Tom Campbell (NDip. Development Studies; MSc in Environmental and
Development Education) is employed as Registrar and as a lecturer with the
Kimmage Development Studies Centre in Dublin, where he teaches postgraduate level modules in the Political Economy of Environment and Development, and Sustainable Livelihoods. He also delivers modules in: Environment and Development; Food, Nutrition and Climate Security; and Global Movements, to undergraduates in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM), as part of a BA in International Development.
He has extensive experience working in Ireland, as well as in several East African countries, of teaching and conducting trainings, designing curriculum, writing course materials, and organising seminars on development related issues. Tom has previously worked in India with the international secretariat of Service Civil International (SCI). He also has professional and voluntary experience with a number of Irish development education organisations, including Voluntary Service International (VSI), Oxfam Ireland, Comhlámh and Feasta. He is currently a member of the Dóchas Working Group on Livelihoods, Food Security and Nutrition.
Tom is curently pursuing a PhD at the School of Law and Government in Dublin City University (DCU) on a part time basis. With interests in political ecology and current discourses around climate change adaptation and resilience, Tom’s research focuses on global climate change policy narratives and their consequences for pastoralist livelihoods in the drylands of East Africa.
In his spare time Tom enjoys mountain biking and hill-walking in the great outdoors!