Research Profile

Colin Sage

Biography

                                             I am Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography with research interests in food systems, environmental policy and civic initiatives for social change. I am the author of Environment and Food (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor of Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability (Routledge, 2017),  Food Transgressions: Making sense of contemporary food politics (Routledge, 2014) and Strategies for Sustainable Development (Wiley, 1994). I have published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and delivered more than 100 keynote lectures and conference papers.

I am an honorary Visiting Professor on the Food Studies program at the American University, Rome as well as at the University of Gastronomic Sciences near Turin, Italy (since 2004). I served as External Examiner at City University London - for their world class MSc in Food Policy (2012-17) - and before that for Masters programmes in the School of Geography, King’s College London. I am a member of the International Advisory Board for the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University. I am Associate Editor of the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability and on the Editorial Board for Sustainability (Sustainable Agriculture section). 

Over the past decade I have participated in a number of EU-funded research projects including the COST Action Urban Agriculture Europe (2012-16); the FP7 projects Foodlinks (Expert Forum member) and TRADE IT (trainer on EMS). I have been a Visiting Scholar in the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania (2018); a Project ITALY® Action 2: Visiting Scholar at the University of Bergamo (2015) and an Exchange Professor at Colby College, Maine, USA. I was awarded an Irish Research Council Senior Research Fellowship for 2008-09. 
 
As an academic strongly committed to public engagement I serve as Chair of the Cork Food Policy Council which I helped to create in 2013. I am also strongly committed to developing trans-disciplinary conversations around ways of addressing contemporary environmental challenges.

 




 
 

Research Interests

  I regard my work as being theoretically informed, socially engaged and policy relevant with an explicit commitment to sustainability and global social justice. Although by training a human geographer I endeavour to work at the boundary between the natural and social sciences and by instinct I relish interdisciplinary collaboration.
The main thrust of my work is preoccupied with the contemporary food system, its social and environmental consequences, and ways of developing healthier, more sustainable and resilient food provisioning alternatives. The main strands of my research and recent outputs are outlined below.

Food, environment and sustainability This strand encompasses several phases over the course of my research career that have involved fieldwork examining farming systems and household livelihood strategies in Bolivia, Indonesia and Mexico, together with more recent desk research focusing upon the production and consumption of food. Sole-authored recent outputs include:
Sage, C (2012) Environment and Food.  New York and Abingdon, UK: Routledge (pp 320).
Sage, C. (2014) Environment and Food: The Author’s Response. Part of a special book symposium, ‘The Ecologies of Food Power’ devoted to an evaluation of Environment & Food.  Sociologia Ruralis 54, 1: 112-115 
Sage, C. (2012) ‘Addressing the Faustian Bargain of the Modern Food System: connecting sustainable agriculture with sustainable consumption’. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 10, 3: 204-207.

Food Security Having worked in the field as a consultant responsible for undertaking project evaluations of food security initiatives (in Ethiopia, Pakistan, Central America) I have some understanding of the practical circumstances on the ground.  Today I confine myself to desk research, looking to better understand the ways that food security is tied to other environmental, societal and economic dynamics. Some recent publications include:
Sage, C. (2017) Food security. In The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology (Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., Marston, R., eds.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Sage, C. (2015) Food and Sustainable Development: How should we feed the world? In The Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development (Redclift, M., Springett, D., eds), Abingdon, Oxon, UK : Routledge, pp. 264-277
Sage, C (2014) Impacts of climate change on food accessibility. In Handbook of Global Environmental Change (Bill Freedman, ed). Springer Science, Dordrecht, NL DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_120.
Sage, C. (2013) ‘The inter-connected challenges for food security from a food regimes perspective: Energy, climate and malconsumption’. Journal of Rural Studies 29, 1: 71-80.

Food governance, policy and politics Food governance covers a very wide range of issues, of course, including matters of consumption, quality and food safety. Through my work with small-scale artisan food producers I have become deeply acquainted with the issues faced by this sector, as well as its particular values and ethos. Some recent publications include: 
Sage, C., Kenny, T. (2017) Connecting agri-export productivism, sustainability and domestic food security via the metabolic rift: The case of the Republic of Ireland. In Advances in Food Security and Sustainability, vol.2 (Barling, D., ed). Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 41-67. 
Goodman, M & Sage, C. (2014) Food transgressions: Ethics, governance and geographies. In Food Transgressions: Making sense of contemporary food politics (M. Goodman & C. Sage, eds). Routledge, UK, p.1-14. 
Sage, C. (2014) Making and unmaking meat: Cultural boundaries, environmental thresholds & dietary transgressions. In Food Transgressions: Making sense of contemporary food politics (M. Goodman & C. Sage, eds). Routledge, UK p.181-203.
Sage, C (2011) 'Conventions of Quality and Governance of Artisan Food: Revealing the tyranny of `sound science’ in the regulation of Irish raw milk cheese' In Irish Environmental Politics: The communicative turn, (K. Keohane and P. O'Mahony, eds). Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp.169-202.

Civic initiatives for a sustainable food system This is a new and exciting area of action research in which I am at an early stage, but which will be closely linked to my work with the Cork Food Policy Council. The ambition is to develop this as a laboratory through which to envision, explore and create new possibilities for civic engagement around food. Recent publications: 
Sage, C., Dehaene, M., Tornaghi, C. (2016) Urban agriculture practices on the metabolic frontier. In Urban Agriculture Europe (Lohrberg, F. Licka, L., Scazzosi, L., Timpe, A., eds). Berlin: Jovis Publishers, pp.166-181.
Sage, C. (2014) The transition movement and food sovereignty: From local resilience to global engagement in food system transformation. Journal of Consumer Culture 
Sage C (2010) 'Re-imagining the Irish foodscape'. Irish Geography, 43, 2: 93-104.
                       
