Kieran O’Mahony

Kieran O’Mahony

OMahonyDr. Kieran O’Mahony, MSc., Ph.D.

Department of Ecological Anthropology

E-mail: omahony[at]

Twitter: @totheeast



2019      PhD in City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, UK

Dissertation title: Feral Bo(a)rderlands: living with and governing wild boar in the Forest of Dean, England.

2013      MSc in Environmental Management (Countryside and Protected Area Management), Birkbeck (University of London), UK

Dissertation title: What are the pressures surrounding important bird areas on the Deben Estuary, Suffolk?


Research Interests

More-than-human geography; multispecies ethnography; biosecurity and wildlife management; rewilding, ecological restoration and cultural landscapes; ‘feral’ natures; ethics and practices of nonhuman care.


Journal Papers


O'Mahony, K. 2020. Blurring boundaries: Feral rewilding, biosecurity and contested wild boar belonging in England. Conservation and Society 18(2), pp. 114-125. (10.4103/cs.cs_19_39)

Wynne-Jones, S., Clancy, C., Holmes, G., O’Mahony, K., and Ward, K.  2020. Feral political ecologies?: The biopolitics, temporalities and spatialities of rewilding. Conservation and Society 18(2), pp. 71-76. (10.4103/cs.cs_20_67) 


O'Mahony, K., Corradini, A. and Gazzola, A. 2018. Lupine becomings: tracking and assembling Romanian wolves through multi-sensory fieldwork. Society and Animals 26(2), pp. 107-129. (10.1163/15685306-12341501)


O'Mahony, K. 2017. Wild boar in the Dean: Welcome back?. ECOS: A review of conservation 38(1).