Clare Watson

Title: PhD Student
Role: Researcher
Location: University College Cork
Phone: +353 (0)21 490 1970

Research Interests
Community engagement on climate change and energy, human behaviour and habits, social norms and practice, climate change and energy policy

Clare has a background in social, community and environmental work. She is a PhD student working on an EPA funded project analysing why people engage, or not, with local initiatives on climate mitigation and adaptation, with the aim of developing a framework for action at community level. This is an interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research project drawing on social scientific, climate mitigation technology and policy perspectives. It runs from January 2015 until December 2017.

Clare is currently researching community engagement on energy and is keen to hear from people involved in community energy projects around Ireland. If you are available to talk to her, please email

Research Areas