Affiliated researchers

Alessandra is a UCD Ad Astra PhD Candidate at the Sutherland School of Law. Her research focuses on climate change and its intersections with biodiversity and ecosystem protection as well as human rights. The aim of her research is to find ways to enhance the legal response to climate change, in particular by adopting a more ecological perspective. Alessandra holds an LLM in Public International Law from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She also completed one-year Master’s degree in Political Science at ULB and a Second cycle Master’s degree in Law at the Università del Salento (UniSalento). She speaks Italian, English and French.
Alessandra Accogli
Alessandra Accogli
Irene is an IRC Government of Ireland PhD scholar and NUI Travelling Doctoral Scholarship recipient at the UCD School of Archaeology (World Heritage). Her research focuses on the importance of indigenous-led conservation of World Heritage, how indigenous peoples in Canada are challenging international heritage law in order to protect their collective land and cultural landscape. Irene holds degrees in Sociology and Geography and a Masters in Sociology and Social Research from UCD. Her publications include Untangling the Concept of Cultural Landscapes: A critical Review (Advances in Cultural Heritage Studies, Mazu Press, 2020) and 'Coloniality, Natural World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples: A Critical Analysis of World Heritage Cultural Governance.' In: Albert, M-T and Cave, C. (Eds) 50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility - Conflict and Reconciliation (Springer Nature, 2022).
Irene Fogarty
Irene Fogarty