University structure

The three pillars the organisational structure of NUI Galway are Údarás na hOllscoile, the Academic Council and the University Management Team.

Údarás na hOllscoile
 

Údarás na hOllscoile, the University's governing authority, is responsible for managing and controlling all of the affairs of the University.

Members of Údarás na hOllscoile: February 1, 2013 - January 31, 2016

INDEPENDENT CHAIRMAN

  • The Hon Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness

PRESIDENT

  • Dr Jim Browne

REGISTRAR AND DEPUTY-PRESIDENT

  • An tOllamh Pól Ó Dochartaigh

PROFESSORS/ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

  • Professor Kathy Murphy  (Nursing and Midwifery)
  • Professor Antony Wheatley (Physiology)
  • Professor Vincent O'Flaherty
  • An tOllamh Dáibhí Ó Cróinín
  • Professor Terry Smith

OTHER ACADEMIC STAFF

  • Dr Lucy Byrnes (Dean of Graduate Studies)
  • Ms Ursula Connolly (School of Law)
  • Dr Anthony Grehan (Earth and Ocean Sciences)
  • Dr Pat Morgan  (Vice President for the Student Experience)
  • Dr Emer Mulligan (School of Business and Economics)

OTHER EMPLOYEES

  • Ms Elizabeth Kerrigan (Physiology)
  • Dr Eric Mortimer (Information Solutions and Services)
  • Mr Brendan O'Looney (Information Solutions and Services)

ELECTED OFFICERS OF COMHALTAS NA MAC LéINN

  • Mr Seán Kearns (President)
  • Ms Catherine Breslin (Vice-President/Education Officer)

POSTGRADUATE STUDENT

  • Mr Richéal Burns
  • Mr Yinka Somorin

GRADUATES, ELECTED BY THE GRADUATES

  • Ms Sandra Butler
  • Mr Conor Fottrell
  • Mr John Loftus
  • Professor Hubert McDermott

ELECTED FROM EXTERNAL ORGANISATIONS

  • Dr Donagh O' Donoghue (Irish Business and Employers' Confederation)
  • Mr Niall O'Donnellan (Enterprise Ireland)
  • Ms Máire Ní Chuinneagáin (Irish Congress of Trade Unions)

ELECTED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES

  • Councillor Peter Keane (Galway City Council)
  • Councillor Eileen Mannion (Galway County Council)
  • Councillor P.J. Kelly   (Clare County Council)
  • Councillor Margaret Adams (Mayo County Council)
  • Councillor John McCartin (Leitrim County Council)
  • Councillor Jim McGarry (Sligo County Council)
  • Councillor Domnick Connolly (Roscommon County Council)

NUI NOMINEES

  • Dr Catherine Caulfield
  • Mr Noel Daly

ST.  ANGELA'S COLLEGE, SLIGO

  • Dr Anne Taheny (President)

ARTISTIC/CULTURAL CATEGORY

  • Dr Jane O' Leary (Composer and member of Aosdána)

NOMINATED BY THE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND SCIENCE

  • Dr John Greally
  • Mr Harry McGee
  • Ms Madeleine Taylor-Quinn

NON-MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

  • Mr Keith Warnock (Vice-President for Capital Projects)
  • Dr Kieran Loftus (Executive Director of Operations)
  • Professor Chris Curtin (Vice-President for Innovation and Performance)
  • Professor Lokesh Joshi (Vice-President for Research)
  • Ms Mary Dooley (Bursar)
  • Mr Gearóid Ó Conluain (Rúnaí na hOllscoile)
  • Ms Áine Ní Chonghaile (Oifig an Rúnaí Ollscoile)
Academic Council
 

The Academic Council is the chief academic authority and, subject to review by Údarás na hOllscoile, controls the academic affairs of the University, including the curriculum, instruction and education provided by the University.

