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Caitríona Corr is a doctoral student in Waterford Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Niamh Murphy and Dr. Barry Lambe.  Her work explores the development of cycling cultures in Irish towns.  Her research is supported by Kilkenny County Council and the Irish Research Council.  Caitríona has a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick.  She worked in Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership on sports development and inclusion in sports before moving to the field of active travel, active environments and participatory planning.


Caitríona’s current research applies a systems approach to the development of a cycling culture in Irish towns.  The research aims to identify the necessary components of a framework to develop a cycling culture, increase the modal share of cycling and enhance the liveability of Irish towns.   By adopting a systems approach, Kilkenny County Council and other stakeholders will gain an understanding of the factors that influence a cycling culture in Kilkenny and thereby identify leverage points, possible interventions and measurement points in the system.  The real world application allows the research to be conducted alongside the development of the Local Transport Plan and through all stages of new cycling infrastructure projects in Kilkenny.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

University of Limerick

Award Date: 01 Sep 1998


  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • Active Travel
  • Population Health
  • Public Health
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Cycling Culture