He is a professor and European Research Council Advanced Investigator at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. He is currently a PI on the Programmable City project, the Digitial Repository of Ireland, the All-Island Research Observatory, and the Dublin Dashboard.
He has published widely across the social sciences, including 23 academic books and over 140 articles and book chapters. He is an editor of the international journal Dialogues in Human Geography, and is a past editor of Progress in Human Geography and Social and Cultural Geography. He was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, and edits two book series, Irish Society and Key Concepts in Geography. He’s a regular contributor to the blogs, IrelandAfterNAMA and ProgCity.
He has delivered over 250 talks at conferences and universities in over a dozen countries (140 of them invited) and his research has been cited over 600 times in local, national and international media.