Members of the Academic Council

The PRESIDENT
The REGISTRAR and DEPUTY PRESIDENT
ACTON, Dr. Thomas
ARAMAYONA, Dr. Javier
BARRY, Professor Frank
BARRY, Prof. Margaret
BARTOLONI, Prof. Paolo
BYRNES, Dr. Lucy
CALLAGY, Professor Grace
CANTILLON, Professor Peter
CEREDIG, Professor Rod
CLARKE, Professor Michael
CONBOY, Dr. Kieran
COONEY. Dr. Adeline
CORMICAN, Professor Martin G.
COURELL, Mr. Declan
COX, Mr. John
CROOT, Professor Peter
CROWTHER, Professor Paul
CURRAN, Professor Henry
CURTIN, Professor Christopher A.
DECKER, Professor Stefan
De PAOR, An Dr. Louis
DESTRADE, Professor Michael
DINE, Professor Philip
DINEEN, Professor Sean
DOCKERY, Professor Peter
DOLAN, Professor Patrick 
DONOHUE, Professor Gary
DUFFY, Ms. Joanne 
DUNDON, Professor Tony
DUNNE, Professor Fidelma
EGAN, Professor Laurence
ELLIS, Professor Graham
ELLIS, Professor Steven G.
FINN, Professor David
FITZPATRICK, Professor Elizabeth
FLEMING, Dr. Declan
FLEMING, Dr. Mary
FRANK, Professor Uri
GILES, Professor Frank
GLACKEN, Dr. Michelle
GOLDEN, Professor William
GRIFFIN, Professor Matthew
GROARKE, Dr. Ann Marie
HAHESSY, Ms. Sinéad
HARTE, Dr. Annette
HARTNETT, Professor Michael
HAUGAARD, Professor Mark
HERRING, Dr Edward
HINDE, Professor John Philip
HODGINS, Dr. Margaret
HUGHES, Professor Brian
HURLEY, Professor William Gerard
JOHNSON, Professor Mark
JOSHI, Professor Lokesh
KELLY, Professor John
KELLY, Ms. Tatiana
KEOGH, Professor Ivan James
KERIN, Professor Michael
LAFFEY, Professor John
LAHUE, Professor Robert
LEAHY, Professor Martin
LEECH, Professor Donal
LEEN, Professor Seán
LEYDON, Professor Kevin
LOFTUS, Dr. Kieran
LONERGAN, Dr. Patrick
LONG, Professor Ronan
LOWNDES, Professor Noel F.
LYONS, Ms. Rena
LYONS, Professor Gerard
MADDEN, Dr. Michael 
MALESEVIC, Dr. Vesna
Mac LABHRAINN, Dr. Iain
McCARTHY, Professor Peter A.
McDONALD, Professor Colm
McDONOUGH, Professor Terence
MCGOVERN, Mr. Jimmy
MCGREGOR, Professor Caroline
MCGUINN, Ms. Nuala
McGUIRE, Dr. Brian
McHALE, Professor John
McHUGH, Professor Peter
McINTOSH, Professor Caroline
MCSTAY, Professor Brian
MORGAN, Dr. Fearghal
MORGAN, Dr. Pat
MORRISON, Professor Ciarán
MORRISON, Professor John
MULLIGAN, Dr. Emer
MURPHY, Professor Andrew W.M.
MURPHY, Professor Kathleen
MURPHY, Professor Paul V.
MURPHY, Professor Ray
NASHEUER, Professor Heinz-Peter
NÍ DHONNCHADHA, An tOllamh Máirín
Ó BRAONÁIN, An tUas Donáll
O’BRIEN, Professor Timothy
O'Connell, Professor Donncha
O’CONNELL, Professor Michael
Ó CRÓINÍN, An tOllamh Dáibhí
O'DONNELL, Professor Martin
O’DONOGHUE, Professor Pádraic E.
O’DOWD, Dr. Colin
O’DWYER, Professor Michael
O'FARRELL, Mr. Sean
O’FLAHERTY, Professor Michael
O’FLAHERTY, Professor Vincent
O'GARA, Professor James
Ó LAIGHIN, An tOllamh Gearóid
O’LEARY, Dr.  Patrick
OLIVO, Professor Malini Carolene
O’NEILL, Professor Ciarán
O’REGAN, Professor Dónal
Ó SHEA, Professor Eamon
O’SULLIVAN, Professor David
PANDIT, Professor Abhay
PFEIFFER, Professor Gotz
PICARD, Mr. Karl (undergraduate student)
PILKINGTON, Professor Lionel
QUINN, Professor Gerard
QUINN, Dr. Kate
RICHARDSON, Professor Bill
RYAN, Dr Ray
RYDER, Professor Seán
SAMALI, Professor  Afshin  
SANBING, Professor Shen 
SANTOCANALE, Professor Corrado
SARMA, Dr. Kiran
SCHARF, Professor Thomas
SCHMIDT-HANNISA, Professor Hans W.
SCULLION, Professor Hugh
SEOIGHE, Professor Cathal 
SHEARER, Dr. Andy
SHEN, Professor Sanbing
SHIEL, Professor Agnes
SMITH, Professor Terry
SPILLANE, Professor Charles
STONEMAN, Mr. Rod
STROHMAYER, Professor Ulf
SULLIVAN, Professor Frank
SULLIVAN, Professor Kevin
SU President
SWEENEY, Professor Breda
TREACY, Ms. Ciara 
TUITE, Professor Michael
TULLY, Ms. Agnes
WALSH, Professor Stewart
WHEATLEY, Professor Antony
WILLIAMS, Professor Michael D.
WOODS, Professor Rob



 

University Management Team
 

This team is lead by the President who is the head and chief officer of the University and appointed for a 10-year period. Acting under the President, the various members of the University Management Team (UMT) each have a specific area of responsibility.

Members of the UMT

President Dr. James Browne
Registrar and Deputy-President  Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh
Vice-President for Capital Projects Mr Keith Warnock
Bursar Ms Mary Dooley
Rúnaí na hOllscoile Mr Gearóid Ó Conluain
Executive Director of Operations Dr. Kieran Loftus
Vice-President for Innovation and Performance Prof. Chris Curtin

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