Former GSI President, Assoc. Prof. Niamh Moore Cherry (UCD) has been appointed an Honorary Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. The appointment was made in recognition of her current and ongoing contributions to the work of the School across research and education domains. Niamh has been actively working with a number of colleagues over the last five years on issues of metropolitan governance, regeneration, and local and regional development with outputs published in European Urban and Regional Studies, Regional Studies and Town and Country Planning. These collaborations have also attracted research funding from the IRC COALESCE scheme as well as having significant policy impact in Ireland and the UK. Niamh has given guest lectures and seminars on the UCL Planning Masters programmes, and her own students have benefitted from her collaborations through guest lectures by UCL colleagues in the Masters level International Urban Fieldcourse: London module. Niamh is absolutely honoured to have been awarded this appointment and is looking forward to deepening collaborations between Irish and UK-based researchers and policymakers over the next few years.
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