Dr Stephen Flood


Visiting Scholar

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Stephen has over 12 years’ experience in climate change, environmental policy and social science research. His research interests include climate information platforms, serious games, climate adaptation implementation, resilience and systems thinking, coastal management, vulnerability assessment and hazard management. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Climate Change Research Institute at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, as an Environmental Social Science Researcher at Landcare Research also in Wellington (2016 to 2018) and as a Senior Postdoctoral Scientist at the SFI Ireland Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine Research and Innovation (MaREI), at University College Cork. He is currently based at the Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units (ICARUS), Department of Geography, Maynooth University, working on a range of projects focused on various aspects of climate change adaptation and resilience.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 Cathy Burns, Stephen Flood, Barry O’Dwyer (2021) 'Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Planning and Development: A Case Study in Northern Ireland' In: Creating Resilient Futures. Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany : Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. [Link] https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80791-7_7
2021 Peter Medway, Stephen Flood, Dug Cubie, Martin Le Tissier (2021) 'Enhancing Integration of Disaster Risk and Climate Change Adaptation into Irish Emergency Planning' In: Creating Resilient Futures. Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany : Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. [Link] https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80791-7_5
2021 Stephen Flood, Yairen Jerez Columbié, Martin Le Tissier, Barry O’Dwyer (2021) 'Introduction: Can the Sendai Framework, the Paris Agreement, and Agenda 2030 Provide a Path Towards Societal Resilience?' In: Creating Resilient Futures. Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany : Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. [Link] https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80791-7_1
2020 Stephen Flood, Timothy G. O'Higgins, Manuel Lago (2020) 'The Promise and Pitfalls of Ecosystem Services Classification and Valuation' In: Ecosystem-Based Management, Ecosystem Services and Aquatic Biodiversity. Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany : Springer, Cham. [Link] https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-45843-0_5
2012 Stephen Flood, John Sweeney (2012) 'Quantifying Impacts of Potential Sea-Level Rise Scenarios on Irish Coastal Cities' In: Resilient Cities 2. Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands.

Edited Book

Year Publication
2021 Stephen Flood, Yairen Jerez Columbié, Martin Le Tissier, Barry O'Dwyer (Ed.). (2021) Creating Resilient Futures:Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change Adaptation Agendas. Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, [Link] https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80791-7

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Revez, A;Dunphy, N;Harris, C;Rogan, F;Byrne, E;McGookin, C;Bolger, P;Gallachoir, BO;Barry, J;Ellis, G;O'Dwyer, B;Boyle, E;Flood, S;Glynn, J;Mullally, G (2022) 'Mapping emergent public engagement in societal transitions: a scoping review'. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 12 . [DOI]
2019 Edwards, Peter,Sharma-Wallace, Lisa,Wreford, Anita,Holt, Lania,Cradock-Henry, Nicholas A,Flood, Stephen,Velarde, Sandra J (2019) 'Tools for adaptive governance for complex social-ecological systems: a review of role-playing-games as serious games at the community-policy interface'. 14 (11). [Link]
2019 Cradock-Henry, Nicholas A.,Flood, Stephen,Buelow, Franca,Blackett, Paula,Wreford, Anita (2019) 'Adaptation knowledge for New Zealand’s primary industries: Known, not known and needed'. 25 . [Link]
2019 Cradock-Henry, Nicholas A,Buelow, Franca,Flood, Stephen,Blackett, Paula,Wreford, Anita (2019) 'Towards a heuristic for assessing adaptation knowledge: impacts, implications, decisions and actions'. 14 (9). [Link]
2018 Flood, Stephen,Cradock-Henry, Nicholas A,Blackett, Paula,Edwards, Peter (2018) 'Adaptive and interactive climate futures: systematic review of ‘serious games’ for engagement and decision-making'. 13 (6). [Link]
2018 Archie, Kelli M.,Chapman, Ralph,Flood, Stephen (2018) 'Climate change response in New Zealand communities: Local scale adaptation and mitigation planning'. 28 :19-31. [Link]
2017 Revez, Alexandra,Cortes-Vazquez, Jose A,Flood, Stephen (2017) 'Risky policies: Local contestation of mainstream flood risk management approaches in Ireland'. 49 (11):2497-2516. [Link]
2016 O’Hare, Celia,O’Sullivan, Vincent,Flood, Stephen,Kenny, Rose Anne (2016) 'Seasonal and meteorological associations with depressive symptoms in older adults: A geo-epidemiological study'. 191 :172-179. [Link]
2014 Flood, Stephen,Schechtman, Judd (2014) 'The rise of resilience: Evolution of a new concept in coastal planning in Ireland and the US'. 102 :19-31. [Link]

Published Report

Year Publication
2013 Sweeney, J., Bourke, D., Coll, J., Flood, S., Gormally, M., Hall, J., McGloughlin, J., Murphy, C., Salmon, N., Sheehy Skeffington, M., Smyth, D. (2013) Co-ordination, Communication and Adaptation for Climate Change in Ireland: an Integrated Approach (COCOADAPT). Environmental Protection Agency, . [Link]
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