Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI, Maynooth. Conference Paper [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
(2015) Understanding Environmental Behaviour Change: Waste and Overconsumption. Invited Presenter, ‘Professional Development Conference’, Leave No Trace, Ireland, Slieve Aughty Centre, Loughrea. November 2015.
Lavelle, M.J. (2015) Understanding Environmental Behaviour Change: Waste and Overconsumption. Invited Presenter, ‘Professional Development Conference’, Leave No Trace, Ireland, Slieve Aughty Centre, Loughrea. November 2015. Invited Lectures [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
(2016) Different Shades of Green: Segmenting for Sustainability across Ireland. Different Shades of Green: Segmenting for Sustainability across Ireland’. Public seminar. Centre for Sustainability Seminar Series. University of Otago, Dunedin (August 18th 2016).
Lavelle, M.J. (2016) Different Shades of Green: Segmenting for Sustainability across Ireland. Different Shades of Green: Segmenting for Sustainability across Ireland’. Public seminar. Centre for Sustainability Seminar Series. University of Otago, Dunedin (August 18th 2016). Centre for Sustainability Seminar Series. University of Otago, Dunedin: Invited Seminars [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Millennium Fund Award College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
2014 Environmental Protection Agency Postdoctoral funding Environmental Protection Agency
2011 Young Researcher Bursary German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
2011 Travel bursary Centre for Environment, Development and Sustainability (CEDS)
2011 Departmental Travel Bursary National University of Ireland, Galway
2011 Postgraduate Bursary Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
2010 Postgraduate Bursary National University of Ireland, Galway
2009 Environmental Protection Agency's Doctoral Scholarship Environmental Protection Agency

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
World Health Organisation (WHO) Technical Advisory Member on Health promtoion advancemnt of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 01-AUG-17 / 07-FEB-18
Royal Geographical Society Member /
SCORAI-EU and US member /
Planning and Environment Research Group (RGS) member /
Association of American Geographers Member /
Geographical Society of Ireland Member /
Environment, Development and Sustainability Cluster Group member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
HSE Galway Active Travel Group Advisory board member /
Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum Group Committee member /
NUI Galway Smarter Travel Group Committee member /
Galway Healthy Cities Working Group Committee member /

Reviews

  Journal Role
Local Environment Reviewer
Ireland Irish Geography Special Issue Reviewer
Local Environment: The International Journal Of Justice And Sustainability Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway:

Programme Director

Postgraduate Certificate Outreach Programme(s), Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway. These National Qualification Framework Level 9 programmes include:
  • 1PCW1 Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion in Workplace Wellness.
  • 1PCH1 Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion (Approaches to Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention.

Programme Director

Specialist Certificate Outreach Programmes, Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway.
These National Qualification Framework Level 7 programmes include:  
  • 1SOH1 Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion in Oral Health (13 students).
  • 1SYH1 Specialist Certificate in health Promotion in Youth Health (16 students).

Course Coordinator  

Masters and Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion Programme, Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway.  
  • HP848 Determinants of Health (MA in Health Promotion)  

  
Current Teaching at Discipline of Health Promotion:

  • HP848 Determinants of Health
  • HP846 Foundations of Health Promotion
  • HP504 Dissertation Module (MA Health Promotion)
  • HP6102 Concepts and Principles of Health Promotion
  • HP6106 Specialism in Workplace Wellness
  • HP6101 Specialism in Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention
  • HP134 Specialism in Oral Health Promotion
  • HP130 Concepts and Principles of Health Promotion (Level 7 Programme)
  • HP6103 Health Promotion Project Development
  • HP131   Health Promotion Project Development (Level 7 Programme)


Teaching at the University of Otago, New Zealand: 

  • ENVI 311  Energy and Behaviour II
  • SOCI 208  Environmental Sociology

Teaching Involvement at School of Geography and Archaeology, NUI Galway:

  • TI 152     Geography in Practice (600+ students enrolled 2015) (Lecturer)
  • TI 236     Environmental Planning (Lecturer and Tutor)
  • TI 235     Biogeography (Tutor)
  • TI 216     Weather and Climate (Tutor)
  • TI 335     Research Project Design and Development (Lecturer and Tutor) 
  • TI 150     Principles of Human Geography (600+ students enrolled)
  • TI 212     Geography Theory and Practice



     

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2017 Deirdre Kelly MA Health Promotion Y
2017 Helena Slattery MA Health Promotion Y

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2017-2018 Determinants of Health HP848 This module provides students with professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion. Students are introduced to biological, psychological, socio-environmental and cultural determinants of health and how they are interrelated.
2017-2018 Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion (Approaches to Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention) 1PCH1 The programme aims to enhance Health Professionals understanding of the determinants, prevention, lifestyle factors and associated patterns of inequality. The programme equips students with an in-depth understanding of how to critically assess the evidence base, understand national and international approaches to the promotion of cardiovascular health and the prevention of diabetes, and appreciate the role of advocacy in influencing health and environmental (public) policies.
2017-2018 Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion in Workplace Wellness 1PCW1 The course provides students with a professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion as applied to workplace health and wellness.
2017-2018 Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion (Oral Health) 1SOH1 The course aims to provide students with a professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion as applied to the promotion of oral health. The course encompasses a body of specialist knowledge and skills on health promotion, the causes of oral ill-health and oral health promotion.
2017-2018 Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion (Youth Health) 1SYH1 The course aims to provide students with a professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion as applied to the promotion of youth health

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
External Collaborators
                       University of Otago, New Zealand                       University of Idaho, US                       University of Oregon State, US