Prof. Anna Davies, a member of the ENABLE research team, has won the prestigious Irish Research Council (IRC) Researcher of the Year award in recognition of her work in environmental governance and sustainability. Professor Davies is a CONNECT Funded Investigator and is Professor of Geography, Environment and Society at Trinity College Dublin.
Director of CONNECT, Prof. Luiz DaSilva, said: “On behalf of everyone in the Centre, I congratulate Anna on this award. The calibre of her research, which addresses grand societal challenges, has previously been acknowledged with a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Award. We are delighted to have her on our smart cities research team, particularly as her work includes engaged research – an area of growing importance in CONNECT.”
Professor Davies said: “I was delighted and honoured to receive the Irish Researcher of the Year award. The Irish Research Council has supported my research in so many ways, from small seed funding to large grants. They have also been absolutely pivotal in supporting the internationalisation of my research profile, supporting me to secure a prestigious grant from the European Research Council. I am eternally gratefully for this.”
Read more about Anna’s career path and research interests here.