Geography at NUI Galway is delighted to welcome three new members to the discipline
Christina Costello is the new Administrative Assistant in Geography. Christina has worked in NUI Galway for over a decade and joined the discipline of Geography in January 2014.
Dr José A. Cortés-Vázquez is an environmental social scientist, drawing on different disciplines such as Human Geography and Social Anthropology and specialising in the study of nature conservation, sustainability and people-park conflicts in southern Europe. Hailing from Spain, Jose has an MA from University of Kent and a PhD from Pablo Olavide University. He joined the discipline in September 2013 and is currently studying new phenomena related to the privatisation of nature conservation and the conceptualisation of the role Protected Areas play in the expansion of global capitalism in Europe's post-financial crisis context.
Physical geographer, Dr Audrey Morley joined Geography in NUIG in Autumn 2013. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Archaeology, University College Dublin, Audrey travelled to the US to complete a Master of Science in Quaternary and Climate Studies, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono. She obtained her Doctor Rerum Naturalium in Geosciences, from the University of Bremen, Germany. Audrey’s central research objective is to understand how regional climate instabilities develop into abrupt hemispheric and global climate change. Specifically, she focuses on the response of the North Atlantic to climate forcing mechanisms during the Holocene (10.000 years) by examining atmosphere-ocean circulation systems and their potential role in controlling, propagating, and amplifying climate instabilities into abrupt climate change.