Finbarr Brereton

UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy

Dr Finbarr Brereton (UCD) is Assistant Professor at the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. He is an expert in survey design and implementation, having been involved in numerous surveys in Ireland and internationally. He was the National Coordinator of the European Social Survey in Rounds 6 and 7 in Ireland and sits on the National Steering Committee of ESS Round 9. He was unanimously elected by the National Coordinators of the ESS to represent the NCs on the ESS ERIC meetings for ESS7. Finbarr has secured significant research funding to date in excess of €2 million from national and international funding agencies and has extensively published using quantitative data. He was the Irish Principal Investigator on the European Science Foundation funded project HAPPINESS (HAPpiness, Political Institutions, Natural Environment and Space) which linked ESS data to contextual environmental data using Geographical Information Systems.