Research Group

The research group has been set up to enhance the organisation’s objectives through research, education and memberships. The aim of the Leave No Trace Ireland Research Group is to establish and co-ordinate a continuous stream of research to provide relevant and up-to-date social and environmental knowledge to underpin the Leave No Trace message in Ireland and to provide a means to show the quality of Leave No Trace Ireland training through use of research based statistics.

Members of the research group are drawn from different backgrounds and they put all their expertise to play in helping and supporting Leave No Trace Ireland in achieving its aims.

Some examples of the research group work include:

  • Research on ‘dog fouling in recreational areas’
  • Survey on the quality of Leave No Trace Ireland training courses.
  • '101 things to think about when leaving no trace in Ireland’ 


The current members of the Research are:

Ciaran Fallon (Chairperson)

Mary Mc Mullen

Joe Caffrey

Sophie Price

Pauline Jordan

Sorsha Kennedy

Maura Lyons

William O Halloran

Gesche Kindermann

Noel Doyle

Dr Karen Kerr

Dr Sarah O Malley (Secretary)

You can read more about the goals of our reserach group here: