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Sharif, Dr Faisal
Senior Lecturer
Key area of interest: vascular biology and gene eluting stents; translational medicine focusing on cardiovascular clinical trials for medical devices and basic science outputs; myocardial regeneration. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Wilkins, Dr. Brendan
Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
Model cell culture systems; xenooestrogen action on reproductive tissues; non-genomic effects of steroids Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
O’Connor, Ms. Una
Administrative Assistant
Diabetes and pregnancy. Pre-pregnancy care. Screening in Primary Care. Interventions to prevent GDM and Type 2 diabetes following GD<. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Fallon, Mr. Enda
Senior Lecturer
Human reliability in healthcare, patient safety, accountability in high risk systems, allocation of functions in complex systems, integrated management systems, ergonomics in construction, ergonomics in diverse work environments, health and safety in diverse work environments. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Gaffney, Dr. Geraldine
Senior Lecturer
Obstetrics and cerebral palsy; thrombophilia in obstetrics; medical disorders in pregnancy; nephrology. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Kelly, Ms Valerie
Administrative Assistant
Human myometrial extracellular matrix in obesity. The study analyzes pregnant myometrium from obese and non-obese women, in order to find a possible explanation for poor myometrial contractility during labour in obese women. This project links experts in uterine structure, extracellular matrix and obstetrics. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Monroe, Ms. Debbie
Administrative Assistant
Salmonella campyolobacter; antimicrobial resistance in human and animal pathogens. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Monroe, Ms. Debbie
Administrative Assistant
Salmonella campyolobacter; antimicrobial resistance in human and animal pathogens. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
McHugh, Prof Peter
Established Prof Biomedical Engineering
Computational micromechanics in the engineering analysis of complex materials and systems, biomechanics of hard and soft tissue, multi-scale analysis methods for determination of structure-property relationships in biological and implanted materials, computational methods in biomedical engineering applied to linear and non-linear problems, medical implant and device analysis and design. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
McGarry, Dr Patrick
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Multiscale cell and tissue mechanics. Active cell modelling. Biomechanics of hard and soft tissue. Cardiovascular and orthopaedic implant and device design. Linear and non-linear computational method development and application in biomedical and materials engineering. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Kwenda, Miss Lucratia
Research Assistant
chromosome biology Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Kwenda, Miss Lucratia
Research Assistant
chromosome biology Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Dunleavy, Dr. Elaine
Research Fellow
Mitosis and meiosis are fundamental cellular processes required for the correct transmission of genetic material during cell division cycles. Centromeres are key regions of eukaryotic chromosomes where the kinetochore assembles to ensure proper chromosome segregation during mitosis and meiosis. However, despite its essential function, centromere identity is not defined by DNA sequence, but is instead determined epigenetically by the presence of a centromere-specific histone variant CENP-A. During mitosis, errors in CENP-A assembly result in genome instability and aneuploidy, both hallmarks of cancer. Yet the roles and regulation of CENP-A assembly in meiosis are at present largely unknown. My key research question is to understand how CENP-A is targeted to and reproducibly incorporated at centromeres during meiosis and germ cell development. Using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model developmental system, I aim to investigate the function, cell cycle timing and regulation of CENP-A assembly during male and female gametogenesis. A major focus of my research is to determine how CENP-A is maintained on sperm and if the inheritance of paternal CENP-A is important for centromere function and genome stability in the developing zygote. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Dunleavy, Dr. Elaine
Research Fellow
Mitosis and meiosis are fundamental cellular processes required for the correct transmission of genetic material during cell division cycles. Centromeres are key regions of eukaryotic chromosomes where the kinetochore assembles to ensure proper chromosome segregation during mitosis and meiosis. However, despite its essential function, centromere identity is not defined by DNA sequence, but is instead determined epigenetically by the presence of a centromere-specific histone variant CENP-A. During mitosis, errors in CENP-A assembly result in genome instability and aneuploidy, both hallmarks of cancer. Yet the roles and regulation of CENP-A assembly in meiosis are at present largely unknown. My key research question is to understand how CENP-A is targeted to and reproducibly incorporated at centromeres during meiosis and germ cell development. Using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model developmental system, I aim to investigate the function, cell cycle timing and regulation of CENP-A assembly during male and female gametogenesis. A major focus of my research is to determine how CENP-A is maintained on sperm and if the inheritance of paternal CENP-A is important for centromere function and genome stability in the developing zygote. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Quondamatteo, Dr. Fabio
Senior Lecturer
Cell biological role of basement membrane and extracellular matrix components in vivo, cell-matrix interactions and signalling. In vivo study of glycosylation, this is a useful tool for exploring functional changes in the tissue within a number of processes such as development or malignancies. Normal and pathologic development. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Finn, Prof David
Personal Professor
Neurochemical, neuroendocrine and molecular mechanisms underlying pain, anxiety and anxiety-pain interactions. Affective and cognitive modulation of pain. Cannabinoid receptor pharmacology and the brain’s endocannabinoid system. Neuroimmune mechanisms of relevance to pain, inflammation and mood disorders. An integrative, whole-systems neuroscience approach is employed. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Finn, Prof David
Personal Professor
Neurochemical, neuroendocrine and molecular mechanisms underlying pain, anxiety and anxiety-pain interactions. Affective and cognitive modulation of pain. Cannabinoid receptor pharmacology and the brain’s endocannabinoid system. Neuroimmune mechanisms of relevance to pain, inflammation and mood disorders. An integrative, whole-systems neuroscience approach is employed. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Finn, Prof David
Personal Professor
Neurochemical, neuroendocrine and molecular mechanisms underlying pain, anxiety and anxiety-pain interactions. Affective and cognitive modulation of pain. Cannabinoid receptor pharmacology and the brain’s endocannabinoid system. Neuroimmune mechanisms of relevance to pain, inflammation and mood disorders. An integrative, whole-systems neuroscience approach is employed. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Finn, Prof David
Personal Professor
Neurochemical, neuroendocrine and molecular mechanisms underlying pain, anxiety and anxiety-pain interactions. Affective and cognitive modulation of pain. Cannabinoid receptor pharmacology and the brain’s endocannabinoid system. Neuroimmune mechanisms of relevance to pain, inflammation and mood disorders. An integrative, whole-systems neuroscience approach is employed. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Cannon, Dr Dara
Lecturer Above The Bar
Understanding the biological basis of mood and anxiety disorders and psychosis. In vivo imaging of the human brain in psychiatric populations using structural MRI, diffusion MRI (HARDI), and advanced image analysis techniques such as non-tensor based tractography. Neurogenetics examining the genotype imaging relationships. Molecular PET imaging by collaboration. Imaging of post-mortem brain to examine the contribution of factors influencing microstructural organization of white matter detected using diffusion MRI and polarized and electron microscopy. The role of the cholinergic system and related genes to bipolar disorder. Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, PET, MRI, Brain, Mind Laboratory website, gallery of images and more details about what we do in the Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory: http://clinicalneuroimaginglaboratory.com/ Updates via twitter @daracannon Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Santocanale, Prof Corrado
Professor
Cancer Biology and therapeutics- Cell Cycle an DNA replication Uncontrolled entry into S-phase is one of the hallmarks of cancer, while defects in the replication machinery and in the proper maintenance of the epigenetic information can lead to tumorigenesis. Our laboratory is interested in studying the mechanisms that regulate genome replication in human cancer cells with particular emphasis on the Cdc7 kinase. Cdc7 acts as a molecular switch for DNA synthesis and is also thought to participate in several other processes that regulate normal cell cycle progression and chromosome dynamics. The identification of new substrates and the characterization of the physiological processes in which Cdc7 is involved, will be pivotal in understanding in what disease context emerging Cdc7 inhibitors may be used for the cancer treatment, and in developing novel biomarkers, thus providing valuable information and tools for rationally driving patient selection and devising combination therapies in preclinical and clinical settings. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Ryder, Dr. Alan
Senior Lecturer
The research in the NBL under Dr. Ryder’s supervision comprises two areas: Analytical Sciences, and Photonics. In the analytical sciences we develop novel analytical methods for biopharmaceutical, forensics, and polymer applications. This research involves the use of fluorescence & Raman spectroscopies coupled with chemometrics (statistical analysis) for quantifying complex mixtures. In the photonics domain we are mainly concerned with the use of advanced fluorescence microscopy for the quantitative analysis of biomedical polymers, protein-surface interactions, and instrumentation development. Specific PhD projects available in 2014-15 include the following: 1) The application of Raman spectroscopy to the quantitative analysis of very complex solid mixtures for the biopharmaceutical sector. 2) The use of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectroscopy for the analysis of complex biogenic solutions. 3) Evaluating the use of NMR coupled with advanced chemometric modelling for the forensic study of cell culture media with applications to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector. 4) Using Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) to study nanoparticle-protein interactions. 5) Expanding the use of fluorescence anisotropy into the quantitative analysis of complex biogenic solutions for the pharmaceutical sector. 6) Studying the physicochemical behaviour of biomedical polymers using fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy techniques. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Ronconi, Dr Luca
Lecturer Below The Bar
Current research mainly involves the design of receptor metal-based chemotherapeutics that could be selectively delivered into the tumor cell. Ongoing projects: - vitamin B12 as a carrier for the targeted delivery of gold-based chemotherapeutics; - glycosylated metal complexes in targeted cancer chemotherapy; - design of fluorescent gold-dithiocarbamato derivatives as anticancer agents. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
McIntosh, Prof. Caroline
Established Professor Of Podiatry
Tissue viability/lower extremity wounds; diabetic foot disease. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Erxleben, Dr. Andrea
Lecturer Above The Bar
Bioinorganic and medicinal inorganic chemistry. Projects are available in the following areas; antitumour active platinum complexes with receptor-specific carriers, metal-mediated DNA cleavage, metal ion-peptide interactions, small-molecule enzyme mimics, polymorphism and quantitative analysis of pharmaceutical solids. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Downing, Dr Tim
Lecturer (Fixed Term)
Infectious disease evolution Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Leen, Prof. Sean
Professor
Computational solid mechanics, structural integrity, fatigue, fretting and wear, plasticity, creep and superplasticity, modelling of manufacturing processes. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Wheatley, Professor Antony
Prof. Of Physiology
Liver regeneration and the innate immune system. Immune-mediated liver injury. Microcirculation in health and disease (hepatic, renal, skeletal muscle, GI tract). Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Miller, Dr Nicola
Lecturer Above The Bar
Population genetics and molecular profiling in breast cancer. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Olivo, Prof. Malini Carolene
Professor
Current research project: tumour-specific nano-sensitizers for multi-modality optical diagnostic imaging and therapy of oral cancer. Research interests: biophotonics in medicine and biology. Anoscale biophotonics. Nanomedicine. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Fitzgerald, Dr Una
Lecturer Above The Bar
Stress signalling as a component of multiple sclerosis lesion pathogenesis and repair. Using brain slice methodologies and novel polymer-based nucleotide- and immunoglobulin-delivery systems, importance of ER stress to CNS de- and re-myelination will be determined. Collaborators will be with researchers in the Network of Functional Biomaterials, NUI Galway, and Imperial College London. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Griffin, Prof Matthew
Professor
Current areas of research in my laboratory include projects investigating the immunological mechanisms underlying kidney disease and organ transplant complications, the role of stem cell therapies in suppressing harmful immune responses, the immunomodulatory properties of active vitamin D compounds. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Madden, Dr. Michael
Senior Lecturer
Artificial intelligence; Data mining; Machine learning; Algorithms for classification and numeric prediction; New methods for combining domain knowledge with data mining; Time series data analysis; Probability and Bayesian networks; Reasoning under uncertainty; Reinforcement learning; Practical applications of data mining and machine learning in science, engineering, and medicine. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
McStay, Prof Brian
Personal Professor In Biochemistry
Nucleoli, the site of ribosome biogenesis, form around arrays of ribosomal gene repeats termed nucleolar organiser regions. Work in my laboratory aims to establish the basic mechanisms underlying nucleolar formation. In addition to expanding our understanding of genome organisation within the human nucleus this will have implications for human disease. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Dwyer, Dr Róisín
Lecturer (Fixed Term)
Research interests include investigating the potential of adult stem cells as vehicles for targeted delivery of therapeutic genes or their products to breast tumors, with a specific interest in imaging modalities to track MSC migration in vivo. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Barry, Dr. Thomas
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Dr Barry has over 20 years research experience in the discovery of microbial biomarkers and the development of these biomarkers for use in nucleic acid diagnostics technologies. Dr Barry is the research director of the Nucleic Acid Diagnostics Research Laboratory (NADRL), in Microbiology at NUI Galway. The research group consists of the director, 1 senior research postdoctoral scientist, 2 postdoctoral scientists, 1 research assistant, 3 PhD students and 2 MSc students. Research interests are primarily focused on the biodiscovery, development and commercialisation of platform nucleic acid based diagnostics technologies for the detection and identification of microbial pathogens and contaminants. Dr Barry is the inventor of the microbial platform nucleic acid based diagnostics, Internal Transcribed Spacer-Probe, RiboSEQ, MycoTECH, MycoSEQ, MtSEQ and RiboTECH technologies. These technologies, over the past 5 years, have generated approximately €7.3 million in funding and revenue through industry driven commercial product research and development and through intellectual property licensing agreements. Associated technologies are embedded in international multinational and SME companies (1 Irish) and with NAD products in the marketplace or products due to be released shortly into the marketplace. Public agency research funding of approximately €1.7 million has also been generated over the past five years. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Barry, Dr. Thomas
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Dr Barry has over 20 years research experience in the discovery of microbial biomarkers and the development of these biomarkers for use in nucleic acid diagnostics technologies. Dr Barry is the research director of the Nucleic Acid Diagnostics Research Laboratory (NADRL), in Microbiology at NUI Galway. The research group consists of the director, 1 senior research postdoctoral scientist, 2 postdoctoral scientists, 1 research assistant, 3 PhD students and 2 MSc students. Research interests are primarily focused on the biodiscovery, development and commercialisation of platform nucleic acid based diagnostics technologies for the detection and identification of microbial pathogens and contaminants. Dr Barry is the inventor of the microbial platform nucleic acid based diagnostics, Internal Transcribed Spacer-Probe, RiboSEQ, MycoTECH, MycoSEQ, MtSEQ and RiboTECH technologies. These technologies, over the past 5 years, have generated approximately €7.3 million in funding and revenue through industry driven commercial product research and development and through intellectual property licensing agreements. Associated technologies are embedded in international multinational and SME companies (1 Irish) and with NAD products in the marketplace or products due to be released shortly into the marketplace. Public agency research funding of approximately €1.7 million has also been generated over the past five years. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Schlosser, Dr Gerhard
Lecturer Above The Bar
Development and evolution of vertebrate nervous and sensory systems. In particular: embryonic development of cranial sense organs in amphibians; evolutionary origin and diversification of cranial sense organs; evolution of developmental mechanisms. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Schlosser, Dr Gerhard
Lecturer Above The Bar
Development and evolution of vertebrate nervous and sensory systems. In particular: embryonic development of cranial sense organs in amphibians; evolutionary origin and diversification of cranial sense organs; evolution of developmental mechanisms. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Aldabbagh, Dr. Fawaz
Lecturer Above The Bar
Organic and Medicinal Chemistry: synthesis of small molecule heterocyclic anti-cancer agents. Biochemical interactions with cancer pathways are being investigated. Polymers and Materials: controlled/living radical polymerizations in supercritical carbon dioxide, incl. synthesis of stimuli-responsive materials. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Aldabbagh, Dr. Fawaz
Lecturer Above The Bar
Organic and Medicinal Chemistry: synthesis of small molecule heterocyclic anti-cancer agents. Biochemical interactions with cancer pathways are being investigated. Polymers and Materials: controlled/living radical polymerizations in supercritical carbon dioxide, incl. synthesis of stimuli-responsive materials. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Laffey, Prof John
Professor Of Anaesthesia,
Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) Therapy in a Lung IschaemiaReperfusion (IR) Model. Lung IR is a major complication after cardiac surgery and lung transplantation. Modified MSCs have been shown to be profoundly beneficial in septic and other acute lung injury. We will use primary cell culture and rat lung IR models to investigate the efficacy of modified MSC therapy for this condition. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Dinneen, Dr Sean
Senior Lecturer
Self-management education programmes for people with diabetes. The diabetic foot. Developing optimal models for community-based diabetes. Leadership and teamwork care. The role of information technology in diabetes care. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Domegan, Dr. Christine
Senior Lecturer
Social marketing-behavioural and social change and its application to value and knowledge co-creation, public policy, networks and partnerships, and marketing theory through a multi-disciplinary lens. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Rea, Dr Stephen
Lecturer Above The Bar
It was recently shown that loss of hMOF and the resulting reduction in Histone H4 lysine 16 acetylation levels are frequent occurrences in various human cancers. This project will investigate the normal functions of hMOF, and how its loss contributes to tumour development. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Wall, Dr Gerard
Senior Lecturer
Drug delivery, targeted therapy, antibody engineering, recombinant protein expression systems, immunosensor development, glycoengineering of recombinant proteins, novel therapeutics, biomaterials, materials functionalisation. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Wall, Dr Gerard
Senior Lecturer
Drug delivery, targeted therapy, antibody engineering, recombinant protein expression systems, immunosensor development, glycoengineering of recombinant proteins, novel therapeutics, biomaterials, materials functionalisation. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Krnjajic, Dr. Milovan
Lecturer Above The Bar
Bayesian non-parametric models allow for specification of prior distributions on function spaces which results in flexible statistical analyses of complex data. The project involves development of such models and implementation of corresponding inference engines using Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations in a variety of application settings. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Cormican, Dr Kathryn
Lecturer Above The Bar
My field of expertise is the area of enterprise and innovation engineering. My particular interest is in the design, development and validation of new processes and systems for effective product innovation. Other closely aligned areas include enterprise systems integration and inter-enterprise collaboration. This is an applied research area. It is essential to work closely with industry to identify and prioritise requirements, co-develop solutions and implement and validate new models and systems. A systems ethos which includes people, process and technology related issues are employed in the research. The centre of focus maybe on a specific process, business unit, enterprise or value network which would typically include an enterprise and its relationship with its customers, suppliers, regulatory bodies, and other key stakeholders. The research area is multidisciplinary in nature and spans functions such as engineering, technology and business. The research models real world dynamic systems in order to gain a deep insight into how organisation’s effectively manage their innovative efforts. The following activities are central to this. Analyse root cause of failure and measure the impact and implications of failure on an organization. Model key business processes paying particular attention to the information flow and how decisions are made. Analyse systems relative to key performance indicators such as time, cost, standard, environment, innovation etc. Develop solutions such as (i) information management systems, (ii) process and systems and (iii) models and methodologies based on state of the art best practice Validate and test solution and measure impact relative to key performance indicators. This research adopts a life-cycle approach to product innovation. In other words, we aim to optimise all aspects in the development cycle such as needs analysis, concept development, evaluation and validation, commercialisation and product take back at its end of life. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Kelly, Dr Colette
Lecturer Above The Bar
Food environments Overweight and obesity School food Nutrition and food behaviours of young people Body image and weight concerns among adolescents Participative approaches to research for young people Health Behaviours among school-aged children (HBSC) Vulnerable groups, e.g. young carers, children in care Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Quinlan, Dr. Leo
Lecturer Above The Bar
The movement of ions or charge in the human body is the basis of nerve and muscle activity and is the mechanism by which fluid is absorbed and secreted by the epithelial layers (kidney and gut) of the body. We use electrophysiological techniques from single channels, to single cells, to tissues right up to the whole human body to study the properties of these phenomena. We examine closely their role in disease states such as Parkinson’s disease, autism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), interstitial cystitis, infertility and gastrointestinal permeability. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Quinlan, Dr. Leo
Lecturer Above The Bar
The movement of ions or charge in the human body is the basis of nerve and muscle activity and is the mechanism by which fluid is absorbed and secreted by the epithelial layers (kidney and gut) of the body. We use electrophysiological techniques from single channels, to single cells, to tissues right up to the whole human body to study the properties of these phenomena. We examine closely their role in disease states such as Parkinson’s disease, autism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), interstitial cystitis, infertility and gastrointestinal permeability. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Quinlan, Dr. Leo
Lecturer Above The Bar
The movement of ions or charge in the human body is the basis of nerve and muscle activity and is the mechanism by which fluid is absorbed and secreted by the epithelial layers (kidney and gut) of the body. We use electrophysiological techniques from single channels, to single cells, to tissues right up to the whole human body to study the properties of these phenomena. We examine closely their role in disease states such as Parkinson’s disease, autism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), interstitial cystitis, infertility and gastrointestinal permeability. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Quinlan, Dr. Leo
Lecturer Above The Bar
The movement of ions or charge in the human body is the basis of nerve and muscle activity and is the mechanism by which fluid is absorbed and secreted by the epithelial layers (kidney and gut) of the body. We use electrophysiological techniques from single channels, to single cells, to tissues right up to the whole human body to study the properties of these phenomena. We examine closely their role in disease states such as Parkinson’s disease, autism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), interstitial cystitis, infertility and gastrointestinal permeability. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Seoighe, Prof. Cathal
Professor
Research spans several areas of bioinformatics/computational biology: Genomics and epigenetics, including gene expression analysis, mRNA splicing and analysis of chromatin structure using deep sequencing data, and implications in cancer. Development and application of probabilistic models of evolution - especially the use of evolutionary models to identify immune epitopes in HIV-1. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Seoighe, Prof. Cathal
Professor
Research spans several areas of bioinformatics/computational biology: Genomics and epigenetics, including gene expression analysis, mRNA splicing and analysis of chromatin structure using deep sequencing data, and implications in cancer. Development and application of probabilistic models of evolution - especially the use of evolutionary models to identify immune epitopes in HIV-1. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Lahue, Prof Robert
Personal Professor
Molecular genetics of human neurological disease; trinucleotide repeat expansions; model systems to investigate the mechanism of expansions; identification of potential therapeutic targets to block expansion and disease; biochemistry and genetics of trinucleotide repeat expansions. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Lahue, Prof Robert
Personal Professor
Molecular genetics of human neurological disease; trinucleotide repeat expansions; model systems to investigate the mechanism of expansions; identification of potential therapeutic targets to block expansion and disease; biochemistry and genetics of trinucleotide repeat expansions. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Barry, Prof Margaret
Professor
Current areas of research include: mental health promotion; evidence-based practice and evaluation in health promotion; capacity development and health promotion competencies; public perceptions of mental health and health inequalities Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Boyd, Dr Aoife
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Vibrio parahaemolyticus causes gastroenteritis following the consumption of contaminated shellfish. The Pathogenic Mechanisms research group investigates the interactions between this bacterium and epithelial cells of the human intestine in order to understand how bacteria manipulate eukaryotic cell signalling pathways and cell behaviour and thereby colonise the host and cause disease. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Doyle, Dr Karen
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Cell stress and neuroprotection. Broadly, my interest lies in understanding the pathological changes in the brain underpinning the development of neurological and psychiatric disorders, and investigating ways to convey neuroprotection, which may help to prevent or treat these diseases. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Dowd, Dr Eilís
Lecturer Above The Bar
Development and validation of novel therapies for the neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson’s disease. Dr Dowd’s research is focussed on experimental approaches that offer the possibility of halting the degenerative process associated with the condition. These include potential neuroprotective or neuroreparative pharmacotherapies, gene therapies or cell-based therapies. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Dowd, Dr Eilís
Lecturer Above The Bar
Development and validation of novel therapies for the neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson’s disease. Dr Dowd’s research is focussed on experimental approaches that offer the possibility of halting the degenerative process associated with the condition. These include potential neuroprotective or neuroreparative pharmacotherapies, gene therapies or cell-based therapies. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Kelly, Prof John
Personal Professor
Current areas of research include the mechanisms of action of antidepressants using preclinical models, developing alternatives to laboratory animals for acute toxicity assessment, and the effects of amphetamines on neurochemical, behavioural and developmental parameters. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Samali, Prof. Afshin
Head Of Department
We examine how cells react during stress. Stress can trigger adaptive mechanisms, allowing cells to cope with and overcome the stress. Severe stress, however, will trigger an intrinsic suicidal destruction mechanism termed apoptosis. We study the molecular mechanisms underlying these stress responses to gain better understanding of human diseases, such as cancer and neurodegeneration. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Samali, Prof. Afshin
Head Of Department
We examine how cells react during stress. Stress can trigger adaptive mechanisms, allowing cells to cope with and overcome the stress. Severe stress, however, will trigger an intrinsic suicidal destruction mechanism termed apoptosis. We study the molecular mechanisms underlying these stress responses to gain better understanding of human diseases, such as cancer and neurodegeneration. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Casey, Dr Dympna
Senior Lecturer
Chronic disease management; structured education; self-management and COPD (PRINCE study) , Use of structured education programmes to manage type 1 diabetes (DAFNE study ) ; exploring the impact of a Dementia Education programme focusing on reminiscence (DARES) and strategies to enhance self-management in T2DM, in particular for older populations. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Gupta, Dr Sanjeev
Lecturer Above The Bar
Unfolded protein response in cancer: regulation by microRNAs Tumour hypoxia is a common microenvironmental factor that adversely influences tumour phenotype and treatment response. Cellular adaptation to hypoxia occurs through multiple mechanisms, including activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR). Although the unfolded protein response is primarily a pro-survival response, in the event of prolonged or severe ER stress that is not resolved, the unfolded protein response switches to initiation of apoptosis. The molecular mechanisms involved in the transition of the UPR from a protective to an apoptotic phase are unclear. Global downregulation of miRNAs is a common feature of human tumours. How the dysregulation of miRNA biogenesis promotes tumour development is not clearly understood. The main focus of research in my group is to evaluate the role of microRNAs in determining cell fate during conditions of ER stress. We use a combination of molecular cell biology, transcriptomics, proteomics and miRNA expression profiling to address specific questions such as • What is the role of miRNAs in ER stress-induced apoptosis? • Does impaired miRNA biogenesis contribute to cancer progression? Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Frank, Prof Uri
Personal Professor