                       
 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
EPA "Scenarios of household waste streams: composition and management in Cork"Environment Protection Agency (EPA)01-DEC-0428-FEB-08€208,464.00
EPA 'Sustainable Food Systems: An Evaluation of the Potato Supply Chain in Ireland'Environment Protection Agency (EPA)24-SEP-0731-MAR-11€84,532.00
[HEA PRLT3 RiRaSERA] {Sage,Dr.Colin} NHigher Education authority01-JUN-0230-SEP-08€102,693.00
IRCHSS The challenge of sustainability for the contemporary food system in IrelandIrish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)31-AUG-0805-OCT-09€42,000.00
Food Citizenship - Civic movements recovering the multifunctional power of food.Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)19-DEC-1131-MAR-12€2,916.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2012)Environment and Food.
Sage, C (2012) Environment and Food. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.   [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2017)Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability
Edmond Byrne, Gerard Mullally, Colin Sage (Ed.). (2017) Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability London: Routledge.   [Details]
(2014)Food Transgressions: Making sense of contemporary food politics
Goodman, M.K. and Sage, C (Ed.). (2014) Food Transgressions: Making sense of contemporary food politics Food Transgressions: Making sense of contemporary food politics. Farnham, Surry, UK: Ashgate.   [Details]
(1994)Stratgies for Sustainable Development: Local
Redclift, M. and C.Sage (Ed.). (1994) Stratgies for Sustainable Development: Local Stratgies for Sustainable Development: Local. Chichester: John Wiley. [Details]
(2010)Re-imagining the Irish Foodscape: edited special issue
Sage, C (Ed.). (2010) Re-imagining the Irish Foodscape: edited special issue Re-imagining the Irish Foodscape: edited special issue. Abingdon, Oxford, UK: Irish Geography 43, 2. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2019)'Food Security'
Colin Sage (2019) 'Food Security' In: Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., Marston, R (eds). The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Agro-food systems'
Sage, C. (2018) 'Agro-food systems' In: Castree, N., Hulme, M., Proctor, J (eds). Companion to Environmental Studies. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2017)'Connecting Agri-Export Productivism, Sustainability, and Domestic Food Security via the Metabolic Rift: The Case of the Republic of Ireland'
Sage, C., Kenny, T. (2017) 'Connecting Agri-Export Productivism, Sustainability, and Domestic Food Security via the Metabolic Rift: The Case of the Republic of Ireland' In: Barling, D (eds). ADVANCES IN FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY. London: Academic Press. [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Disciplines, perspectives and conversations'
Mullally, G;Byrne, E;Sage, C (2017) 'Disciplines, perspectives and conversations' In: TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2017)'Contexts of transdisciplinarity Drivers, discourses and process'
Mullally, G;Sage, C;Byrne, E (2017) 'Contexts of transdisciplinarity Drivers, discourses and process' In: TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2017)'Transdisciplinarity within the university Emergent possibilities, opportunities, challenges and constraints'
Byrne, E;Sage, C;Mullally, G (2017) 'Transdisciplinarity within the university Emergent possibilities, opportunities, challenges and constraints' In: TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2017)'Markets, productivism and the implications for Irish rural sustainable development'
O'Shaughnessy, M;Sage, C (2017) 'Markets, productivism and the implications for Irish rural sustainable development' In: TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2017)'Food Security'
Sage, C. (2017) 'Food Security' In: Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., Marston, R (eds). The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. New York: Wiley Blackwell.   [Details]
(2016)'Entries on Faiscre grotha; Ireland; and Slow Food'
Sage, C. (2016) 'Entries on Faiscre grotha; Ireland; and Slow Food' In: The Oxford Companion to Cheese. New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2016)'Metabolism: An introduction'
Tornaghi, C., Sage, C., Dehaene, M. (2016) 'Metabolism: An introduction' In: F. Lohrberg, L. Licka, L. Scazzosi, A. Tempe (eds). Urban Agriculture Europe. Berlin: Jovis. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2016)'Mending the metabolic rift: Placing the 'urban' in urban agriculture'
Dehaene, M., Tornaghi, C., Sage, C. (2016) 'Mending the metabolic rift: Placing the 'urban' in urban agriculture' In: Lohrberg, F., Licka, L., Scazzosi, L., Timpe, A (eds). Urban Agriculture Europe. Berlin: Jovis. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2016)'Urban agriculture practices on the metabolic frontier: Cases from Geneva and Rotterdam'
Sage, C., Dehaene, M., Tornaghi, C. (2016) 'Urban agriculture practices on the metabolic frontier: Cases from Geneva and Rotterdam' In: Lohrberg, F., Licka, L., Scazzosi, L., Timpe, A (eds). Urban Agriculture Europe. Berlin: Jovis. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2015)'Food and Sustainable Development: How should we feed the world?'
Sage, C (2015) 'Food and Sustainable Development: How should we feed the world?' In: M. Redclift, D. Springett (eds). Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'Food Transgressions: Ethics, governance and geographies'
M. Goodman & C. Sage (2014) 'Food Transgressions: Ethics, governance and geographies' In: Food Transgressions: Making sense of contemporary food politics. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Making and un-making meat: Cultural boundaries, environmental thresholds and dietary transgressions'
C. Sage (2014) 'Making and un-making meat: Cultural boundaries, environmental thresholds and dietary transgressions' In: Food Transgressions:Making sense of contemporary food politics. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Food Transgressions: Ethics, Governance and Geographies'
Goodman, MK;Sage, C (2014) 'Food Transgressions: Ethics, Governance and Geographies' In: FOOD TRANSGRESSIONS: MAKING SENSE OF CONTEMPORARY FOOD POLITICS. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2014)'Impacts of Climate Change on Food Accessibility'
C. Sage (2014) 'Impacts of Climate Change on Food Accessibility' In: Handbook of Global Environmental Change. Dordrecht: Springer Science. [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Why environment and food? Introduction'
Sage, C (2012) 'Why environment and food? Introduction' In: ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2012)'The global agri-food system'
Sage, C (2012) 'The global agri-food system' In: ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2012)'The agro-ecology of primary food production'
Sage, C (2012) 'The agro-ecology of primary food production' In: ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2012)'Global challenges for food production'
Sage, C (2012) 'Global challenges for food production' In: ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2012)'Final foods and their consequences'
Sage, C (2012) 'Final foods and their consequences' In: ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2012)'Rethinking food security'
Sage, C (2012) 'Rethinking food security' In: ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2012)'Towards a sustainable agri-food system'
Sage, C (2012) 'Towards a sustainable agri-food system' In: ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2012)'Environment and Food Conclusion'
Sage, C (2012) 'Environment and Food Conclusion' In: ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2012)'Food security, food poverty, food sovereignty: Moving beyond labels to a world of change?'
Sage, C (2012) 'Food security, food poverty, food sovereignty: Moving beyond labels to a world of change?' In: The Great Irish Famine. Cork: Cork University Press. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)'Conventions of Quality and Governance of Artisan Food: Revealing the tyranny of `sound science¿ in the regulation of Irish raw milk cheese'
Sage, C; (2011) 'Conventions of Quality and Governance of Artisan Food: Revealing the tyranny of `sound science¿ in the regulation of Irish raw milk cheese' In: Irish Environmental Politics: The communicative turn. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2009)'The food culture of the Iveragh Peninsula'
Sage, C. and Small, F. ; (2009) 'The food culture of the Iveragh Peninsula' In: The Atlas of the Iveragh Peninsula. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2007)'Bending science to match their convictions¿: Hygienist conceptions of food safety as a challenge to alternative food enterprises in Ireland'
Sage, C. ; (2007) 'Bending science to match their convictions¿: Hygienist conceptions of food safety as a challenge to alternative food enterprises in Ireland' In: Alternative Food Geographies: Representation and Practice. London: Elsevier. [Details]
(2007)'Trust in markets Economies of regard and spaces of contestation in alternative food networks'
Sage, C (2007) 'Trust in markets Economies of regard and spaces of contestation in alternative food networks' In: STREET ENTREPRENEURS: PEOPLE, PLACE, AND POLITICS IN LOCAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2005)'The culture of food'
Sage, C. and Sexton, R.; (2005) 'The culture of food' In: Atlas of Cork city. [Details]
(1991)'Entries on Bolivia , Bolivian politicians and political parties and drugs'
Sage, C. ; (1991) 'Entries on Bolivia , Bolivian politicians and political parties and drugs' In: In Political and Economic Encyclopaedia of South America and the Caribbean. Harlow, Essex: :Longman. [Details]
(2006)'La qualità nelle reti alternative di produzione alimentare: Convenzioni, normative e governance'
Sage, C.; (2006) 'La qualità nelle reti alternative di produzione alimentare: Convenzioni, normative e governance' In: Politiche, Governance e Innovazione per le aree rurali. [Details]
(2005)'The culture of food'
Sage, Colin and Sexton, Regina (2005) 'The culture of food' In: John Crowley, Robert Devoy, Denis Linehan and Patrick O'Flanagan (eds). Atlas of Cork City. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2002)'Food security'
Sage, C.; (2002) 'Food security' In: Human security and the environment: International comparisons. [Details]
(1999)'Resources, environmental degradation and inequality'
Redclift, M., Sage, C.; (1999) 'Resources, environmental degradation and inequality' In: Inequality, Globalization and World Politics. [Details]
(1998)'Drug crop producing countries: A development perspective'
Mansfield, D. and Sage, C.; (1998) 'Drug crop producing countries: A development perspective' In: The control of drugs and drug users: reason or reaction. [Details]
(1996)'The search for sustainable livelihoods in Indonesian transmigrant settlements'
Sage, C; (1996) 'The search for sustainable livelihoods in Indonesian transmigrant settlements' In: Environmental Change in South-East Asia: People, politics and sustainable development. [Details]
(1996)'The scope for North-South cooperation'
Sage, C. ; (1996) 'The scope for North-South cooperation' In: Environmental Policy in an International Context, Vol.3: Prospects. London: Arnold. [Details]
(1996)'Population, poverty and land in the South'
Sage, C; (1996) 'Population, poverty and land in the South' In: Environmental Policy in an International Context, Vol.2: Conflicts. [Details]
(1994)'Introduction'
Redclift, M. and Sage, C.; (1994) 'Introduction' In: Strategies for Sustainable Development: Local Agendas for the South. [Details]
(1994)'Population, consumption and sustainable development'
Sage, C. ; (1994) 'Population, consumption and sustainable development' In: Strategies for Sustainable Development: Local Agendas for the South. Chichester: John Wiley. [Details]
(1994)'Coca, development and environment in Bolivia'
Sage, C.; (1994) 'Coca, development and environment in Bolivia' In: Strategies for Sustainable Development: Local Agendas for the South. [Details]
(1994)'Conclusion: Ecological imperatives and global nemesis'
Redclift, M. and Sage, C.; (1994) 'Conclusion: Ecological imperatives and global nemesis' In: Strategies for Sustainable Development: Local Agendas for the South. [Details]
(1994)'Population, Income and Land-Use'
Sage, C. ; (1994) 'Population, Income and Land-Use' In: Changes in Land Use and Land Cover: A Global Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(1994)'A Wiring Diagram for the Study of Land-Use/ Cover Change'
Rayner, S., Sage, C. et al. ; (1994) 'A Wiring Diagram for the Study of Land-Use/ Cover Change' In: Changes in Land Use and Land Cover: A Global Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(1993)'Deconstructing the Household: Women's roles under commodity relations in Highland Bolivia'
Sage, C.; (1993) 'Deconstructing the Household: Women's roles under commodity relations in Highland Bolivia' In: Different Places, Different Voices: Gender and Development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. [Details]
