Niamh Moore-Cherry is an associate professor in the School of Geography, University College Dublin. She is an urban geographer and her research is focused on understanding how cities are governed, how urban policy is developed, and with what impacts. She is interested in the role of the state in the urban environment, both nationally and transnationally. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy Social Sciences Committee, president of the Geographical Society of Ireland, 2016 –2018, and chair of the International Geographical Congress (IGC) 2024. She holds a PhD from University College Dublin.