Trinity Monday 2010 - Fellows and Scholars
Trinity College Dublin was founded as a corporation consisting of the Provost, the Fellows and the Scholars. Scholars are elected annually in various subjects on the result of an examination held in Trinity term. Scholarship or research achievement of a high order is the primary qualification for Fellowship, coupled with evidence of the candidate's contribution to the academic life of the College and an effective record in teaching.
Traditionally, the election of new Fellows and Scholars is announced by the Provost on Trinity Monday (12th April this year) at 10.00 a.m. from the steps of the famous Examination Hall. Five Professorial Fellows, Three Honorary Fellows, Twelve New Fellows and Eighty Scholars were elected this morning.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISION IN CHAPTER 5, SECTION 7 OF THE STATUTES, THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO PROFESSORIAL FELLOWSHIP:
|Nick Campbell (Prof)||Poul Holm (Prof)||Michael Grenfell (Prof)|
|Peter Simons (Prof)||Jay Hinton (Prof)|
Nick Campbell became the SFI Stokes Professor of Speech & Communication Technology at the Centre for Language & Communication Studies (CLCS), Trinity College in 2008. He received his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex, and was previously employed as a senior scientist at the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, and in the Department of Acoustics and Speech Research at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, both in Kyoto, Japan, where he also served as Research Director for the JST/CREST Expressive Speech Processing and the SCOPE “Robot’s Ears” projects. He was first invited as a Research Fellow at the IBM U.K. Scientific Centre, where he developed algorithms for speech synthesis, and later at the AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he worked on the synthesis of Japanese. He served as Senior Linguist at the Edinburgh University Centre for Speech Technology Research before joining ATR in 190.
Prof Campbell's research interests are based on large speech databases, and include nonverbal speech processing, concatenative speech synthesis, and prosodic information modeling.
Poul Holm was appointed in 2008 as Professor of History at Trinity College Dublin and Academic Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub, the research institute for the arts and humanities. He has been a Senior Curator at the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg, Denmark, a Research Professor at the University of Aarhus, and a Professor of Maritime History at the University of Southern Denmark. He served as chairman of the Danish Research Council for the Humanities and Rector (President) of the University of Roskilde. He is former President of the European Society for Environmental History.
Prof Holm's doctoral thesis examined the impact of war on everyday life in Scandinavia between 1550 and 1914. He is currently chair of the global History of Marine Animal Populations project, a 10-year project aiming to understand the environmental history of the oceans.
Michael Grenfell joined Trinity College in 2009 as Professor of Education. He is currently Head of School. He originally trained in medical microbiology before taking a degree in French, followed by an MA in Applied Linguistics in London. His PhD was a philosophical study of teacher education. He taught in various Schools as a language teacher before moving to Southampton University in 1989. Here, he acted in a range of capacities; in particular as Director of Research, and Coordinator of Quality Assurance. He was also Research Chair for the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers and on their Executive Council. He acted as a contributor and adviser to various governmental working parties on language in education.
Prof Grenfell has three primary research interests: second language learning and teaching; teacher education; and the philosophy of education/ research methodology. He has taken a particular interest in the work of the French social theorist, Pierre Bourdieu, with whom he collaborated over a number of years. He was three times invited visiting scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is a frequent contributor to conferences and symposia, and has authored and edited some eleven books on a range of topics on education with respect to his research interests.
Peter Simons was born in London, studied mathematics and philosophy at Manchester and taught in Bolton, Salzburg (Austria) and Leeds before coming to Trinity in 2009 as Chair of Moral Philosophy (1837). He specialises in metaphysics and its applications, the philosophies of language, logic, mathematics, and engineering, and the history of philosophy in the Central European and early analytic traditions.
Prof Simons is the author of two books, Parts (1987) and Philosophy and Logic in Central Europe from Bolzano to Tarski (1992), co-editor of another ten books and journal issues, and the author of over two hundred articles on a wide range of philosophical subjects. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and Member of the Academia Europaea.
Jay Hinton joined Trinity College in 2009 as the SFI Stokes Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis. During his PhD at the University of Warwick he became interested in the way that bacterial pathogens cause disease in humans, and this led him to begin work on Salmonella at Oxford University. In 1999, Professor Hinton moved his research group to Norwich, UK, to use genomic approaches to pioneer an innovative technique that revealed a "snapshot" of the bacterial processes involved in disease.
During his career, Prof Hinton has worked in the UK, USA, Brazil and Australia before moving to Ireland in 2009. His recent research focuses on the role played by small RNA molecules in the control of the infection of mammalian cells by Salmonella. The underlying theme of his new laboratory in the Microbiology Department at the Moyne Institute is to understand the intricate interplay of gene expression that leads to bacterial infection, to pave the way for new antibiotics and vaccines.
Prof Hinton has been awarded the CSIRO McMaster Fellowship, and serves on grant evaluation committees for the Wellcome Trust, INSERM, the European Science Foundation and the EU.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISION IN CHAPTER 5, SECTION 9 OF THE STATUTES, THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO HONORARY FELLOWSHIP:
|Ian Graham (Prof)||Douglas R Green (Dr)||Frances Ruane (Prof)|
Ian Graham is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in Trinity College, Dublin, Professor of Preventive Cardiology in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Head of Cardiology and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Management at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children’s Hospital in Dublin. He is President of the Adelaide Hospital Society. He is presently Chairperson of the Fourth Joint European Societies’ Task Force on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice and of the European Prevention Implementation Committee.
Prof Graham qualified in medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. He trained in the Adelaide and St. Vincent’s Hospitals in Dublin, and at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England. He held the post of MRC Research Fellow and, later, Director of Research at St. Vincent’s Hospital and was also Director of Research at the Irish Heart Foundation. He is past president of the Irish Heart Foundation, the Irish Hyperlipidaemia Association, and of the Dublin University Biological Association. He founded the Irish Cardiac Surgery Register. Awards and distinctions have included a Medical Research Council Fellowship, an ISFC Cardiovascular Epidemiology Fellowship, the first Stokes Lectureship in Dublin and an EU Travelling Fellowship in echocardiography at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Fellowships of the European Society of Cardiology and of the American College of Chest Physicians.
Prof Graham is project leader for the EU Concerted Action Project, "Homocysteine and Vascular Disease”, and of the EU Concerted Action SCORE (Systemic COronary Risk Evaluation) Project. He also participated in the EU Concerted Action Project “Common Standards in Computerised Electrocardiography (CSE)”. He is a co-author of the current European Joint Recommendations on the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Clinical Practice. He is a member of the Organising committee of the EuroASPIRE III audit, and of the EuroAction prevention demonstration project.
Prof Graham’s main research interests are in the natural history of coronary heart disease, cardiovascular risk prediction, the evaluation of therapies and defining the aetiological role of new risk markers. He has written extensively in these areas.
Douglas Green is currently the Chair of the Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, where he holds the Peter Doherty Endowed Chair. Dr Green received his training at Yale University, where he earned a Ph.D. in Biology/Immunology, following which he did postdoctoral training at Yale in the areas of Immunology, Surgery, and Marine Biology. During his first faculty position in the Department of Immunology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, he became interested in apoptosis. In 1990 Dr Green moved to the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology as Member and Head of the Division of Cellular Immunology. In 2005 he took his current position at SJCRH.
Dr Green’s ongoing research focuses the role of mitochondria in apoptosis, caspase activation and function, and the Bcl-2 family proteins. These studies are integrated into a general exploration of the process of apoptosis in transformed cells and lymphocytes, examining events that range from intracellular mechanisms to biological functions at the level of the whole organism. Dr Green has published over 400 scientific papers and was named “highly cited” by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in 2003.
Frances Ruane has been Director of the ESRI since December 2006. Prior to moving the ESRI, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Trinity College. Earlier in her career, Prof Ruane held positions in the Central Bank of Ireland and Queen’s University (Ontario).
Prof Ruane is a graduate of UCD, and Oxford University, where she obtained a D.Phil. in Economics. She is member of the Royal Irish Academy, and the editorial boards of the Journal of International and Economic Policy and the International Review of Economics and Finance. Her current research centres on exploring different aspects of enterprise heterogeneity.
She is currently a member of the Higher Education Authority, the Health Research Board, National Pensions Reserve Fund Commission, and the Council of Economic Advisors to the First Minister of Scotland. She has previously served as a member on a number of Irish State Boards, including the Abbey Theatre, the NBST, the IDA, Forfás and BGE.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISION IN CHAPTER 5, SECTION 6 OF THE STATUTES,THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO FELLOWSHIP:
|Daniel Kelly (Dr)||Brendan O'Kelly (Dr)||Ciarán Simms (Dr)|
|Mauro Ferreira (Dr)||Aoife McLysaght (Dr)||Matthew Causey (Dr)|
|Oran Doyle (Dr)||Mary Keating (Ms)||Jarlath Killeen (Dr)|
|Martine Smith (Dr)||Garry Fleming (Dr)||Anne Marie Healy (Dr)|
Daniel Kelly received his BAI degree in 1999 and his PhD degree in 2004 from Trinity College Dublin. After receiving his doctorate he moved into industry, working as a research and development engineer in the medical device sector. He is currently a Lecturer in Biomechanical Engineering and a Principal Investigator at the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering. His research interests are in the area of computational and experimental mechanobiology, focusing on the applications this emerging discipline is having on cartilage tissue engineering and the design and pre-clinical evaluation of next generation medical devices.
In 2008, Dr Kelly was the sole recipient of the President of Ireland Young Researcher Award to fund a research program investigating the mechanobiology of mesenchymal stem cells for articular cartilage repair. In 2009 he received a Fulbright Award to take a sabbatical position as a Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Columbia University, New York.
Brendan O’Kelly is a Chartered Engineer and specialist in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, with over 15 years experience in university teaching, research and innovation. Dr O'Kelly received his BE degree in Civil Engineering (1992), MEngSc (1994) and PhD in geotechnical engineering (2001) from UCD, where he was an Assistant Lecturer in Civil Engineering and later the first Newman Scholar in Civil Engineering. Dr O'Kelly worked for a couple of years with international engineering consultancy Scott Wilson in the UK on the design and construction of the geotechnical works for major infrastructure projects before his appointment as Lecturer in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at TCD in 2002.
Dr O'Kelly is the author or co-author of more than 70 scholarly articles, of which 28 are journal papers, following his development of advanced geotechnical laboratory apparatus; construction innovation; and his research on the management and safe disposal of municipal and industrial wastes. Dr O'Kelly was made a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland in 2008.
Ciarán Simms is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and a Principal Investigator in the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin. He completed his primary degree and his PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Trinity College. He worked for two years as a research engineer with Denis Wood Associates forensic engineering company in Dublin and with TNO Automotive in Delft and Detroit, focusing on the development of predictive tools for pedestrian accident reconstruction in the former, and on the development of airbag modules for production vehicles in the latter.
Since returning to Trinity College in 2001, Dr Simms' main research interests have remained in impact biomechanics, with a focus on the safety of vulnerable road users (especially pedestrians and wheelchair users), and soft tissue mechanics with a focus on constitutive modelling of muscle in compression. He has recently also engaged in medical device design and the application of Universal Design to household appliances.
Mauro Ferreira is a Lecturer in the School of Physics. He graduated from Universidade Federal Fluminense in his home country, Brazil, where he obtained a BSc (1991) in Physics and a MSc in Solid State Physics (1993). His PhD in Mathematical Physics (1998) was awarded by Imperial College, in the UK, followed by postdoctoral research at the Applied Physics Department of Delft University of Technology, in Holland. Dr Ferreira joined the staff of the School of Physics in Trinity College in 2002, where he now conducts research focused on the central theme of physical properties of nanostructures. As a Mathematical Physicist, Dr Ferreira has the natural enthusiasm for modelling the physical world in mathematical terms and this is reflected both in his research and in his teaching philosophy. Some of his recent achievements are in contributing to the understanding of mechanical, electronic and magnetic properties of carbon nanostructures.