(1991)'Various entries to encyclopedia on: Banzer,Bolivia, drugs, MIR, MNR, Paz Estenssoro, Paz Zamora, Siles Zuazo'
Sage, C.; (1991) 'Various entries to encyclopedia on: Banzer,Bolivia, drugs, MIR, MNR, Paz Estenssoro, Paz Zamora, Siles Zuazo' In: Political and Economic Encyclopedia of South America and the Caribbean. [Details]
(1991)'Small-scale brewing and rural livelihoods: The case of chicha in Bolivia'
Sage, C. ; (1991) 'Small-scale brewing and rural livelihoods: The case of chicha in Bolivia' In: Rural Enterprise : Shifting Perspectives on Small-Scale Production. London :: David Fulton. [Details]
(1990)'Drugs and economic development in Latin America: A study in the political economy of cocaine in Bolivia'
Sage, C.; (1990) 'Drugs and economic development in Latin America: A study in the political economy of cocaine in Bolivia' In: Corruption, Development and Inequality: Soft touch or hard graft?. [Details]
(1988)'Coca, cocaine and the subterranean ¿boom¿: the consequences for development in Bolivia'
Sage, C.; (1988) 'Coca, cocaine and the subterranean ¿boom¿: the consequences for development in Bolivia' In: Third World Affairs 1988. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Sustainability in the biopharmaceutical industry: seeking a holistic perspective'
Lalor, F., Fitzpatrick, J., Sage, C. and Byrne, E. (2019) 'Sustainability in the biopharmaceutical industry: seeking a holistic perspective'. Biotechnology Advances, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'A retrospective public health analysis of the Republic of Ireland's Food Harvest 2020 strategy: absence, avoidance and business as usual'
Kenny, Tara,Cronin, Mary,Sage, Colin (2018) 'A retrospective public health analysis of the Republic of Ireland's Food Harvest 2020 strategy: absence, avoidance and business as usual'. Critical Public Health, 28 (1):94-105   [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2018)'Six Questions for Food Justice'
Herman, A., Goodman, M., Sage, C (2018) 'Six Questions for Food Justice'. Local Environment: International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 23 (11):1075-1089   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2017)'Environmental trade-offs of pig production systems under varied operational efficiencies'
McAuliffe, G., Takahashi, T., Mogensen, L., Hermansen, J., Sage, C.L., Chapman, D., Lee, M. (2017) 'Environmental trade-offs of pig production systems under varied operational efficiencies'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 165 :1163-1173   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'A thematic review of life cycle assessment (LCA) applied to pig production'
McAuliffe, G.A., Chapman, D.V., Sage, C.L. (2016) 'A thematic review of life cycle assessment (LCA) applied to pig production'. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 56 :12-22 [Details]
(2014)'The transition movement and food sovereignty: From local resilience to global engagement in food system transformation'
Sage, C. (2014) 'The transition movement and food sovereignty: From local resilience to global engagement in food system transformation'. Journal of Consumer Culture, 14 (2):215-236   [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Food security, food sovereignty and the special rapporteur: Shaping food policy discourse through realising the right to food'
Sage, C. (2014) 'Food security, food sovereignty and the special rapporteur: Shaping food policy discourse through realising the right to food'. Dialogues In Human Geography, 4 (2):195-199   [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Environment and Food: The author's response'
C. Sage (2014) 'Environment and Food: The author's response'. Sociologia Ruralis, 54 (1):112-115   [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)'The interconnected challenges for food security from a food regimes perspective: Energy, climate and malconsumption'
Sage, C (2013) 'The interconnected challenges for food security from a food regimes perspective: Energy, climate and malconsumption'. Journal of Rural Studies, 29 :71-80 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Addressing the Faustian Bargain of the Modern Food System: connecting sustainable agriculture with sustainable consumption'
Sage, C (2012) 'Addressing the Faustian Bargain of the Modern Food System: connecting sustainable agriculture with sustainable consumption'. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 10 (3):204-207 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture'
Pretly, J,Sutherland, WJ,Ashby, J,Auburn, J,Baulcombe, D,Bell, M,Bentley, J,Bickersteth, S,Brown, K,Burke, J,Campbell, H,Chen, K,Crowley, E,Crute, I,Dobbelaere, D,Edwards-Jones, G,Funes-Monzote, F,Godfray, HCJ,Griffon, M,Gypmantisiri, P,Haddad, L,Halavatau, S,Herren, H,Holderness, M,Izac, AM,Jones, M,Koohafkan, P,Lal, R,Lang, T,McNeely, J,Mueller, A,Nisbett, N,Noble, A,Pingali, P,Pinto, Y,Rabbinge, R,Ravindranath, NH,Rola, A,Roling, N,Sage, C,Settle, W,Sha, JM,Luo, SM,Simons, T,Smith, P,Strzepeck, K,Swaine, H,Terry, E,Tomich, TP,Toulmin, C,Trigo, E,Twomlow, S,Vis, JK,Wilson, J,Pilgrim, S; (2010) 'The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture'. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8 :219-236 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Re-imagining the Irish foodscape'
Sage, C. (2010) 'Re-imagining the Irish foodscape'. Irish Geography, 43 (2):93-104   [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'Guest Editor of Special Issue, 'Re-imagining the Irish Foodscape''
Sage, C; (2010) 'Guest Editor of Special Issue, 'Re-imagining the Irish Foodscape''. Irish Geography, 43 (2):93-159 [Details]
(2009)'The sustainability and security of the global food system: The challenges of peak oil, climate change and freshwater depletion'
Sage C; (2009) 'The sustainability and security of the global food system: The challenges of peak oil, climate change and freshwater depletion'. Journal of the Chinese Institute of Food Science & Technology, 9 (4):1-7 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2003)'Social embeddedness and relations of regard: alternative 'good food' networks in south-west Ireland'
Sage, C.; (2003) 'Social embeddedness and relations of regard: alternative 'good food' networks in south-west Ireland'. Journal of Rural Studies, 19 (1):47-60 [Details]
(1998)'Global Environmental Change and global inequality: North/South perspectives'
Redclift, M., Sage, C.; (1998) 'Global Environmental Change and global inequality: North/South perspectives'. International Sociology, 13 (4):499-516 [Details]
