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Assoc Professor Eoin O'Neill

Assoc Professor

Eoin O'Neill

Associate Professor, Head Of School
School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
01 716 2674
University College Dublin, School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy, Planning and Env Policy Belfield Dublin 4


Dr. Eoin O'Neill is Associate Professor of Environmental Policy at UCD (Earth Institute, Geary Institute for Public Policy, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy) and a Head of School. He holds BA (Hons) and MRUP degrees, and a PhD in planning and economics. He is a chartered planner with the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI). Prior to being appointed at UCD he worked as a Technical Specialist in Flood Risk Management in the UK Environment Agency. Eoin is an active researcher and seeks to advance research findings to inform policy. His research interests concern the interactions of people and the environment, under the broad themes of risk (perception and behaviour), and policy design (incentives and regulation of externalities). He is involved in a number of funded research projects across these areas and has published widely in international journals such as Risk Analysis, Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA Article of the Year 2018), and Urban Studies. In addition to acting as an expert reviewer for funding bodies and publications, Eoin has held visiting positions and delivered lectures at Peking University Beijing, DePaul University Chicago and the University of Indiana at Bloomington (The Ostrom Workshop). He has also visited and lectured at the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Surrey (Environmental Psychology Research Centre), and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. In 2016 he was a MOC Affiliate Network participant at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School.


  • Head of School
    School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy, Ireland1 Sep 2018


  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • MRUP
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin
  • Prof Cert University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin