Research Profile

Niall Dunphy

Biography

Dr Niall Dunphy is the Director of the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, a  multi-disciplinary research centre of the School of Engineering / Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork. Niall leads a team encompassing a diverse range of disciplines, working on the human aspects of sustainability, with a particular emphasis on people’s relationship with energy and the energy system. 

Niall has been Coordinator and Principal Investigator of numerous EU- and national-funded research projects.
 For more details see the research interests section below. In addition, Niall works extensively with businesses to assist them design and implement sustainable production strategies and plans. This industrial engagement takes the form of direct commissions, training and short research studies.

Research Interests

Niall's research focus lies at the intersection of the social sciences with science and engineering, he conducts engaged research focused on the theme of society, sustainability and energy. His research interests include: sustainable communities; environmental policy integration; energy practices and behaviours; energy poverty ; attitudes to energy infrastructure; sustainability of the built environment; sustainable business models. For example of projects and activities, see list of funded research below. 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Climate Action PlanOther: Not Listed01-MAY-1931-DEC-19€37,348.00
RESOLFUI Residential Solid Fuel use [Co-investigator with Dr John Eakins (PI), Dr Bernadette Power, Economics and Dr Celine McInerney, Accounting and Finance]Environmental Protection Agency09-JAN-1909-JAN-21€250,000.00
EnergyPOLITIES: Politico-institutional framing of collective engagements with the energy systemSustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)01-DEC-1830-NOV-21€354,721.00
Energy Poverty StudyEnterprise Ireland24-OCT-1824-OCT-19€6,500.00
Imagining 2050: Engaging, Envisioning and Enabling Dialogue on Pathways towards a Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Ireland. [Co-Investigator with Dr Ger Mullally, Sociology (PI), et al.]Environmental Protection Agency01-APR-1830-SEP-20€378,344.00
Re-Wind: Reuse and Recycling of Decommissioned Composite Material Wind Turbine Blades. [Co-Investigator with Dr Paul Leahy, Engineering (PI) and Dr Ger Mullally, Sociology]Science Foundation Ireland01-JAN-1831-DEC-20€319,831.00
Engaging private consumers towards renewable energyEnterprise Ireland18-JUL-1607-JUN-17€8,458.00
NewTREND: New integrated methodology and tools for retrofit design towards a next generation of energy efficient and sustainable buildings and districtsHorizon 202001-SEP-1531-AUG-18€369,982.50
Energy System Transition through Stakeholder Activaition, Education and skills Development.Horizon 202001-MAY-1530-APR-18€1,044,304.00
Environmental Policy Integration State of the Art - NESCOther: Not Listed10-OCT-1412-DEC-14€3,500.00
Business Model Innovation for High Performance Buildings supported by whole Life Optimisation.European Union01-SEP-1231-AUG-15€320,192.00
Product Lifecycle CharacterisationEnterprise Irl29-NOV-1231-DEC-16€6,500.00
SmartCarbon - Building optimisation decision supportNational Digital Research Centre (NDRC)01-APR-1130-NOV-11€15,000.00
Eco-design for new productsEnterprise Irl10-AUG-1016-NOV-10€4,300.00
Sustainable Building MaterialsEnterprise Ireland01-MAR-0901-FEB-10€32,500.00
STIMULATE - Boosting Life Cycle Assessment in SMEsEnterprise Ireland01-OCT-0931-JUL-10€21,680.00
Environmental Management for Food SMEsEnterprise Ireland01-JAN-0931-DEC-09€58,500.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2015)'Optimization of Construction Supply Chains for Greenhouse Gas Reduction'
Dunphy, NP and Morrissey JE (2015) 'Optimization of Construction Supply Chains for Greenhouse Gas Reduction' In: Ehap Sabri (eds). Optimization of Supply Chain Management in Contemporary Organizations. Hershey: IGI Global.   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'A Journey in Sustainable Development in an Urban Campus'
Darren Reidy, Maria J. Kirrane, Barrie Curley, Denis Brosnan, Stephan Koch, Paul Bolger, Niall Dunphy, Michelle McCarthy, Mark Poland, Yvonne Ryan Fogarty, John O’Halloran (2015) 'A Journey in Sustainable Development in an Urban Campus' In: Walter Leal Filho, Luciana Brandli, Olga Kuznetsova, Arminda Maria Finisterra do Paço (eds). Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level. Berlin: Springer International Publishing.   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Building energy efficiency: a value approach for modelling retrofit materials supply chains'
Dunphy, NP; Morrissey, JE; MacSweeney, RD (2013) 'Building energy efficiency: a value approach for modelling retrofit materials supply chains' In: Materials and processes for energy: communicating current research and technological developments. Badajoz, Spain: Formatex Research Center. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Participative environmental policy integration in the Irish energy sector'
Mullally, GM; Dunphy, NP; O'Connor, P (2018) 'Participative environmental policy integration in the Irish energy sector'. Environmental Science and Policy, 83 :71-78 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2018)'The human factor: Classification of European community-based behaviour change initiatives'
Axon, S; Morrissey, J; Aiesha, R;Joanne Hillman, J; Revez, A; Lennon, B; Salel, M; Dunphy, N; Boo, E (2018) 'The human factor: Classification of European community-based behaviour change initiatives'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 182 :567-586 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'How Innovative Business Models Can Boost the Energy Efficient Buildings Market’'
Boo, E; Dallamaggiore, E; Dunphy, NP; Morrissey, J (2016) 'How Innovative Business Models Can Boost the Energy Efficient Buildings Market’'. International Journal for Housing Science and its Applications, 40 (2):73-83 [Details]
(2016)'Developing A Sustainable Housing Marketplace: New Business Models to Optimise Value Generation from Retrofit'
Dunphy, NP; Boo, E; Dallamaggiore, E; Morrissey J (2016) 'Developing A Sustainable Housing Marketplace: New Business Models to Optimise Value Generation from Retrofit'. International Journal for Housing Science and its Applications, 40 (3):211-221 [Details]
(2015)'Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: The Role of Integrated Sustainability and Value Assessment Across the Supply-Chain'
Morrissey JE & Dunphy NP (2015) 'Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: The Role of Integrated Sustainability and Value Assessment Across the Supply-Chain'. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 6 (3):41-58   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Energy efficiency in commercial buildings: capturing added-value of retrofit'
Morrissey, JE; Dunphy, NP; MacSweeney, RD (2014) 'Energy efficiency in commercial buildings: capturing added-value of retrofit'. Journal of Property Investment and Finance, 32 (4):396-414   [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2018)International Sustainable Production and Consumption
Byrne E.P., Dunphy, N., Mullally, G., Sage, C. & Crowley, S. (2018) Single Use Plastics versus Consumerism in the case of snack food packaging; Evolving societal norms, culture and tipping points International Sustainable Production and Consumption Manchester, England, , 04-OCT-18 - 05-OCT-18 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2017)Economy and Society PhD Summer School, Blackwater Castle, Cork
Mullally, Gerard M., Dunphy, N., Harris, C., O' Gallachor, B., Byrne, E., Lennon, B., Gaffney, C., Revez, A., O’ Connor, P., Watson, C., Boyle, E., Sage, C. (2017) Energetic Communities: Reflecting on Reflexivity in Transdisciplinary Sustainability Transitions Research Economy and Society PhD Summer School, Blackwater Castle, Cork [Details]
(2016)Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future
V. Ferrando, B. Klebow, N. Purshouse, P. Mittermeier, A. Kohja, N. Essig, N. Dunphy, P. O’Connor (2016) New Methodology and Tools for Retrofit Design Towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings and Districts . In: L. Jankovic eds. Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future Birmingham, , 08-SEP-16 - 09-SEP-16 , pp.13-20 [Details]
(2014)40th IAHS World Congress on Housing - Sustainable Housing Construction
Dunphy, Niall; Boo, Eva; Dallamaggior, Eve; Morrissey John (2014) Developing A Sustainable Housing Marketplace: New Business Models To Optimise Value Generation From Retrofit 40th IAHS World Congress on Housing - Sustainable Housing Construction Funchal, , 16-DEC-14 - 19-DEC-14 [Details]
(2014)40th IAHS World Congress on Housing - Sustainable Housing Construction
Boo, Eva; Dallamaggiore, Eve, Dunphy, Niall; Morrissey, John (2014) How Innovative Business Models Can Boost The Energy Efficient Buildings Market 40th IAHS World Congress on Housing - Sustainable Housing Construction Funchal, , 16-DEC-14 - 19-DEC-14 [Details]
(2013)7th Conference of the Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (EMSU)
Dunphy, NP; Ryan, MB; Morrissey, JE; Poland, M (2013) Tracking carbon footprints – experience of an Irish university 7th Conference of the Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (EMSU) Istanbul, Turkey, , 04-JUN-13 - 07-JUN-13 [Details]
(2013)16th Conference of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP)
Dunphy, NP; Morrissey, JE; MacSweeney, RD (2013) Identification and characterisation of the actors involved in the energy efficient building market 16th Conference of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) Istanbul, Turkey, , 04-JUN-13 - 07-JUN-13 [Details]
(2012)Building Simulation and Optimization Conference 2012
Dunphy, NP; Little, J; van der Krogt, R (2012) Model for Retrofit Configuration Selection using Multiple Decision Diagrams . In: Wright, J. and Cook, M eds. Building Simulation and Optimization Conference 2012 Loughborough, UK, , 10-SEP-12 - 11-SEP-12 , pp.309-316 [Details]
(2012)15th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (15th ERSCP)
Dunphy, NP; Henry, AMM (2012) Characterisation of the Multi-dimensional Performance Risks Associated with Building Energy Retrofits 15th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (15th ERSCP) Bregenz, Austria, , 02-MAY-12 - 04-MAY-12 [Details]
(2012)Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection 2012
Dunphy, NP; Henry, AMM (2012) Building Retrofits and Associated Whole Life Carbon Emissions - Temporal Considerations Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection 2012 , 05-JUN-12 - 08-JUN-12 , pp.67-72 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2018)Innovative Business Models to Foster Transition.
Dunphy, N., Lennon, B., Sanvicente, E., Tart, S., Kielmanoicz, D. and John Morrissey, J. (2018) Innovative Business Models to Foster Transition. Cordis, Luxembourg. [Details]
(2018)Energy Management Approaches for Sustainable Communities.
Lennon, B. Dunphy, N., Sanvicente, E., Hillman, J. and Morrissey, J. (2018) Energy Management Approaches for Sustainable Communities. Cordis, Luxembourg. [Details]
(2017)Innovation Pathways to Transition.
Morrissey, J., Axon, S., Hillman, J., Molinero, Perez, S., Lennon, B. and Dunphy, N. (2017) Innovation Pathways to Transition. Cordis, Luxembourg. [Details]
(2017)Energy System Visioning and Low-Carbon Configurations.
Morrissey, J., Axon, S., Aiesha, R., Hillman, J., Lennon, B. and Dunphy, N. (2017) Energy System Visioning and Low-Carbon Configurations. Cordis, Luxembourg. [Details]
(2017)Policy toolkit typology.
Aze, F., Molinero, S., Tart, S., Sanvicente, E., Dunphy, N., Lennon, B., Revez, A., Morrissey, J., Axon, S. and Woolford, J. (2017) Policy toolkit typology. Luxembourg, Cordis. [Details]
(2016)Review of market-driven approaches in sustainable energy policies.
Salel, M., Boo, E., Lennon, B., Gaffney, C., Revez, A., Dunphy, N., Axon, S., Aiesha, R., Otal, J., Chinchinato, O., Melchiorre, T. & Costantini, V. (2016) Review of market-driven approaches in sustainable energy policies. Cordis, Luxembourg. [Details]
(2016)Knowledge and Communication Platform: Initial Plan for Content.