(1999)'Drugs, the environment and “alternative” development: Coca, cocaine and sustainability in Bolivia'
Sage, C.; (1999) 'Drugs, the environment and “alternative” development: Coca, cocaine and sustainability in Bolivia'. Chimera, * (14):95-104 [Details]
(1994)'Population growth, demographic change and cultural landscapes'
Sage, C. and Woodgate, G; (1994) 'Population growth, demographic change and cultural landscapes'. The George Wright Forum, 11 (3):38-51 [Details]
(1991)'The discourse on drugs in the Americas'
Sage, C; (1991) 'The discourse on drugs in the Americas'. Bulletinetin of Latin American Research, 10 (3):325-332 [Details]
(1987)'The cocaine economy in Bolivia: Its development and current importance'
Sage, C.; (1987) 'The cocaine economy in Bolivia: Its development and current importance'. Corruption and Reform, 2 (2):99-109 [Details]
(1984)'Intensification of commodity relations: Agricultural specialization and differentiation in the Cochabamba serrania, Bolivia'
Sage, C; (1984) 'Intensification of commodity relations: Agricultural specialization and differentiation in the Cochabamba serrania, Bolivia'. Bulletinetin of Latin American Research, 3 (1):81-97 [Details]
(2014)'Book Review: Food Words: Essays in culinary culture'
Sage, C. (2014) 'Book Review: Food Words: Essays in culinary culture'. Social and Cultural Geography,   [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Book review: Global Foodscapes'
Sage, C. (2018) 'Book review: Global Foodscapes' Irish Geography, 51 (1) :139-140.   [Details]
(2012)'Food and the Environment: Understanding the inter-connections'
Sage, C (2012) 'Food and the Environment: Understanding the inter-connections' Qualigeo: Journal of Geographical Indications in Europe & Worldwide, (3) :94-97.   [Details]
(2011)'Combustili fossili e acqua dolce: Sfide per il sistema globale dell’alimentazione'
Sage, C (2011) 'Combustili fossili e acqua dolce: Sfide per il sistema globale dell’alimentazione' Ambiente, Societá, Territorio, LVI (5) :8-12. [Details]
(2009)'Like oil and water? The resource needs of the global food system and the challenges of transition'
Sage C; (2009) 'Like oil and water? The resource needs of the global food system and the challenges of transition' Chimera: The UCC Geographical Journal, (24) :163-178. [Details]
(2009)'Review of Food Fears: From industrial to sustainable food'
Sage C; (2009) 'Review of Food Fears: From industrial to sustainable food' Irish Geography, 42 (2) :258-260. [Details]
(2007)'Before we start'
Sage C; (2007) 'Before we start' Slow: The magazine of the international Slow Food movement, (56) :114-119. [Details]
(2007)'Review of R.Rhoades (ed) Development with Identity: Community, culture and sustainability in the Andes'
Sage, C.; (2007) 'Review of R.Rhoades (ed) Development with Identity: Community, culture and sustainability in the Andes' International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, . [Details]
(2006)'Challenging the corporate food chain? Farmers' markets in Ireland'
Sage C; (2006) 'Challenging the corporate food chain? Farmers' markets in Ireland' Chimera: The UCC Geographical Journal, (21) :15-24. [Details]
(2005)'Quality food networks'
Sage, C; (2005) 'Quality food networks' Seilide, * :5-7. [Details]
(2004)'Building food networks for the future'
Sage, C; (2004) 'Building food networks for the future' Framtider (Future Studies), 2004 :11-16. [Details]
(2000)'From Green Revolution to Gene Revolution'
Sage, C.; (2000) 'From Green Revolution to Gene Revolution' Focus on Ireland & the Wider World, * :*-*. [Details]
(1996)'Review of M.Tiffen, M.Mortimore & F.Gichuki More people, less erosion: Environmental recovery in Kenya'
Sage, C. ; (1996) 'Review of M.Tiffen, M.Mortimore & F.Gichuki More people, less erosion: Environmental recovery in Kenya' Third World Planning Review, 18 (2) . [Details]
(1995)'Review of C.Jolly & B.B.Torrey Population and Land Use in Developing Countries'
Sage, C. ; (1995) 'Review of C.Jolly & B.B.Torrey Population and Land Use in Developing Countries' Land Use Policy, 12 (4) . [Details]
(1994)'Population, konsumsi dan pembangunan yang berkelanjutan'
Sage, C.; (1994) 'Population, konsumsi dan pembangunan yang berkelanjutan' VISI Irigasi Indonesia, 8 :85-108. [Details]
(1994)'Population growth, demographic change and cultural landscapes'
Sage, C. and Woodgate, G. ; (1994) 'Population growth, demographic change and cultural landscapes' The George Wright Forum, . [Details]
(1992)'Review of M. Morner & T. Svensson The Transformation of Rural Society in the Third World'
Sage, C. ; (1992) 'Review of M. Morner & T. Svensson The Transformation of Rural Society in the Third World' Agricultural History Review, 40 . [Details]
(1991)'Various entries to encyclopedia on: Banzer,Bolivia, drugs, MIR, MNR, Paz Estenssoro, Paz Zamora, Siles Zuazo'
Sage, C.; (1991) 'Various entries to encyclopedia on: Banzer,Bolivia, drugs, MIR, MNR, Paz Estenssoro, Paz Zamora, Siles Zuazo' Political and Economic Encyclopedia of South America and the Caribbean, . [Details]
(1991)'Review of J. D. van der Ploeg, Labor, Markets and Agricultural Production'
Sage, C. ; (1991) 'Review of J. D. van der Ploeg, Labor, Markets and Agricultural Production' Journal of Latin American Studies, 23 . [Details]
(1991)'The intersection of commodity and gender relations : Women's roles in the Cochabamba serrania , Bolivia'
Sage, C. ; (1991) 'The intersection of commodity and gender relations : Women's roles in the Cochabamba serrania , Bolivia' International Geographical Union Gender Study Group, Working Paper Series No.9, . [Details]
(1990)'Review of James Winpenny (ed.) Development Research: The environmental challenge'
Sage, C. ; (1990) 'Review of James Winpenny (ed.) Development Research: The environmental challenge' Development Policy Review, . [Details]
(1988)'Hur ska potatisen odlas I Anderna?'
Sage, C.; (1988) 'Hur ska potatisen odlas I Anderna?' Odlaren, 2 :3-9. [Details]
(1988)'Review of B. Whitaker The Global Connection: The crisis of drug addiction'
Sage, C. ; (1988) 'Review of B. Whitaker The Global Connection: The crisis of drug addiction' Third World Quarterly, 10 (3) . [Details]
(1988)'Potato production in the Andes'
Dandler, J and Sage, C; (1988) 'Potato production in the Andes' Alternative /Appropriate Technologies in Agriculture, 3 :5-13. [Details]
(1986)'The potato plight'
Sage, C; (1986) 'The potato plight' Resurgence, * :16-17. [Details]
(1985)'Review of M. Redclift Development and the Environmental Crisis: Red or GreenAlternatives?'
