Jimmy is a hydrologist and lecturer in the School of History and Geography at Dublin City University. He has extensive experience working in India, where he has focused on water resource management in the face of social and environmental change. This resulted in a significant amount of field experience, working on NERC and Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences funded projects, collaborating with researchers from Europe and India, examining water management in the Indo-Gangetic Plain.
Jimmy is currently co-developing a course in Climate and Environmental Sustainability. His current research centres on natural capital, ecosystem services and water resource projects in Ireland, UK and South Asia, with farmers, developers, regulatory authorities and governments. He also recently helped organise Ireland’s Children and Young People’s Assembly on Biodiversity Loss. He uses interdisciplinary approaches, particularly stakeholder engagement and systems modelling, to improve our understanding of the links and feedbacks between humans and the natural environment.