Dr Patricia McHugh is a Postdoctoral Researcher at NUI Galway’s Whitaker Institute.
She is an expert in behavioural and social change with a proven track record in environmental behaviour change, social innovation, and impact and evaluation.
Patricia’s focus on SOPHIE involves engaging and deliberating with stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds. Through this work she will help to ensure every person in Europe has a stake in promoting and protecting the benefits to health and wellbeing provided by the marine environment, whether it is high on their agenda or not.
Patricia’s passion for achieving change and societal impact has led her to spend the last 10 years designing and implementing a Co-Creation Toolkit and an Impact Assessment Framework for Environmental Behaviour Change and Engagement.
Previously, Patricia has worked on European funded projects Sea Change and Sea for Society, where her role involved designing and implementing Social Innovation Participation Processes (SiPPs).