Sage, C. ; (1985) 'Review of M. Redclift Development and the Environmental Crisis: Red or GreenAlternatives?' Journal of Development Studies, 22 (1) :251-251. [Details]
(1985)'What is happening to Andean potatoes? A view from the grass-roots'
Dandler, J. and Sage, C.; (1985) 'What is happening to Andean potatoes? A view from the grass-roots' Development Dialogue, 1985 :125-138. [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)8th Annual Conference AESOP Sustainable Food Planning
Giambartolomei, G., Forno, F., Sage, C (2017) Urban Food Strategies: the role of Food Champions and policy entrepreneurship in Cork and Bergamo . In: Tornaghi, C eds. 8th Annual Conference AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Coventry, , 14-NOV-17 - 15-NOV-17 , pp.96-104   [DOI] [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)18th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Fitzpatrick, J.J., Byrne, E.P. and Sage C. (2016) Environmental sustainability of food production and processing: The broader society socio-economic dimension 18th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
(2014)6th AESOP Conference for Sustainable Food Planning
Sage, C (2014) Reflections on claiming policy space for food: The Cork Food Policy Council . In: Roggema, R eds. 6th AESOP Conference for Sustainable Food Planning [Details]
(2014)Economy and Society PhD Summer School
Byrne, E., Mullally, G., Sage, C. and Barry, J. (2014) Paradigms Lost? Trans-disciplinarity, Societal Innovation and Alternative Economies (Alternative Economies and Societal Innovation) Economy and Society PhD Summer School Blackwater Castle, Castletownroche, , 12-MAY-14 - 16-MAY-14   [Details]
(2013)Supporting physical activity in urban communities: Lessons from recent walkability studies
Colin Sage (2013) Beyond walkability: The importance of green exercise . In: Janas Harrington, Kevin Balanda eds. Supporting physical activity in urban communities: Lessons from recent walkability studies http://www.thehealthwell.info/sites/default/files/workshop/walkability/2.pdf, [Details]
(2013)Trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability’
Byrne, E.P., Sage, C. and Mullally, G. (2013) New Paradigm Thinking - Alternative Visions transcending the Disciplines, Orientation Paper and Primer for Discussion Trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability’ , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)Sustainability, Resilience and Food, Colloquium Series on Environment, Planning and Sustainability 2011-2012
Byrne, E.P and Sage, C. (2012) Sustainability Resilience and Food Sustainability, Resilience and Food, Colloquium Series on Environment, Planning and Sustainability 2011-2012 UCC, , 25-JAN-12 - 25-JAN-12   [Details]
(2010)VII international conference on life cycle assessment in the agri-food sector
D'Arcy, A; O'Halloran, J ; (2010) An LCA of potato production in Ireland: impacts on ecology and environment VII international conference on life cycle assessment in the agri-food sector Bari Italy, , 22-SEP-10 - 24-SEP-10 , pp.563-568 [Details]
(1993)International Issues in Environmental Sciences
Sage, C. ; (1993) The Wye College Postgraduate programme in Environmental Management by Distance Learning International Issues in Environmental Sciences [Details]
(1991)Development Report No. 5, Action Aid, London
Sage, C. ; (1991) Population and global environmental change. In Lifestyle Overload? Population and environment in the balance Development Report No. 5, Action Aid, London [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(1997)Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development: Concepts and Policies.
Sage, C., Oram, J. Drucker, A. ; (1997) Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development: Concepts and Policies. University of London, London. [Details]
(1993)Global population growth and economic development.
Redclift, M and C. Sage ; (1993) Global population growth and economic development. Report prepared for the National Research Councils¿ Interagency Committee on Global Environmental. [Details]
(1992)Sustainable development in Peru.
J. Holmberg, M. Redclift and C. Sage ; (1992) Sustainable development in Peru. A report prepared for the Pachamama Society, Peru and commissioned by the International Institute fo. [Details]
(1991)Population and global environmental change. In Lifestyle Overload? Population and environment in the balance.
Sage, C. ; (1991) Population and global environmental change. In Lifestyle Overload? Population and environment in the balance. London, Development Report No. 5, Action Aid. [Details]
(1991)Food security and migration in Bolivia. Report prepared as part of a commissioned background briefing for the Ministerial meeting of the World Food Council, Copenhagen.
Sage, C. ; (1991) Food security and migration in Bolivia. Report prepared as part of a commissioned background briefing for the Ministerial meeting of the World Food Council, Copenhagen. Copenhagen. [Details]
(1988)Coca, cocaine and the subterranean `boom': the consequences for development in Bolivia . Third World Affairs 1988.
Sage, C. ; (1988) Coca, cocaine and the subterranean `boom': the consequences for development in Bolivia . Third World Affairs 1988. Third World Foundation for Social and Economic Studies (1988), London. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2015)Food words: essays in culinary culture.
Sage, C (2015) Food words: essays in culinary culture. ABINGDON: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2005)Food for thought.
Sage, C; (2005) Food for thought. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(1991)Food security and migration in Bolivia.
Sage, C.; (1991) Food security and migration in Bolivia. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Outstanding Individual Environmental Award Cork Environmental Forum
2008Senior Research Fellowship 2008-09 Irish Research Council for the Humanities & Social Sciences
2007STRIVE Doctoral Scholarship Scheme Environmental Protection Agency
2007Science & Policy Integration for Coastal System Assessment 2007-2010 6 th RTD Framework Programme of the EC
2007Exchange Travel Fellowship Scheme 2007 Royal Irish Academy - British Academy
2004ERTDI project Environmental Protection Agency
2002Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies Colby College Colby College, Maine, USA
2002Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Cycle 3, Higher Education Authority
2002Invited international lecturer to the Geography of Food programme, UC Davis University of California Davis
2000Higher Education Authority Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Cycle 2,