Dr Ferreira has over 50 articles published in high impact-factor peer-reviewed journals and maintains a network of collaborations with scientists worldwide.
Aoife McLysaght's research interests lie in the area of evolutionary genetics, with a particular emphasis on the evolutionary forces that have shaped the human genome. In 2009 her research group reported the first ever discovery of completely novel human genes.
Dr McLysaght also takes a great interest in science communication and public engagement and is very active within Trinity College's Science Gallery. She has co-curated several exhibitions, organised events to commemorate Darwin's legacy, runs a regular popular-science bookclub, and is a proud member of the Science Gallery's Leonardo Group.
Dr McLysaght is a lecturer in Genetics. She is a graduate of the Department of Genetics, Trinity College (B.A., Mod., 1998) where she also earned her Ph.D. (2001). She carried out postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. Brandon Gaut in the University of California at Irvine before returning to take up a lectureship in Genetics in late 2003.
Matthew Causey is Senior Lecturer in the School of Drama, Film and Music. His primary area of research concerns the social and philosophical issues of digital culture and the effects of new technologies in the production of theatre, performance and digital media. Dr Causey is Director of the Arts Technology Research Laboratory (ATRL), an interdisciplinary postgraduate research facility designed to explore the emergent fields of creative arts practice and new technologies. Currently, Dr Causey is directing a series of performances for ATRL translating Samuel Beckett’s late television plays for technologized and mediated performance environments emphasizing hybrid, networked and virtual modes of communication.
Dr Causey received his B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts, M.A. from New York University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Dr. Causey joined the staff of Drama Studies at Trinity College in 1999 after serving as Assistant Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta where he developed the Performance Technology Research Laboratory creating early digital media theatre works around the texts of The Bacchae, Frankenstein and Faust. He served as Chair of the Kahan Prize for the American Society of Theatre Research and worked on the editorial staff of Theatre Research International, Contemporary Theatre Review and Crossings: Electronic Journal of Art and Technology.
Oran Doyle is a lecturer in the Law School. He is an LLB and PhD graduate of the University and also holds an LLM from Harvard University. Dr Doyle’s principal areas of interest relate to constitutional law and jurisprudence. His doctoral thesis on Constitutional Equality Law was published by Round Hall Thomson in 2004. He has also published a standard textbook on Irish constitutional law (2008) and has co-edited publications entitled “Committed Relationships and the Law” (2007) and “The Irish Constitution: Governance and Values” (2008).
Dr Doyle's current research interests focus mostly on questions of general legal theory as well as the analysis of legal questions from a moral and philosophical perspective. He is the co-editor of the Dublin University Law Journal and received a Provost’s Teaching Award in 2008.
Mary Keating is an organizational psychologist working in the School of Business where she lectures in Human Resource Management.
She was the Irish country coordinator for the GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) project which involved 62 countries. This project was awarded the Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace conferred by SIOP in 2005 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology). She is the joint editor (with Gillian Martin) of ‘Managing Cross-Cultural Business Relations: The Irish German Experience’, (2004). In 2009, she and her fellow authors of ‘Culture and Leadership across the World’, were awarded the 2008 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Award given by the American Psychological Association to the research that makes the most significant contribution to psychology as a global discipline.
Currently, Ms Keating's research focus is on health management for which she was awarded a Health Research Board (HRB) Partnership grant to investigate management and clinical directorate structures in the Irish health sector.
Jarlath Killeen has been a Lecturer in the School of English since 2006. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he completed his PhD at University College Dublin. He has lectured in UCD, the University of Toronto, and Keele University, Staffordshire. He teaches in Victorian literature and culture. His research interests focus particularly on Oscar Wilde, on Gothic and horror fiction and film, on the relationship between religion and literature, and on children’s literature.
