Dr Tom Campbell

International Development

Lecturer / MA in International Development Programme Coordinator

Education House
(01 ) 474 7348


Tom Campbell (NDip. Development Studies; MSc in Environmental and Development Education; PhD - pending conferral, October 2021) is a Lecturer with the Department of International Development, Maynooth University, teaching modules at undergraduate and post-graduate level in Maynooth University. Current courses taught include: Political Economy of Environment and Development (KD619 / 619D); Global Food Systems, Climate Change and Development (KD621D); Food, Nutrition and Climate Security (KD303); Research Methods (KD351). 
Tom has extensive experience working in the Development Education and Third Level Education sectors in Ireland. Previously he worked as Registrar and Lecturer with Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Dublin, before transferring to Maynooth. He has also worked in India with the international secretariat of the volunteering organisation, Service Civil International (SCI). He is a member of the Dóchas Working Group on Livelihoods, Food Security and Nutrition.  With interests in political ecology and current discourses around climate change adaptation and resilience, Tom’s doctoral research (with the School of Law and Government, DCU) examined global and national climate change policy narratives and their consequences for pastoralist livelihoods in the dryland’s of East Africa.