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)Work in diverse economies,
Sage, C (2014) Concluding conference of research project, 'Il lavoro nelle economie diverse'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Work in diverse economies, University of Verona, Italy , 05-DEC-14 - 05-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)The Cork Food Policy Council,
Sage, C (2014) Invited presentation to Verona City Council. [Keynote Speaker], The Cork Food Policy Council, Verona, Italy , 04-DEC-14 - 04-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)An exploration of the meaning of traditional foods,
Sage, C (2014) Presentation to the Trade It Training the Trainers meeting. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], An exploration of the meaning of traditional foods, ITENE, Valencia, Spain , 09-APR-14 - 11-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Recovering civic engagement in pursuit of sustainable food,
Sage, C (2014) Creating Healthy Communities: Sustainable Food. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Recovering civic engagement in pursuit of sustainable food, The Mount Business and Conference Centre, Belfast , 10-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)ENVIRON 2014 24th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,
McAuliffe, G., Chapman, D.V., Sage, C. (2014) Environmental risk assessment of intensive pig production applied to a river in North Cork. [Poster Presentation], ENVIRON 2014 24th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Developing trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability,
Sage, C (2014) Workshop on Developing Transdisciplinary Capacities in Horizon 2020. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Developing trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability, UCC , 26-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)Alternative Visions for our Future Food Systems,
Sage, C (2014) Presentation at Kinsale Arts Festival. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Alternative Visions for our Future Food Systems, Kinsale, C. Cork , 28-SEP-14. [Details]
(2013)Trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability,
C.Sage (2013) Conference convened by Environmental Citizenship RPA. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability, UCC , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Annual Conference of the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association (IOFGA),
C.Sage (2013) How should we feed the world? A Keynote address. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual Conference of the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association (IOFGA), Birr , 05-FEB-13 - 05-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)Supporting physical activity in urban communities: lessons from recent walkability studies:Event organised by Institute of Public Health, HRB & CoEfPH (NI),
C.Sage (2013) Presentation: Beyond walkability: The importance of green exercise. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Supporting physical activity in urban communities: lessons from recent walkability studies:Event organised by Institute of Public Health, HRB & CoEfPH (NI), Cork , 10-JUN-13 - 10-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)Environmental Citizenship,
O' Shaughnessy, M. & Sage, C. (2013) Research Conference. [Oral Presentation], Environmental Citizenship, UCC , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Invited public lecture,
C. Sage (2013) Contested visions of future food security. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Invited public lecture, Siena School of Liberal Arts, Siena, Italy , 27-JUN-13 - 27-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)Conference of Irish Geographers,
C.Sage (2013) Paper: Operation Transformation: Weight loss television or sustainable nutrition transition? The transgressive politics of food in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference of Irish Geographers, Galway , 16-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Conference of Irish Geographers,
C.Sage (2013) Transformations, Transitions, Transgressions: Contemporary food politics. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Conference of Irish Geographers, Galway , 16-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Transitions to sustainable rural development in Ireland: Waving goodbye or saying hello?,
Sage, C. & O' Shaughnessy, M. (2013) Sustainable rural development. [Oral Presentation], Transitions to sustainable rural development in Ireland: Waving goodbye or saying hello?, UCC, Cork , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)The role of social science in climate change research,
Sage, C (2013) Presentation to Environmental Research Institute Workshop on Climate Change Research. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], The role of social science in climate change research, UCC , 29-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)National University Student Environmental Forum,
C.Sage (2013) Global Food Production: Key challenges, potential solutions. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], National University Student Environmental Forum, Cork , 22-MAR-13 - 23-MAR-13. [Details]
(2012)Annual Meeting Association of American Geographers,
Sage, C (2012) Local food social movements: Transitions to food sovereignty internationalism or End Times autarky? Presented to: Advancing debates on sustainable and local food. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual Meeting Association of American Geographers, New York , 24-FEB-12 - 28-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)Annual Meeting Association of American Geographers,
Sage, C (2012) Author’s introduction and rationale. Presented to: Author meets Critics: Environment and Food. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual Meeting Association of American Geographers, New York , 24-FEB-12 - 28-FEB-12. [Details]
(2011)Invited public lecture to doctoral students & faculty in the Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Bergamo,
Colin Sage (2011) Environment and Food. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Invited public lecture to doctoral students & faculty in the Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy , 30-MAR-11 - 30-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society,
Colin Sage (2011) The place of food in geographies of transition. Presented to session Geographies of Transition: The role of food. [Oral Presentation], Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, London , 31-AUG-11 - 02-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)ISEO Summer School 2011,
Colin Sage (2011) The Global Food System and Global Inequality: Challenges and responses. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ISEO Summer School 2011, Iseo, Brescia, Italy , 20-JUN-11 - 24-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)Mobilizing Identities: Rethinking social movements, Stanford University, California,
Colin Sage (2011) Transitions, transgressions, transformations: Mobilizing around food. Invited paper to Workshop. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Mobilizing Identities: Rethinking social movements, Stanford University, California, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California , 16-FEB-11 - 17-FEB-11. [Details]
(2010)Annual International Conference Royal Geographical Society,
Goodman M, Sage C; (2010) Food politics and food security in an age of transgression. Presented to the session Food Security: geographical perspectives and implications for agro-food studies. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual International Conference Royal Geographical Society, London UK , 01-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Annual Conference of Irish Geographers,
Sage C; (2010) Meat-free Mondays: Beatling day by day toward sustainable consumption. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of Irish Geographers, Maynooth , 30-APR-10 - 02-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010)All Island Environmental Health Forum Conference: The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (NI) and Environmental Health Officers Association,
Sage C; (2010) Keynote lecture: Food, environment and health. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], All Island Environmental Health Forum Conference: The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (NI) and Environmental Health Officers Association, Athlone , 13-MAY-10 - 14-MAY-10. [Details]
(2009)International Workshop on Ethnographic Studies of Contemporary Cheese-Making,
Sage C; (2009) Biosecurity, governmentality and the microbiopolitics of raw milk cheese. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Workshop on Ethnographic Studies of Contemporary Cheese-Making, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon , 24-JUN-09 - 26-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009)Conference of Irish Geographers,
Sage C; (2009) The Irish Foodscape: Transitions toward a critical engagement?. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Conference of Irish Geographers, Cork , 15-MAY-09 - 17-MAY-09. [Details]
(2007)Science // Society Conference,
Sage, C. ; (2007) Risk, trust, values: Contesting constructions of safety and quality in artisan food. [Oral Presentation], Science // Society Conference, Dublin City University , 19-JAN-07 - 19-JAN-07. [Details]
(2006)Terra Madre, Workshop on Food Safety,
Sage, C.; (2006) Configurations of Quality: Towards a new architecture of food governance. [Oral Presentation], Terra Madre, Workshop on Food Safety, Turin , 01-OCT-06 - 01-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)Presentation to the interpretive political sociology workshop, Irish Environmental Politics: The communicative turn,
SAge. C.; (2006) Modes of evaluation in the governance of food: Configuring orders of worth. [Oral Presentation], Presentation to the interpretive political sociology workshop, Irish Environmental Politics: The communicative turn, Allihies, West Cork , 01-JUL-06 - 01-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006)Terra Madre, Workshop on Consumers as Co-producers,
Sage. C.; (2006) Co-responsibility and food citizenship: The relational properties of new food networks. [Oral Presentation], Terra Madre, Workshop on Consumers as Co-producers, Turin , 01-OCT-06 - 01-OCT-06. [Details]
(2005)Conference of Irish Geographers,
Sage, C; (2005) Modes of governance in alternative food networks. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers, Galway, Ireland , 25-APR-05 - 27-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)The Future of Food,
Sage, C; (2005) Effecting a paradigm shift in food policy. [Plenary Lecture], The Future of Food, Dublin , 23-JUN-05 - 25-JUN-05. [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
City University, London External Examiner for MSc in Food Policy01-JAN-12 / 01-JAN-16
Associazione Geografica Italiana International Adviser on book publications01-OCT-12 /
Department of Geography, King's College London External Examiner for MA/MRes programmes03-FEB-03 / 16-JUN-06
Economic and Social Research Council, UK . Assessor for research grant applications and Evaluator of end of project reports01-JAN-01 / 01-MAR-05
EU COST Action Programme, A12 Working Group Alternative Food/Trade Circuits (1999-2002). Member01-JAN-99 / 31-DEC-02
Geographical Society of Ireland Member01-JAN-00 /
Network for the transfer of knowledge on traditional foods to SMEs’ (TRADE IT), FP7 project (KBBE. 2013.2.3-02) Invited trainer01-OCT-13 / 30-SEP-16
COST Action TD1106 Urban Agriculture Europe Management Committee Member14-MAR-12 / 13-MAR-16
Erasmus Intensive Programme, ‘Micro-organisms and traditional foods: Partners or competitors?’ Invited partner07-FEB-11 / 01-MAR-14
Forwarding Regional Environmental Hierarchies (FRESH) Interreg IVC Member, Regional Advisory Group01-JAN-10 / 28-FEB-13
Knowledge brokerage to promote sustainable food consumption and production: linking scientists, policymakers and civil society organisations’ (FOODLINKS), FP7 funded project Member, Expert Forum01-SEP-11 / 30-MAY-14