We use an invertebrate model and cell and molecular biology techniques to address fundamental questions in developmental biology and stem cell research. Among them are embryonic axis formation, regeneration, and cell fate stability. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Ritter, Dr Thomas
Senior Lecturer
Gene therapy approaches for diseases of the eye. Novel Therapeutic Approaches For the Treatment of Autoimmune Disease in The Eye (Dry Eye Syndrome). Dry eye disease is a common yet frequently under-recognized public health problem whose etiology and management challenge clinicians and researchers. This project will involve work with stem cells, intelligent biomaterials and disease models. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Ritter, Dr Thomas
Senior Lecturer
Gene therapy approaches for diseases of the eye. Novel Therapeutic Approaches For the Treatment of Autoimmune Disease in The Eye (Dry Eye Syndrome). Dry eye disease is a common yet frequently under-recognized public health problem whose etiology and management challenge clinicians and researchers. This project will involve work with stem cells, intelligent biomaterials and disease models. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Devane, Prof Declan
Professor
METHODOLOGICAL Randomised trials including trial methodology Systematic reviews and meta analyses TOPIC Maternity care including intrapartum care Assessment of fetal wellbeing Models of maternity care Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
St. John, Ms. Una
Administrative Assistant
Primary research interest is cardiovascular multimorbidity. Other research interests include falls prevention in the elderly, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, adherence to medication, and research capacity in primary care. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Szegezdi, Dr Eva
Lecturer (Fixed Term)
The Death-Receptor Signalling Research Group studies the mechanism of signal transduction in order to understand the driving forces of cancer progression and identify targets for therapy. Based on this information we are developing novel therapeutics that can block pro-survival signalling and thus channel signal transduction towards apoptosis. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Flaus, Dr Andrew
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Chromatin is the packaging of genomes in eukaryotes. We investigate the structure and function of chromatin at the molecular level using biochemical and bioinformatics techniques. We wish to understand how chromatin is dynamically remodelled during processes such as gene activation and DNA repair. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Donnellan, Dr. Pat
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Quality, safety, and environmental management. Operations management and regulatory systems. Operations systems and safety technology. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Fearnhead, Dr. Howard Oliver
Lecturer Above The Bar
Repurposing Approved Drugs with Synergistic Activity against Cancer. Current cancer chemotherapy often fails and new, more effective therapies are required. Understanding how anti-cancer drugs kill cancer cells, and even more importantly, why cancer cells are often resistant, will improve our ability to treat cancer. Using cancer cell lines we investigate the mechanisms of cancer cell death using a range of cell biological and biochemical techniques, and with a particular focus on the regulation of programmed cell death. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Glavin, Dr Martin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Digital signal processing and embedded systems for automotive and biomedical applications. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Glavin, Dr Martin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Digital signal processing and embedded systems for automotive and biomedical applications. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Giles, Prof. Francis Joseph
Professor
Clinical research; therapy for patients suffering from treatment-resistant or refractory cancer; development of novel drugs, immunotherapies, and other highly targeted approaches, including cancer-directed viruses. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Nic Gabhainn, Dr. Saoirse
Senior Lecturer
Child and Adolescent Health and Well-being, Cross-National Patterns, Trends and Inequalities in Youth Health, School Health Promotion; Sexual Behaviour; Substance Use and Risk-Taking; Survey and Participative Research Methods; the Role of Participants in the Research Process; Women’s Health and Breastfeeding. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
O’Byrne, Dr Conor
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Bacterial food-borne pathogens have sophisticated systems that allow them to sense and adapt to rapidly changing environments (e.g., the transition from food to host). Research in the lab focuses on both the sensory mechanisms and the adaptive systems in two model bacterial pathogens, Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli. Genetic and molecular biology approaches are applied to understand how these pathogens achieve efficient adaptation, with the ultimate goal of preventing and treating food-borne infections. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Leahy, Prof. Martin
Professor
Tissue optics and microcirculation imaging, biophotonics, photoacoustics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), blood perfusion, skin, brain, microvascular and vascular imaging, biomedical imaging relating to cancer, diabetes and the eye. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Leahy, Prof. Martin
Professor
Tissue optics and microcirculation imaging, biophotonics, photoacoustics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), blood perfusion, skin, brain, microvascular and vascular imaging, biomedical imaging relating to cancer, diabetes and the eye. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Leahy, Prof. Martin
Professor
Tissue optics and microcirculation imaging, biophotonics, photoacoustics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), blood perfusion, skin, brain, microvascular and vascular imaging, biomedical imaging relating to cancer, diabetes and the eye. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Leahy, Prof. Martin
Professor
Tissue optics and microcirculation imaging, biophotonics, photoacoustics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), blood perfusion, skin, brain, microvascular and vascular imaging, biomedical imaging relating to cancer, diabetes and the eye. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Leahy, Prof. Martin
Professor
Tissue optics and microcirculation imaging, biophotonics, photoacoustics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), blood perfusion, skin, brain, microvascular and vascular imaging, biomedical imaging relating to cancer, diabetes and the eye. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Leahy, Prof. Martin
Professor
Tissue optics and microcirculation imaging, biophotonics, photoacoustics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), blood perfusion, skin, brain, microvascular and vascular imaging, biomedical imaging relating to cancer, diabetes and the eye. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Carroll, Dr. Cyril
Senior Lecturer
Detection,identification and epidemiology of bacterial food pathogens. Physiological stress response in bacteria and its effect on bacterial survival, virulence and gene expression. Effect of sub-inhibitory concentrations of antibiotics on the selection of resistance in bacterial pathogens. Biofilm formation. Use of seaweed extracts to limit Campylobacter infection of poultry Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Donohoe, Prof Gary
Professor
Psychology; Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Genetics; MRI; neuropsychology; cognition; psychotherapy Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Donohoe, Prof Gary
Professor
Psychology; Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Genetics; MRI; neuropsychology; cognition; psychotherapy Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Donohoe, Prof Gary
Professor
Psychology; Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Genetics; MRI; neuropsychology; cognition; psychotherapy Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Donohoe, Prof Gary
Professor
Psychology; Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Genetics; MRI; neuropsychology; cognition; psychotherapy Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
O’Gara, Prof James P
Personal Professor
MRSA, staphylococcal infections, device-related infections, hospital-acquired infections, biofilms Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
O’Gara, Prof James P
Personal Professor
MRSA, staphylococcal infections, device-related infections, hospital-acquired infections, biofilms Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
O’Gara, Prof James P
Personal Professor
MRSA, staphylococcal infections, device-related infections, hospital-acquired infections, biofilms Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
O’Gara, Prof James P
Personal Professor
MRSA, staphylococcal infections, device-related infections, hospital-acquired infections, biofilms Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
O’Gara, Prof James P
Personal Professor
MRSA, staphylococcal infections, device-related infections, hospital-acquired infections, biofilms Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
O’Gara, Prof James P
Personal Professor
MRSA, staphylococcal infections, device-related infections, hospital-acquired infections, biofilms Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
O’Donnell, Prof. Martin
Personal Professor
Clinical trials in Vascular medicine and Stroke Epidemiology Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Joshi, Prof Lokesh
Vice President For Research
Sugars coat every living cell. The lab is investigating the role of sugar-protein interactions in health and diseases. Current projects involve studies on cancer, stem cells, gut biology, pathogen and commensal microbes and biomarker discovery. The lab is developing next-generation high throughput discovery and analysis tools. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Joshi, Prof Lokesh
Vice President For Research
Sugars coat every living cell. The lab is investigating the role of sugar-protein interactions in health and diseases. Current projects involve studies on cancer, stem cells, gut biology, pathogen and commensal microbes and biomarker discovery. The lab is developing next-generation high throughput discovery and analysis tools. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Bruzzi, Dr Mark
Lecturer Above The Bar
Design and development of medical devices. Deformation and failure of engineering materials, fatigue failure of solid materials, constitutive behaviour of biological materials, development of active materials. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Elliott, Dr Mark
Senior Lecturer
Use of technologies especially EEG in neurophysiological therapies. Interactions of neurophysiological with ancillary treatments, sensory systems and dynamic (psychological) systems research. Psychophysics, psychometrics and cognitive neuroscience, especially related to visual phenomenology and auditory integration. Experimental aesthetics. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Carty, Dr Michael
Senior Lecturer
The DNA Damage Response laboratory focuses on elucidation of the responses of primary and transformed human cells, including stem cells, to DNA damage by ultraviolet light, ionising radiation and platinum-based chemotherapeutic drugs. Projects include: a. characterisation of protein phosphorylation by DNA damage-activated PIK kinases; b. investigation of the role of the POLH gene product, DNA polymerase eta, in replication of damaged DNA and genome stability in cells from patients with the skin cancer-prone disease xeroderma pigmentosum variant; c. elucidation of the response of primary normal human melanocytes to DNA damage by long-wavelength UVA radiation, a major risk factor for melanoma development. d. collaborative research with Dr. Fawaz Aldabbagh (School of Chemistry, NUI Galway) focuses on the effects of novel mitomycin C-related agents on cancer cell viability. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Murphy, Dr. Mary
Lecturer Above The Bar
Research interests focus on the biology, mechanism of action and use of adult mesenchymal stem cells for tissue regeneration in orthopaedic applications including bone and cartilage repair, and osteoarthritis. The laboratory also explores the role of altered stem cell behaviour in disease with a focus on rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and atherosclerosis. On-going projects in osteoarthritis research 1) address the mechanism whereby mesenchymal stem cells may act to prevent progression of osteoarthritis through release of pro-reparative factors, 2) targeting of cells or drugs to damaged cartilage in early osteoarthritis by novel functionalised microparticles, 3) development of novel scaffolds for repair of localised cartilage defects, 4) modification of metal surfaces to promote osseointegration of joint replacement devices, 5) investigation of the role of Interleukin 16, a factor we identified as epigenetically regulated, in chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and 6) the ability of interleukin 10 to modulate inflammation in the osteoarthritic joint. Inappropriate calcification is a feature of osteoarthritis as well as atherosclerosis. The laboratory uses atherosclerotic and normal mesenchymal and vascular-derived stem cells to address mechanisms whereby calcification is initiated or propagated by disease environments. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Gorman, Dr. Adrienne
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Molecular and biochemical mechanisms of apoptotic cell death and survival. We take a cell biology approach using various in vitro cell culture models. We are interested in targeting neurotrophin growth factor-dependent cell survival pathways in cancer, particularly breast cancer, and in targeting proneurotrophin-mediated cell death in neurodegeneration. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Gorman, Dr. Adrienne
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Molecular and biochemical mechanisms of apoptotic cell death and survival. We take a cell biology approach using various in vitro cell culture models. We are interested in targeting neurotrophin growth factor-dependent cell survival pathways in cancer, particularly breast cancer, and in targeting proneurotrophin-mediated cell death in neurodegeneration. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Pandit, Prof Abhay
Personal Professor
Responsive functionalised extracellular matrix biomaterial technology platforms for targeted delivery of biomolecules. Biomaterials based drug and gene delivery systems. Bio-polymer based controlled drug release. Functional biomaterials, mesh device design, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular (myocardial infarction, heart valves, limb ischemia), soft tissue repair (chronic diabetic wound healing, hernia,Epidermolysis Bullosa), staple line reinforcement, intervertebral disc regeneration (nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus), wound healing, pulmonary conditions, neural targets (peripheral and spinal cord repair, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease) Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Pandit, Prof Abhay
Personal Professor
Responsive functionalised extracellular matrix biomaterial technology platforms for targeted delivery of biomolecules. Biomaterials based drug and gene delivery systems. Bio-polymer based controlled drug release. Functional biomaterials, mesh device design, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular (myocardial infarction, heart valves, limb ischemia), soft tissue repair (chronic diabetic wound healing, hernia,Epidermolysis Bullosa), staple line reinforcement, intervertebral disc regeneration (nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus), wound healing, pulmonary conditions, neural targets (peripheral and spinal cord repair, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease) Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Ó Laighin, Prof Gearóid
Professor
Biomedical engineering, biomedical electronics, cardiovascular electronics, rehabilitation engineering, ambient assisted living, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, connected health. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Quinlan, Dr. Nathan
Senior Lecturer
Biomedical fluid dynamics in pulmonary, cardiovascular and cellular systems. Blood flow in mechanical heart valves. Interaction of turbulent flow structures with blood cells. Air flow in the lung in high-frequency oscillatory ventilation. Application of particle image velocimetry and computational fluid dynamics. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Vellinga, Dr Akke
Senior Lecturer
Epidemiology and statistical modelling, with specific interest in antimicrobial resistance epidemiology. Spanning from microbiome to population Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Rochev, Dr Yury
Lecturer Above The Bar
Design and development of new smart biomaterials, polymer-based drug delivery systems, tissue engineering products, as well as nano- and micro-scale characterisation of biomaterials and medical devices. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Garcia, Ms Yolanda
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests include; Dermal wound healing, extracellular matrix, soft tissue repair, collagen scaffolds for tissue engineering, elastin-like polypeptides, controlled drug/ therapeutic agent release and dermal regeneration. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
McMahon, Dr Siobhan
Lecturer Above The Bar
Explore the use of stem cells and gene therapy in treatment of nerve regeneration and glial scarring. A glial scar formed mainly of astrocytes forms following spinal cord injury. We are investigating reduction of this scar to promote axonal regeneration across the site of injury. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
McMahon, Dr Siobhan
Lecturer Above The Bar
Explore the use of stem cells and gene therapy in treatment of nerve regeneration and glial scarring. A glial scar formed mainly of astrocytes forms following spinal cord injury. We are investigating reduction of this scar to promote axonal regeneration across the site of injury. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Murphy, Prof. Paul
Prof. Of Chemistry
Organic synthesis. Total synthesis of bioactive compounds including natural products. Development of anti-cancer and anti-infective agents. Carbohydrate chemistry. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Roche, Dr Michelle
Lecturer Above The Bar
Neurobiology of autism spectrum disorders Cannabinoid regulation of neuroinflammatory and immune function Neural substrates underlying stress, depression and pain Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
O’Halloran, Mr Martin
Post Doctoral Researcher
Digital signal processing, with applications in electromagnetic imaging, therapeutics and modelling, biomedical engineering, and mobile healthcare. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
O’Halloran, Mr Martin
Post Doctoral Researcher
Digital signal processing, with applications in electromagnetic imaging, therapeutics and modelling, biomedical engineering, and mobile healthcare. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
O’Halloran, Mr Martin
Post Doctoral Researcher
Digital signal processing, with applications in electromagnetic imaging, therapeutics and modelling, biomedical engineering, and mobile healthcare. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Foley, Dr. Mark
Lecturer Above The Bar
Current research includes investigations which aim to improve radiotherapy treatment using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and a project which involves the development of novel medical imaging systems. Some details and selected publications can be found at www.nuigalway.ie/physics/staff_pages/m_foley/research.html  Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Foley, Dr. Mark
Lecturer Above The Bar
Current research includes investigations which aim to improve radiotherapy treatment using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and a project which involves the development of novel medical imaging systems. Some details and selected publications can be found at www.nuigalway.ie/physics/staff_pages/m_foley/research.html  Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Foley, Dr. Mark
Lecturer Above The Bar
Current research includes investigations which aim to improve radiotherapy treatment using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and a project which involves the development of novel medical imaging systems. Some details and selected publications can be found at www.nuigalway.ie/physics/staff_pages/m_foley/research.html  Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
McNamara, Dr Laoise
Lecturer Above The Bar
Medical device design. Mechanical characterisation of biological tissues. Bone cell biology. Mechanobiology. Bone tissue regeneration in vitro. Finite element modelling. Adaptive modelling of biological processes. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Newell, Dr. John
Senior Lecturer In Biostatistics
Clinical trial design, cluster randomized trials, tree based methods for developing clinical prediction rules, survival analysis and competing risks theory. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Newell, Dr. John
Senior Lecturer In Biostatistics
Clinical trial design, cluster randomized trials, tree based methods for developing clinical prediction rules, survival analysis and competing risks theory. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Barry, Prof. Frank
Professor
Stem Cell Biology. The project will investigate clonal heterogeneity of Mesenchymal Stem Cell cultures and identify in vivo antecedents. Unravelling the clonal heterogeneity in MSC cultures and identifying true progenitors will lead to optimally defined cell preparations for targeted and more efficacious therapies. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
O’Hora, Dr. Denis
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
I work on the science of learning and decision making. My lab uses novel data collection techniques (e.g., action dynamics), usually programmed into basic gaming interfaces, to explore these topics. We also use complex analyses of behavioural and neural measures (nonlinear time series). I am also interested in developing applications of the psychology of learning and decision making in educational, organizational and security contexts. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Morrison, Prof Ciaran
Personal Professor
Research in our group asks how DNA damage affects the cell cycle and how such damage is identified, signalled and repaired within stem cells, cancer cells and senescent cells. This question is very important in ageing and cancer biology. Available projects involve molecular/ cell biology, genetics and advanced microscopy. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Murphy, Prof. Kathy
Professor
Chronic disease management including diabetes and pulmonary disease; older people including quality of life; advanced practice; dementia. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Zeugolis, Dr Dimitrios
Lecturer Above The Bar
Bottom-up approaches to build constructs that closely imitate properties of native tissues; Biomaterial functionalisation (incorporation of biophysical, biochemical and biological signals); Therapeutic interventions for treatment of soft and hard tissue injuries and degenerative conditions; Modulation of the in vitro microenvironment to enable clinical translation of cell-based therapies; Cell phenotype maintenance / Stem cell differentiation towards specific lineage; Scaffold and scaffold-free tissue engineering; Sustained and localised delivery of therapeutics; Functional nano-textured biomaterials; Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Zeugolis, Dr Dimitrios
Lecturer Above The Bar
Bottom-up approaches to build constructs that closely imitate properties of native tissues; Biomaterial functionalisation (incorporation of biophysical, biochemical and biological signals); Therapeutic interventions for treatment of soft and hard tissue injuries and degenerative conditions; Modulation of the in vitro microenvironment to enable clinical translation of cell-based therapies; Cell phenotype maintenance / Stem cell differentiation towards specific lineage; Scaffold and scaffold-free tissue engineering; Sustained and localised delivery of therapeutics; Functional nano-textured biomaterials; Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Smith, Prof. Terry
Professor
1. Investigation of the molecular and cellular basis of cancer using functional genomics approaches. 2. Discovery and analysis of disease-association of miRNA biomarkers in breast cancer, and biological/functional significance of miRNA-regulated gene expression. 3. Development and application of molecular diagnostic tests for Haematological malignancy diagnosis, disease progression and therapeutic monitoring, and patient management. 4. Development and application of molecular diagnostics tests for Infectious disease detection and identification using novel genetic biomarkers Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Smith, Prof. Terry
Professor
1. Investigation of the molecular and cellular basis of cancer using functional genomics approaches. 2. Discovery and analysis of disease-association of miRNA biomarkers in breast cancer, and biological/functional significance of miRNA-regulated gene expression. 3. Development and application of molecular diagnostic tests for Haematological malignancy diagnosis, disease progression and therapeutic monitoring, and patient management. 4. Development and application of molecular diagnostics tests for Infectious disease detection and identification using novel genetic biomarkers Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Cooney, Dr Adeline
Senior Lecturer
Older people’s quality of life in both long-stay and community settings; the concept of ‘home’ and finding home in long-stay settings; connectedness and older people; the use of reminiscence with older people including people with dementia; learning and teaching in nursing education and curriculum development. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Nasheuer, Prof. Heinz-Peter
Personal Professor
We investigate the mechanisms controlling growth and division of human cells using advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques, co-immunoprecipitations, mass spectrometry, and biophysical methods. Moreover, we are interested in the Systems Biology of human stem cells and use quantitative microscopy techniques to analyse protein mobility and protein-protein interactions in living cells. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
McKernan, Dr Declan Patrick
Lecturer Below The Bar
Immunoregulation of the Brain-Gut Axis Investigation of the effects of stress and inflammation on brain-gut signalling with regards to visceral pain in the context of irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Focus will be on TLR expression/activity in distinct regions of the gut and enteric nervous system. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
McKernan, Dr Declan Patrick
Lecturer Below The Bar
Immunoregulation of the Brain-Gut Axis Investigation of the effects of stress and inflammation on brain-gut signalling with regards to visceral pain in the context of irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Focus will be on TLR expression/activity in distinct regions of the gut and enteric nervous system. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
O’Connor, Dr Paul
Lecturer Above The Bar
Patient safety, human factors, human performance in high risk work environments, medical simulation, team training, training evaluation, mishap investigation, safety climate, safety culture Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Gethin, Dr Georgina
Senior Lecturer
Wound managment and tissue repair. This includes the science of wounds, their prevention and management. In particular I am interrested in assessment of the wound bed, wound diagnostics, wound pH, palliative wound care,honey and wound healing, evidence based practice and epidemiology. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Gethin, Dr Georgina
Senior Lecturer
Wound managment and tissue repair. This includes the science of wounds, their prevention and management. In particular I am interrested in assessment of the wound bed, wound diagnostics, wound pH, palliative wound care,honey and wound healing, evidence based practice and epidemiology. Biomedical Science and Engineering Immunodiagnostics & Therapeutics
Gethin, Dr Georgina
Senior Lecturer
Wound managment and tissue repair. This includes the science of wounds, their prevention and management. In particular I am interrested in assessment of the wound bed, wound diagnostics, wound pH, palliative wound care,honey and wound healing, evidence based practice and epidemiology. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
McCullagh, Dr Karl
Lecturer Below The Bar
Gene therapy approaches for muscular dystrophy. The project is on the development of a gene therapy strategy for muscular dystrophy. Therapeutic transgenes will be examined in a pre-clinical genetic animal model. My interests are in understanding basic mechanisms of muscle biology and the application of genes/stem cells to disease where muscle is a target for therapy. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
McCullagh, Dr Karl
Lecturer Below The Bar
Gene therapy approaches for muscular dystrophy. The project is on the development of a gene therapy strategy for muscular dystrophy. Therapeutic transgenes will be examined in a pre-clinical genetic animal model. My interests are in understanding basic mechanisms of muscle biology and the application of genes/stem cells to disease where muscle is a target for therapy. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Molloy, Dr Gerard
Lecturer Above The Bar
Gerry’s primary research interests focus on the question, ’How does the immediate social environment and one’s personality influence health and illness across the lifespan?’ In this work self-regulation models from behavioural sciences are used to understand how aspects of social relationships interact with individual differences to influence health and illness throughout life. The two core research areas that provide the context to much of this work are Behavioural Medicine and Health Psychology. Specific current research questions and interests include: 1. How can adherence to medications be enhanced? 2. How are personality and coronary heart disease related? 3. The psychobiology of aspects of emotional distress (loneliness, depression and anxiety) and cardiovascular disease Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
O’Brien, Prof. Tim
Professor
Clinical trials for peripheral vascular disease. The project will use a multi-disciplinary approach for developing new therapies for critical limb ischemia. Gene delivery and stem cell biology technologies will be coupled to a biomaterials approach to regeneration and repair in a model of this important clinical human disease. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Yang, Dr Haixuan
Lecturer Above The Bar
In recent years, the word “networks” has appeared frequently in many different areas, and a new multidisciplinary field called Network Science has begun to develop. Indeed, networks are playing a more and more dominant role in the current scientific literature, in particular in Computational Biology and Computer Science. For example, since the advent of molecular biology, considerable amount of data have been produced (usually represented as graphs) in the quest to understand gene functions and to discover gene modules that underlie cell development, cell disorder, and so on. In other fields, graph analysis is also popular and important. This aspect is witnessed by the increasing number of papers studying networks such as Internet, World Wide Web, online social networks or applying network theory to kernels built from data, and so on. Therefore it can be foreseen that inferring information based on graphs will have an ever-growing impact on both Science and Engineering. My research interests lie in Network Science, and my focus is in graph-based statistical/machine learning models and their applications in Bioinformatics. A bio-molecular network can be viewed as a collection of nodes, representing the bio-molecules, connected by links, representing relations between the bio-molecules. I am working on inferring valuable information from bio-molecular networks. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Hynes, Dr. Ailish
Lecturer Above The Bar
Reproductive physiology; follicle growth and development; ovulation control; preimplantation embryo growth and development. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Meere, Dr. Martin
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Quantum dots are small (nanometre scale) fluorescent semiconductor crystals that are used to image dynamic processes in cells. This project will involve developing mathematical models for the uptake and re-distribution of quantum dots in cells. The work will be in collaboration with experimentalists working in the NCBES at NUI Galway. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Molloy, Dr Owen
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Business Process Management (Process Modelling, Monitoring and Simulation) Distributed Supply Chain Monitoring and Analytics Healthcare Pathway Modelling and Analysis Perishable Goods (e.g. Vaccine, Blood, Food) Supply Chain Network Modelling and Simulation Business Process Improvement Lean / Agile Systems and Software Development Software Engineering / Mobile / App Development Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Molloy, Dr Owen
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Business Process Management (Process Modelling, Monitoring and Simulation) Distributed Supply Chain Monitoring and Analytics Healthcare Pathway Modelling and Analysis Perishable Goods (e.g. Vaccine, Blood, Food) Supply Chain Network Modelling and Simulation Business Process Improvement Lean / Agile Systems and Software Development Software Engineering / Mobile / App Development Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Sullivan, Prof Kevin
Personal Professor
Chromosome transmission is directed by centromeres, specialized loci that function during cell division to move chromosomes and regulate mitosis. Our work seeks to understand how centromeric chromatin is replicated during the cell cycle, using combined genetic, biochemical and cellular approaches with a focus on observing events in living cells. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Mc Guinness, Dr Bernadette
Senior Lecturer
Dementia Delirium Falls. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Lowndes, Professor Noel
Professor
