John Cullinan is a Lecturer in Economics at NUI Galway. He completed his doctoral studies at NUI Galway in 2009, where his work focussed on the valuation of environmental public goods using econometric, spatial microsimulation and GIS techniques. John holds a primary degree in Actuarial and Financial Studies and an MA in Economics from University College Dublin, as well as an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. John’s research interests lie in the application of econometric and spatial modelling techniques in the fields of health economics, environmental economics and spatial economics and he is currently working on a number of programmes of research in these areas.