Ireland-UK IAIA Branch

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IAIA members in Ireland and the UK

Coordinator:  Thomas Fischer


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  • Request - Human Rights Impact Assessment in Conflict Zones

    Apr 29, 2019 by Ashley Reynolds


    I am a student of the Global Campus of Human Rights - Europe, currently working on my thesis at Queen's University Belfast. I am conducting research about impact assessments in conflict zones, and would appreciate any insight available from current practitioners and experts in the field. 

    My thesis, Human Rights Impact Assessment in Conflict-Affected Societies, focuses on the special considerations that businesses must take into account when conducting human rights due diligence in conflict zones. The thesis analyzes not only how businesses can negatively impact human rights in conflict-affected countries, but also how they can identify positive opportunities to promote human rights and contribute to conflict transformation.

    If any IAIA member would be willing to speak with me about their experiences conducting impact assessments in conflict zones or working on human rights issues, it would be greatly appreciated. I will include the information in my final report, and hope to publish my original contributions to the field soon. 

    Thank you, 

    Ashley Reynolds
    +44 7393 04 6939


  • Leadership in Impact Assessment International Symposium

    Feb 16, 2019 by Thomas Fischer

    Livestream and presentation ppts of this IAIA Ireland-UK branch event from 21 January in Liverpool now available here:

  • Leadership in IA online survey

    Dec 20, 2018 by Thomas Fischer

    In preparation of a symposium on 'leadership in IA' here in Liverpool on 21 January 2019 (further information here: we are conducting an associated online survey.


    It would be great if you could contribute to the survey. You can access it here: It shouldn't take longer than about 20 Minutes to complete.


    The idea is to write up results and reflect on them and present the results of the survey at the start of our symposium.


    Thank you!


  • Online "Foundations of Impact Assessment" course now accepting applications

    Dec 14, 2018 by Kayla Deitch

    IAIA is offering a 12-week online Foundations of Impact Assessment course that will be open from 28 January through 19 April 2019Participants start and complete the course within this period according to the schedule they arrange with their trainer. 

    Applications for the course are open now until 14 January 2019. The "Foundations of IA" course in EIA is the first in a planned series of online courses as part of IAIA's Professional Development Program (PDP). It is designed for early-career professionals with some EIA experience and covers the basic principles and objectives of EIA, its core concepts and methods, and the fundamentals of EIA review processes and study management. The course adopts a comprehensive definition of "environment" to include the physical, biological, resource use, social, cultural, health, and economic dimensions of the project environment. Each course participant also receives personal support from an experienced IAIA trainer, especially through several online video conferences. The course should take about 20-30 hours to complete, and the cost is US$595.

    • January 14 - application deadline

    • January 18 - payment deadline (first-come-first-serve up to 20 accepted applicants)

    • January 28- course start date

    For more information and to apply for the course, visit


    Dec 6, 2018 by Thomas Fischer

     An International symposium at the University of Liverpool Foresight Centre on 21 January 2019. Participants welcome. For further details see here:

  • Research on the use(fullness) of SEA guidance

    Jan 26, 2018 by Thomas Fischer

    We are conducting research on the use(fullness) of SEA guidance in the UK. Please let us know if you use SEA guidance and have about 20 to 30 Minutes for a telephone interview. Thanks! Please contact Marcelo Montaño (visiting fellow at Liverpool University) at

  • Lectureship in (Environmental) Planning at Liverpool University

    Nov 6, 2017 by Thomas Fischer

    Candidates with experience in Environmental assessment and management are particularly welcome to apply!

  • Guidance for More Effective Strategic Environmental Assessment

    Sep 12, 2017 by Thomas Fischer

    A Workshop at the University of Liverpool on 12 October, 15:00-17:00

    Guidance can play an important role in supporting effective strategic environmental assessment (SEA). In this context, guidance representing best practice is usually associated with going beyond simple legal compliance. As experience, skills and knowledge are continuously developing, guidance needs to be reviewed and updated regularly, therefore requiring a certain degree of flexibility.

     SEA practitioners are conscious of limitations associated with the guidance they use. However, the threat of legal challenges and fear for litigation increases an inflexible approach to SEA. 

    Whilst methods and procedures are key issues in most guidance, there's currently an unexplored universe related to the integration of SEA into the planning process and into a tiered PPP system. Overall, SEA guidance needs to be approached as a dynamic element in non-static SEA systems.

    The main aim of this two hour workshop is to start a debate on how SEA guidance needs to be approached and developed in order to effectively support good quality SEA. The workshop will be let jointly by Prof Marcelo Montano (University of Sao Paulo) and Prof Thomas Fischer (University of Liverpool). Starting point of the workshop will be a presentation of the preliminary results of a research project on the development of guidance for effective SEA.

     Please send an email either to Marcelo Montano or Thomas Fischer to confirm your attendance.



  • Join us in London (Uni of Westminster) for IAP2 public participation training this September

    Aug 7, 2017 by Tanya Burdett

    Spaces are filling for the September IAP2 Public Participation Foundations program, hosted by the University of Westminster in Marylebone, London UK.  Register by 10th August for early bird discounts.  Get in touch with us to find out about additional group discounts, or book directly online -  

  • Two posts at Collingwood Environmental Planning

    Jul 7, 2017 by Thomas Fischer

    CEP is seeking to recruit a Consultant and a Senior Consultant to be based at our London office. It would be much appreciated if you could send details of these opportunities to any contacts or networks that you think may be interested and/or your relevant Alumni mailing lists or careers office.

    These are opportunities for exceptional candidates to join our growing multi-disciplinary team providing innovative approaches to environmental, social and sustainability practice and research. Further information including the job descriptions and application forms are available on the jobs page of our website

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