Multiple projects are available within the following areas: biochemistry and genetics, cancer biology, casein kinase 2, chromatin structure and regulation, dna damage response (ddr)-mediators and pik kinases, epigenetic regulation, genome stability, model eukaryotic systems, signal transduction. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Lowndes, Professor Noel
Professor
Multiple projects are available within the following areas: biochemistry and genetics, cancer biology, casein kinase 2, chromatin structure and regulation, dna damage response (ddr)-mediators and pik kinases, epigenetic regulation, genome stability, model eukaryotic systems, signal transduction. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Shiel, Professor Agnes
Professor
Acquired brain injury in adults; acquired disorders of consciousness: coma, the vegetative state and the minimally conscious state.; evidence based practice; neuro rehabilitation; cognitive and neuropsychological rehabilitation. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Shiel, Professor Agnes
Professor
Acquired brain injury in adults; acquired disorders of consciousness: coma, the vegetative state and the minimally conscious state.; evidence based practice; neuro rehabilitation; cognitive and neuropsychological rehabilitation. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
McDonald, Prof Colm
Professor
Structural MRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging abnormalities in psychotic and affective disorders and their association with genetic risk and illness course. Biomedical Science and Engineering Neurosciences
Leech, Prof. Donal
Personal Professor
The Biomolecular Electronics Research Laboratory focuses on preparation and characterisation of catalysts and modified electrode surfaces for application as detection platforms (chemical and biosensors) and energy-generating devices (fuel cells). Background in chemistry and an interest in electrochemistry is required to pursue research in this field. For more details please see http://www.nuigalway.ie/chemistry/staff/donal_leech/ or http://nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/donalleech/ or contact Prof. Donal Leech (donal.leech@nuigalway.ie) Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Lyons, Prof. Gerard
Director - I.T. Centre
Medical informatics. Process modelling and simulation. Biomedical Science and Engineering Medical Devices & Connected Health
Lyons, Prof. Gerard
Director - I.T. Centre
Medical informatics. Process modelling and simulation. Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Byrnes, Dr. Lucy
Dean Of Graduate Studies
Developmental biology, gene expression in the early zebrafish embryo, role of IGF signalling in zebrafish, molecular and cellular basis of cardiovascular disease in zebrafish. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Boland, Dr. Josephine
Senior Lecturer
Curriculum mapping Medical education Civic engagement Community engaged research Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Kerin, Professor Michael
Professor Of Surgery
Gene expression and microRNA profiling in cancer, mesenchymal stem cells in gene delivery, cellular interactions in the cancer microenvironment, population genetics in breast cancer, clinical cancer management and surgical teaching methods. Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Howard, Dr Linda
Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
The role of microRNAs during chondrogenesis. miRNAs regulated during chondrogenesis will be identified by microarray-based comparison. Functions during chondrogenesis and hypertrophic differentiation will be evaluated by overexpressing candidate miRNAs or using miRNA inhibitors. The mRNA targets of miRNAs which affect chondrogenesis and/or hypertrophy will be identified using computer-based target prediction software in combination with biochemical approaches. Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
Spillane, Prof Charles
Professor
The Genetics & Biotechnology Lab of Prof. Charles Spillane conducts both fundamental and applied research on topics of genetic, epigenetic and/or biotechnological interest, using a combination of wet-lab and bioinformatic approaches. The SpillaneLab conducts genetics research on both plant, crop and animal systems, with a particular focus on harnessing the power of model genetic organisms such as Arabidopsis thaliana. Our group also has research interests in science policy & communication. The SpillaneLab is engaged in advanced plant and agribiosciences for sustainable development, particularly in relation to the application of agricultural sciences and biotechnologies for meeting needs in developing countries. See lab website: www.spillanelab.org Biomedical Science and Engineering Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Spillane, Prof Charles
Professor
The Genetics & Biotechnology Lab of Prof. Charles Spillane conducts both fundamental and applied research on topics of genetic, epigenetic and/or biotechnological interest, using a combination of wet-lab and bioinformatic approaches. The SpillaneLab conducts genetics research on both plant, crop and animal systems, with a particular focus on harnessing the power of model genetic organisms such as Arabidopsis thaliana. Our group also has research interests in science policy & communication. The SpillaneLab is engaged in advanced plant and agribiosciences for sustainable development, particularly in relation to the application of agricultural sciences and biotechnologies for meeting needs in developing countries. See lab website: www.spillanelab.org Biomedical Science and Engineering Health & Independent Living
Spillane, Prof Charles
Professor
The Genetics & Biotechnology Lab of Prof. Charles Spillane conducts both fundamental and applied research on topics of genetic, epigenetic and/or biotechnological interest, using a combination of wet-lab and bioinformatic approaches. The SpillaneLab conducts genetics research on both plant, crop and animal systems, with a particular focus on harnessing the power of model genetic organisms such as Arabidopsis thaliana. Our group also has research interests in science policy & communication. The SpillaneLab is engaged in advanced plant and agribiosciences for sustainable development, particularly in relation to the application of agricultural sciences and biotechnologies for meeting needs in developing countries. See lab website: www.spillanelab.org Biomedical Science and Engineering Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology
O’Regan, Prof. Donal
Personal Professor
Differential equations, non-linear analysis and Fixed Point Theory. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Smith, Dr Finlay
Lecturer Above The Bar
Artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, adaptive systems, qualitative reasoning. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Melvin, Mr Hugh
Lecturer Above The Bar
Research interests include Internet Multimedia, especially VoIP; Synchronised Time Services; Use of IT within the process industry for monitoring, analysis & control; and Smart technologies Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Bigioi, Dr. Petronel
Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
Embedded systems. Digital imaging. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Morgan, Dr. Gerry
Senior Lecturer
Research interests include optical spectroscopy of solids, liquids and gasses. Specific current interests are in opticala microscopy of biological material. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Applied Photonics & Medical Physics
Geraghty, Dr. Niall
Senior Lecturer
The photochemical generation of carbon radicals for synthetic purposes, solar photochemical synthesis, the synthesis of highly strained small ring compounds, the use of molecular modelling in probing the reactivity of organic molecules. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Young, Ms. Karen
Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
Knowledge management. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Flannery, Dr Dane
Senior Lecturer
Interests include: linear group theory, computing with matrix groups, algebraic design theory Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Schukat, Dr. Michael
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Embedded systems (including robotics) and their applications. Medical informatics (in particular biosignal processing and medication management). Network security. Computer networking and wireless technologies. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Handschuh, Prof. Siegfried
Personal Professor
Web; semantic web; linked data distributional semantics for the web and linked data natural language processing; information extraction text analysis (e.g., sentiment analysis) of social media; such as tweets and email intelligent document retrieval and information visualisation artificial intelligence; knowledge representation and capturing personal information management. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Ryder, Dr. Alan
Senior Lecturer
The research in the NBL under Dr. Ryder’s supervision comprises two areas: Analytical Sciences, and Photonics. In the analytical sciences we develop novel analytical methods for biopharmaceutical, forensics, and polymer applications. This research involves the use of fluorescence & Raman spectroscopies coupled with chemometrics (statistical analysis) for quantifying complex mixtures. In the photonics domain we are mainly concerned with the use of advanced fluorescence microscopy for the quantitative analysis of biomedical polymers, protein-surface interactions, and instrumentation development. Specific PhD projects available in 2014-15 include the following: 1) The application of Raman spectroscopy to the quantitative analysis of very complex solid mixtures for the biopharmaceutical sector. 2) The use of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectroscopy for the analysis of complex biogenic solutions. 3) Evaluating the use of NMR coupled with advanced chemometric modelling for the forensic study of cell culture media with applications to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector. 4) Using Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) to study nanoparticle-protein interactions. 5) Expanding the use of fluorescence anisotropy into the quantitative analysis of complex biogenic solutions for the pharmaceutical sector. 6) Studying the physicochemical behaviour of biomedical polymers using fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy techniques. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Applied Photonics & Medical Physics
Ronconi, Dr Luca
Lecturer Below The Bar
Current research mainly involves the design of receptor metal-based chemotherapeutics that could be selectively delivered into the tumor cell. Ongoing projects: - vitamin B12 as a carrier for the targeted delivery of gold-based chemotherapeutics; - glycosylated metal complexes in targeted cancer chemotherapy; - design of fluorescent gold-dithiocarbamato derivatives as anticancer agents. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Byrne, Dr. Miriam
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Extensive experimental facilities and expertise exists for measuring indoor air pollution concentrations, and investigating associated health effects, and for generating “surrogate” particles with similar dynamic behaviour to nuclear/chemical/biological-derived particles, so that their movement through buildings/around the human body can be studied. Also interesting in modelling indoor aerosol concentrations and dust resuspension. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Downing, Dr Tim
Lecturer (Fixed Term)
Infectious disease evolution Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
O Riordan, Dr Niamh
Lecturer (Fixed Term)
Informatics, Physical and Computational - Open innovation - Gamification - Virtual environments - Social media - Social networks - Online community - Collaboration and knowledge creation - Knowledge management Social Science and Public Policy - Innovation systems - Business performance and enterprise agility - Decision making Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Goncharov, Dr Alexander
Lecturer Above The Bar
Current research interests: astronomical, adaptive and opthalmic optics, modeling of the human eye, optical metrology and instrumentation. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Applied Photonics & Medical Physics
Olivo, Prof. Malini Carolene
Professor
Current research project: tumour-specific nano-sensitizers for multi-modality optical diagnostic imaging and therapy of oral cancer. Research interests: biophotonics in medicine and biology. Anoscale biophotonics. Nanomedicine. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Applied Photonics & Medical Physics
Hill, Mr Séamus
Lecturer Below The Bar
Data mining and evolutionary algorithms Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Madden, Dr. Michael
Senior Lecturer
Artificial intelligence; Data mining; Machine learning; Algorithms for classification and numeric prediction; New methods for combining domain knowledge with data mining; Time series data analysis; Probability and Bayesian networks; Reasoning under uncertainty; Reinforcement learning; Practical applications of data mining and machine learning in science, engineering, and medicine. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Madden, Dr. Michael
Senior Lecturer
Artificial intelligence; Data mining; Machine learning; Algorithms for classification and numeric prediction; New methods for combining domain knowledge with data mining; Time series data analysis; Probability and Bayesian networks; Reasoning under uncertainty; Reinforcement learning; Practical applications of data mining and machine learning in science, engineering, and medicine. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Hauswirth, Prof. Manfred
Personal Professor
Linked data streams; semantic sensor networks; sensor networks middleware; large-scale semantics-enabled distributed information systems and applications; peer-to-peer systems; Internet of things; self-organization and self-management. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Morgan, Dr. Fearghal
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Bio-Inspired Electronics and Reconfigurable Computing-BIRC (www.birc.nuigalway.ie) Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Domegan, Dr. Christine
Senior Lecturer
Social marketing-behavioural and social change and its application to value and knowledge co-creation, public policy, networks and partnerships, and marketing theory through a multi-disciplinary lens. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Lynch, Dr Kevin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Aeolian sediment transport, coastal management, coastal processes, environmental sciences, geomorphology, GIS, hydrology, physical geography, remote sensing. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Roever, Mr Claas
Lecturer Above The Bar
There are strong connections between Combinatorial Group Theory and Formal Language Theory and many open questions remain. They range from fundamental decidability problems to classification results. The aim of this project is to advance this area further by establishing theorems and devising new algorithms for infinite groups. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Hinde, Professor John Philip
Professor
General interests in the theory and practice of statistical modelling and statistical computing. Specific areas include random effects and mixture models, overdispersion, model-based clustering, the EM algorithm and models for discrete data. Possible application areas include biological, environmental and agricultural sciences, clinical research, social sciences and educational research. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Krnjajic, Dr. Milovan
Lecturer Above The Bar
Bayesian non-parametric models allow for specification of prior distributions on function spaces which results in flexible statistical analyses of complex data. The project involves development of such models and implementation of corresponding inference engines using Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations in a variety of application settings. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Krnjajic, Dr. Milovan
Lecturer Above The Bar
Bayesian non-parametric models allow for specification of prior distributions on function spaces which results in flexible statistical analyses of complex data. The project involves development of such models and implementation of corresponding inference engines using Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations in a variety of application settings. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Krnjajic, Dr. Milovan
Lecturer Above The Bar
Bayesian non-parametric models allow for specification of prior distributions on function spaces which results in flexible statistical analyses of complex data. The project involves development of such models and implementation of corresponding inference engines using Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations in a variety of application settings. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
O’Connor, Dr. Gerard
Senior Lecturer
Projects are offered in short pulse laser ablation of different materials for advanced manufacturing of micron / nanometre-scale structures. PhD research projects investigate the laser-material-ambient interactions. PhD research is supported by taught programmes and industrial participation. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Applied Photonics & Medical Physics
Seoighe, Prof. Cathal
Professor
Research spans several areas of bioinformatics/computational biology: Genomics and epigenetics, including gene expression analysis, mRNA splicing and analysis of chromatin structure using deep sequencing data, and implications in cancer. Development and application of probabilistic models of evolution - especially the use of evolutionary models to identify immune epitopes in HIV-1. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Quinlan, Dr Rachel
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests are in linear algebra and its interactions with such areas as combinatorics, representation theory, field theory, and finite group theory. Details available on my website www.maths.nuigalway.ie/~rquinlan. I am also interested in mathematics education research at university level. I would welcome applications in either of these areas. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Curran, Prof. Henry
Personal Professor
The Combustion Chemistry Centre, is engaged in fundamental research on the combustion of fossil and biofuels. Combustion is the ultimate interdisciplinary field: it requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and mathematics. In addition, combustion science has a well defined purpose in society today, facilitating the study and analysis of problems associated with the generation of air pollutants. C3 is concerned with the application of combustion research to the design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems and the impact of their use on toxic and greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping address the problems of urban air pollution and climate change. The strategic goals of the Combustion Chemistry Centre are to: • Promote the sustainable and efficient use of energy in transport • Maximise energy efficiency and energy savings across the economy • Deliver an integrated approach to the sustainable development and use of bio-energy resources • Address global warming by reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions • Accelerate energy research development and innovation in support of energy goals The coupling of experimental chemical combustion studies in our shock tubes and rapid compression machine facilities, with detailed kinetic modelling is a unique feature of our research centre. In fact, the group is the only one in Ireland producing experts in the area of combustion. With the Government’s decision to license large-scale incinerators for municipal waste, trained graduates with expertise in incinerator processes will be required. Currently, C3 is the only centre in Ireland with the expertise to train researchers for this growing industry. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Gillanders, Dr. Gary
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Gamma-ray Astronomy. About one hundred astrophysical sources of very high energy gamma radiation (E>100GeV) are known, including nearby supernova remnants and distant active galactic nuclei. Research involves using the VERITAS telescope array to study these objects to help uncover how they produce radiation with such incredible energies. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Lang, Dr Michael
Lecturer Above The Bar
With the increasing pervasiveness of ICT into e-commerce, e-government, e-health and human interactions in modern society, there are growing concerns over security, privacy, ethics and social responsibility. The envisaged project would be in an area related to cybercrime, privacy regulation, socio-technical aspects of ICT security, or socially responsible information systems. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Rahm, Dr Alexander
Lecturer (Fixed Term)
Research interests: Homology of arithmetic groups; Classifying Space for proper actions; Discrete subgroups of Lie groups; Discontinuous groups of transformations; Isometries of Hyperbolic Space; and many others. Details: http://www.maths.nuigalway.ie/~rahm/ You can watch a video of a talk I gave at a Banff workshop on the Torsion Sub-complex Reduction technique that I have introduced: http://www.birs.ca/events/2012/5-day-workshops/12w5075/videos Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Redman, Dr Matthew Peter
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Star formation and star destruction are studied using with the latest observatories, theoretical techniques and numerical codes. Objects such as star forming molecular clouds, planetary nebulae and supernova remnants are investigated. New projects include using our code, MOLLIE, to model Atacama Large Millimetre Array telescope data; studies of the dynamics of star formation; and the effects of the destruction of planets on the shapes of nebulae that stars eject at the ends of their lives. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Ryan, Dr. Raymond
Senior Lecturer
Functional Analysis-in particular, tensor products, multilinear forms Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Decker, Prof. Stefan
Professor
Linked data; social semantic networks; semantic web; collaborative systems. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Glavin, Dr Martin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Digital signal processing and embedded systems for automotive and biomedical applications. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Glavin, Dr Martin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Digital signal processing and embedded systems for automotive and biomedical applications. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Crowley, Dr Peter
Senior Lecturer
Protein-based molecular devices are the future of the biomedical and biotech industries. The Crowley lab is developing new methods to control protein self-assembly, which provides the cornerstone for this important field. We are seeking a talented and highly-motivated chemistry graduate (or related discipline) to join our SFI-funded team. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Madden, Dr. Niall
Lecturer Above The Bar
Numerical analysis: the design and analysis of novel methods to solving differential equations and linear systems, and the application of these methods in numerical modelling and simulation. Particular interest in finite element and finite difference methods; singularly perturbed problems and boundary layer phenomena; fast solvers, multigrid and sparse grids; scientific computing. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Madden, Dr. Niall
Lecturer Above The Bar
Numerical analysis: the design and analysis of novel methods to solving differential equations and linear systems, and the application of these methods in numerical modelling and simulation. Particular interest in finite element and finite difference methods; singularly perturbed problems and boundary layer phenomena; fast solvers, multigrid and sparse grids; scientific computing. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Jones, Dr. Edward
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Digital signal processing, with applications in speech and audio processing, automotive image processing, biomedical engineering, and mobile healthcare. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Leahy, Prof. Martin
Professor
Tissue optics and microcirculation imaging, biophotonics, photoacoustics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), blood perfusion, skin, brain, microvascular and vascular imaging, biomedical imaging relating to cancer, diabetes and the eye. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Applied Photonics & Medical Physics
Redfern, Dr. Sam
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Digital image processing, games technologies, artificial intelligence. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Burns, Dr. John Michael
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Algebra (Lie algebras, Lie groups and Weyl groups) and Differential Geometry (Homogeneous Spaces and Symmetric Spaces). Research projects can therefore be algebraic/combinatorial or topological/geometric according to one’s taste Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
McCluskey, Dr. Aisling
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
This research proposal resides within the field of Mathematics Education. It proposes to undertake an in-depth study of the mathematical ability and creativity of mathematics students across two institutions, NUI Galway and Queen’s University Belfast, against the backdrop of very different education systems. My other research interests lie within analytic topology and order theory. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Skoldberg, Dr Emil
Lecturer Above The Bar
I am interested in homological properties of combinatorial objects such as algebras with monomial relations, incidence algebras of partially ordered sets etc. A suggested topic for a PhD project would be the use of homotopical methods, such as colimits of diagrams, for constructing resolutions in commutative algebra. I am also interested in computational techniques such as Grobner bases for homological computations. Details can be found at www.maths.nuigalway.ie/~emil/ Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Shearer, Prof. Andy
Personal Professor
Main Interests: Pulsar astrophysics particularly optical pulsar studies using own and observatory instrumentation. Astronomical instrumentation based upon photon-counting detector systems. I have two main projects. 1. Optical and Gamma-ray polarisation studies of isolated pulsars and magnetars. This will be based upon observations taken with the Integral satellite and builds upon a previous project. As well as the gamma-ray Integral observations we will also use ground based facilities using our own equipment and in collaboration with colleagues in Italy. The collaborative work will involve multi-wavelength observations of black-widow pulsars to investigate the strong field within such systems. 2. Development of photon counting detectors for the GASP 2-D polarimeter. WE have developed a 2-D polarimeter suitable for measuring polarised emission from optical pulsar and other astronomical objects. Crucial will be the use of 2-d fast imaging cameras. this project will compare two system - first a cooled EMCCD system capable of 10,000 frames / second and second an image intensifier based system. This work could lead to developments outside of astronomy in for example medical imaging. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Shearer, Prof. Andy
Personal Professor
Main Interests: Pulsar astrophysics particularly optical pulsar studies using own and observatory instrumentation. Astronomical instrumentation based upon photon-counting detector systems. I have two main projects. 1. Optical and Gamma-ray polarisation studies of isolated pulsars and magnetars. This will be based upon observations taken with the Integral satellite and builds upon a previous project. As well as the gamma-ray Integral observations we will also use ground based facilities using our own equipment and in collaboration with colleagues in Italy. The collaborative work will involve multi-wavelength observations of black-widow pulsars to investigate the strong field within such systems. 2. Development of photon counting detectors for the GASP 2-D polarimeter. WE have developed a 2-D polarimeter suitable for measuring polarised emission from optical pulsar and other astronomical objects. Crucial will be the use of 2-d fast imaging cameras. this project will compare two system - first a cooled EMCCD system capable of 10,000 frames / second and second an image intensifier based system. This work could lead to developments outside of astronomy in for example medical imaging. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Applied Photonics & Medical Physics
Shearer, Prof. Andy
Personal Professor
Main Interests: Pulsar astrophysics particularly optical pulsar studies using own and observatory instrumentation. Astronomical instrumentation based upon photon-counting detector systems. I have two main projects. 1. Optical and Gamma-ray polarisation studies of isolated pulsars and magnetars. This will be based upon observations taken with the Integral satellite and builds upon a previous project. As well as the gamma-ray Integral observations we will also use ground based facilities using our own equipment and in collaboration with colleagues in Italy. The collaborative work will involve multi-wavelength observations of black-widow pulsars to investigate the strong field within such systems. 2. Development of photon counting detectors for the GASP 2-D polarimeter. WE have developed a 2-D polarimeter suitable for measuring polarised emission from optical pulsar and other astronomical objects. Crucial will be the use of 2-d fast imaging cameras. this project will compare two system - first a cooled EMCCD system capable of 10,000 frames / second and second an image intensifier based system. This work could lead to developments outside of astronomy in for example medical imaging. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Shearer, Prof. Andy
Personal Professor
Main Interests: Pulsar astrophysics particularly optical pulsar studies using own and observatory instrumentation. Astronomical instrumentation based upon photon-counting detector systems. I have two main projects. 1. Optical and Gamma-ray polarisation studies of isolated pulsars and magnetars. This will be based upon observations taken with the Integral satellite and builds upon a previous project. As well as the gamma-ray Integral observations we will also use ground based facilities using our own equipment and in collaboration with colleagues in Italy. The collaborative work will involve multi-wavelength observations of black-widow pulsars to investigate the strong field within such systems. 2. Development of photon counting detectors for the GASP 2-D polarimeter. WE have developed a 2-D polarimeter suitable for measuring polarised emission from optical pulsar and other astronomical objects. Crucial will be the use of 2-d fast imaging cameras. this project will compare two system - first a cooled EMCCD system capable of 10,000 frames / second and second an image intensifier based system. This work could lead to developments outside of astronomy in for example medical imaging. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Whelan, Dr Eoin
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests focus on understanding how technologies such as social media and big data influence human behaviour, and important organisational outcomes such as productivity, innovation, and decision making. My research has mostly involved using social network analysis techniques to understand information flows and collaboration patterns within and between organisations, and to explain phenomenon such as information overload. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
O’Leary, Dr Patrick
Lecturer Above The Bar
Asymmetric catalysis, ligand design, chiral synthesis, synthetic method development. Projects: We have recently developed a novel ligand class the 4,4’ BOX ligands. This project aims to make the second generation of these ligands building selectivity and activity. We will also introduce additional functionality into the ligands to make hybrid ligands. We also specialise in immobilisation of ctalysts to allow them be recycled and thus lead to greener chemistry. Our novel immobilsation technique is applicable to major classess of catalysts and allows us access to a large number of vital reactions We have a number of small projects ongoing in the area of Industrial relevant catalytic chemistry. This work has recieved interest from industry and we hope to expand this work in the coming months. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Ellis, Prof. Graham
Established Professor Of Mathematics
Algorithmic algebraic topology. This project is aimed at designing practical algorithms for making computations in algebraic topology. One goal is to use perturbation techniques for computing integral cohomology ring structures of large data sets. See http://hamilton.nuigalway.ie for more details. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
O’Riordan, Mr. Colm
Lecturer Above The Bar
Information Retrieval; Evoluntary Computation; Computational Intelligence in Games; Multi-Agent systems and Evolutionary Game Theory. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Tuite, Prof. Michael
Personal Professor
Interests include: Vertex Operator Algebras (VOAs) and Conformal Field Theory, Lie algebras, Riemann surfaces, modular and elliptic functions and combinatorics. VOA theory is a rigorous algebraic approach to ideas originally developed in theoretical physics. VOAs have deep connections with geometry, number theory, Riemann surface theory, modular forms, Lie algebras and group theory. Thus the Monster group (the largest finite sporadic simple group) is the automorphism group of a special VOA which leads to a celebrated relationship between Monster characters and modular groups known as Monstrous Moonshine. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Lang, Dr. Mark
Senior Lecturer
Gamma-ray Astronomy. About one hundred astrophysical sources of very high energy gamma radiation (E>100GeV) are known, including nearby supernova remnants and distant active galactic nuclei. Research involves using the VERITAS telescope array to study these objects to help uncover how they produce radiation with such incredible energies. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Goggins, Dr Jamie
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Jamie’s research activities span a wide range of areas, including (i)computational mechanics; (ii) earthquake engineering; (iii) energy efficient buildings; (iv) life cycle assessment; (v) marine renewable energy; (vi) structural control and health monitoring,(vii) structural engineering; (viii) sustainable construction technologies; and (ix) systems modelling of the built environment. Research projects typically involve laboratory testing, full-scale physical tests, numerical modelling and analysis. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Goggins, Dr Jamie
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Jamie’s research activities span a wide range of areas, including (i)computational mechanics; (ii) earthquake engineering; (iii) energy efficient buildings; (iv) life cycle assessment; (v) marine renewable energy; (vi) structural control and health monitoring,(vii) structural engineering; (viii) sustainable construction technologies; and (ix) systems modelling of the built environment. Research projects typically involve laboratory testing, full-scale physical tests, numerical modelling and analysis. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Quinlan, Dr. Nathan
Senior Lecturer
Biomedical fluid dynamics in pulmonary, cardiovascular and cellular systems. Blood flow in mechanical heart valves. Interaction of turbulent flow structures with blood cells. Air flow in the lung in high-frequency oscillatory ventilation. Application of particle image velocimetry and computational fluid dynamics. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Quinlan, Dr. Nathan
Senior Lecturer
Biomedical fluid dynamics in pulmonary, cardiovascular and cellular systems. Blood flow in mechanical heart valves. Interaction of turbulent flow structures with blood cells. Air flow in the lung in high-frequency oscillatory ventilation. Application of particle image velocimetry and computational fluid dynamics. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Butler, Dr. Ray
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
We develop astronomical imaging and software technologies to study (1) Globular Star Cluster populations and dynamics, (2) Variable stars-cluster RR Lyrae, nearby ultra-cool dwarfs. We work on: high cadence imaging and spectroscopy; data-reduction pipelines; crowded-field photometry; deconvolution; multi-wavelength astrometry; image simulation; sensor characterization; exposure time calculators; filter design. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Mc Gettrick, Dr Michael
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
PhD project is in the area of quantum computation, more specifically, Quantum Random Walks (QRW). The main idea is to see how well we can simulate QRWs in two dimensions by using a one-dimensional “coin”. The main application will be in the creation of new efficient algorithms in computing. Please see www.maths.nuigalway.ie/~gettrick/ Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Mc Gettrick, Dr Michael
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
PhD project is in the area of quantum computation, more specifically, Quantum Random Walks (QRW). The main idea is to see how well we can simulate QRWs in two dimensions by using a one-dimensional “coin”. The main application will be in the creation of new efficient algorithms in computing. Please see www.maths.nuigalway.ie/~gettrick/ Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Applied Photonics & Medical Physics
Mc Gettrick, Dr Michael
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
PhD project is in the area of quantum computation, more specifically, Quantum Random Walks (QRW). The main idea is to see how well we can simulate QRWs in two dimensions by using a one-dimensional “coin”. The main application will be in the creation of new efficient algorithms in computing. Please see www.maths.nuigalway.ie/~gettrick/ Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
Mc Gettrick, Dr Michael
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
PhD project is in the area of quantum computation, more specifically, Quantum Random Walks (QRW). The main idea is to see how well we can simulate QRWs in two dimensions by using a one-dimensional “coin”. The main application will be in the creation of new efficient algorithms in computing. Please see www.maths.nuigalway.ie/~gettrick/ Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Mc Gettrick, Dr Michael
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
PhD project is in the area of quantum computation, more specifically, Quantum Random Walks (QRW). The main idea is to see how well we can simulate QRWs in two dimensions by using a one-dimensional “coin”. The main application will be in the creation of new efficient algorithms in computing. Please see www.maths.nuigalway.ie/~gettrick/ Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Devaney, Dr. Nicholas
Lecturer Above The Bar
Computational Imaging for applications to health and security -- plenoptic and 3D imaging, array cameras, thermal imaging. Image processing of high-resolution retinal images in order to enhance the detailed study of retinal disease. Adaptive optics for microscopy and communications. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Applied Photonics & Medical Physics
Devaney, Dr. Nicholas
Lecturer Above The Bar
Computational Imaging for applications to health and security -- plenoptic and 3D imaging, array cameras, thermal imaging. Image processing of high-resolution retinal images in order to enhance the detailed study of retinal disease. Adaptive optics for microscopy and communications. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Astronomy & Physical Sciences
O’Halloran, Mr Martin
Post Doctoral Researcher
Digital signal processing, with applications in electromagnetic imaging, therapeutics and modelling, biomedical engineering, and mobile healthcare. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Foley, Dr. Mark
Lecturer Above The Bar
Current research includes investigations which aim to improve radiotherapy treatment using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and a project which involves the development of novel medical imaging systems. Some details and selected publications can be found at www.nuigalway.ie/physics/staff_pages/m_foley/research.html  Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Applied Photonics & Medical Physics
Newell, Dr. John
Senior Lecturer In Biostatistics
Clinical trial design, cluster randomized trials, tree based methods for developing clinical prediction rules, survival analysis and competing risks theory. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Newell, Dr. John
Senior Lecturer In Biostatistics
Clinical trial design, cluster randomized trials, tree based methods for developing clinical prediction rules, survival analysis and competing risks theory. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Breslin, Dr John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Social semantic web and integrating the Web with electronic devices/sensor systems. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
O’Hora, Dr. Denis
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
I work on the science of learning and decision making. My lab uses novel data collection techniques (e.g., action dynamics), usually programmed into basic gaming interfaces, to explore these topics. We also use complex analyses of behavioural and neural measures (nonlinear time series). I am also interested in developing applications of the psychology of learning and decision making in educational, organizational and security contexts. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Piiroinen, Dr Petri
Lecturer Above The Bar
Periodic orbits of mechanical systems with impacts have the possibility to undergo grazing bifurcations caused by low-velocity impacts. This project will shed a light on these phenomena by using a novel approach called discontinuity geometry to develop analysis and control methods for the overall dynamics in impacting systems. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Yang, Dr Haixuan
Lecturer Above The Bar
In recent years, the word “networks” has appeared frequently in many different areas, and a new multidisciplinary field called Network Science has begun to develop. Indeed, networks are playing a more and more dominant role in the current scientific literature, in particular in Computational Biology and Computer Science. For example, since the advent of molecular biology, considerable amount of data have been produced (usually represented as graphs) in the quest to understand gene functions and to discover gene modules that underlie cell development, cell disorder, and so on. In other fields, graph analysis is also popular and important. This aspect is witnessed by the increasing number of papers studying networks such as Internet, World Wide Web, online social networks or applying network theory to kernels built from data, and so on. Therefore it can be foreseen that inferring information based on graphs will have an ever-growing impact on both Science and Engineering. My research interests lie in Network Science, and my focus is in graph-based statistical/machine learning models and their applications in Bioinformatics. A bio-molecular network can be viewed as a collection of nodes, representing the bio-molecules, connected by links, representing relations between the bio-molecules. I am working on inferring valuable information from bio-molecular networks. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Yang, Dr Haixuan
Lecturer Above The Bar
In recent years, the word “networks” has appeared frequently in many different areas, and a new multidisciplinary field called Network Science has begun to develop. Indeed, networks are playing a more and more dominant role in the current scientific literature, in particular in Computational Biology and Computer Science. For example, since the advent of molecular biology, considerable amount of data have been produced (usually represented as graphs) in the quest to understand gene functions and to discover gene modules that underlie cell development, cell disorder, and so on. In other fields, graph analysis is also popular and important. This aspect is witnessed by the increasing number of papers studying networks such as Internet, World Wide Web, online social networks or applying network theory to kernels built from data, and so on. Therefore it can be foreseen that inferring information based on graphs will have an ever-growing impact on both Science and Engineering. My research interests lie in Network Science, and my focus is in graph-based statistical/machine learning models and their applications in Bioinformatics. A bio-molecular network can be viewed as a collection of nodes, representing the bio-molecules, connected by links, representing relations between the bio-molecules. I am working on inferring valuable information from bio-molecular networks. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Yang, Dr Haixuan
Lecturer Above The Bar
In recent years, the word “networks” has appeared frequently in many different areas, and a new multidisciplinary field called Network Science has begun to develop. Indeed, networks are playing a more and more dominant role in the current scientific literature, in particular in Computational Biology and Computer Science. For example, since the advent of molecular biology, considerable amount of data have been produced (usually represented as graphs) in the quest to understand gene functions and to discover gene modules that underlie cell development, cell disorder, and so on. In other fields, graph analysis is also popular and important. This aspect is witnessed by the increasing number of papers studying networks such as Internet, World Wide Web, online social networks or applying network theory to kernels built from data, and so on. Therefore it can be foreseen that inferring information based on graphs will have an ever-growing impact on both Science and Engineering. My research interests lie in Network Science, and my focus is in graph-based statistical/machine learning models and their applications in Bioinformatics. A bio-molecular network can be viewed as a collection of nodes, representing the bio-molecules, connected by links, representing relations between the bio-molecules. I am working on inferring valuable information from bio-molecular networks. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Griffith, Ms Josephine
Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
With the growth of collaborative information spaces and the overload of content in the online spaces we use, techniques for analysing, recommending and filtering this information have become increasingly important. I am interested in approaches for the analysis of the information with the aim of improved filtering and recommendation techniques. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Cruickshank, Dr. James
Lecturer Above The Bar
Rigid frameworks and mechanical linkages arise naturally in many scientific and engineering contexts. We propose to investigate sufficient conditions for a three dimensional framework to be rigid and in the case when it is not rigid to investigate the topology of the configuration space. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Meere, Dr. Martin
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Quantum dots are small (nanometre scale) fluorescent semiconductor crystals that are used to image dynamic processes in cells. This project will involve developing mathematical models for the uptake and re-distribution of quantum dots in cells. The work will be in collaboration with experimentalists working in the NCBES at NUI Galway. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Molloy, Dr Owen
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Business Process Management (Process Modelling, Monitoring and Simulation) Distributed Supply Chain Monitoring and Analytics Healthcare Pathway Modelling and Analysis Perishable Goods (e.g. Vaccine, Blood, Food) Supply Chain Network Modelling and Simulation Business Process Improvement Lean / Agile Systems and Software Development Software Engineering / Mobile / App Development Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Molloy, Dr Owen
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Business Process Management (Process Modelling, Monitoring and Simulation) Distributed Supply Chain Monitoring and Analytics Healthcare Pathway Modelling and Analysis Perishable Goods (e.g. Vaccine, Blood, Food) Supply Chain Network Modelling and Simulation Business Process Improvement Lean / Agile Systems and Software Development Software Engineering / Mobile / App Development Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Jennings, Dr Kevin Patrick
Lecturer Below The Bar
Hunting for Perfectly Nonlinear Polynomials over Finite Fields: If a polynomial’s effect is to permute the elements of a finite field we call it a permutation polynomial. A perfectly nonlinear function, f, is one for which f(x+h)-f(x) is a permutation polynomial for each element h in the field. These are rare, elusive and useful. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Pfeiffer, Prof Gotz
Personal Professor
Computational algebra, representations of finite groups, finite Coxeter groups and related combinatorial and algebraic structures, such as complex reflection groups, Hecke algebras, hyperplane arrangements and their Orlik-Solomon algebras, the combinatorics of Young tableaux, ... Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Mathematics
Corcoran, Dr. Peter
Senior Lecturer
Embedded systems; Multimedia home networking; Digital imaging, Computational Photography, etc. Biometrics, Wireless, and powerline connectivity for Consumer Electronics applications. Computational & Digital Imaging with an emphasis on real-time implementations, embedded imaging solutions, digital cameras and smart-phone imaging; scene analysis, enhancement algorithms, HDR + ghosting, super-resolution, multi-focus, auto-focus and face analysis algorithms; GPU programming; hardware designs for parallelization of imaging primitives. Cloud computing systems for consumer electronics devices. Security and access technologies including biometrics driven systems. Biometrics with an emphasis on Face, Iris and Fingerprints; Face, Eye, Hands modeling & tracking. Consumer Electronics systems & devices; energy usage; social impacts. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Corcoran, Dr. Peter
Senior Lecturer
Embedded systems; Multimedia home networking; Digital imaging, Computational Photography, etc. Biometrics, Wireless, and powerline connectivity for Consumer Electronics applications. Computational & Digital Imaging with an emphasis on real-time implementations, embedded imaging solutions, digital cameras and smart-phone imaging; scene analysis, enhancement algorithms, HDR + ghosting, super-resolution, multi-focus, auto-focus and face analysis algorithms; GPU programming; hardware designs for parallelization of imaging primitives. Cloud computing systems for consumer electronics devices. Security and access technologies including biometrics driven systems. Biometrics with an emphasis on Face, Iris and Fingerprints; Face, Eye, Hands modeling & tracking. Consumer Electronics systems & devices; energy usage; social impacts. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Applied Photonics & Medical Physics
Corcoran, Dr. Peter
Senior Lecturer
Embedded systems; Multimedia home networking; Digital imaging, Computational Photography, etc. Biometrics, Wireless, and powerline connectivity for Consumer Electronics applications. Computational & Digital Imaging with an emphasis on real-time implementations, embedded imaging solutions, digital cameras and smart-phone imaging; scene analysis, enhancement algorithms, HDR + ghosting, super-resolution, multi-focus, auto-focus and face analysis algorithms; GPU programming; hardware designs for parallelization of imaging primitives. Cloud computing systems for consumer electronics devices. Security and access technologies including biometrics driven systems. Biometrics with an emphasis on Face, Iris and Fingerprints; Face, Eye, Hands modeling & tracking. Consumer Electronics systems & devices; energy usage; social impacts. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Lyons, Prof. Gerard
Director - I.T. Centre
Medical informatics. Process modelling and simulation. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Lyons, Prof. Gerard
Director - I.T. Centre
Medical informatics. Process modelling and simulation. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Destrade, Prof. Michel
Professor Of Applied Mathematics
Elastic waves and stability; mechanics of soft solids; biomechanics of soft tissues, see http://www.maths.nuigalway.ie/~destrade Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Modelling & Applied Mathematics
Chambers, Dr Desmond
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Applications of wireless sensor networks in healthcare. Bioinformatics, optimising methods and algorithms for Genome Anchoring of low coverage DNA samples. Broadband access technologies, including fibre to the home and next generation networks. Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences Data Analytics & Future Networks
Molloy, Dr. Pádraig
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Development of technology-based solutions for health and living, particularly systems that are relevant to the disabled and elderly. Product and production systems design. Built environment simulation and control systems development. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Mullarkey, Dr. Thomas P.
Senior Lecturer
Marine and coastal engineering. Computational mechanics. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Ó Heachteirn, Dr. Piaras
Senior Lecturer
Structural engineering. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Morris, Dr Dearbhaile
Lecturer Above The Bar
Antimicrobial resistance - mechanisms and molecular epidemiology. Environment and health.      Water quality. Environment, Marine and Energy Environment Health
Lawton, Dr Colin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Mammal ecology in particular the ecology of small mammal populations, the conservation of native species, the control of pest species, the ecology of invasive species, mammal monitoring techniques and their applications and mammal parasitology. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Kelly, Dr Martina
Lecturer Above The Bar
Risk management in regulated environments, workplace ergonomics, integrated safety systems for food safety and occupational health and safety in small and medium enterprises, occupational hazards associated with geodetic engineering surveyors, workplace exposure to risk associated with podiatry. Environment, Marine and Energy Environment Health
Duffy, Dr. Maeve
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Magnetic component design, wearable power generators, wireless powering, sensors. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Byrne, Dr. Miriam
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Extensive experimental facilities and expertise exists for measuring indoor air pollution concentrations, and investigating associated health effects, and for generating “surrogate” particles with similar dynamic behaviour to nuclear/chemical/biological-derived particles, so that their movement through buildings/around the human body can be studied. Also interesting in modelling indoor aerosol concentrations and dust resuspension. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Byrne, Dr. Miriam
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Extensive experimental facilities and expertise exists for measuring indoor air pollution concentrations, and investigating associated health effects, and for generating “surrogate” particles with similar dynamic behaviour to nuclear/chemical/biological-derived particles, so that their movement through buildings/around the human body can be studied. Also interesting in modelling indoor aerosol concentrations and dust resuspension. Environment, Marine and Energy Environment Health
Farrell, Dr Eugene
Lecturer Below The Bar
Coastal and Marine Environments; Geomorphology; Physical Geography; Field Experiments; Processes and Landforms; Field based learning; Public outreach; Community Knowledge Initiatives Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Farrell, Dr Eugene
Lecturer Below The Bar
Coastal and Marine Environments; Geomorphology; Physical Geography; Field Experiments; Processes and Landforms; Field based learning; Public outreach; Community Knowledge Initiatives Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Gormally, Dr. Michael
Senior Lecturer
The Applied Ecology Unit undertakes research relating to plants and invertebrates of a range of ecosystems (e.g. turloughs, flood meadows, machair, peatlands, HNV farms). Human impacts on habitats are also investigated using invertebrate/plant bioindicators. Focal taxa include families Coleoptera, Diptera and freshwater / terrestrial mollusca. Other projects deal with rare invertebrate species (eg the Kerry slug (Geomalacus maculosus) and Carabus clatratus as well as using biocontrol agents to control pest mollusc species. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Sheehy Skeffington, Dr Micheline
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Salt marsh diversity, ecophysiology of salt marsh species; peatland conservation and rare plant conservation and ecology; species-rich grasslands, in relation to sustainable farming; turlough biodiversity and land-use, riparian vegetation and floodmeadow management for conservation; High Nature Value farming and grassland diversity; montane heaths and rare plant communities; species distribution in relation to climate change and habitat conservation. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Sheehy Skeffington, Dr Micheline
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Salt marsh diversity, ecophysiology of salt marsh species; peatland conservation and rare plant conservation and ecology; species-rich grasslands, in relation to sustainable farming; turlough biodiversity and land-use, riparian vegetation and floodmeadow management for conservation; High Nature Value farming and grassland diversity; montane heaths and rare plant communities; species distribution in relation to climate change and habitat conservation. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Domegan, Dr. Christine
Senior Lecturer
Social marketing-behavioural and social change and its application to value and knowledge co-creation, public policy, networks and partnerships, and marketing theory through a multi-disciplinary lens. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Domegan, Dr. Christine
Senior Lecturer
Social marketing-behavioural and social change and its application to value and knowledge co-creation, public policy, networks and partnerships, and marketing theory through a multi-disciplinary lens. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Domegan, Dr. Christine
Senior Lecturer
Social marketing-behavioural and social change and its application to value and knowledge co-creation, public policy, networks and partnerships, and marketing theory through a multi-disciplinary lens. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Domegan, Dr. Christine
Senior Lecturer
Social marketing-behavioural and social change and its application to value and knowledge co-creation, public policy, networks and partnerships, and marketing theory through a multi-disciplinary lens. Environment, Marine and Energy Environment Health
Lynch, Dr Kevin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Aeolian sediment transport, coastal management, coastal processes, environmental sciences, geomorphology, GIS, hydrology, physical geography, remote sensing. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Potito, Dr Aaron
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research focuses on the use of lake sedimentary records, especially chironomid sub-fossils, to reconstruct past environments. Current research interests include temperature reconstruction of late Pleistocene and Holocene climates, assessment of historic and pre-historic human impacts on lake systems, and impacts of recent climate change on lake ecosystems. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Potito, Dr Aaron
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research focuses on the use of lake sedimentary records, especially chironomid sub-fossils, to reconstruct past environments. Current research interests include temperature reconstruction of late Pleistocene and Holocene climates, assessment of historic and pre-historic human impacts on lake systems, and impacts of recent climate change on lake ecosystems. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Hickey, Dr Kieran
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Historical environmental change, soils and biogeography, climate change and natural hazards. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Henry, Dr Tiernan
Lecturer Above The Bar
Influence of geological structure on groundwater movement around mines in carbonate rocks in Ireland; influence of groundwater on mobilisation of metals; sea water/groundwater interactions in karst zones. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Stengel, Dr Dagmar Brigitte
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests focuses on ecological and metabolic responses of algae (seaweeds and microalgae) to their environment (including effects of climate change and anthropogenic influences such as harvesting regimes and deterioration of water quality), the targeted cultivation of macro- and microalgae for optimised production of seaweed and algal biomass, and primary and secondary metabolites with industrial potential. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Stengel, Dr Dagmar Brigitte
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests focuses on ecological and metabolic responses of algae (seaweeds and microalgae) to their environment (including effects of climate change and anthropogenic influences such as harvesting regimes and deterioration of water quality), the targeted cultivation of macro- and microalgae for optimised production of seaweed and algal biomass, and primary and secondary metabolites with industrial potential. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Stengel, Dr Dagmar Brigitte
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests focuses on ecological and metabolic responses of algae (seaweeds and microalgae) to their environment (including effects of climate change and anthropogenic influences such as harvesting regimes and deterioration of water quality), the targeted cultivation of macro- and microalgae for optimised production of seaweed and algal biomass, and primary and secondary metabolites with industrial potential. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Stengel, Dr Dagmar Brigitte
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests focuses on ecological and metabolic responses of algae (seaweeds and microalgae) to their environment (including effects of climate change and anthropogenic influences such as harvesting regimes and deterioration of water quality), the targeted cultivation of macro- and microalgae for optimised production of seaweed and algal biomass, and primary and secondary metabolites with industrial potential. Environment, Marine and Energy Environment Health
Stengel, Dr Dagmar Brigitte
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests focuses on ecological and metabolic responses of algae (seaweeds and microalgae) to their environment (including effects of climate change and anthropogenic influences such as harvesting regimes and deterioration of water quality), the targeted cultivation of macro- and microalgae for optimised production of seaweed and algal biomass, and primary and secondary metabolites with industrial potential. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Kelly, Dr Colette
Lecturer Above The Bar
Food environments Overweight and obesity School food Nutrition and food behaviours of young people Body image and weight concerns among adolescents Participative approaches to research for young people Health Behaviours among school-aged children (HBSC) Vulnerable groups, e.g. young carers, children in care Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Abram, Dr Florence
Lecturer Below The Bar
My research interests are as follows: - Application of systems biology to microbial mixed communities in order to decipher their organisation, their functioning and their potential. - Application of proteomics and metaproteomics to investigate microbial behaviour - Microbial adaptation to ecological niches - Persistence of invasive species in the environment such as Escherichia coli in soils - Trade-off between stress resistance and nutrition in microorganisms Environment, Marine and Energy Environment Health
Healy, Dr Mark
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests include: surface and subsurface processes with a particular interest in erosion and surface runoff of nutrients, solids and metals, and leaching of nutrients through soil; greenhouse gas emissions; soil fertility; constructed wetlands; filtration; sequencing batch reactors; biosolids; composting; and the effects of forestry activities, such as clearfelling, on the environment (nutrient loss, use of buffer zones, greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere). Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Healy, Dr Mark
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests include: surface and subsurface processes with a particular interest in erosion and surface runoff of nutrients, solids and metals, and leaching of nutrients through soil; greenhouse gas emissions; soil fertility; constructed wetlands; filtration; sequencing batch reactors; biosolids; composting; and the effects of forestry activities, such as clearfelling, on the environment (nutrient loss, use of buffer zones, greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere). Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Healy, Dr Mark
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests include: surface and subsurface processes with a particular interest in erosion and surface runoff of nutrients, solids and metals, and leaching of nutrients through soil; greenhouse gas emissions; soil fertility; constructed wetlands; filtration; sequencing batch reactors; biosolids; composting; and the effects of forestry activities, such as clearfelling, on the environment (nutrient loss, use of buffer zones, greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere). Environment, Marine and Energy Environment Health
Healy, Dr Mark
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests include: surface and subsurface processes with a particular interest in erosion and surface runoff of nutrients, solids and metals, and leaching of nutrients through soil; greenhouse gas emissions; soil fertility; constructed wetlands; filtration; sequencing batch reactors; biosolids; composting; and the effects of forestry activities, such as clearfelling, on the environment (nutrient loss, use of buffer zones, greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere). Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Curran, Prof. Henry
Personal Professor
The Combustion Chemistry Centre, is engaged in fundamental research on the combustion of fossil and biofuels. Combustion is the ultimate interdisciplinary field: it requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and mathematics. In addition, combustion science has a well defined purpose in society today, facilitating the study and analysis of problems associated with the generation of air pollutants. C3 is concerned with the application of combustion research to the design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems and the impact of their use on toxic and greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping address the problems of urban air pollution and climate change. The strategic goals of the Combustion Chemistry Centre are to: • Promote the sustainable and efficient use of energy in transport • Maximise energy efficiency and energy savings across the economy • Deliver an integrated approach to the sustainable development and use of bio-energy resources • Address global warming by reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions • Accelerate energy research development and innovation in support of energy goals The coupling of experimental chemical combustion studies in our shock tubes and rapid compression machine facilities, with detailed kinetic modelling is a unique feature of our research centre. In fact, the group is the only one in Ireland producing experts in the area of combustion. With the Government’s decision to license large-scale incinerators for municipal waste, trained graduates with expertise in incinerator processes will be required. Currently, C3 is the only centre in Ireland with the expertise to train researchers for this growing industry. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Clifford, Dr Eoghan
Lecturer Above The Bar
Environmental engineering. Energy engineering highway and transport engineering. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Clifford, Dr Eoghan
Lecturer Above The Bar
Environmental engineering. Energy engineering highway and transport engineering. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Harte, Dr. Annette M.
