Prof. Anna Davies, CONNECT Funded Investigator and Professor of Geography, Environment and Society at Trinity College Dublin, has won the prestigious Irish Research Council (IRC) Researcher of the Year award in recognition of her work in environmental governance and sustainability.
Director of CONNECT, Prof. Luiz DaSilva, said: “On behalf of everyone in the Centre, I congratulate Anna on this award. The calibre of her research, which addresses grand societal challenges, has previously been acknowledged with a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Award. We are delighted to have her on our smart cities research team, particularly as her work includes engaged research – an area of growing importance in CONNECT.”
Professor Davies is part of CONNECT’s ENABLE research team, which focus on connecting communities with smart urban environments through the Internet of Things. ENABLE is led by CONNECT in partnership with two other SFI research centres: INSIGHT and LERO.
Professor Davies said: “I was delighted and honoured to receive the Irish Researcher of the Year award. The Irish Research Council has supported my research in so many ways, from small seed funding to large grants. They have also been absolutely pivotal in supporting the internationalisation of my research profile, supporting me to secure a prestigious grant from the European Research Council. I am eternally gratefully for this.”
Read more about Anna’s career path and research interests here.
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