• 11, Porte des Sciences, Maison des Sciences Humaines

    L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval



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Research summary

Paul KILGARRIFF is a post-doc working on the FNR CORE project "SCALE-IT-UP". Paul has an economics background with a particular interest in the spatial analysis of land use, housing, commuting and the environment. He previously worked as a post-doc at Teagasc the Irish agricultural research agency. He completed his PhD in Geocomputation at the National Centre for geocomputation (NCG), Maynooth University in 2017. Paul is also an adjunct lecturer with the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Paul’s current research agenda is focusing on analyising the gradient profiles of the both the artificial land use and population density for 600 European cities utilising a scaling methodology. This research examines the change in artificial land use over time. Another element of the research involves creating a continuous definition of a city’s extent.

Education/Academic qualification

Social and economic geography, PhD, Maynooth University

1 Sep 201320 Nov 2017

Award Date: 20 Nov 2017

Economics and business, Master, National University of Ireland, Galway

1 Sep 201031 Aug 2011

Award Date: 21 Nov 2011

Economics and business, Bachelor, National University of Ireland, Galway

1 Sep 20071 Jun 2010

Award Date: 11 Nov 2010

External positions

Adjunct Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • economics
  • spatial planning
  • spatial analysis
  • land use
  • Housing
  • HA Statistics
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • agricultural economics
  • environmental economics


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