Senior Lecturer
Timber. Computational mechanics. Fracture mechanics. Marine and coastal engineering. Sustainability and the built environment. Structural engineering. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Allcock, Dr Louise
Lecturer Below The Bar
I work on the systematics, evolution and phylogeography of cephalopod molluscs, particularly octopuses, using both traditional morphological methods and modern molecular techniques such as DNA sequencing and microsatellites. I also work on the ecology, evolution and phylogeography of Southern Ocean and deep-sea fauna. The latter involves investigating the ecosystems found in the deep-sea canyon systems on Ireland’s continental margin, particularly collecting samples with Ireland’s deep-water ROV for subsequent molecular (DNA) work. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Allcock, Dr Louise
Lecturer Below The Bar
I work on the systematics, evolution and phylogeography of cephalopod molluscs, particularly octopuses, using both traditional morphological methods and modern molecular techniques such as DNA sequencing and microsatellites. I also work on the ecology, evolution and phylogeography of Southern Ocean and deep-sea fauna. The latter involves investigating the ecosystems found in the deep-sea canyon systems on Ireland’s continental margin, particularly collecting samples with Ireland’s deep-water ROV for subsequent molecular (DNA) work. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Allcock, Dr Louise
Lecturer Below The Bar
I work on the systematics, evolution and phylogeography of cephalopod molluscs, particularly octopuses, using both traditional morphological methods and modern molecular techniques such as DNA sequencing and microsatellites. I also work on the ecology, evolution and phylogeography of Southern Ocean and deep-sea fauna. The latter involves investigating the ecosystems found in the deep-sea canyon systems on Ireland’s continental margin, particularly collecting samples with Ireland’s deep-water ROV for subsequent molecular (DNA) work. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Popper, Dr Zoe Adelaide
Lecturer Above The Bar
Including but not limited to plant and algal cell wall biochemistry and immunocytochemistry. The role of cell walls in evolution including; diversification, transition to land, vascularisation, interactions between plants and parasites (plants/pathogens) at the tissue/cellular level. Localisation, structure, metabolism and interactions of cell wall components. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
O’Flaherty, Prof Vincent
Professor
Anaerobic biofilm and microbial ecology research, focused on: anaerobic biofilm reactor technology for biorefining, energy production and wastewater treatment; biofilm infection control; and the microbial ecology of soil and aqueous ecosystems. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Daly, Dr Eve
Lecturer Above The Bar
Application of geophysical techniques to the study of karst hydrogeology and freshwater/saltwater intrusion across the coastal zone of the west of Ireland. Interests in environmental and archaeological geophysics. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Evers, Dr Natasha
Lecturer Above The Bar
International International entrepreneurship, international marketing strategies of SMEs, marketing and commercialisation of innovation and scientific output in higher education institutions, sectors of research experience: marine and seafood industry- life sciences (i.e., biotech and medtech) and international services. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Evers, Dr Natasha
Lecturer Above The Bar
International International entrepreneurship, international marketing strategies of SMEs, marketing and commercialisation of innovation and scientific output in higher education institutions, sectors of research experience: marine and seafood industry- life sciences (i.e., biotech and medtech) and international services. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Brown, Prof Colin
Personal Professor
Offshore renewable energy; underwater acoustic methods for seabed sediment properties; geohabitat mapping; marine ecological modelling; geophysics for hydrogeology; electromagnetic and potential field geophysics; numerical modelling. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Nash, Dr Stephen
Lecturer
Physical and computer modelling of oceanic, estuarine and freshwater systems including: hydrodynamics, water quality (nutrients, sediment, algae), aquaculture, energy extraction, climate change scenarios. Marine renewable energy. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Kenna, Dr Padraic
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Housing rights: Rights based approach to housing policies in Europe: housing law and policy: globalization and housing mortgages and housing finance: social housing: regulation: disability rights: independent living and housing: law reform. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Nic Gabhainn, Dr. Saoirse
Senior Lecturer
Child and Adolescent Health and Well-being, Cross-National Patterns, Trends and Inequalities in Youth Health, School Health Promotion; Sexual Behaviour; Substance Use and Risk-Taking; Survey and Participative Research Methods; the Role of Participants in the Research Process; Women’s Health and Breastfeeding. Environment, Marine and Energy Environment Health
Madden, Dr. Niall
Lecturer Above The Bar
Numerical analysis: the design and analysis of novel methods to solving differential equations and linear systems, and the application of these methods in numerical modelling and simulation. Particular interest in finite element and finite difference methods; singularly perturbed problems and boundary layer phenomena; fast solvers, multigrid and sparse grids; scientific computing. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Power, Dr Anne Marie
Lecturer Above The Bar
Marine biology specifically fish biology and sustainable fisheries. Also the effects of global warming on the marine environment, marine invertebrates and fish. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Power, Dr Anne Marie
Lecturer Above The Bar
Marine biology specifically fish biology and sustainable fisheries. Also the effects of global warming on the marine environment, marine invertebrates and fish. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Power, Dr Anne Marie
Lecturer Above The Bar
Marine biology specifically fish biology and sustainable fisheries. Also the effects of global warming on the marine environment, marine invertebrates and fish. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
O’Gara, Prof James P
Personal Professor
MRSA, staphylococcal infections, device-related infections, hospital-acquired infections, biofilms Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Eaton, Dr. John
Senior Lecturer
Computational and experimental fluid dynamics. Aerodynamics of flight vehicles, propulsion systems and components. Aeroacoustics of turbulent flows. Turbomachinery fluid dynamics. Biofluid mechanics and flow systems. Multidisciplinary design optimisation. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
McCabe, Dr Bryan
Lecturer Above The Bar
piled foundations, ground improvement, stone columns, dry soil mixing, soft ground engineering, heave in pyritiferous fill, embodied energy and embodied carbon associated with geotechnical processes, geotechnical instrumentation, numerical modelling (PLAXIS) Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Fahy, Dr Frances
Lecturer Above The Bar
As an active researcher and lecturer in human geography and environmental planning my main expertise and research interests include: socio-environment interaction; environmental planning including EIA and SEA; sustainable development; sustainability tools including indicators and community mapping; environmental governance; LA21 and planning at all scales; sustainable consumption; waste management policy and planning; sustainable communities; quality of life; and research methods. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Pandit, Prof Abhay
Personal Professor
Responsive functionalised extracellular matrix biomaterial technology platforms for targeted delivery of biomolecules. Biomaterials based drug and gene delivery systems. Bio-polymer based controlled drug release. Functional biomaterials, mesh device design, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular (myocardial infarction, heart valves, limb ischemia), soft tissue repair (chronic diabetic wound healing, hernia,Epidermolysis Bullosa), staple line reinforcement, intervertebral disc regeneration (nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus), wound healing, pulmonary conditions, neural targets (peripheral and spinal cord repair, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease) Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Goggins, Dr Jamie
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Jamie’s research activities span a wide range of areas, including (i)computational mechanics; (ii) earthquake engineering; (iii) energy efficient buildings; (iv) life cycle assessment; (v) marine renewable energy; (vi) structural control and health monitoring,(vii) structural engineering; (viii) sustainable construction technologies; and (ix) systems modelling of the built environment. Research projects typically involve laboratory testing, full-scale physical tests, numerical modelling and analysis. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Goggins, Dr Jamie
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Jamie’s research activities span a wide range of areas, including (i)computational mechanics; (ii) earthquake engineering; (iii) energy efficient buildings; (iv) life cycle assessment; (v) marine renewable energy; (vi) structural control and health monitoring,(vii) structural engineering; (viii) sustainable construction technologies; and (ix) systems modelling of the built environment. Research projects typically involve laboratory testing, full-scale physical tests, numerical modelling and analysis. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Goggins, Dr Jamie
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Jamie’s research activities span a wide range of areas, including (i)computational mechanics; (ii) earthquake engineering; (iii) energy efficient buildings; (iv) life cycle assessment; (v) marine renewable energy; (vi) structural control and health monitoring,(vii) structural engineering; (viii) sustainable construction technologies; and (ix) systems modelling of the built environment. Research projects typically involve laboratory testing, full-scale physical tests, numerical modelling and analysis. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Goggins, Dr Jamie
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Jamie’s research activities span a wide range of areas, including (i)computational mechanics; (ii) earthquake engineering; (iii) energy efficient buildings; (iv) life cycle assessment; (v) marine renewable energy; (vi) structural control and health monitoring,(vii) structural engineering; (viii) sustainable construction technologies; and (ix) systems modelling of the built environment. Research projects typically involve laboratory testing, full-scale physical tests, numerical modelling and analysis. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Goggins, Dr Jamie
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Jamie’s research activities span a wide range of areas, including (i)computational mechanics; (ii) earthquake engineering; (iii) energy efficient buildings; (iv) life cycle assessment; (v) marine renewable energy; (vi) structural control and health monitoring,(vii) structural engineering; (viii) sustainable construction technologies; and (ix) systems modelling of the built environment. Research projects typically involve laboratory testing, full-scale physical tests, numerical modelling and analysis. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Quinlan, Dr. Nathan
Senior Lecturer
Biomedical fluid dynamics in pulmonary, cardiovascular and cellular systems. Blood flow in mechanical heart valves. Interaction of turbulent flow structures with blood cells. Air flow in the lung in high-frequency oscillatory ventilation. Application of particle image velocimetry and computational fluid dynamics. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Zhan, Prof Xinmin
Personal Professor
Environmental engineering. Energy. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Zhan, Prof Xinmin
Personal Professor
Environmental engineering. Energy. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Zhan, Prof Xinmin
Personal Professor
Environmental engineering. Energy. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Zhan, Prof Xinmin
Personal Professor
Environmental engineering. Energy. Environment, Marine and Energy Environment Health
Zhan, Prof Xinmin
Personal Professor
Environmental engineering. Energy. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
White, Dr. Martin
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
My main research interests are related to hydrographic processes at the continental margin and shelf with a particular emphasis of bio-physical interactions such as at cold-water corals, soft corals and other benthic ecosystems. In particular I have focussed on near seabed dynamics and the role these processes play in sediment transport (especially organic material) and the result of these fluxes in controlling the distribution and the function of benthic ecosystems. In addition I also have an interest in coastal dynamics, land-ocean interactions and water quality monitoring. Currently I am working on the following research topics and would potentially tak eon a PhD student i) The dynamics and sediment transport through the Whittard Canyon system, Celtic Sea Shelf Edge (with a current Hardiman PhD fellow) ii) The role of internal waves at the continental margin in distribution of seabed sedimentary features iii) Salt-freshwater interactions in an anoxic saline lough, Lough Furnace, Co Mayo. Modelling the freshwater layer iv) Benthic dynamics in Galway bay and other coastal areas Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Johnson, Prof Mark
Established Professor Marine Environment
I am a marine ecologist with a particular interest in spatial ecology. I use experiments, survey, computer simulation and data analysis to understand patterns of population abundance and assemblage composition. My experience includes both benthic and pelagic ecology. The different approaches can be applied to address questions in conservation, fisheries, introduced species, monitoring, environmental management and compliance to legislation. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Johnson, Prof Mark
Established Professor Marine Environment
I am a marine ecologist with a particular interest in spatial ecology. I use experiments, survey, computer simulation and data analysis to understand patterns of population abundance and assemblage composition. My experience includes both benthic and pelagic ecology. The different approaches can be applied to address questions in conservation, fisheries, introduced species, monitoring, environmental management and compliance to legislation. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Johnson, Prof Mark
Established Professor Marine Environment
I am a marine ecologist with a particular interest in spatial ecology. I use experiments, survey, computer simulation and data analysis to understand patterns of population abundance and assemblage composition. My experience includes both benthic and pelagic ecology. The different approaches can be applied to address questions in conservation, fisheries, introduced species, monitoring, environmental management and compliance to legislation. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Murray, Dr John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Carboniferous palaeontology and basin analysis, with particular emphasis on conodont microfossils. The timing and magnitude of the Permo-Carboniferous glaciation, utilising stable isotope proxies. Middle to upper Pleistocene hominid evolution and migration through the south Caucasus. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Murray, Dr John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Carboniferous palaeontology and basin analysis, with particular emphasis on conodont microfossils. The timing and magnitude of the Permo-Carboniferous glaciation, utilising stable isotope proxies. Middle to upper Pleistocene hominid evolution and migration through the south Caucasus. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Murray, Dr John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Carboniferous palaeontology and basin analysis, with particular emphasis on conodont microfossils. The timing and magnitude of the Permo-Carboniferous glaciation, utilising stable isotope proxies. Middle to upper Pleistocene hominid evolution and migration through the south Caucasus. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Collins, Dr Gavin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Diversity, abundance and activity of important groups in complex microbial communities from natural and engineered environments, including waste-to-energy applications. Molecular microbial ecology, genetic fingerprinting, metagenomics, metabolomics and ecological modeling of functional groups in biofilms, including psychrotolerant, organic acid-oxidizing, hydrogen-producing syntrophic microbes; hydrogen-consuming methanogens; and uncultured Crenarchaeota. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Collins, Dr Gavin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Diversity, abundance and activity of important groups in complex microbial communities from natural and engineered environments, including waste-to-energy applications. Molecular microbial ecology, genetic fingerprinting, metagenomics, metabolomics and ecological modeling of functional groups in biofilms, including psychrotolerant, organic acid-oxidizing, hydrogen-producing syntrophic microbes; hydrogen-consuming methanogens; and uncultured Crenarchaeota. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Collins, Dr Gavin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Diversity, abundance and activity of important groups in complex microbial communities from natural and engineered environments, including waste-to-energy applications. Molecular microbial ecology, genetic fingerprinting, metagenomics, metabolomics and ecological modeling of functional groups in biofilms, including psychrotolerant, organic acid-oxidizing, hydrogen-producing syntrophic microbes; hydrogen-consuming methanogens; and uncultured Crenarchaeota. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Collins, Dr Gavin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Diversity, abundance and activity of important groups in complex microbial communities from natural and engineered environments, including waste-to-energy applications. Molecular microbial ecology, genetic fingerprinting, metagenomics, metabolomics and ecological modeling of functional groups in biofilms, including psychrotolerant, organic acid-oxidizing, hydrogen-producing syntrophic microbes; hydrogen-consuming methanogens; and uncultured Crenarchaeota. Environment, Marine and Energy Environment Health
Collins, Dr Gavin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Diversity, abundance and activity of important groups in complex microbial communities from natural and engineered environments, including waste-to-energy applications. Molecular microbial ecology, genetic fingerprinting, metagenomics, metabolomics and ecological modeling of functional groups in biofilms, including psychrotolerant, organic acid-oxidizing, hydrogen-producing syntrophic microbes; hydrogen-consuming methanogens; and uncultured Crenarchaeota. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Tuohy, Dr. Maria
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
(1) Production, characterization, molecular genetics and biotechnological application of eukaryotic glycoproteins and novel biocatalysts, with emphasis on glycosyl hydrolases, oxidoreductases and proteases . (2)Proteomics, structure-function analysis and cell biology of important cell-surfacelectins/ glycoproteins and enzymes. (3) Regulation of gene expression and glycoprotein secretion in filamentous fungi. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Smith, Prof. Terry
Professor
1. Investigation of the molecular and cellular basis of cancer using functional genomics approaches. 2. Discovery and analysis of disease-association of miRNA biomarkers in breast cancer, and biological/functional significance of miRNA-regulated gene expression. 3. Development and application of molecular diagnostic tests for Haematological malignancy diagnosis, disease progression and therapeutic monitoring, and patient management. 4. Development and application of molecular diagnostics tests for Infectious disease detection and identification using novel genetic biomarkers Environment, Marine and Energy Environment Health
Feely, Prof Martin
Personal Professor
Re-Os and zircon chronometry,fluid inclusion and isotope studies of granite related Mo-mineralisation along the Caledonian-Appalachian Orogen. Fluid inclusion studies of Brazilian Emeralds. Hydrocarbon-bearing fluid inclusion studies and several fluid inclusion contract research projects from the oil exploration sector. Geological controls on As in groundwater wells. Geological history of Connemara landscapes. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Berresheim, Dr Harald
Senior Lecturer
Atmospheric composition and climate change. Physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere. Self-cleaning of the atmosphere and its limitations in the coastal environment. Aerosol formation and composition, aerosol-gas exchange, cloud and ice nuclei formation. High resolution mass spectrometry of gas and aerosol composition. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Cave, Dr Rachel
Lecturer Above The Bar
Metals in the marine environment. Effects of rainfall on the phys/chem/bio of surface seawater in areas far from other fresh water inputs such as rivers, using offshore lighthouses and ships of opportunity as measurement platforms, in collaboration with research institutes and lighthouse operators in Ireland, Scotland and the Faroe Islands. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Ward, Dr. Brian
Lecturer Above The Bar
Air-sea exchange and interaction; small-scale turbulence in the upper ocean; atmosphere-ocean fluxes of greenhouse gases, heat, monentum; development of instrumentation; CFD modelling. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Ward, Dr. Brian
Lecturer Above The Bar
Air-sea exchange and interaction; small-scale turbulence in the upper ocean; atmosphere-ocean fluxes of greenhouse gases, heat, monentum; development of instrumentation; CFD modelling. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
O’Dowd, Prof. Colin
Personal Professor
Extensive research activities over the following areas: measurements and modelling of atmospheric composition, climate modelling, monitoring of essential climate variables. Remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols, cloud properties. Air-sea exchange, air pollution-climate interactions, greenhouse gases, aerosol mass spectrometry, volcanic ash cloud detection and forecasting. Environment, Marine and Energy Climate Change
Corcoran, Dr. Peter
Senior Lecturer
Embedded systems; Multimedia home networking; Digital imaging, Computational Photography, etc. Biometrics, Wireless, and powerline connectivity for Consumer Electronics applications. Computational & Digital Imaging with an emphasis on real-time implementations, embedded imaging solutions, digital cameras and smart-phone imaging; scene analysis, enhancement algorithms, HDR + ghosting, super-resolution, multi-focus, auto-focus and face analysis algorithms; GPU programming; hardware designs for parallelization of imaging primitives. Cloud computing systems for consumer electronics devices. Security and access technologies including biometrics driven systems. Biometrics with an emphasis on Face, Iris and Fingerprints; Face, Eye, Hands modeling & tracking. Consumer Electronics systems & devices; energy usage; social impacts. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Corcoran, Dr. Peter
Senior Lecturer
Embedded systems; Multimedia home networking; Digital imaging, Computational Photography, etc. Biometrics, Wireless, and powerline connectivity for Consumer Electronics applications. Computational & Digital Imaging with an emphasis on real-time implementations, embedded imaging solutions, digital cameras and smart-phone imaging; scene analysis, enhancement algorithms, HDR + ghosting, super-resolution, multi-focus, auto-focus and face analysis algorithms; GPU programming; hardware designs for parallelization of imaging primitives. Cloud computing systems for consumer electronics devices. Security and access technologies including biometrics driven systems. Biometrics with an emphasis on Face, Iris and Fingerprints; Face, Eye, Hands modeling & tracking. Consumer Electronics systems & devices; energy usage; social impacts. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
O’Donoghue, Prof. Padraic
Professor
Computational mechanics. Fracture mechanics. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Rau, Dr Henrike
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests lie in the areas of sustainability, sustainable consumption, transport and mobilities, focusing in particular on travel behaviour, attitudes towards mobility, different mobility cultures and the mobility-related (re-)distribution of temporal and spatial resources. I currently lead research on transport, mobilities and the ‘consumption of distance’ as part of ConsEnSus, a four-year collaborative project between Trinity College Dublin and NUI, Galway on consumption, environment and sustainability that is funded by the EPA Ireland (www.consensus.ie). My other areas of expertise include environmental sociology, social-scientific and interdisciplinary sustainability research and cross-cultural studies. I am particularly interested in the relationship between time use and sustainability. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Rau, Dr Henrike
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests lie in the areas of sustainability, sustainable consumption, transport and mobilities, focusing in particular on travel behaviour, attitudes towards mobility, different mobility cultures and the mobility-related (re-)distribution of temporal and spatial resources. I currently lead research on transport, mobilities and the ‘consumption of distance’ as part of ConsEnSus, a four-year collaborative project between Trinity College Dublin and NUI, Galway on consumption, environment and sustainability that is funded by the EPA Ireland (www.consensus.ie). My other areas of expertise include environmental sociology, social-scientific and interdisciplinary sustainability research and cross-cultural studies. I am particularly interested in the relationship between time use and sustainability. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Leech, Prof. Donal
Personal Professor
The Biomolecular Electronics Research Laboratory focuses on preparation and characterisation of catalysts and modified electrode surfaces for application as detection platforms (chemical and biosensors) and energy-generating devices (fuel cells). Background in chemistry and an interest in electrochemistry is required to pursue research in this field. For more details please see http://www.nuigalway.ie/chemistry/staff/donal_leech/ or http://nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/donalleech/ or contact Prof. Donal Leech (donal.leech@nuigalway.ie) Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Lyons, Prof. Gerard
Director - I.T. Centre
Medical informatics. Process modelling and simulation. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Lyons, Prof. Gerard
Director - I.T. Centre
Medical informatics. Process modelling and simulation. Environment, Marine and Energy Energy
Keane, Dr Marcus
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Energy. Environmental engineering. Sustainability and the built environment. Environment, Marine and Energy Built Environment & Smart Cities
Smith, Dr Cindy
Lecturer Above The Bar
Accessing microbial community structure and function in the environment using molecular approaches. Research themes include: marine microbial diversity and ecology, biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen in temperate and tropical coastal zones, microbial associations with marine fish and in aquaculture, environmental microbiology of water distribution systems. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
Fleming, Dr. Gerard
Lecturer Above The Bar
Deep sea microbial community structure and function. The role of ultramicrobacteria in the Deep Sea. Piezophiles and the Deep Sea. Novel industrial disinfection processes. Antimicrobial resistance. Bacteria and aerosols. Environment, Marine and Energy Marine & Coastal Processes
McCormack, Dr. Grace
Senior Lecturer
I work on evolution, more specifically, molecular evolution and systematics. Under this umbrella I have a research project running on the molecular systematics of marine sponges in a marine biodiscovery programme. I also carry out research on the evolution of animal viruses, in particular of HIV-1 including molecular aspects of epidemiology, drug resistance and long-term survival. Environment, Marine and Energy Biodiversity & Bioresources
Donnelly, Mr. Michael
Academic Co-Ordinators
Northern Ireland Politics, public administration, general politics. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Flynn, Dr. Brendan
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Environmental policy, with a focus on EU and Irish developments. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Leader, Dr Geraldine
Lecturer Above The Bar
Co-occurring developmental, psychiatric, and medical conditions among children, adolescents and adults with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Paolucci, Dr. Catherine
Lecturer Below The Bar
Mathematics education, and particularly in the area of the mathematical knowledge of teachers. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Nachev, Dr. Anatoli
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests include: data mining techniques and applications in business information systems, pattern recognition and applications in areas such as industry, finance, and medicine; neural networks; adaptive resonance theory; support vector machines; artificial intelligence in information systems; machine learning and knowledge representation. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Morgan, Dr Lorraine
Research Fellow
Open innovation, open source software, inner source, crowd sourcing, and value networks. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Golden, Prof William
Personal Professor
Understanding the value created by Information Systems is a difficult and contemporary challenge, with serious implications for public policy. eGovernment is a particular example of technologies that can deliver value to citizens in revolutionary ways. This project seeks to develop a public value perspective to understanding the success of technology in society. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Golden, Prof William
Personal Professor
Understanding the value created by Information Systems is a difficult and contemporary challenge, with serious implications for public policy. eGovernment is a particular example of technologies that can deliver value to citizens in revolutionary ways. This project seeks to develop a public value perspective to understanding the success of technology in society. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Conboy, Dr Kieran
Dean
Value and success of information systems, project management, and performance evaluation. See the enterprise agility cluster in CISC for more detail on potential research areas www.nuigalway.ie/cisc/research/interorg/ente Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Acton, Dr Tom
Lecturer Above The Bar
Decision making and support systems and their application in e-commerce; Cloud Computing; Mobile Systems. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Acton, Dr Tom
Lecturer Above The Bar
Decision making and support systems and their application in e-commerce; Cloud Computing; Mobile Systems. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Hughes, Prof Brian
Personal Professor
Psychological stress as it impacts on mental and physical health, personal dispositions (e.g., personality types) and social network factors (e.g., social support) that determine stress-responsivity, socio-occupational determinants of stress impact (e.g., stressful roles and environments). Emphasis on biomarkers (e.g., cardiovascular reactivity), on experimental and field-based methodologies, and on quantitative methods. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Varley, Dr. Anthony
Senior Lecturer
Populism and local development in Ireland, the smallholder question in Ireland, the community movement, Muintir na Tire. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Torres, Dr Ann
Lecturer Above The Bar
Main research interests lie in the convergence of strategy, entrepreneurship and marketing practices within organsiations. In this context, the confluence between e-marketing and marketing communications, as well as between organisational strategy and innovative marketing practice. Another research area is negotiations and decision making within the business context. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Torres, Dr Ann
Lecturer Above The Bar
Main research interests lie in the convergence of strategy, entrepreneurship and marketing practices within organsiations. In this context, the confluence between e-marketing and marketing communications, as well as between organisational strategy and innovative marketing practice. Another research area is negotiations and decision making within the business context. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Kelly, Dr Martina
Lecturer Above The Bar
Risk management in regulated environments, workplace ergonomics, integrated safety systems for food safety and occupational health and safety in small and medium enterprises, occupational hazards associated with geodetic engineering surveyors, workplace exposure to risk associated with podiatry. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Heary, Dr Caroline
Lecturer Above The Bar
Health behaviours during childhood and adolescence (physical activity, sedentary behaviour, food consumption). Children’s perceptions of peers with mental health difficulties/peer relationships of children with mental health difficulties. Positive youth development. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Fleming, Dr Mary
Director Of Teaching Education
School leadership and development with particular emphasis on teacher practice learning. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Byrne, Ms. Pat
Lecturer Above The Bar
Social impacts of ICT. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
O Riordan, Dr Niamh
Lecturer (Fixed Term)
Informatics, Physical and Computational - Open innovation - Gamification - Virtual environments - Social media - Social networks - Online community - Collaboration and knowledge creation - Knowledge management Social Science and Public Policy - Innovation systems - Business performance and enterprise agility - Decision making Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
O Riordan, Dr Niamh
Lecturer (Fixed Term)
Informatics, Physical and Computational - Open innovation - Gamification - Virtual environments - Social media - Social networks - Online community - Collaboration and knowledge creation - Knowledge management Social Science and Public Policy - Innovation systems - Business performance and enterprise agility - Decision making Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Mac Neela, Dr. Pádraig
Lecturer Above The Bar
Clinical judgement and decision making, health services and nursing research, and volunteering. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
O’Connell, Prof. Donncha
Established Professorship Of Law (No 2)
Constitutional law-all aspects, European human rights- all aspects but particularly domestic application, equality law-principles and thematic application. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Eaton, Dr Pat
Lecturer Above The Bar
Education for special needs: policy and practice, initial teacher education for special needs, inclusive teaching methodologies, teacher collaboration, literacy support, psychology of education: thinking skills and intelligence, community-engaged research in education. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Haugaard, Professor Mark
Personal Professor
Social and political power, modernity, the problem of social order, and the relationship between nationalism and liberalism. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Malesevic, Dr Vesna
Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
Religion,religious organisations, the Catholic Church, sexuality, LGBT issues, civil society, Irish society, Central and Eastern Europe.  Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Ahearne, Prof Alan
Personal Professor
A model of household debt in Ireland This project examines the behaviour of Irish household debt over recent years, including the rapid growth of indebtedness during the boom years and ongoing deleveraging. The project involves the construction of a model of household debt for Ireland and analysis of new survey data on household balance sheets. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Cavanaugh, Dr Kathleen
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
The study of nationalism, ethnic conflict, political violence, Islamic International Law, entrenched emergencies, freedom of religion and militant democracy.  Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Cavanaugh, Dr Kathleen
