Cormac Walsh

Address

Universität Hamburg

Institut für Geographie

Bundesstraße 55

20146 Germany

Education & career

Career

Since 11/2013           Researcher and Lecturer: Institute for Geography, University of Hamburg (Department of Integrated Geography)

Since 09/2016           Research Project: Metageographies and Spatial Frames: Coastal Management as Situated Practice in the international Wadden Sea Region, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG Eigene Stelle), Cross-comparative (DE, DK, NL) interpretative analysis of coastal management and nature conservation focussed on spatial concepts and nature-culture relations (funded 09/2016 – 01/2020).

12/2011 – 10/2013      Researcher and Lecturer, HafenCity University Hamburg, Urban Planning and Regional Development

04/2010 – 11/2011       Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

 ESPON Contact Point (Ireland) - (European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion), Representation of ESPON in Ireland and Europe, Member of the steering committee of the ESPON INTERSTRAT project, Organisation of expert workshops, development, coordination and preparation of research applications.                                                                      

Applied research on spatial planning and cross-border cooperation (Ireland/Northern Ireland) in cooperation with the International Centre for Local and Regional Development, funded by INTERREG IVA.

09/2006 – 09/2009:        Research Fellow: UCD Urban Institute Ireland, University College Dublin

Project:Urban Environment Project: Decision-Support Tools for Managing the Urban Environment, funded by the (Irish) Environment Protection Agency.

Preparation of acellular automata land-use model and decision-support system for the Dublin city-region, analysis of landcover data sets in an inter-disciplinary team (social, engineering and biological sciences).

                

Education and Qualifications

09/2006 -06/2010:  PhDSchool of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland

Title of PhD Thesis: Strategic Spatial Planning at the Regional and Local Scales: A Case Study of the Dublin City-Region.

 

09/2004 – 08/2005: MSc.  ‘Global Transformations’ Department of Geography Loughborough University, UK.

                                                                        

09/2001 – 06/2004: BA National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM) Geography (Economics and mathematical physics as minor subjects)

 

 

Other key interests
Current teaching activities

Seminars across the field of human geography and specific to my own research

Research activities

Interests:

Comparative study of practices of ICZM and MSP

soft spaces of MSP

Relationship between terrestrial and marine spatial planning

Metageographies of coastal management

Situated practices of nature conservation

Projects

Since 09/2016           Research Project: Metageographies and Spatial Frames: Coastal Management as Situated Practice in the international Wadden Sea Region, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG Eigene Stelle), Cross-comparative (DE, DK, NL) interpretative analysis of coastal management and nature conservation focussed on spatial concepts and nature-culture relations (funded 09/2016 – 01/2020).

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Selected publications (up to 5)
  1. Walsh, C. & Döring, M.  (2018) (eds) Cultural Geographies of Coastal Change: Place, Identity and Vulnerability, Area, (Special Section).
  2. Köpsel, V. & Walsh, C. (accepted) Coastal Landscapes for whom? Adaptation Challenges and Landscape Management in Cornwall, Marine Policy
  3. Walsh, C.( 2017) Metageographies of Coastal Management: Negotiating Spaces of Nature and Culture at the Wadden Sea, Area (early view), DOI: 1111/area.12404
  4. Gerkensmeier, B., Ratter, B. M. W., Vollmer, M. & Walsh C. (2017) Managing coastal risks at the Wadden Sea: a societal perspective, Disaster Prevention and Management(early view) https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-04-2017-0074
  5. Köpsel, V., Walsh, C. & Leyshon, C. (2017) Landscape narratives in practice: implications for climate change adaptation, Geographical Journal, 183, (2), doi:10.1111/geoj.12203

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