Dr Cormac Walsh is a researcher and lecturer in human geography at Hamburg University, Institute for Geography. He lives in Hamburg with his wife and daughter. His research interests include:
- spatial planning and regional development
- metropolitan governance and urban-rural relations
- cross-border cooperation
- coastal management and marine spatial planning,
- nature conservation, landscape and nature-society relations
Principal research methods include interpretative policy analysis and qualitative interviews. In earlier work, he has also extensively employed quantitative methods of statistical and spatial analysis as well as GIS mapping.
He completed BA, MSc and PhD degrees at National University of Ireland, Maynooth, (Geography), Loughborough University (Global Transformations, Department of Geography) and University College Dublin (School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy) respectively.
He has previously worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, (NIRSA) at NUI Maynooth (2010-2011) . In this capacity he acted as ESPON Contact Point for Ireland under the 2007-2013 ESPON Programme and worked on a number of cross-border applied research projects as a Research Affiliate of the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) with which he is still actively associated. Between 2011 and October 2013, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at HafenCity University Hamburg. You will find further information on previous and current projects in the project tabs and blog posts on this site.