Lennon, B., Gaffney, C. and Dunphy, N. (2016) Knowledge and Communication Platform: Initial Plan for Content. Cordis, Luxembourg. [Details]
(2016)Recommendations on Europeanisation of national policy dialogues on energy pathways.
Morrissey, J., Axon, S., Aiesha, R., Hillman, J., Revez, A., Lennon, B., Dunphy, N., Salel, M., and Boo, E. (2016) Recommendations on Europeanisation of national policy dialogues on energy pathways. Cordis, Luxembourg. [Details]
(2015)State of Play Review of Environmental Policy Integration Literature. Research Series Paper No. 7.
Mullally, G and Dunphy NP (2015) State of Play Review of Environmental Policy Integration Literature. Research Series Paper No. 7. National Economic and Social Council, Dublin.   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)Recommendation for innovation governance models supporting energy efficient buildings.
Dunphy, NP; Denayer, W; O’Connor, P; MacSweeney, RD (2014) Recommendation for innovation governance models supporting energy efficient buildings. UMBRELLA, FP7 project. [Details]
(2013)Analysis of Stakeholder Interaction within Building Energy Efficiency Market.
Dunphy, NP; Morrissey, JE; MacSweeney, RD (2013) Analysis of Stakeholder Interaction within Building Energy Efficiency Market. UMBRELLA, FP7 project. [Details]
(2006)A blueprint to support environmental compliance among European SMEs.
Williamson, D; Lynch-Wood, G; Doikos, P; Halvadakis, C; Henry, A; Dunphy, N; Rais, K; Korab, V (2006) A blueprint to support environmental compliance among European SMEs. Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK. [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2016Leadership Award University College Cork

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2016)NATO ARW ‘Towards Energy Efficiency through Behaviour Change in the Military,
Dunphy, NP (2016) Towards Energy Sustainability: active consumerism or energy citizenship. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], NATO ARW ‘Towards Energy Efficiency through Behaviour Change in the Military, Vilnius, Lithuania , 05-APR-16 - 07-APR-16. [Details]
(2016)2nd eseia Conference on Smart and Green Transitions in Cities and Regions,
Mullally G; Dunphy, NP; McCarthy, J; Connolly, l; Harris, C; Lennon, B; and Gaffney, C (2016) Energy Citizenship and Public Engagement in Energy Systems Transformations: Reflections on an Emergent Concept. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 2nd eseia Conference on Smart and Green Transitions in Cities and Regions, Technical University, Graz, AT , 04-APR-16 - 06-APR-16. [Details]
(2016)26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Dunphy, NP & McRae, J (2016) Developing a participatory integrated design process involving occupants and users in the design process of energy retrofit. [Oral Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Limerick, Ireland , 22-MAR-16 - 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Dunphy NP, Mullally G, Connolly L, McCarthy J, Harris C, Lennon B, Gaffney C (2016) Energy System Transition Through Stakeholder Activation. [Poster Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Limerick, Ireland , 22-MAR-16 - 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Gaffney, C; Meade, K & Dunphy, NP (2016) Engaging Communities for the Sustainable Energy Transition. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Limerick, Ireland , 22-MAR-16 - 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Lennon, B & Dunphy, NP (2016) Examining the New Energy Paradigm: Ireland, the Energy Transition and the wider European Experience. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Limerick , Ireland , 22-MAR-16 - 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
O'Connor, P & Dunphy, NP (2016) Incentivising Energy-Efficient Building: A Framework for Developing New Business Models. [Oral Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Limerick, Ireland , 22-MAR-16 - 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
MacSweeney, RD & Dunphy, NP (2016) How social science could help usher in a new era in energy efficient urban building construction and renovation design practices. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Limerick Ireland , 22-MAR-16 - 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Dunphy NP, O'Connor P, McRae J & MacSweeney, RD (2016) New Integrated Methodology and Tools for Retrofit Design Towards a Next Generation of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings and Districts. [Poster Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Limerick, Ireland , 22-MAR-16 - 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2015)Round Table on Sustainable Cities: Research, Business and Local Government. Invited Paper, The Russell Group-China Workshop on Sustainable Cities,
