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R.P. (Rónán) Mc Dermott, PhD

Assistant Professor, Climate Adaptation Governance
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My research focuses on the conditions under which governance arrangements lead to the reduction of vulnerability and the enhancement of resilience of people exposed to climate-related and other hazards.  It has involved mainly a comparative approach whereby case studies are drawn from contexts as diverse as South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe.  Characterised by mixed qualitative and quantitative methods and co-production with local partners, my research is ultimately informed by a disciplinary background rooted in political science, law and sociology.  

Other positions

Chair, Programme Committee MSc Cultural Geography
Principal Investigator, Digital governance, accountability and climate adaptation project (NWO Dutch Research Council project no. 406.XS.01.141)
Senior Research Fellow, Resilience Development Initiative
Member, Research Ethics Committee, Campus Fryslân
Member, Teaching and Learning Innovations Group, Campus Fryslân
Member, International Disaster, Emergency and Law Network
Doctoral Studies Panel member, University College Dublin
Last modified:01 March 2024 1.02 p.m.

Contact information

Wirdumerdijk 34
8911 CE Leeuwarden
The Netherlands