Geography is the study of the Earth as our home. Maynooth University has leading researchers in Human, Physical and Environmental Geography, and in Geocomputation; both in the Department of Geography and in associated Research Institutes and Centres. Our research addresses major societal challenges as we seek to make a home for ourselves and for those who follow us.


Human and Environmental Geography

Patrick Bresnihan
Conor Cahalane
Kevin Credit
Ronan Foley
Alistair Fraser
Mary Gilmartin
Adrian Kavanagh
Rob Kitchin
Martina Roche
Helen Shaw
Karen Till
Chris van Egeraat

Associated Research Institute: MUSSI
Associated Masters: MA in Geography, MA in Spatial Justice

Research Staff  



Physical Geography and Climate Change

Conor Cahalane
Stephen McCarron
Gerard McCarthy
Conor Murphy
Lisa Orme
Helen Shaw
Peter Thorne

Associated Research Centre: ICARUS
Associated Masters: MSc in Climate Change

Research Staff

Samantha Hallam - Project ROADMAP
Simon Noone - Project Copernicus C3S2_311 

David Smyth - Project Five Year Assessment Report on Climate Change in Ireland (5YAR)


GIS and Remote Sensing 

Conor Cahalane
Ronan Foley 

Associated Research Centre: NCG
Associated Masters: MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing; MSc in Geocomputation 

Research Staff