Niamh Rooney

International Development


Education House
(01) 474 7328


Niamh is a lecturer on the Department of International Development BA and MA in International Development programmes. Her areas of experience and interest include the planning, organisation, and management of development programmes and organisations, with a particular focus on participatory, human rights, and results based approaches. Niamh is an advocate for sustainable development and emphasises the importance of sustainability through her work. 

Niamh has a keen interest in the conflicts and contradictions between development theory and practice, particularly those that she explores and experiences through the critical perspectives of development practitioners who she encounters locally and globally.

In addition to her role on the academic programmes, Niamh also acts as academic coordinator of the Departments’ Research, Engagement and Capacity Hub (REACH) and facilitates continuous professional development learning events in Ireland and overseas with a focus on results based planning and management, and results based monitoring, evaluation, and learning.

Niamh has experience working with NGOs, CSOs, donors, and communities in Europe and across continents and contexts, including Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka), Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa), South America (Venezuela), and the Middle East (Palestine, Israel).