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
The study of nationalism, ethnic conflict, political violence, Islamic International Law, entrenched emergencies, freedom of religion and militant democracy.  Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Walsh, Dr. Jane
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Preventative health behaviour and the use of theory-based interventions in both community and hospital settings. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Sarma, Dr. Kiran
Lecturer Above The Bar
Social forensic psychology, clinical and clinical-forensic psychology.The psychology of risk taking and extreme behaviour, with a particular emphasis on risky driving behaviour (RISK) and terrorism/support for terrorism (EXTREME). Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Kane, Dr. Aidan
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Economics of historical Irish public finances (18th to 20th century), historical fiscal dataset construction Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Kane, Dr. Aidan
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Economics of historical Irish public finances (18th to 20th century), historical fiscal dataset construction Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Domegan, Dr. Christine
Senior Lecturer
Social marketing-behavioural and social change and its application to value and knowledge co-creation, public policy, networks and partnerships, and marketing theory through a multi-disciplinary lens. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Domegan, Dr. Christine
Senior Lecturer
Social marketing-behavioural and social change and its application to value and knowledge co-creation, public policy, networks and partnerships, and marketing theory through a multi-disciplinary lens. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Domegan, Dr. Christine
Senior Lecturer
Social marketing-behavioural and social change and its application to value and knowledge co-creation, public policy, networks and partnerships, and marketing theory through a multi-disciplinary lens. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Domegan, Dr. Christine
Senior Lecturer
Social marketing-behavioural and social change and its application to value and knowledge co-creation, public policy, networks and partnerships, and marketing theory through a multi-disciplinary lens. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Edmondson, Professor Ricca
Personal Professor
The history and sociology of wisdom, ageing, the life course and intergenerational relations, links between ethnography, rhetoric and interculturality. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
McDonough, Prof. Terrence John
Personal Professor
Social structures of accumulation; stages of capitalism; global neoliberalism; the current crisis; the Great Irish Famine; Irish 19th century economic history; Marxian economics. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Powell, Dr. Kathy
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Socio-economic change, political culture and political practices in rural Mexico. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Millar, Dr Michelle
Senior Lecturer
Structural inequalities specifically in contemporary Irish society, social inclusion with a particular emphasis on empirical research that looks at the lived experience of poverty and social exclusion. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Hall, Dr Anthony
Lecturer Above The Bar
Learning Sciences, technology-enhanced learning (TEL), particular interest in narrative/narratology in education, and the design of ICTs (information and communications technologies) to enhance storytelling, meaning-making and educational autobiography, research interests also include pedagogical innovation in subject specific domains: English, ICT, Mathematics and Physical Education. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Gillespie, Dr Paddy
Lecturer Above The Bar
Health Economics; Health Economic Evaluation; Health Technology Assessment Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Turley, Dr. Gerard
Lecturer Above The Bar
The economics of local government in Ireland, looking at local government reform and in particular, i. revenue assignment (commercial rates and the new LPT in the reorganised local government structures), ii. intergovernmental transfers/horizontal fiscal imbalances and design of equalisation grants, and iii. borrowing and debt, particularly looking at muni-bonds Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Ryan, Mr Kevin
Lecturer Above The Bar
How the ordering of society (past and present) institutes specific modes of inclusion and exclusion, and in particular the ways in which contemporary discourses of ’social exclusion’ have recoded long-standing problems relating to inequality, poverty and domination. The history of the playground and its connection to citizenship.  Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Equality, Identity, Gender & Culture
O’Neill, Prof Ciaran
Professor
The project builds on ongoing multidisciplinary work across a range of projects on obesity. Models of individual choice would be built and tested, the impact of obesity on healthcare need and use would be assessed building on funded work currently underway, a range of therapies would be evaluated in collaboration with colleagues from medicine. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Walsh, Dr. John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sochtheangeolaíocht na Gaeilge, beartas teanga, reachtaíocht teanga, idé-eolaíocht teanga, mionteangacha agus na meáin chumarsáide, teanga agus forbairt shocheacnamaíoch. Sociolinguistics of Irish, language policy, language legislation, language ideology, minority language media, language and socio-economic development. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Equality, Identity, Gender & Culture
Walsh, Dr. John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sochtheangeolaíocht na Gaeilge, beartas teanga, reachtaíocht teanga, idé-eolaíocht teanga, mionteangacha agus na meáin chumarsáide, teanga agus forbairt shocheacnamaíoch. Sociolinguistics of Irish, language policy, language legislation, language ideology, minority language media, language and socio-economic development. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Walsh, Dr. John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sochtheangeolaíocht na Gaeilge, beartas teanga, reachtaíocht teanga, idé-eolaíocht teanga, mionteangacha agus na meáin chumarsáide, teanga agus forbairt shocheacnamaíoch. Sociolinguistics of Irish, language policy, language legislation, language ideology, minority language media, language and socio-economic development. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Cormican, Dr Kathryn
Lecturer Above The Bar
My field of expertise is the area of enterprise and innovation engineering. My particular interest is in the design, development and validation of new processes and systems for effective product innovation. Other closely aligned areas include enterprise systems integration and inter-enterprise collaboration. This is an applied research area. It is essential to work closely with industry to identify and prioritise requirements, co-develop solutions and implement and validate new models and systems. A systems ethos which includes people, process and technology related issues are employed in the research. The centre of focus maybe on a specific process, business unit, enterprise or value network which would typically include an enterprise and its relationship with its customers, suppliers, regulatory bodies, and other key stakeholders. The research area is multidisciplinary in nature and spans functions such as engineering, technology and business. The research models real world dynamic systems in order to gain a deep insight into how organisation’s effectively manage their innovative efforts. The following activities are central to this. Analyse root cause of failure and measure the impact and implications of failure on an organization. Model key business processes paying particular attention to the information flow and how decisions are made. Analyse systems relative to key performance indicators such as time, cost, standard, environment, innovation etc. Develop solutions such as (i) information management systems, (ii) process and systems and (iii) models and methodologies based on state of the art best practice Validate and test solution and measure impact relative to key performance indicators. This research adopts a life-cycle approach to product innovation. In other words, we aim to optimise all aspects in the development cycle such as needs analysis, concept development, evaluation and validation, commercialisation and product take back at its end of life. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Cormican, Dr Kathryn
Lecturer Above The Bar
My field of expertise is the area of enterprise and innovation engineering. My particular interest is in the design, development and validation of new processes and systems for effective product innovation. Other closely aligned areas include enterprise systems integration and inter-enterprise collaboration. This is an applied research area. It is essential to work closely with industry to identify and prioritise requirements, co-develop solutions and implement and validate new models and systems. A systems ethos which includes people, process and technology related issues are employed in the research. The centre of focus maybe on a specific process, business unit, enterprise or value network which would typically include an enterprise and its relationship with its customers, suppliers, regulatory bodies, and other key stakeholders. The research area is multidisciplinary in nature and spans functions such as engineering, technology and business. The research models real world dynamic systems in order to gain a deep insight into how organisation’s effectively manage their innovative efforts. The following activities are central to this. Analyse root cause of failure and measure the impact and implications of failure on an organization. Model key business processes paying particular attention to the information flow and how decisions are made. Analyse systems relative to key performance indicators such as time, cost, standard, environment, innovation etc. Develop solutions such as (i) information management systems, (ii) process and systems and (iii) models and methodologies based on state of the art best practice Validate and test solution and measure impact relative to key performance indicators. This research adopts a life-cycle approach to product innovation. In other words, we aim to optimise all aspects in the development cycle such as needs analysis, concept development, evaluation and validation, commercialisation and product take back at its end of life. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Wallace, Dr Elaine
Senior Lecturer
Branding strategy, consumer-brand relationships, brand champions and saboteurs, services branding, SME branding, brand advocates, social networks and brand co-creation, brand equity. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Wallace, Dr Elaine
Senior Lecturer
Branding strategy, consumer-brand relationships, brand champions and saboteurs, services branding, SME branding, brand advocates, social networks and brand co-creation, brand equity. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Robbins, Dr. Geraldine
Lecturer Above The Bar
At the core of reform of public services is “doing more with less” and the pursuit of enhanced performance. Accounting and financial information systems facilitate planning and reporting on actual performance. My research interest focuses on understanding and explaining the impact of these systems on implementation of reforms in public and not-for-profit organisations. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Robbins, Dr. Geraldine
Lecturer Above The Bar
At the core of reform of public services is “doing more with less” and the pursuit of enhanced performance. Accounting and financial information systems facilitate planning and reporting on actual performance. My research interest focuses on understanding and explaining the impact of these systems on implementation of reforms in public and not-for-profit organisations. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Robbins, Dr. Geraldine
Lecturer Above The Bar
At the core of reform of public services is “doing more with less” and the pursuit of enhanced performance. Accounting and financial information systems facilitate planning and reporting on actual performance. My research interest focuses on understanding and explaining the impact of these systems on implementation of reforms in public and not-for-profit organisations. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Keane, Dr Elaine
Lecturer Above The Bar
Widening participation in higher education, social class and education, intercultural education, and equality and education issues more broadly. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Cawley, Dr. Mary
Senior Lecturer
Contemporary migration to and from Ireland; rural tourism. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Kelly, Dr Colette
Lecturer Above The Bar
Food environments Overweight and obesity School food Nutrition and food behaviours of young people Body image and weight concerns among adolescents Participative approaches to research for young people Health Behaviours among school-aged children (HBSC) Vulnerable groups, e.g. young carers, children in care Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Quinlan, Dr Rachel
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests are in linear algebra and its interactions with such areas as combinatorics, representation theory, field theory, and finite group theory. Details available on my website www.maths.nuigalway.ie/~rquinlan. I am also interested in mathematics education research at university level. I would welcome applications in either of these areas. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Bogue, Dr John
Senior Lecturer
Forensic clinical psychology, risk assessment, and investigative psychology. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Barry, Prof Margaret
Professor
Current areas of research include: mental health promotion; evidence-based practice and evaluation in health promotion; capacity development and health promotion competencies; public perceptions of mental health and health inequalities Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Barry, Prof Margaret
Professor
Current areas of research include: mental health promotion; evidence-based practice and evaluation in health promotion; capacity development and health promotion competencies; public perceptions of mental health and health inequalities Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Healy, Dr Mark
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests include: surface and subsurface processes with a particular interest in erosion and surface runoff of nutrients, solids and metals, and leaching of nutrients through soil; greenhouse gas emissions; soil fertility; constructed wetlands; filtration; sequencing batch reactors; biosolids; composting; and the effects of forestry activities, such as clearfelling, on the environment (nutrient loss, use of buffer zones, greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere). Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Hogan, Dr Michael
Lecturer Above The Bar
Critical thinking, systems thinking, collaboration, group dynamics, memory, emotion, electrophysiology, cardiovascular responding, positive psychology, well being, life span development. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Clifford, Dr Eoghan
Lecturer Above The Bar
Environmental engineering. Energy engineering highway and transport engineering. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Morrissey, Dr. John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Critical geopolitics; interventionism, securitization and international development; postcolonialism and resistance; identity, memory and place. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Equality, Identity, Gender & Culture
Khoo, Dr Su-Ming
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Su-ming Khoo is a Lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway. Her major interests are in development, human rights, citizenship, culture, consumer activism, decolonization, ecology, democratization, participation, knowledge advocacy and activism, higher education, globalization and internationalization. Her research and teaching focus on human rights and development, particularly Right to Food, Right to Health and Right to Education, public goods, human development and capability theory, consumer activism, higher education policy and public scholarship. Her current research projects are i) on rights, public goods, solidarities and health reforms in complex developmental transitions and ii) on ethics and internationalization in higher education. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Ó Dochartaigh, Dr Niall
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Politics of conflict in Northern Ireland, the use of new technologies in conflict situations and on the politics of nationalism and territoriality. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Coogan, Mr Declan
Lecturer Below The Bar
Non violent resistance and interventions for child to parent violence; implementation of research into practice context. Child, adolescent and family mental health. Treatment and prevention of sexual abuse carried out by adolescents. Declan is also a Research Fellow at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Cunningham, Dr James
Senior Lecturer
My research focuses on strategy and innovation issues with respect to publicly funded principal investigators, technology entrepreneurs, technology transfer offices and entrepreneurial universities. In addition, my research also focuses on management approaches during an organisation turnaround and during business failure. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Power, Dr Martin
Lecturer Below The Bar
Research interests include; social care; theory and practice; care planning; risk; social policy and adult education. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Reilly, Dr. Niamh
Senior Lecturer
Niamh Reilly’s current research is concerned with the role of women’s movements and actors and the gender dimensions of advancing human rights in conflict-affected contexts; reproductive rights as a human rights issue, with a focus on Ireland and Irish foreign policy; and intersectional approaches to feminist engagement with international human rights in local and national contexts as well as in UN forums. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Equality, Identity, Gender & Culture
Lang, Dr Michael
Lecturer Above The Bar
With the increasing pervasiveness of ICT into e-commerce, e-government, e-health and human interactions in modern society, there are growing concerns over security, privacy, ethics and social responsibility. The envisaged project would be in an area related to cybercrime, privacy regulation, socio-technical aspects of ICT security, or socially responsible information systems. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Lang, Dr Michael
Lecturer Above The Bar
With the increasing pervasiveness of ICT into e-commerce, e-government, e-health and human interactions in modern society, there are growing concerns over security, privacy, ethics and social responsibility. The envisaged project would be in an area related to cybercrime, privacy regulation, socio-technical aspects of ICT security, or socially responsible information systems. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Lang, Dr Michael
Lecturer Above The Bar
With the increasing pervasiveness of ICT into e-commerce, e-government, e-health and human interactions in modern society, there are growing concerns over security, privacy, ethics and social responsibility. The envisaged project would be in an area related to cybercrime, privacy regulation, socio-technical aspects of ICT security, or socially responsible information systems. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Devane, Prof Declan
Professor
METHODOLOGICAL Randomised trials including trial methodology Systematic reviews and meta analyses TOPIC Maternity care including intrapartum care Assessment of fetal wellbeing Models of maternity care Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Strohmayer, Prof Ulf
Professor
Current research interests: urban issues in contemporary societies, co-operative and sustainable housing, public spaces and public sphere, social philosophies and epistemologies, community construction and maintenance. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Evers, Dr Natasha
Lecturer Above The Bar
International International entrepreneurship, international marketing strategies of SMEs, marketing and commercialisation of innovation and scientific output in higher education institutions, sectors of research experience: marine and seafood industry- life sciences (i.e., biotech and medtech) and international services. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Evers, Dr Natasha
Lecturer Above The Bar
International International entrepreneurship, international marketing strategies of SMEs, marketing and commercialisation of innovation and scientific output in higher education institutions, sectors of research experience: marine and seafood industry- life sciences (i.e., biotech and medtech) and international services. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Forkan, Dr Cormac
Lecturer Below The Bar
Areas of youth work and adolescent development, social support and evidence-based practice for community-based youth and family interventions. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Buckley, Dr Lucy-Ann
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Family law (including family property, marital breakdown, prenuptial agreements, children’s rights and caring work); equality law and policy; sexual harassment; workplace discrimination; labour law, sociology of law; equity and trusts; property law. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Buckley, Dr Lucy-Ann
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Family law (including family property, marital breakdown, prenuptial agreements, children’s rights and caring work); equality law and policy; sexual harassment; workplace discrimination; labour law, sociology of law; equity and trusts; property law. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Buckley, Dr Lucy-Ann
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Family law (including family property, marital breakdown, prenuptial agreements, children’s rights and caring work); equality law and policy; sexual harassment; workplace discrimination; labour law, sociology of law; equity and trusts; property law. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Equality, Identity, Gender & Culture
Buckley, Dr Lucy-Ann
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Family law (including family property, marital breakdown, prenuptial agreements, children’s rights and caring work); equality law and policy; sexual harassment; workplace discrimination; labour law, sociology of law; equity and trusts; property law. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Davison, Dr Kevin
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sociology of education. Foundations of education. Inclusive education. Gender and education. Masculinities and schooling. Distance education. Research paradigms including feminist, post-structural, and post-modern methodologies. Qualitative research methods. Feminist, post-structural, postmodern, post-colonial and queer theory. Science outreach and promotion. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Duvvury, Dr Nata
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Modelling impacts of gender equality on economic growth and poverty reduction, gender analysis of policy responses to economic crisis, dynamics of asset ownership and rural identity, changing gender identity, and measuring costs of violence against women. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Equality, Identity, Gender & Culture
Sweeney, Professor Breda
Personal Professor
Management control systems, tension between efficiency and innovation, management of new product development, role of constraints and organisational culture in managing performance, performance measurement systems, strategy and its impact on management control systems, use of accounting numbers in planning and decision making, Simons’ levers of control, dysfunctional responses to management control systems, relationship between trust and control in organisations Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Sweeney, Professor Breda
Personal Professor
Management control systems, tension between efficiency and innovation, management of new product development, role of constraints and organisational culture in managing performance, performance measurement systems, strategy and its impact on management control systems, use of accounting numbers in planning and decision making, Simons’ levers of control, dysfunctional responses to management control systems, relationship between trust and control in organisations Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Canavan, Dr John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Family support as a paradigm for policy and services for children and families and its theoretical underpinnings, evaluation theory and methodology.  Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
O’Donovan, Dr Diarmuid
Senior Lecturer
Broad areas of research interests include; health inequalities; health policy communicable disease control and environmental health; sexually transmitted, infections and HIV/AIDS substance misuse; health and human rights Maternal and child health; global health and development. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
O’Shea, Prof. Eamon
Personal Professor
With philanthropic support, and within the context of the Lifecourse Institute, the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology is seeking to develop research on economic and social aspects of dementia. We aim to support PhD projects relating to such topics as economics of dementia, evaluation of psychosocial interventions and policy effectiveness. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Kenna, Dr Padraic
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Housing rights: Rights based approach to housing policies in Europe: housing law and policy: globalization and housing mortgages and housing finance: social housing: regulation: disability rights: independent living and housing: law reform. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Kenna, Dr Padraic
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Housing rights: Rights based approach to housing policies in Europe: housing law and policy: globalization and housing mortgages and housing finance: social housing: regulation: disability rights: independent living and housing: law reform. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Kenna, Dr Padraic
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Housing rights: Rights based approach to housing policies in Europe: housing law and policy: globalization and housing mortgages and housing finance: social housing: regulation: disability rights: independent living and housing: law reform. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Kenna, Dr Padraic
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Housing rights: Rights based approach to housing policies in Europe: housing law and policy: globalization and housing mortgages and housing finance: social housing: regulation: disability rights: independent living and housing: law reform. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Nic Gabhainn, Dr. Saoirse
Senior Lecturer
Child and Adolescent Health and Well-being, Cross-National Patterns, Trends and Inequalities in Youth Health, School Health Promotion; Sexual Behaviour; Substance Use and Risk-Taking; Survey and Participative Research Methods; the Role of Participants in the Research Process; Women’s Health and Breastfeeding. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Nic Gabhainn, Dr. Saoirse
Senior Lecturer
Child and Adolescent Health and Well-being, Cross-National Patterns, Trends and Inequalities in Youth Health, School Health Promotion; Sexual Behaviour; Substance Use and Risk-Taking; Survey and Participative Research Methods; the Role of Participants in the Research Process; Women’s Health and Breastfeeding. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Equality, Identity, Gender & Culture
Nic Gabhainn, Dr. Saoirse
Senior Lecturer
Child and Adolescent Health and Well-being, Cross-National Patterns, Trends and Inequalities in Youth Health, School Health Promotion; Sexual Behaviour; Substance Use and Risk-Taking; Survey and Participative Research Methods; the Role of Participants in the Research Process; Women’s Health and Breastfeeding. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Nic Gabhainn, Dr. Saoirse
Senior Lecturer
Child and Adolescent Health and Well-being, Cross-National Patterns, Trends and Inequalities in Youth Health, School Health Promotion; Sexual Behaviour; Substance Use and Risk-Taking; Survey and Participative Research Methods; the Role of Participants in the Research Process; Women’s Health and Breastfeeding. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Mulligan, Dr Emer
Lecturer Above The Bar
Taxation is an extremely important legislative area and source of revenue for government. I focus on informing national and international tax policy debate through research on tax planning, tax and strategy, performance measurement, tax risk management, and tax lobbying. I am interested in institutional and social dimensions of tax planning. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
McGuire, Dr Brian
Senior Research Lecturer
Pain management, diabetes care and adjustment to chronic physical illness. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Van Rensburg, Dr Thomas
Senior Lecturer
An economic analysis of renewable electricity generation from community based ocean energy schemes in Ireland. The study constitutes an analysis of renewable electricity generation from community based ocean energy schemes using mean-variance portfolio theory (MVP). Valuation techniques including stated and revealed preference methods will be used to quantify non-market effects including environmental and visual amenity impacts. This study evaluates the potential economic contribution from community schemes in Ireland in the Irish coastal zone and Islands in particular. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
McGregor, Prof Caroline
Personal Professor
Child protection and welfare History of Social Work History of the Present Methodology Practice Based Research Children in Care Young People Leaving care Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Scullion, Prof. Hugh
Professor
Global Talent Management, Global Staffing, The Management of Expatriates, Women in International Management, The Role of the Corporate HR function in the International Firm, and human resource management in the emerging markets. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Lyons, Dr Rena
Statutory Lecturer
Listening to the perspectives of people with communication impairments; developmental speech and language impairments; evidence-based practice. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Curtis, Dr Emer
Lecturer Above The Bar
Management controls were traditionally thought to hinder innovation and creativity in organisations, however, more recent research suggests that management controls can foster innovation if used in an enabling or interactive manner. My research interest focuses on the relationship between control system use, strategy and innovation in organisations. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
O’Flaherty, Prof Michael
Est Professor In Human Rights Law
United Nations and human rights protection - law and practice as related to treaty bodies, Human Rights Council, OHCHR and other UN actors / The theory and practice of human rights protection work / Civil and Political Rights / Freedoms of Opinion and Expression / Human rights and LGBTI issues / National human rights institutions / Domestic implementation of international human rights norms / Human rights diplomacy Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
O’Flaherty, Prof Michael
Est Professor In Human Rights Law
United Nations and human rights protection - law and practice as related to treaty bodies, Human Rights Council, OHCHR and other UN actors / The theory and practice of human rights protection work / Civil and Political Rights / Freedoms of Opinion and Expression / Human rights and LGBTI issues / National human rights institutions / Domestic implementation of international human rights norms / Human rights diplomacy Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Equality, Identity, Gender & Culture
Taylor, Dr. George
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Contemporary State theory.Risk and politics; environmental politics; food regulation, GMOs. Irish State Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
McCluskey, Dr. Aisling
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
This research proposal resides within the field of Mathematics Education. It proposes to undertake an in-depth study of the mathematical ability and creativity of mathematics students across two institutions, NUI Galway and Queen’s University Belfast, against the backdrop of very different education systems. My other research interests lie within analytic topology and order theory. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Holloway, Dr Jennifer
Lecturer Above The Bar
Investigating effects of parent and sibling education/supports on outcomes for children with ASD. Predictors and behavioural interventions for social inclusion of children with ASD. Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Evidence based interventions for improving educational outcomes. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Holloway, Dr Jennifer
Lecturer Above The Bar
Investigating effects of parent and sibling education/supports on outcomes for children with ASD. Predictors and behavioural interventions for social inclusion of children with ASD. Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Evidence based interventions for improving educational outcomes. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
O’Sullivan, Dr Kevin
Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
My primary research interests are in the history of decolonisation and the legacies of imperialism, globalisation, international relations, and contemporary Irish history. That work has recently led me to focus on two fields in particular: the history of humanitarianism and development, and of NGOs. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
O’Sullivan, Dr Kevin
Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
My primary research interests are in the history of decolonisation and the legacies of imperialism, globalisation, international relations, and contemporary Irish history. That work has recently led me to focus on two fields in particular: the history of humanitarianism and development, and of NGOs. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Hilliard, Dr. Rachel
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Dynamic capabilities (routinised processes for change) as a determinant of the capacity of organisations to innovate successfully, innovation to be understood broadly as commercialisation of new products or adoption of technical change, undertaken in response to commercial strategies or environment demands. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Mahon, Dr. Marie
Lecturer Above The Bar
Development of rural regions, processes of rural innovation, capacity-building, governance and knowledge systems, particularly in the context of globalization and concerns around rural sustainability. Rural-urban fringe locations- impacts of social and economic change, changing perceptions of rurality. Management of private housing estates- planning, participatory democracy, civic engagement. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Whelan, Dr Eoin
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests focus on understanding how technologies such as social media and big data influence human behaviour, and important organisational outcomes such as productivity, innovation, and decision making. My research has mostly involved using social network analysis techniques to understand information flows and collaboration patterns within and between organisations, and to explain phenomenon such as information overload. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Quinn, Prof. Gerard
Professor
Disability rights in international and national law and policy. This includes issues such as civic engagement of persons with disabilities, financial independence and wealth accumulation strategies, enhancing corporate culture to make it receptive to the talents of disabled people, and health and safety law as a barrier to independent living. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Groarke, Dr Annmarie
Senior Lecturer
Psychological interventions for patients with cancer. Illness cognitions and health outcomes, coping and adjustment in chronic illness. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Cullinan, Dr John
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests lie in the application of econometric and spatial modelling techniques in the fields of health economics, environmental economics and spatial economics. I am currently working on a number of programmes of research in these areas. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
O’Connor, Dr Anne
Lecturer Above The Bar
