Anna Davies

The Role
Trinity College Dublin

Anna Davies is Professor of Geography, Environment and Society at Trinity College Dublin, where she directs the Environmental Governance Research Group. She is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

With undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from The University of Cambridge, Anna is widely published with more than 100 publications and leads diverse research projects at the intersection of environmental governance and sustainability science. She has advised the Irish Government as an independent member of its National Economic and Social Council and Ireland’s National Climate Change Advisory Council, as well as being a Board Member of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production and a founding member of Future Earth’s Knowledge Action Network (KAN) on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production, where she co-chairs the working group on social change beyond consumption. Anna was also the founding Chair of Future Earth Ireland and is an elected Governing Board Member of the International Science Council.

A keen supporter of grassroots sustainability initiatives, Anna has been a long-standing Board Member of The Rediscovery Centre in Dublin, a creative space connecting people, ideas and resources for greener living in Ireland. Anna currently holds a European Research Council grant entitled SHARECITY, which is examining the practice and sustainability potential of urban ICT-mediated food sharing initiatives and leads the citizen engagement research within the ENABLE SFI Spoke.

Anna received the Irish Research Council’s Irish Researcher of the Year in 2018.