Morrissey, J., Boo, E., Dallamaggiore, E., Dunphy, N. (2015) The Role of Innovative Business Models to Kindle Sustainability in the Built Environment. [Invited Oral Presentation], Round Table on Sustainable Cities: Research, Business and Local Government. Invited Paper, The Russell Group-China Workshop on Sustainable Cities, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China , 03-JUN-15 - 04-JUN-15. [Details]
(2014)24th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Dunphy, NP (2014) Process improvement though cleaner production in a material recovery operation : a case study. [Oral Presentation], 24th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin , 26-FEB-14 - 28-FEB-14. [Details]
(2014)24th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Dunphy, NP (2014) Potential for disconnect between energy efficiency and carbon emissions in building retrofit projects. [Poster Presentation], 24th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Trinity College Dunphy , 26-FEB-14 - 28-FEB-14. [Details]
(2013)23rd Irish Environmental Researcher's Colloquium,
Morrissey JE; Dunphy, NP (2013) Integration of technical assessments with stakeholder engagement for Sustainable Retrofit Appraisal (SRA). [Oral Presentation], 23rd Irish Environmental Researcher's Colloquium, Galway, Ireland , 30-JAN-13 - 01-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)23rd Irish Environmental Researcher's Colloquium,
MacSweeney, RD; Dunphy, NP (2013) Materials efficiency in building construction; systematic appraisal of business ecosystems for construction projects. [Oral Presentation], 23rd Irish Environmental Researcher's Colloquium, Galway, Ireland , 30-JAN-13 - 01-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)23rd Irish Environmental Researcher's Colloquium,
Dunphy, NP (2013) Comparison of four standards as a basis for the quantification of lifecycle GHG emission implications of building retrofits. [Oral Presentation], 23rd Irish Environmental Researcher's Colloquium, Galway, Ireland , 30-JAN-13 - 01-FEB-13. [Details]
(2012)SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting,
Maruviglia, A; Wallace, R; Rios, G; Benetto, E; Dunphy, N (2012) A web-based approach to handling divergence in LCA. [Poster Presentation], SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany , 20-MAY-12 - 24-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Corporate Responsibility Research Conference 2012,
Dunphy, NP; Henry, AMM (2012) Exploration and Communication of Lifecycle Carbon Implications of Building Energy Retrofits. [Oral Presentation], Corporate Responsibility Research Conference 2012, Bordeaux, France , 12-SEP-12 - 14-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)22nd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Dunphy NP; Henry AMM (2012) The Case for Considering Embodied Carbon in Planning Building Energy Retrofits. [Oral Presentation], 22nd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Dublin, Ireland , 07-MAR-12 - 09-MAR-12. [Details]
(2011)21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
O’Culain D; Henry AMM; Dunphy NP (2011) Eco-Industrial Initiatives: Concept, Definitions, Typologies and Models of Development. [Oral Presentation], 21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, University College Cork, Ireland , 06-APR-11 - 08-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Ryan, MB; Henry, A; Dunphy, NP (2011) Carbon Footprint: can it ever be more than just a number? Making measurement & communication more meaningful. [Oral Presentation], 21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Cork, Ireland , 06-APR-11 - 08-APR-11. [Details]
(2010)Resource Ireland,
Dunphy, NP (2010) Chair Education Session. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Resource Ireland, Dublin , 13-OCT-10 - 14-OCT-10. [Details]
(2004)14th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Marin, R; Henry, AM; Dunphy NP (2004) Drying pig slurry to produce fertiliser/soil conditioner, an alternative to landspreading?. [Poster Presentation], 14th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland , 30-JAN-04 - 01-FEB-04. [Details]
(2004)14th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Dunphy, NP; Henry, AM; Mullally, G (2004) EUROWASTE - European waste and sustainable training for the environment. [Poster Presentation], 14th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland , 30-JAN-04 - 01-FEB-04. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Academic Council, University of Limerick 1998-2001 Member1998 / 2001
Governing Authority, University of Limerick 1998-2001 Member1998 / 2001

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