Caroline Creamer

Caroline Creamer (Coordinator)

Ms. Caroline Creamer is a Research Fellow with the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) at Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, Director of the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) and Facilitator of the All Ireland Smart Cities Forum A qualified town planner, Caroline has for the past 18 years worked in a research and management capacity on a number of EU funded projects in the areas of urban regeneration, spatial planning and multi-level governance. Caroline’s research interests include spatial planning practice and policy, citizen engagement, place-making practices and processes of collaborative networking. 

Vanessa Liston (Communications)

Vanessa Liston

Vanessa provides support for the Communications and Membership functions of the DSAI. If you have any questions or would like to discuss ideas on improving DSAI communications get in touch with Vanessa directly at admin@dsaireland.org. Please feel free to send in any news for the bi-monthly newsletter including your recent publications. As a member you can share news and information on events directly. Sign up today and get involved in the active DSAI community!

Vanessa's  background is in community development in Kenya. She holds a PhD in Political Science on the impact of democratic structures on political attitudes and behaviour in Kenya. Her research interests are in public participation, public opinion research and innovation in political systems.