Dr. J. Andrew Kelly
Andrew Kelly graduated with honours in Economics and English from UCD and Coimbra in 1999. At postgraduate level he went on to complete a M.Sc. (2000) and Ph.D. (2003) in the fields of economics and environmental policy, before completing two post-doctoral positions. The first of these focusing on project building, project management and funding proposal development. The second on environmental policy and integrated modelling of climate and air pollution. In 2007 he formed EnvEcon, as a specialised policy and strategy research unit, with Professor Peter Clinch. In this role Andrew has led numerous private and public projects across multiple sectors and thematic issues. This work has included leading the Integrated Modelling Project Ireland which developed and deployed a number of key analytical capacities for integrated decision support with regard to international and Irish environmental policy.
Nationally Andrew has served on a number of expert panels and advisory teams in regard to economic and environmental policy, and Internationally, Andrew remains an active member of the UNECE Task Force on Integrated Assessment Modelling and has worked with a number of international bodies and agencies such as the World Bank and Sida in regard to economic development, policy analysis, program evaluation and capacity building.
Andrew has a particular interest in the area of policy development, with a skillset incorporating the requisite capacities for analysis, negotiation, communication and regulation. In a more specialised context Andrew offers experience in a number of thematic areas such as climate, air, resource management and economics, and across all economic sectors. Andrew also offers valuable skills in the general areas of management, integrated analysis, strategy, data management and the growing role of ICT in research and policy development.