Translation from Italian into English, 19th-century Italy, nationalism and culture, historical novel, Ireland and Italy in the 19th-century, monuments and memory, cultural memory. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Fahy, Dr Frances
Lecturer Above The Bar
As an active researcher and lecturer in human geography and environmental planning my main expertise and research interests include: socio-environment interaction; environmental planning including EIA and SEA; sustainable development; sustainability tools including indicators and community mapping; environmental governance; LA21 and planning at all scales; sustainable consumption; waste management policy and planning; sustainable communities; quality of life; and research methods. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Hodgins, Dr Margaret
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Workplace health promotion; The settings approach within health promotion; Healthy ageing. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Garrett, Dr. Paul Michael
Senior Lecturer
Social theory and social work, ’modernisation’ of social work and social care. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Fives, Dr Allyn
Lecturer Below The Bar
My research interests are in two fields: political philosophy and applied social science. My social science interests are in the areas of quantitative studies of children’s reading and reading self-beliefs and parenting programmes. My philosophy interests are in the areas of research ethics, power and childhood, and the political thought of Rawls and MacIntyre. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Fives, Dr Allyn
Lecturer Below The Bar
My research interests are in two fields: political philosophy and applied social science. My social science interests are in the areas of quantitative studies of children’s reading and reading self-beliefs and parenting programmes. My philosophy interests are in the areas of research ethics, power and childhood, and the political thought of Rawls and MacIntyre. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Fives, Dr Allyn
Lecturer Below The Bar
My research interests are in two fields: political philosophy and applied social science. My social science interests are in the areas of quantitative studies of children’s reading and reading self-beliefs and parenting programmes. My philosophy interests are in the areas of research ethics, power and childhood, and the political thought of Rawls and MacIntyre. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Dolan, Prof Patrick
Personal Professor
Family support, social support, resilience, reflective practice and service development, youth mentoring models. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
McDonagh, Dr. John
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Rural development and rural environments (rural restructuring, agricultural change, rural transport, natural resources). Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
McGrath, Dr Brian
Lecturer Above The Bar
Cultural traditions and development, migration, rural society and change, children/young people and social support, intergenerational relationships, and community governance. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Goggins, Dr Jamie
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Jamie’s research activities span a wide range of areas, including (i)computational mechanics; (ii) earthquake engineering; (iii) energy efficient buildings; (iv) life cycle assessment; (v) marine renewable energy; (vi) structural control and health monitoring,(vii) structural engineering; (viii) sustainable construction technologies; and (ix) systems modelling of the built environment. Research projects typically involve laboratory testing, full-scale physical tests, numerical modelling and analysis. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Goggins, Dr Jamie
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Jamie’s research activities span a wide range of areas, including (i)computational mechanics; (ii) earthquake engineering; (iii) energy efficient buildings; (iv) life cycle assessment; (v) marine renewable energy; (vi) structural control and health monitoring,(vii) structural engineering; (viii) sustainable construction technologies; and (ix) systems modelling of the built environment. Research projects typically involve laboratory testing, full-scale physical tests, numerical modelling and analysis. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Zhan, Prof Xinmin
Personal Professor
Environmental engineering. Energy. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Raghavendran, Dr. Srinivasan
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research is focused on a number of major themes in the areas of Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Political Economy, and Complex Systems. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Byrne, Dr Molly
Research Senior Lecturer
Health psychology, in particular: the application of psychological theory to health behaviour change interventions. Chronic disease (particularly coronary heart disease and diabetes): self-management and psychosocial aspects. Sexual function and intimate relationship problems among those with chronic illness. Blood donation behaviour. Enhancing physical activity, particularly active commuting (walking and cycling). Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
O’Halloran, Mr Martin
Post Doctoral Researcher
Digital signal processing, with applications in electromagnetic imaging, therapeutics and modelling, biomedical engineering, and mobile healthcare. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
O’Halloran, Mr Martin
Post Doctoral Researcher
Digital signal processing, with applications in electromagnetic imaging, therapeutics and modelling, biomedical engineering, and mobile healthcare. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Pursell, Dr. Lisa
Lecturer Below The Bar
Health inequalities; environmental health; health impact assessment methodologies and evaluation. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Ward, Dr Eilis
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Cosmopolitanism and Buddhist social theory as applied in the context of normative international relations theory, prostitution and sex trafficking from a policy and human rights perspective. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
O’Hora, Dr. Denis
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
I work on the science of learning and decision making. My lab uses novel data collection techniques (e.g., action dynamics), usually programmed into basic gaming interfaces, to explore these topics. We also use complex analyses of behavioural and neural measures (nonlinear time series). I am also interested in developing applications of the psychology of learning and decision making in educational, organizational and security contexts. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
O’Hora, Dr. Denis
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
I work on the science of learning and decision making. My lab uses novel data collection techniques (e.g., action dynamics), usually programmed into basic gaming interfaces, to explore these topics. We also use complex analyses of behavioural and neural measures (nonlinear time series). I am also interested in developing applications of the psychology of learning and decision making in educational, organizational and security contexts. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Molcho, Dr. Michal
Lecturer Above The Bar
Areas of research cover; adolescent health ; social inequalities; violence and injury prevention; Immigrant health. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Kenny, Dr Kate
Lecturer Above The Bar
Subjectivity and identity in relation to workplaces and organizations. I am interested in how what we do for work, the kinds of organisations we belong to, and the relationships we have at work, can all affect our sense of self. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Equality, Identity, Gender & Culture
Curtin, Prof. Chris
Professor
Agrarian politics, community development, Mexican politics, governance and natural resource development, and social networks and family and neighbourhood resilience. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
O’Connor, Dr Paul
Lecturer Above The Bar
Patient safety, human factors, human performance in high risk work environments, medical simulation, team training, training evaluation, mishap investigation, safety climate, safety culture Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Hanly, Mr Conor
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Criminal Law; Criminal Justice; Criminal Trial Process; Legal History Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Gethin, Dr Georgina
Senior Lecturer
Wound managment and tissue repair. This includes the science of wounds, their prevention and management. In particular I am interrested in assessment of the wound bed, wound diagnostics, wound pH, palliative wound care,honey and wound healing, evidence based practice and epidemiology. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Ledwith, Dr Valerie
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research explores geographies of marginalisation and exclusion, particularly diversity, difference and socio-spatial mobility. I examine residential segregation and educational inequality in migrant communities and am collaborating on projects with colleagues (Health Promotion, Psychology) examining active commuting and adolescent eating patterns. I incorporate GIS and mixed methodologies in my work. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Molloy, Dr Gerard
Lecturer Above The Bar
Gerry’s primary research interests focus on the question, ’How does the immediate social environment and one’s personality influence health and illness across the lifespan?’ In this work self-regulation models from behavioural sciences are used to understand how aspects of social relationships interact with individual differences to influence health and illness throughout life. The two core research areas that provide the context to much of this work are Behavioural Medicine and Health Psychology. Specific current research questions and interests include: 1. How can adherence to medications be enhanced? 2. How are personality and coronary heart disease related? 3. The psychobiology of aspects of emotional distress (loneliness, depression and anxiety) and cardiovascular disease Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Heinz, Dr Manuela
Lecturer Below The Bar
Initial teacher education, professional development of teachers, mentoring, modern language teaching, practitioner research, action research, classroom-based research Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Heinz, Dr Manuela
Lecturer Below The Bar
Initial teacher education, professional development of teachers, mentoring, modern language teaching, practitioner research, action research, classroom-based research Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
McGonagle, Ms. Marie
Senior Lecturer
Media and communications law, freedom of expression and information law digital, internet law, entertainment law. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Molloy, Dr Owen
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Business Process Management (Process Modelling, Monitoring and Simulation) Distributed Supply Chain Monitoring and Analytics Healthcare Pathway Modelling and Analysis Perishable Goods (e.g. Vaccine, Blood, Food) Supply Chain Network Modelling and Simulation Business Process Improvement Lean / Agile Systems and Software Development Software Engineering / Mobile / App Development Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Darcy, Dr Shane
Lecturer Above The Bar
Judicial development of international humanitarian law, business and human rights in Ireland. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Ryan, Dr Paul Andrew
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Innovation systems and industrial competitiveness. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Shiel, Professor Agnes
Professor
Acquired brain injury in adults; acquired disorders of consciousness: coma, the vegetative state and the minimally conscious state.; evidence based practice; neuro rehabilitation; cognitive and neuropsychological rehabilitation. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Piggins, Dr Ashley James
Senior Lecturer
Social choice theory, welfare economics, issues on the boundary of economics and philosophy. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Stewart, Dr Ian
Lecturer Above The Bar
The experimental analysis of language and cognition, applications of relational frame theory, philosophical issues in psychology. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
McCarthy, Dr. Alma
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Human Resource Development-training and development design, delivery, and effectiveness; leadership; work-Life balance-initiatives, uptake, impact (organisational and individual); 360° feedback processes/multi-source assessment; performance management. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Corcoran, Dr. Peter
Senior Lecturer
Embedded systems; Multimedia home networking; Digital imaging, Computational Photography, etc. Biometrics, Wireless, and powerline connectivity for Consumer Electronics applications. Computational & Digital Imaging with an emphasis on real-time implementations, embedded imaging solutions, digital cameras and smart-phone imaging; scene analysis, enhancement algorithms, HDR + ghosting, super-resolution, multi-focus, auto-focus and face analysis algorithms; GPU programming; hardware designs for parallelization of imaging primitives. Cloud computing systems for consumer electronics devices. Security and access technologies including biometrics driven systems. Biometrics with an emphasis on Face, Iris and Fingerprints; Face, Eye, Hands modeling & tracking. Consumer Electronics systems & devices; energy usage; social impacts. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Corcoran, Dr. Peter
Senior Lecturer
Embedded systems; Multimedia home networking; Digital imaging, Computational Photography, etc. Biometrics, Wireless, and powerline connectivity for Consumer Electronics applications. Computational & Digital Imaging with an emphasis on real-time implementations, embedded imaging solutions, digital cameras and smart-phone imaging; scene analysis, enhancement algorithms, HDR + ghosting, super-resolution, multi-focus, auto-focus and face analysis algorithms; GPU programming; hardware designs for parallelization of imaging primitives. Cloud computing systems for consumer electronics devices. Security and access technologies including biometrics driven systems. Biometrics with an emphasis on Face, Iris and Fingerprints; Face, Eye, Hands modeling & tracking. Consumer Electronics systems & devices; energy usage; social impacts. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Corcoran, Dr. Peter
Senior Lecturer
Embedded systems; Multimedia home networking; Digital imaging, Computational Photography, etc. Biometrics, Wireless, and powerline connectivity for Consumer Electronics applications. Computational & Digital Imaging with an emphasis on real-time implementations, embedded imaging solutions, digital cameras and smart-phone imaging; scene analysis, enhancement algorithms, HDR + ghosting, super-resolution, multi-focus, auto-focus and face analysis algorithms; GPU programming; hardware designs for parallelization of imaging primitives. Cloud computing systems for consumer electronics devices. Security and access technologies including biometrics driven systems. Biometrics with an emphasis on Face, Iris and Fingerprints; Face, Eye, Hands modeling & tracking. Consumer Electronics systems & devices; energy usage; social impacts. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Corcoran, Dr. Peter
Senior Lecturer
Embedded systems; Multimedia home networking; Digital imaging, Computational Photography, etc. Biometrics, Wireless, and powerline connectivity for Consumer Electronics applications. Computational & Digital Imaging with an emphasis on real-time implementations, embedded imaging solutions, digital cameras and smart-phone imaging; scene analysis, enhancement algorithms, HDR + ghosting, super-resolution, multi-focus, auto-focus and face analysis algorithms; GPU programming; hardware designs for parallelization of imaging primitives. Cloud computing systems for consumer electronics devices. Security and access technologies including biometrics driven systems. Biometrics with an emphasis on Face, Iris and Fingerprints; Face, Eye, Hands modeling & tracking. Consumer Electronics systems & devices; energy usage; social impacts. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Rau, Dr Henrike
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests lie in the areas of sustainability, sustainable consumption, transport and mobilities, focusing in particular on travel behaviour, attitudes towards mobility, different mobility cultures and the mobility-related (re-)distribution of temporal and spatial resources. I currently lead research on transport, mobilities and the ‘consumption of distance’ as part of ConsEnSus, a four-year collaborative project between Trinity College Dublin and NUI, Galway on consumption, environment and sustainability that is funded by the EPA Ireland (www.consensus.ie). My other areas of expertise include environmental sociology, social-scientific and interdisciplinary sustainability research and cross-cultural studies. I am particularly interested in the relationship between time use and sustainability. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Rau, Dr Henrike
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests lie in the areas of sustainability, sustainable consumption, transport and mobilities, focusing in particular on travel behaviour, attitudes towards mobility, different mobility cultures and the mobility-related (re-)distribution of temporal and spatial resources. I currently lead research on transport, mobilities and the ‘consumption of distance’ as part of ConsEnSus, a four-year collaborative project between Trinity College Dublin and NUI, Galway on consumption, environment and sustainability that is funded by the EPA Ireland (www.consensus.ie). My other areas of expertise include environmental sociology, social-scientific and interdisciplinary sustainability research and cross-cultural studies. I am particularly interested in the relationship between time use and sustainability. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Dundon, Prof. Tony
Personal Professor
Employment / Industrial Relations; Human Resource Management and Organisational Performance; Employee Voice; Employee Participation; Trade Union Organising; Social Partnership; Civil Society Organisations (CSO) as industrial relations actors Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Dundon, Prof. Tony
Personal Professor
Employment / Industrial Relations; Human Resource Management and Organisational Performance; Employee Voice; Employee Participation; Trade Union Organising; Social Partnership; Civil Society Organisations (CSO) as industrial relations actors Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Sixsmith, Dr Jane
Lecturer Above The Bar
Health communications; community health; qualitative methodologies; health services research. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Scharf, Professor Thomas
Personal Professor Of Social Gerontology
The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology is seeking to support PhD projects within its five priority areas: ageing and place; ageing and the life course; the economics of ageing; health and well-being in later life; and social policies for ageing societies. Details of current research projects and the research interests of staff can be found at: http://www.icsg.ie/ Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Scharf, Professor Thomas
Personal Professor Of Social Gerontology
The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology is seeking to support PhD projects within its five priority areas: ageing and place; ageing and the life course; the economics of ageing; health and well-being in later life; and social policies for ageing societies. Details of current research projects and the research interests of staff can be found at: http://www.icsg.ie/ Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Lyons, Prof. Gerard
Director - I.T. Centre
Medical informatics. Process modelling and simulation. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Lyons, Prof. Gerard
Director - I.T. Centre
Medical informatics. Process modelling and simulation. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Lyons, Prof. Gerard
Director - I.T. Centre
Medical informatics. Process modelling and simulation. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Business and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Lyons, Prof. Gerard
Director - I.T. Centre
Medical informatics. Process modelling and simulation. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Lyons, Prof. Gerard
Director - I.T. Centre
Medical informatics. Process modelling and simulation. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Coate, Dr. Kelly
Lecturer Above The Bar
Higher education: globalisation; curriculum, teaching and learning, creativity, policy. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Keys, Dr Mary
Lecturer Above The Bar
Mental health and human rights law, legal capacity and law and older people. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Law and Human Rights
Boland, Dr. Josephine
Senior Lecturer
Curriculum mapping Medical education Civic engagement Community engaged research Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Boland, Dr. Josephine
Senior Lecturer
Curriculum mapping Medical education Civic engagement Community engaged research Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
Boland, Dr. Josephine
Senior Lecturer
Curriculum mapping Medical education Civic engagement Community engaged research Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Farren, Mr Patrick
Lecturer Above The Bar
Modern languages in teacher education. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Byrne, Dr Anne
Senior Lecturer
Personal and communal narratives-letters, diaries, visual, artefactual archival material on private and professional identities, auto/biographies, auto/communial/ethnographies. PhD projects from a narrative inquiry perspective pertaining to historical ethnographies or anthropology of Ireland (e.g., Harvard-Irish Mission 1930-1936) for example and non-literary biographical studies of women in 20th century Ireland welcome. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Lifecourse & Independent Living
Byrne, Dr Anne
Senior Lecturer
Personal and communal narratives-letters, diaries, visual, artefactual archival material on private and professional identities, auto/biographies, auto/communial/ethnographies. PhD projects from a narrative inquiry perspective pertaining to historical ethnographies or anthropology of Ireland (e.g., Harvard-Irish Mission 1930-1936) for example and non-literary biographical studies of women in 20th century Ireland welcome. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Equality, Identity, Gender & Culture
Byrne, Dr Anne
Senior Lecturer
Personal and communal narratives-letters, diaries, visual, artefactual archival material on private and professional identities, auto/biographies, auto/communial/ethnographies. PhD projects from a narrative inquiry perspective pertaining to historical ethnographies or anthropology of Ireland (e.g., Harvard-Irish Mission 1930-1936) for example and non-literary biographical studies of women in 20th century Ireland welcome. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Byrne, Dr Anne
Senior Lecturer
Personal and communal narratives-letters, diaries, visual, artefactual archival material on private and professional identities, auto/biographies, auto/communial/ethnographies. PhD projects from a narrative inquiry perspective pertaining to historical ethnographies or anthropology of Ireland (e.g., Harvard-Irish Mission 1930-1936) for example and non-literary biographical studies of women in 20th century Ireland welcome. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Society & Politics
Spillane, Prof Charles
Professor
The Genetics & Biotechnology Lab of Prof. Charles Spillane conducts both fundamental and applied research on topics of genetic, epigenetic and/or biotechnological interest, using a combination of wet-lab and bioinformatic approaches. The SpillaneLab conducts genetics research on both plant, crop and animal systems, with a particular focus on harnessing the power of model genetic organisms such as Arabidopsis thaliana. Our group also has research interests in science policy & communication. The SpillaneLab is engaged in advanced plant and agribiosciences for sustainable development, particularly in relation to the application of agricultural sciences and biotechnologies for meeting needs in developing countries. See lab website: www.spillanelab.org Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Environmental Sustainability & Development
Spillane, Prof Charles
Professor
The Genetics & Biotechnology Lab of Prof. Charles Spillane conducts both fundamental and applied research on topics of genetic, epigenetic and/or biotechnological interest, using a combination of wet-lab and bioinformatic approaches. The SpillaneLab conducts genetics research on both plant, crop and animal systems, with a particular focus on harnessing the power of model genetic organisms such as Arabidopsis thaliana. Our group also has research interests in science policy & communication. The SpillaneLab is engaged in advanced plant and agribiosciences for sustainable development, particularly in relation to the application of agricultural sciences and biotechnologies for meeting needs in developing countries. See lab website: www.spillanelab.org Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Innovation, Creativity & the Smart Economy
McCauley, Dr Veronica
Lecturer Above The Bar
Science education methodologies and assessment, Science outreach activities and evaluation techniques, The integration of technology in education, virtual environments in science education, innovative pedagogical models of teaching and learning. Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy Education
Ó Muráile, Dr. Nollaig
Senior Lecturer
Irish place-names, personal names, and surnames, medieval Irish genealogies, late medieval Irish learned families, Irish manuscript tradition post-1200, Irish scribes and scholars, unpublished writings of Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh, Tadhg Ó Cianáin and the ‘Flight of the Earls’, Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, early modern Irish prose-including translations from English and Latin. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Myers, Dr Lindsay
Lecturer Above The Bar
Children’s literature and film adaptation, Italian children’s literature, creativity and the arts in education, children’s literature and translation. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Sangrador-Vegas, Ms Begona
University Teacher
Applied linguistics: second language acquisition and inter-language studies. Economic and social issues in contemporary Spain. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Tonra, Dr Justin
University Fellow(Teaching And Research)
Digital humanities, book history, textual studies, bibliography, scholarly editing, nineteenth-century literature, Romanticism, literary hermeneutics, theories of authorship, print culture, publishing history, text-mining and data analytics. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Tonra, Dr Justin
University Fellow(Teaching And Research)
Digital humanities, book history, textual studies, bibliography, scholarly editing, nineteenth-century literature, Romanticism, literary hermeneutics, theories of authorship, print culture, publishing history, text-mining and data analytics. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Tonra, Dr Justin
University Fellow(Teaching And Research)
Digital humanities, book history, textual studies, bibliography, scholarly editing, nineteenth-century literature, Romanticism, literary hermeneutics, theories of authorship, print culture, publishing history, text-mining and data analytics. Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Tonra, Dr Justin
University Fellow(Teaching And Research)
Digital humanities, book history, textual studies, bibliography, scholarly editing, nineteenth-century literature, Romanticism, literary hermeneutics, theories of authorship, print culture, publishing history, text-mining and data analytics. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Tonra, Dr Justin
University Fellow(Teaching And Research)
Digital humanities, book history, textual studies, bibliography, scholarly editing, nineteenth-century literature, Romanticism, literary hermeneutics, theories of authorship, print culture, publishing history, text-mining and data analytics. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Clear, Dr. Caitriona
Senior Lecturer
History of women, social history of Ireland and Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Tracy, Mr Tony
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
My current research centres on Irish cinema and the history of Irish American cinema across all periods, with an emphasis on considerations of masculinity. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Forrestal, Dr Alison
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
My research interests include the history of early modern France and the Catholic Reformation. My current research project examines the development and impact of distinct aspects of religious reform, specifically the ‘mission of charity’ promoted by Vincent de Paul, and the creation of networks of devout affinities during the seventeenth century. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Frazier, Prof. Adrian
Personal Professor
The poetry of W.B. Yeats, Maud Gonne and France, 20th century Irish theatre, George Moore, the films of John Ford, Oscar Wilde, creative nonfiction, Irish poets since the 1970s, creative industry, biography, descriptive writing, beauty in/of literature, Irish culture studies. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Mannion, Ms. Mary
University Teacher
Translation studies, literature and spirituality, French-Canadian literature, especially women’s writing, 20th-century French Literature. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Mannion, Ms. Mary
University Teacher
Translation studies, literature and spirituality, French-Canadian literature, especially women’s writing, 20th-century French Literature. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Del Pilar Alderete-Diez, Dr. Maria
University Teacher
Second language acquisition and language teaching and learning. Translation, interpreting, and audiovisual translation and production. Creation of teaching and learning materials. Service learning and language learning. Children’s literature and children’s studies. Contrastive linguistics. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Carney, Dr Clíodhna
Lecturer Above The Bar
Chaucer, medieval poetics, gifts and exchange, Spenser’s Faerie Queene. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
McIvor, Dr Charlotte
Lecturer Below The Bar
Modern and contemporary Irish performance; practice as research; theatre for social change; interculturalism, migration and performance; gender and sexuality; transnational feminisms; critical race theory. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
McIvor, Dr Charlotte
Lecturer Below The Bar
Modern and contemporary Irish performance; practice as research; theatre for social change; interculturalism, migration and performance; gender and sexuality; transnational feminisms; critical race theory. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
McIvor, Dr Charlotte
Lecturer Below The Bar
Modern and contemporary Irish performance; practice as research; theatre for social change; interculturalism, migration and performance; gender and sexuality; transnational feminisms; critical race theory. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Moran, Dr Padraic
Lecturer Below The Bar
Education in late antiquity and the early medieval west. The study of Latin, Greek, and Hebrew in early medieval Ireland. Glossed manuscripts and textual commentaries. Glossaries and early lexicography. Classical and Celtic historical linguistics. Digital editing and electronic scholarly resources. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Jones, Dr Carleton
Lecturer Above The Bar
The development of prehistoric societies in Ireland with a particular focus on the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age periods. Also: Neolithic and Bronze Age landscapes, regionality in prehistoric Ireland, and the prehistory of the Burren. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Downey, Dr Clodagh
Lecturer Below The Bar
Celtic Studies, Old and Middle Irish language and literature, Middle Irish poetry, Dindshenchas Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Bergh, Mr. Stefan
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
My main research interest is the interaction between people, place and landscape in prehistory. This is expressed in more specific research areas such as the role of mountains, the location and structure of settlements and the creation and use of ritual monuments. Other areas of research involve dating and lithic technologies. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Lannegrand, Dr. Sylvie
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
French autobiography and diary writing, contemporary French novel. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Barr, Dr Rebecca Anne
Lecturer
Literature of the ‘long’ eighteenth century, masculinity and literature, printing and print culture, the novel: contemporary poetry and visual culture.  Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Kane, Dr. Aidan
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Economics of historical Irish public finances (18th to 20th century), historical fiscal dataset construction Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Kane, Dr. Aidan
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Economics of historical Irish public finances (18th to 20th century), historical fiscal dataset construction Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Hall, Dr Anthony
Lecturer Above The Bar
Learning Sciences, technology-enhanced learning (TEL), particular interest in narrative/narratology in education, and the design of ICTs (information and communications technologies) to enhance storytelling, meaning-making and educational autobiography, research interests also include pedagogical innovation in subject specific domains: English, ICT, Mathematics and Physical Education. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Cooke, Mr. Ruadhán
University Teacher
French Canadian literature and society; commercial French. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Walsh, Dr. John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sochtheangeolaíocht na Gaeilge, beartas teanga, reachtaíocht teanga, idé-eolaíocht teanga, mionteangacha agus na meáin chumarsáide, teanga agus forbairt shocheacnamaíoch. Sociolinguistics of Irish, language policy, language legislation, language ideology, minority language media, language and socio-economic development. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Walsh, Dr. John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sochtheangeolaíocht na Gaeilge, beartas teanga, reachtaíocht teanga, idé-eolaíocht teanga, mionteangacha agus na meáin chumarsáide, teanga agus forbairt shocheacnamaíoch. Sociolinguistics of Irish, language policy, language legislation, language ideology, minority language media, language and socio-economic development. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Walsh, Dr. John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sochtheangeolaíocht na Gaeilge, beartas teanga, reachtaíocht teanga, idé-eolaíocht teanga, mionteangacha agus na meáin chumarsáide, teanga agus forbairt shocheacnamaíoch. Sociolinguistics of Irish, language policy, language legislation, language ideology, minority language media, language and socio-economic development. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Cronin, Dr Nessa
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sense of place and Irish culture and writing; Irish Literary Geographies; Philosophies of space and place; Irish historical cartography; Irish Studies; Colonial and Post-colonial Geographies. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Cronin, Dr Nessa
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sense of place and Irish culture and writing; Irish Literary Geographies; Philosophies of space and place; Irish historical cartography; Irish Studies; Colonial and Post-colonial Geographies. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Cronin, Dr Nessa
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sense of place and Irish culture and writing; Irish Literary Geographies; Philosophies of space and place; Irish historical cartography; Irish Studies; Colonial and Post-colonial Geographies. Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Cronin, Dr Nessa
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sense of place and Irish culture and writing; Irish Literary Geographies; Philosophies of space and place; Irish historical cartography; Irish Studies; Colonial and Post-colonial Geographies. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Cronin, Dr Nessa
Lecturer Above The Bar
Sense of place and Irish culture and writing; Irish Literary Geographies; Philosophies of space and place; Irish historical cartography; Irish Studies; Colonial and Post-colonial Geographies. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Isaac, Dr. Graham R.
