Dr. Gary Goggins


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


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 consumption and individual and socio-material influences on consumption 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
(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] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(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]

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


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


  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