Enda is Professor of Planning at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy and has been programme Director for the Masters in Regional and Urban Planning since 2019. Between 2015-2018, he held the position of Vice-Principal for Graduate Studies and Director of the Graduate School for the College of Social Sciences and Law (CoSSL). He holds a B.A Natural Science (2002), Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (2004) and PhD (2005) in Transportation Planning all from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Prior to being appointed at UCD he worked as an Environmental Protection Agency and Science Foundation Ireland Research Fellow at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, TCD where he undertook research in the area of environmental acoustics. His research interests are broad in scope but centre on the areas of urban transportation and spatial planning, environmental noise, neoliberalism/neoliberalisation, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He has published widely in the international literature including, inter alia, in such journals as Environment International, Journal of Environmental Management, Transportation Research A and D, Planning Theory, Urban Studies, Town Planning Review, Geoforum, Cities and Applied Acoustics. He is author/co-author of more than 90 academic journal papers, book chapters, conference papers and reports and is co-author of two books. Enda has held visiting professor positions at the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, University of Hartford, USA, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, and at CRENoS, University of Cagliari. He is a former Fulbright Scholar.

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