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

Contact Details

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Discipline of Health Promotion
School of Health Sciences
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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

Mary Jo’s research interests are situated in the field of environmental sustainability and health; specifically sustainable lifestyles, pro-environmental behaviours, and quality of life and wellbeing. She is particularly interested in the conceptual models that underpin behaviour change, as well as the role played by supportive environments and public policy for the promotion of health. Mary Jo's other research interests include: determinants of health, social research methods, behavioural geography and segmentation analysis. 
Previous Research
Energy Cultures II
Prior to joining the Discipline of Health Promotion at NUI Galway, Mary Jo worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Here, Mary Jo’s research activities were linked to the Energy Cultures Project. This large-scale 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.  

Homelabs Project  
Before working 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 interventions. Mary Jo's research examined and evaluated longitudinal impacts of sustainable washing and eating behaviour change interventions. 
CONSENSUS Project – ‘Segmenting for Sustainability’  
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). Mary Jo was successfully awarded postdoctoral funding from the Irish Environmental Protection Agency to conduct research in this important area.  CONSENSUS Project   Mary Jo was also 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 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).
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 research assistant at the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway.

                 
 


                                                                

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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
2014 Environmental Protection Agency Postdoctoral funding Environmental Protection Agency
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
2011 Young Researcher Bursary German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
2010 Postgraduate Bursary National unviersity of Ireland, Galway
2009 Environmental Protection Agency's Doctoral Scholarship Environmental Protection Agency

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Royal Geographical Society Member /
Planning and Environment Research Group (RGS) member /
Association of American Geographers Member /
Geographical Society of Ireland Member /
SCORAI-EU and US member /

Teaching Interests

Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway:
Course Director for Postgraduate and Specialist Certificate Outreach Programmes, Health Promotion, NUI Galway, including:
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion in Workplace Wellness (1PCW1)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion (Approaches to Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention) (1PCH1)
  • Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion in Oral Health (1SOH1)
  • Specialist Certificate in health Promotion in Youth Health (1SYH)
Course Coordinator:
  • HP848 Determinants of Health (MA in Health Promotion)   

Past Teaching Involvement at the University of Otago, New Zealand: 
  • ENVI 311  Energy and Behaviour II
  • SOCI 208  Environmental Sociology

Past 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)