Lecturer Above The Bar
Comparative and general linguistics of the Celtic languages. Ancient Continental Celtic languages. Early Welsh language and literature, especially the transmission of early Welsh poetry. Early Irish language and literature. Poetics and metrics. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Holohan, Dr Conn
Lecturer Below The Bar
My research interests include Deleuzian film theory, film space and landscape, gender and sexuality onscreen, Irish and Spanish national cinemas and the short film. My current research project explores utopian spaces in film. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
McLoughlin, Dr Laura
University Teacher
Applied linguistics. Audiovisual translation: subtitling. Didactics of Translation. Language teaching methodology. Languages and e-learning. Second language acquisition. Technologies for Language teaching/learning. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Ní Dhonnchadha, An Toll. Máirín
Ollamh Le Sean & Mean-Ghaeilge
Language and literature of the Old and Middle Irish period (c. 600-1200), including the editing of literary and historical texts, linguistic topics, studies in secular and ecclesiastical culture, and gender issues in the medieval Gaelic world. Also research on aspects of ‘The Connacht Project’ (www.nuigalway.ie/oldirish). Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Ní Dhonnchadha, An Toll. Máirín
Ollamh Le Sean & Mean-Ghaeilge
Language and literature of the Old and Middle Irish period (c. 600-1200), including the editing of literary and historical texts, linguistic topics, studies in secular and ecclesiastical culture, and gender issues in the medieval Gaelic world. Also research on aspects of ‘The Connacht Project’ (www.nuigalway.ie/oldirish). Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Ní Dhonnchadha, An Toll. Máirín
Ollamh Le Sean & Mean-Ghaeilge
Language and literature of the Old and Middle Irish period (c. 600-1200), including the editing of literary and historical texts, linguistic topics, studies in secular and ecclesiastical culture, and gender issues in the medieval Gaelic world. Also research on aspects of ‘The Connacht Project’ (www.nuigalway.ie/oldirish). Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Ní Dhonnchadha, An Toll. Máirín
Ollamh Le Sean & Mean-Ghaeilge
Language and literature of the Old and Middle Irish period (c. 600-1200), including the editing of literary and historical texts, linguistic topics, studies in secular and ecclesiastical culture, and gender issues in the medieval Gaelic world. Also research on aspects of ‘The Connacht Project’ (www.nuigalway.ie/oldirish). Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Ní Dhonnchadha, An Toll. Máirín
Ollamh Le Sean & Mean-Ghaeilge
Language and literature of the Old and Middle Irish period (c. 600-1200), including the editing of literary and historical texts, linguistic topics, studies in secular and ecclesiastical culture, and gender issues in the medieval Gaelic world. Also research on aspects of ‘The Connacht Project’ (www.nuigalway.ie/oldirish). Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Daly, Dr Eve
Lecturer Above The Bar
Application of geophysical techniques to the study of karst hydrogeology and freshwater/saltwater intrusion across the coastal zone of the west of Ireland. Interests in environmental and archaeological geophysics. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Bartoloni, Prof Paolo
Professor
20th-century Italian literature, especially the works of Calvino, Caproni, and Svevo, Italian surrealism (Bontempelli, Savinio, ). Comparative literature, especially the works of Agamben, Benjamin, Blanchot, Heidegger, Lacan, and Perniola. Modernism, and the relation between the organic and inorganic. Notion of thingness, the body as thing and things as bodies. Comparative Literary Studies, Translation Studies, Critical Theory, 20th Century Italian Culture, transcultural expression and transnational experience, place-making. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Bartoloni, Prof Paolo
Professor
20th-century Italian literature, especially the works of Calvino, Caproni, and Svevo, Italian surrealism (Bontempelli, Savinio, ). Comparative literature, especially the works of Agamben, Benjamin, Blanchot, Heidegger, Lacan, and Perniola. Modernism, and the relation between the organic and inorganic. Notion of thingness, the body as thing and things as bodies. Comparative Literary Studies, Translation Studies, Critical Theory, 20th Century Italian Culture, transcultural expression and transnational experience, place-making. Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Bartoloni, Prof Paolo
Professor
20th-century Italian literature, especially the works of Calvino, Caproni, and Svevo, Italian surrealism (Bontempelli, Savinio, ). Comparative literature, especially the works of Agamben, Benjamin, Blanchot, Heidegger, Lacan, and Perniola. Modernism, and the relation between the organic and inorganic. Notion of thingness, the body as thing and things as bodies. Comparative Literary Studies, Translation Studies, Critical Theory, 20th Century Italian Culture, transcultural expression and transnational experience, place-making. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Bartoloni, Prof Paolo
Professor
20th-century Italian literature, especially the works of Calvino, Caproni, and Svevo, Italian surrealism (Bontempelli, Savinio, ). Comparative literature, especially the works of Agamben, Benjamin, Blanchot, Heidegger, Lacan, and Perniola. Modernism, and the relation between the organic and inorganic. Notion of thingness, the body as thing and things as bodies. Comparative Literary Studies, Translation Studies, Critical Theory, 20th Century Italian Culture, transcultural expression and transnational experience, place-making. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Kenna, Dr Padraic
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Housing rights: Rights based approach to housing policies in Europe: housing law and policy: globalization and housing mortgages and housing finance: social housing: regulation: disability rights: independent living and housing: law reform. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Fitzpatrick, Professor Elizabeth
Personal Professor
Cultural landscapes of historical Ireland, Medieval and early modern Gaelic civilisation, Assembly culture in Ireland and medieval Europe, Urban settlement in traditional societies, Churches in their landscapes. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Fitzpatrick, Professor Elizabeth
Personal Professor
Cultural landscapes of historical Ireland, Medieval and early modern Gaelic civilisation, Assembly culture in Ireland and medieval Europe, Urban settlement in traditional societies, Churches in their landscapes. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Antonijevic-Elliott, Dr Stanislava
Lecturer Below The Bar
Research includes; syntactic characteristics of verbs; bilingualism; language impairments Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Pusse, Dr Tina-Karen
Lecturer Above The Bar
Ecocriticism, gender studies, German poetry of the early 20th century. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Pusse, Dr Tina-Karen
Lecturer Above The Bar
Ecocriticism, gender studies, German poetry of the early 20th century. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Pusse, Dr Tina-Karen
Lecturer Above The Bar
Ecocriticism, gender studies, German poetry of the early 20th century. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Byrnes, Dr Deirdre
University Teacher
Deirdre’s research interests include the writing of Monika Maron, GDR literature, post-Wende writing, and memory discourses. She would be particularly interested in working with students on the following research areas: memory discourses, memorialization and the politics of memory, contemporary women writers in German-language literature, and writing in a totalitarian system. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Emerson, Dr Catherine
Lecturer Above The Bar
History of the book, particularly in French. Early editions of medieval French texts. French chronicle of the middle ages. Modern medievalisms. Medieval French literature and language Belgian society and culture. The Burgundian court of the fifteenth century. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Shaughnessy, Dr. Lorna
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Modern Mexican and Central American poetry, the uses of classical mythology in 20th century Mexican and Central American literatures, and  poetry in translation (theory and practice). Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Kelly, Dr Lorraine
Lecturer Below The Bar
Latin American Literature, specifically women writers. Gender studies in a Latin American context. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Boland, Dr Mel
Lecturer Above The Bar
Translation studies, contemporary Latin American literature, language planning. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Quinn, Dr Kathleen
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Latin American historical fiction (especially that dealing with the legacy of colonial encounters, and the establishment of the modern nations). Spanish-language crime narrative. Comparative studies in the crime genre. Chilean history, politics, and culture. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
O’Sullivan, Dr Kevin
Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
My primary research interests are in the history of decolonisation and the legacies of imperialism, globalisation, international relations, and contemporary Irish history. That work has recently led me to focus on two fields in particular: the history of humanitarianism and development, and of NGOs. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Stoneman, Prof Rod
Personal Professor
Visual culture, film and politics, Jean-Luc Godard, the avant garde, early cinema. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Butler, Ms Valerie
Part-Time Teaching Assistant
3D collaborative virtual environments (CVEs), immersive virtual environments, creative design, human-computer interaction (HCI), teamwork and organisational behaviour, computational visualisation tools and techniques Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
O’Connor, Dr Anne
Lecturer Above The Bar
Translation from Italian into English, 19th-century Italy, nationalism and culture, historical novel, Ireland and Italy in the 19th-century, monuments and memory, cultural memory. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
O’Connor, Dr Anne
Lecturer Above The Bar
Translation from Italian into English, 19th-century Italy, nationalism and culture, historical novel, Ireland and Italy in the 19th-century, monuments and memory, cultural memory. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
O’Connor, Dr Anne
Lecturer Above The Bar
Translation from Italian into English, 19th-century Italy, nationalism and culture, historical novel, Ireland and Italy in the 19th-century, monuments and memory, cultural memory. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
O’Connor, Dr Anne
Lecturer Above The Bar
Translation from Italian into English, 19th-century Italy, nationalism and culture, historical novel, Ireland and Italy in the 19th-century, monuments and memory, cultural memory. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Ó Laoire, Dr Liam Lillis
Leachtoir Gaeilge
Transformations and performances in the Atlantic World: Evidence from folklore and popular culture. Folklore and Literature. Béaloideas na Gaeilge. An Amhránaíocht, An Scéalaíocht.An Béaloideas agus an Litríocht. An cultúr traidisiúnta. Comparáidí traschultúrtha. Athrú agus leanúnachas sa traidisiún. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Ó Laoire, Dr Liam Lillis
Leachtoir Gaeilge
Transformations and performances in the Atlantic World: Evidence from folklore and popular culture. Folklore and Literature. Béaloideas na Gaeilge. An Amhránaíocht, An Scéalaíocht.An Béaloideas agus an Litríocht. An cultúr traidisiúnta. Comparáidí traschultúrtha. Athrú agus leanúnachas sa traidisiún. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Ó Laoire, Dr Liam Lillis
Leachtoir Gaeilge
Transformations and performances in the Atlantic World: Evidence from folklore and popular culture. Folklore and Literature. Béaloideas na Gaeilge. An Amhránaíocht, An Scéalaíocht.An Béaloideas agus an Litríocht. An cultúr traidisiúnta. Comparáidí traschultúrtha. Athrú agus leanúnachas sa traidisiún. Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Ó Laoire, Dr Liam Lillis
Leachtoir Gaeilge
Transformations and performances in the Atlantic World: Evidence from folklore and popular culture. Folklore and Literature. Béaloideas na Gaeilge. An Amhránaíocht, An Scéalaíocht.An Béaloideas agus an Litríocht. An cultúr traidisiúnta. Comparáidí traschultúrtha. Athrú agus leanúnachas sa traidisiún. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Ó Laoire, Dr Liam Lillis
Leachtoir Gaeilge
Transformations and performances in the Atlantic World: Evidence from folklore and popular culture. Folklore and Literature. Béaloideas na Gaeilge. An Amhránaíocht, An Scéalaíocht.An Béaloideas agus an Litríocht. An cultúr traidisiúnta. Comparáidí traschultúrtha. Athrú agus leanúnachas sa traidisiún. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Herring, Dr Edward
Senior Lecturer
The archaeology of South Italy in the Iron Age and Classical periods, especially South Italian matt-painted pottery and South Italian red-figure. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Healy, Dr Róisín
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Modern German history, modern Polish history, Irish contacts and comparisons with continental Europe from 1750 to 2000, nationalism and colonial relationships in central Europe, religion and church-state relations in central Europe, history of suicide. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Ó Cróinín, An Toll. Dáibhí
Personal Professor
Ireland, Britain and Europe during the Early Middle Ages, computistics, medieval Latin palaeography, Irish traditional music and song. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Cunningham, Dr. John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Labour history; the dynamics of social conflict in urban and rural Ireland; Irish local history: modern Ireland, especially education. Current research project investigates social conflict during periods of food scarcity in 18th and 19th century Ireland. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Cunningham, Dr. John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Labour history; the dynamics of social conflict in urban and rural Ireland; Irish local history: modern Ireland, especially education. Current research project investigates social conflict during periods of food scarcity in 18th and 19th century Ireland. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
McCormack, Dr Frances
Lecturer Above The Bar
I am willing to supervise projects on Old and Middle English language and literature, religious literature, Irish-English literary dialect, and the writings of Graham Greene. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
McCormack, Dr Frances
Lecturer Above The Bar
I am willing to supervise projects on Old and Middle English language and literature, religious literature, Irish-English literary dialect, and the writings of Graham Greene. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
McCormack, Dr Frances
Lecturer Above The Bar
I am willing to supervise projects on Old and Middle English language and literature, religious literature, Irish-English literary dialect, and the writings of Graham Greene. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Carey, Prof Daniel
Personal Professor
Richard Hakluyt and early modern travel (including editing of The Principal Navigations for OUP), the relationship between travel and natural history, intellectual history including Locke, the Scottish Enlightenment and philosophies of human nature, the history and philosophy of money in the Enlightenment. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Doyle, Dr Tsarina
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests include epistemology and metaphysics in early and late modern philosophy, with particular emphasis on Leibniz, Kant and Nietzsche. I am also interested in how these historically situated approaches intersect with contemporary debates. I am currently working on issues of cognition, value and culture in Nietzsche’s writings. I am interested in supervising postgraduate research on any of the above areas. Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Ellis, Prof. Steven
Prof. Of History
British and Irish History, 15th-17th centuries with a particular interest in such topics as state formation, frontiers, and regions. Current research includes a book comparing two frontier regions, Northumberland in the English far north and Meath in the English Pale in Ireland, in the early Tudor period, and EU projects ENGLOBE (Enlightenment and Globalization) and CLIOH WORLD (Regional and Transnational History). Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Mooney, Dr Sinéad
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests include modernism, gender, Irish literature, particularly Irish women’s writing, and the work of Samuel Beckett. I have just published a Beckett monograph (A Tongue Not Mine: Beckett and Translation, Oxford University Press, 2011). My current research project is on Irish women’s modernism. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Crosson, Dr Séan
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests include Irish film, ethnicity and film, the Irish language and film, the digital humanities, Irish Literature (particularly the relationship between poetry and music), national cinemas, and film and sport. My current research project examines the representation of sport in film, the subject of a conference and several symposia held in the Huston School over the past five years, and of my monograph SPORT AND FILM (Routledge, 2013). Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Crosson, Dr Séan
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests include Irish film, ethnicity and film, the Irish language and film, the digital humanities, Irish Literature (particularly the relationship between poetry and music), national cinemas, and film and sport. My current research project examines the representation of sport in film, the subject of a conference and several symposia held in the Huston School over the past five years, and of my monograph SPORT AND FILM (Routledge, 2013). Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Crosson, Dr Séan
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests include Irish film, ethnicity and film, the Irish language and film, the digital humanities, Irish Literature (particularly the relationship between poetry and music), national cinemas, and film and sport. My current research project examines the representation of sport in film, the subject of a conference and several symposia held in the Huston School over the past five years, and of my monograph SPORT AND FILM (Routledge, 2013). Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Crosson, Dr Séan
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests include Irish film, ethnicity and film, the Irish language and film, the digital humanities, Irish Literature (particularly the relationship between poetry and music), national cinemas, and film and sport. My current research project examines the representation of sport in film, the subject of a conference and several symposia held in the Huston School over the past five years, and of my monograph SPORT AND FILM (Routledge, 2013). Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Crosson, Dr Séan
Lecturer Above The Bar
My research interests include Irish film, ethnicity and film, the Irish language and film, the digital humanities, Irish Literature (particularly the relationship between poetry and music), national cinemas, and film and sport. My current research project examines the representation of sport in film, the subject of a conference and several symposia held in the Huston School over the past five years, and of my monograph SPORT AND FILM (Routledge, 2013). Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Ryder, Prof Sean
Professor
Nineteenth-century Irish culture; the works of Thomas Moore and James Clarence Mangan; digital humanities; critical editing Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Ryder, Prof Sean
Professor
Nineteenth-century Irish culture; the works of Thomas Moore and James Clarence Mangan; digital humanities; critical editing Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Crowther, Prof Paul David
Professor
Philosophical aesthetics-especially concerning the visual arts, philosophy of art history, philosophy of culture, Kant, existential phenomenology and hermeneutics, Hegel and the Hegelian tradition. Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Lonergan, Prof Patrick
Personal Professor
Drama and Theatre Studies (including practice-based PhDs). Irish theatre history. The Abbey Theatre Digital Archive. Druid Theatre. Theatre archives. Shakespeare and Ireland. Theatre and Globalization. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Tosh, Dr Nick
Lecturer Below The Bar
Philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of history. Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Ó Ciosáin, Dr. Niall
Senior Lecturer
The social and cultural history of 18th- and 19th-century Ireland and Europe, particularly literacy and education, the history of the book in Ireland, popular printing and reading, language shift and language change. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
O’Cinneide, Dr Muireann
Lecturer Above The Bar
Victorian Literature; Women’s writing; Politics and literature; Colonial and post-colonial writing, particularly travel writing. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Harris, Dr. Mary Noelle
Senior Lecturer
The Northern Ireland conflict, politics and conflict in early 20th-century Ireland, Ireland and the wider world. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Stansbury, Dr Mark
Lecturer Above The Bar
Palaeography and manuscript culture. Transmission of Latin texts in Late antiquity and the early middle ages. Textual and visual representations of Rome. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Coolahan, Dr Marie-Louise
Lecturer Above The Bar
16th- and 17th-century English literature, Irish- and English-language women’s writing in the early modern period, Renaissance manuscript culture. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
De Paor, Dr. Louis
Director
Articles on a broad range of writing in Irish from the court poetry of medieval Ireland to the work of contemporary poets such as Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Michael Davitt. His books include a study of narrative technique in the short fiction of Máirtín Ó Cadhain and an anthology of twentieth century poetry in Irish co-edited with Seán Ó Tuama. He is currently working on a study of the writings of Flann O’Brien and is Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway. Current research interests include twentieth-century writing in Irish and in English, translation studies, the works of Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Flann O’Brien,, Seán Ó Ríordáin, and early modern Irish poetry. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Pilkington, Prof. Lionel
Personal Professor
Irish drama, theatre and Irish cultural history, postcolonialism and Irish studies, culture and politics in Northern Ireland Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Lo Prete, Dr Kimberly
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
My research and supervisory expertise lies in Medieval Europe, c950-1200, most notably Capetian France, lordship, society and the ‘feudal transformation’, aristocratic women and gender, crusaders and crusading, charters and chronicles as sources (e.g., re Normans, Ottonians, travel beyond Europe, new religious movements, medieval uses of the past), manuscript studies and diplomatic. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Schmidt-Felzmann, Ms Heike
Lecturer Above The Bar
Bioethics (especially health care ethics), professional ethics, research ethics, moral philosophy, philosophy of psychology and psychiatry. Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Barry, Dr Gearoid
Lecturer Above The Bar
Modern France, first and second world wars, Pacifism,Franco-German relations, Catholicism in the modern world. Current research project entitled The Disarmament of Hatred about French peace movement in the interwar period (1919-39), linking into broader themes of diplomacy, religion and the history of ideas. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Ó Murchadha, Dr. Felix Concubhair
Senior Lecturer
Phenomenology (especially Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Ricoeur, Levinas, Marion), philosophy of religion, philosophy of time, and philosophy of violence. Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Ó Murchadha, Dr. Felix Concubhair
Senior Lecturer
Phenomenology (especially Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Ricoeur, Levinas, Marion), philosophy of religion, philosophy of time, and philosophy of violence. Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Dal Lago, Dr Enrico
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Comparative history and comparative slavery and antislavery, slavery and free and unfree labour in the New World and Old World, elite ideology, abolitionism, and nationalism in the Americas and Europe, the American South and the United States in the Civil War in comparative perspective with Italy and Europe. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Reid, Dr Lindsay
Lecturer Below The Bar
Tudor and Jacobean Literature; Middle English Literature; Classical Mythology; Ovidianism; Intertextuality and Reception Sudies; Periodisation; Book History and Early Print Culture; Film Adaptation Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Reid, Dr Lindsay
Lecturer Below The Bar
Tudor and Jacobean Literature; Middle English Literature; Classical Mythology; Ovidianism; Intertextuality and Reception Sudies; Periodisation; Book History and Early Print Culture; Film Adaptation Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Dine, Dr Philip
Senior Lecturer
French colonial empire, particularly decolonisation. Sport and identity in France. Sport and identity in the Maghreb. French representations of the Mediterranean. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Ronayne, Ms Margaret
Lecturer Above The Bar
Public archaeology including the impact of roads and dams development and the heritage tourism industry on communities and their heritage; cultural destruction and manipulation of heritage during war and occupation; community archaeology; historical archaeology of the recent past particularly 19th century rural Ireland and the Great Famine; archaeology of 19th century institutions particularly workhouses and asylums. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Bisagni, Mr Jacopo
Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
Indo-European, Celtic, and Latin linguistics. Ancient and medieval bilingualism, language contact and code-switching. Early medieval Irish monastic literature. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Clarke, Prof. Michael
Professor
Renewal, recreation, and reception of classical mythology, historiography, and pseudo-history in the Greek, Roman, and medieval worlds, with particular reference to (a) poetic discourses in Greek and Latin, (b) Late Antique and medieval mythography, (c) translation and transformation in Christian traditions, especially Medieval Latin, Old English, and Middle Irish. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Shields, Mr. Michael
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Medieval European lyric (especially Minnesang, Spruch, rhetoric of text with melody), psychological reflexivity around 1200 (reception of Ovid’s Narcissus), effects of cultural innovation in lyric ca.1400, translation studies. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Richardson, Prof Bill
Professor
Issues of space and place in Hispanic authors: how human spatiality relates to identity, sense of self, memory, transformation of the world, the impact we have on the places in which we live, etc., as seen in selected literary texts from Spain and/or Latin America. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
O’Conor, Dr Kieran Denis
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Anglo-Norman Ireland, high medieval Gaelic Ireland, medieval rural settlement and agriculture, castles. Humanities in Context Languages, Linguistics, Culture
Hull, Dr Richard
Lecturer Above The Bar
Biomedical ethics, ethical issues concerning disability and new genetic technologies, ethical and political theory, issues concerning relative deprivation and poverty more generally. Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Schmidt-Hannisa, Prof. Hans W
Professor
German literature from the 18th century to the present (in particular enlightenment, Romanticism and early 20th century). Cultural and literary history of the dream and of dream records. Literature and money. Cultural significance of the book. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Lenihan, Dr Padraig
Lecturer Above The Bar
Biography of Richard Talbot earl of Tyrconnell (d.1691) and edited translation of seventeenth century Latin epic poem: Poema de Hibernia. Willing to supervise any project on Irish history 1590 to 1740, or on early modern military history. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Byrne, Dr Anne
Senior Lecturer
Personal and communal narratives-letters, diaries, visual, artefactual archival material on private and professional identities, auto/biographies, auto/communial/ethnographies. PhD projects from a narrative inquiry perspective pertaining to historical ethnographies or anthropology of Ireland (e.g., Harvard-Irish Mission 1930-1936) for example and non-literary biographical studies of women in 20th century Ireland welcome. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Byrne, Dr Anne
Senior Lecturer
Personal and communal narratives-letters, diaries, visual, artefactual archival material on private and professional identities, auto/biographies, auto/communial/ethnographies. PhD projects from a narrative inquiry perspective pertaining to historical ethnographies or anthropology of Ireland (e.g., Harvard-Irish Mission 1930-1936) for example and non-literary biographical studies of women in 20th century Ireland welcome. Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context
Kenny, Dr John
Lecturer Above The Bar
Practice-based work in Creative Writing, Contemporary Irish and World Fiction, the works of John Banville, John McGahern and Patrick McCabe, Literary Journalism and reviewing. Current projects: a collection of short stories and a novel, and individual critical works on Banville, McGahern and McCabe. Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Tilley, Dr. Elizabeth
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests include nineteenth-century Irish periodicals, gothic literature, book history, literature and art. My current project is a history of representative periodicals and publishing history in Ireland Humanities in Context Texts, Creative Arts & Digital Platforms
Tilley, Dr. Elizabeth
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests include nineteenth-century Irish periodicals, gothic literature, book history, literature and art. My current project is a history of representative periodicals and publishing history in Ireland Humanities in Context Landscape, Place, Identity
Tilley, Dr. Elizabeth
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests include nineteenth-century Irish periodicals, gothic literature, book history, literature and art. My current project is a history of representative periodicals and publishing history in Ireland Humanities in Context Aesthetics, Ethics and the History of Ideas
Tilley, Dr. Elizabeth
Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Research interests include nineteenth-century Irish periodicals, gothic literature, book history, literature and art. My current project is a history of representative periodicals and publishing history in Ireland Humanities in Context Cultures and Societies in Historical Context