Primary Department
School of Communications
Academic Staff
Declan Fahy
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
GLA. C130

Academic biography

Declan Fahy is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications who researches the public communication of science, health, environment, and technology. He is the Chair of the MSc in Science and Health Communication. He has a particular interest in the role that prominent journalists and scientists have in the communication of science in society, the subject of his book The New Celebrity Scientists: Out of the Lab and Into the Limelight (2015). His articles, commentaries, and reviews have been published in journals including Public Understanding of Science, Environmental CommunicationJournalism, Nature Chemistry, and Science. From 2010 to 2015, he worked as an Assistant Professor at American University in Washington, D.C. He is currently on the scientific committee of PCST, the global network for science communication. He is on the editorial advisory board of Public Understanding of Science, the editorial board of Journal of Science and Popular Culture, and the editorial board of Environmental Communication.

Research interests

Dr. Fahy welcomes inquiries from students who wish to undertake masters or doctoral work in the areas of health, science, environmental, and technology journalism; scientists as celebrities and public intellectuals; and science and scientists in popular culture.