A graduate of UCC’ s Bachelor’s Degree in Energy Engineering (BE(Hons)) in 2017, currently pursuing a PhD in a MaREI Centre funded project “Facilitating Ireland’s low carbon transition through the development of new societal and energy system frameworks”. Connors’ primary research goal is overcoming the obstacles slowing our rate of progress with the low carbon transition by encouraging more active stakeholder engagement. Initially gaining an insight into the perspectives and perceptions of the key stakeholders, to facilitate the development of a collaborative plan for Ireland’s low carbon future. This information will then feed into scenario analysis exploring varying degrees of decentralization and electrification for our future energy system.
Working as part of a transdisciplinary research team in collaboration with a number of stakeholders from the Dingle Peninsula, to explore, support and enable the broader societal changes required for the low carbon transition.