Richard lectures in research methods and methodology in the Department of Government and Politics at University College Cork (UCC) and is responsible for designing and delivering an innovative module on Geopolitics in the Department of Marketing and International Business at Munster Technological University (MTU).
Having completed his PhD research in Social Science (Politics and Sociology) in 2019, which focused on the political aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis in Ireland, Richard has taken up a lecturing role in UCC, delivering modules in research methods and democratic theory. He also holds a master’s degree in Political and Public Communication from Dublin City University in Ireland, which he completed in 2011. Richard has recently moved into the field of Geopolitics, lecturing as part of the new International Business and Aviation programme at MTU, which focuses on the dynamics of global politics in 20th century. His research interests are predominantly carried on from his doctoral research, however, have broadened out from an Irish to a European and global context. He is currently developing his PhD thesis into a book and is also moving into the area of sustainability, with a view to a future research focus on climate change and the politics of sustainability.
Main academic interests:
- Irish and European politics
- Geopolitics and International Relations
- Political Research Methodology
- Climate change and Sustainability