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
MSc in Food Policy, City University London External Examiner2012 /
Department of Geography, King¿s College London External Examiner/
University of London Distance Learning Programme Examiner/
International Education Committee 2000-2004 Member/
Research & Innovation Committee, CACSSS, UCC Member/
Cork Food Policy Council Chair2013 / 2013
Department Graduate Studies Committee 2002-09 Chair/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Lecturer01-JAN-98 / 30-SEP-04
Wye College, University of London Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in International Environmental Policy01-SEP-90 / 01-DEC-97
University of Leeds Lecturer in Development Studies/Latin America01-SEP-84 / 01-AUG-90

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1978City of London Polytechnic BScGeography
1990University of Durham PhDGeography

Outreach Activities

 Description

Cork Environmental Forum: past member of the Management Committee, and occasionally provide lectures and other inputs to their community meetings.

Member of Food Focus Steering Committee, Knocknaheeny. This project is funded under the Community Food Initiative, Healthy Food for All programme by Safefood Ireland. I support work on community food mapping. 

Broadcast media: Interviewed live on the Pat Kenny Show, RTE Radio 1, 25 June 20102; On-screen interview, Corrigan Knows Food, RTE 1 Television, 3 July 2007;  Interviews on BBC Radio Scotland, Tipperary FM, East Coast FM

Chair, Cork Food Policy Council

Panelist on the Talking History Show, Newstalk FM, 18 January 2014. Topic: The social and political history of cocaine.

Academic Adviser to the Sustainability Programme, Siena School for Liberal Arts, Siena, Italy 

Interviewed live on the issue of planning controls to limit new fast food restaurants close to schools on the following programmes: RTE Radio 1 Drivetime; Newstalk FM Lunchtime; Today FM The Last Word; Radio Kerry 'Talkabout' 20th March 2014

Interviewed live by Anthony Murnane on RTE1 TV Morning Edition programme, 14th March 2014 on topic of food waste.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Environment And Planning A Referee-
Environment And Planning Referee-
C Geoforum Referee-
Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society Referee-
Journal Of Rural Studies Referee-
International Journal Of Sociology Of Agriculture And Food Referee-
Journal Of Environmental Policy & Planning Referee-
Irish Geography Referee-
European Planning Studies Referee-
Environmental Politics Referee-
International Journal Of Agricultural Sustainability Editor-
Local Environment: International Journal Of Justice And Sustainability Referee-
Land Degradation And Development Member of Editorial Board-
Transactions Of The Institute Of British Geographers Referee-
Global Change Biology Referee25-JUL-13 -
Social Science And Medicine Referee-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests revolve around my research interests as far as possible, ie in the area of food (GG3045 Food Geography), and in the area of environmental policy (GG2040 Geographies of environment & sustainability). I team teach on GG1013 Environmental Geography at first year. I have previously served as Director of the Diploma in Specialty Food Production and contribute to the 'Local food production' module. My teaching philosophy rests upon uncovering students' intrinsic motivation to learn.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Geographies of Environment and Sustainability GG2040Geographies of Environment and Sustainability
2020Food Geography GG3045Food Geography

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