at Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Conor is a DPhil candidate in Sociology at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, who is interested in applying quantitative methods to the study of rural development and regional inequality. Specifically, he is concerned with the application of a critical approach to rural development schemes in order to understand what they achieve and how they can best be evaluated.
Prior to postgraduate studies, Conor interned at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in macroeconomics before working as a Community Development Officer on the LEADER program at one of Ireland’s leading Local Action Group’s, IRD Duhallow. Conor is also currently involved as an expert advisor/policy analyst for the European LEADER Association for Rural Development (ELARD) on the Cowork4Youth project and as a consultant working with a number of LAG’s at local level in Ireland.