Dr. GARY GOGGINS

BBS, MA, PhD

Contact Details

Post Doctoral Researcher
ENERGISE project manager
School of Geography and Archaeology
National University of Ireland Galway

T: +353 87 123 2729
E: GARY.GOGGINS@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Based in the School of Geography and Archaeology at NUI Galway, Dr Gary Goggins is Project Manager with the Horizon 2020 project, ENERGISE ‘European Network for Research, Good Practice and Innovation for Sustainable Energy’. He holds a PhD in Environmental Sociology and Sustainability Studies, an MA in Community Development and an undergraduate degree in Business Studies. His main research interests are in relation to sustainable transitions and individual and socio-material influences on consumption and production patterns. He is also concerned with how knowledge is communicated with policy makers, civil society and industry. He previously worked as a project manager in the construction industry and has worked in the NGO sector in Ireland and Zambia, where he was responsible for developing and implementing a number of sustainable community-led projects.

Research Interests

Gary's main research interests are in the areas of environmental social science; sustainable consumption and production; sustainable development and well-being; and socio-technical transitions toward sustainable lifestyles.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
ENERGISE 01-DEC-16 30-NOV-19

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Towards a practice-theoretical classification of sustainable energy consumption initiatives: Insights from social scientific energy research in 30 European countries'
Jensen, C. L., Goggins, G., Fahy, F., Grealis, E., Vadovics, E., Genus, A., & Rau, H. (2018) 'Towards a practice-theoretical classification of sustainable energy consumption initiatives: Insights from social scientific energy research in 30 European countries'. Energy Research & Social Science, [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Designing Real-World Laboratories for the Reduction of Residential Energy Use Articulating Theories of Change'
Heiskanen, E,Laakso, S,Matschoss, K,Backhaus, J,Goggins, G,Vadovics, E (2018) 'Designing Real-World Laboratories for the Reduction of Residential Energy Use Articulating Theories of Change'. GAIA, 27 :60-67 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Developing a sustainable food strategy for large organizations: The importance of context in shaping procurement and consumption practices'
Goggins, Gary (2018) 'Developing a sustainable food strategy for large organizations: The importance of context in shaping procurement and consumption practices'. Business Strategy and the Environment, :1-11 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 'Designing Real-World Laboratories for the Reduction of Residential Energy Use: Articulating Theories of Change'
Heiskanen, E., Laakso, S., Matschoss, K., Backhaus, J., Goggins, G., Vadovics, E. (2018) 'Designing Real-World Laboratories for the Reduction of Residential Energy Use: Articulating Theories of Change'. GAIA, 27 (S1):60-67 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 'From invisibility to impact: Recognising the scientific and societal relevance of interdisciplinary sustainability research'
Rau, H,Goggins, G,Fahy, F (2018) 'From invisibility to impact: Recognising the scientific and societal relevance of interdisciplinary sustainability research'. Research Policy, 47 :266-276 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Beyond calorie counting: assessing the sustainability of food provided for public consumption'
Goggins, G,Rau, H (2016) 'Beyond calorie counting: assessing the sustainability of food provided for public consumption'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 112 :257-266 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Imaginaries and Practices: Learning from ‘ENERGISE’ About the Integration of Social Sciences with the EU Energy Union'
Genus, A., Fahy, F., Laakso, S., Iskandarova, M., Goggins, G. (2018) 'Imaginaries and Practices: Learning from ‘ENERGISE’ About the Integration of Social Sciences with the EU Energy Union' In: Advancing energy policy: Lessons on the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities. London: Palgrave. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting,
Goggins, G. & Fahy, F. (2018) Unpacking efforts to reduce domestic energy use across urban areas in Europe. [Oral Presentation], Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA , 10-APR-18. [Details]
(2018) Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting,
Goggins, G. & Fahy, F. (2018) Dwelling on Energy: Exploring social and cultural influences on domestic energy use in international contexts. [Co-chaired Session], Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA , 10-APR-18. [Details]
(2017) SHAPE ENERGY Advancing Energy Policy Summer School,
Gary Goggins (2017) Developing, testing and assessing options for cross-cultural transformation of energy use in households. [Invited Oral Presentation], SHAPE ENERGY Advancing Energy Policy Summer School, ENTPE, Lyon, France , 20-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017) Conference of Irish Geographers,
Gary Goggins (2017) Recruitment, decision-making and experiences of an energy retrofit scheme in a rural Irish community. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers, UCC, Cork , 04-MAY-17. [Details]
(2016) ISA World Forum of Sociology,
Gary Goggins & Henrike Rau (2016) A question of scale: Mapping the sustainability potential of organizations. [Oral Presentation], ISA World Forum of Sociology, Vienna , 14-JUN-16. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2018) Dwelling on Energy: Exploring social and cultural influences on domestic energy use in international contexts.
Fahy, F and Goggins, G (2018) Dwelling on Energy: Exploring social and cultural influences on domestic energy use in international contexts. New Orleans, USA: Conference Paper [Details]
(2018) Switching on to Sufficiency: an innovative typology for critically exploring European sustainable energy initiatives.
Fahy, F and Goggins G (2018) Switching on to Sufficiency: an innovative typology for critically exploring European sustainable energy initiatives. New Orleans, USA: Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project.
Fahy, F and Goggins, G and Heaslip, E (2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project. Maynooth, IE: Conference Poster [Details]
(2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project.
Fahy, F and Goggins, G and Heaslip, E (2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project. Galway, IE: Conference Poster [Details]
(2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project.
Fahy, F and Goggins, G and Heaslip, E (2018) Poster Presentation of ENERGISE Project. Galway, IE: Conference Poster [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship IRC
2012 NUI Galway, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, Galway Doctoral Research Scholarship Scheme NUI Galway

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
SCORAI Europe, Sustainable Consumption Research Action Initiative Member of Steering Committee 27-FEB-17 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 GMIT Bachelor of Business Studies HR Management
2016 NUI Galway PhD Environmental Sociology and Sustainability Studies
2012 NUI Galway Master of Arts Community Development

Reviews

  Journal Role
Sustainability Reviewer
British Food Journal Reviewer
Research Policy Reviewer
Energy Research & Social Science Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Gary has experience of teaching in a range of areas including sociology, political science, accountancy, geography and environmental social science.