As well as numerous articles on these subjects, Dr Killeen is the author of four monographs: The Faiths of Oscar Wilde (Palgrave, 2005); Gothic Ireland: Horror and the Irish Anglican Imagination in the Long Eighteenth Century (Four Courts, 2005); The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (Ashgate, 2007); Gothic Literature, 1825-1914 (University of Wales Press, 2009). He is currently editing a collection of essays on Oscar Wilde, and at work on a book-length study of Gothic novels in late eighteenth-century Ireland.
Martine Smith graduated from Trinity College as a speech and language therapist and worked in the Central Remedial Clinic until 1990, when she was appointed a lecturer in the School of Clinical Speech and Language Studies. Her PhD focused on the development of language in children with severe speech impairments, who used graphic symbols to communicate. Her research interests include developmental disorders of speech and language, with particular reference to children with severe speech and physical impairments who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
Dr Smith has served as the President of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication and has published widely on the impact of AAC use on spoken and written language development. She is currently Head of Discipline in the department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies.
Garry Fleming graduated with a BSc in Materials Science from the University of Limerick (1993) and obtained his PhD from the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham (1998) where he was appointed Lecturer in Dental Biomaterials in 1999 and Senior Lecturer in 2004. In 2004, Dr Fleming was awarded the Young Investigator Distinguished Scientist Award for the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) for promoting research amongst dental undergraduate and postgraduate students in Birmingham. In 2005 Dr Fleming joined the staff of the School of Dental Science in Trinity College Dublin where he now conducts research on the adhesive strengthening mechanisms of dental ceramics and investigated potential dental amalgam replacement materials including glass-ionomer restoratives and novel resin-based composite materials.
Dr Fleming has published in excess of 75 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Dentistry. He is also Secretary and President-elect of the Irish Division of IADR and President of the Dental Materials Group (DMG) of the British Division of IADR.
Anne Marie Healy is a Pharmacist and Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is a former Trinity Scholar (1987) and graduated with a B.Sc. in Pharmacy (1989). She was appointed Lecturer in Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy in 1992 and subsequently completed her PhD in Pharmaceutics (1995). Dr Healy served on the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland for nine years. She was a College tutor for ten years and is currently the Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the School.
Dr Healy’s research interests focus on pharmaceutical material science and advanced drug delivery. She has received Enterprise Ireland funding to develop and patent Nanoporous Microparticles (NPMPs), designed for improved pulmonary drug delivery. She is a collaborator on one Science Foundation Ireland Strategic Research Cluster (SRC), the Irish Drug Delivery Network, and is a Principal Investigator of a second SRC, the Solid State Pharmaceutical Cluster.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO SCHOLARSHIP 2010:
|Clinical Speech and Language Studies||Denise Jennifer Abraham|
|Dental Science||Eoin Darragh O'Morain|
|Drama and Theatre Studies||Marc Jonathan Atkinson
Claire Johanna Mary Blennerhassett
|Economic and Social Studies||Nick Michael Fitzpatrick
Conor Anthony O'Neill
Iain Gordon Snoddy
|Engineering||Rudi O'Reilly Meehan
Alan David Irvine
Jonathan Van de Belt
|English Studies||Conor Eoin Leahy
|European Studies||Therese Morley|
|History and Political Science||Samuel Nathan Mealy
Joan Elizabeth Redmond
|Human Nutrition and Dietetics||Patricia Dominguez Castro|
Ben Christopher Eoin Mitchell
|Law and French||Andrew Flynn|
|Management Science and Information Systems Studies||Laura Brenda Headon
Alan Richard O'Brien
Eoin Padraig Murphy
|Medicinal Chemistry||Suil Collins|
|Medicine||Caoimhe Catherine Delaney
Fatima Mousa Khadadah
Mayce Al Kuraishi
Lucy Ellen Chapman
Elizabeth Jane Harbottle
Lydia Iris Healy
Patrick Joseph Kerr
Claire Anne Murphy
|Natural Sciences||Sive Finlay
Diana Elena Morosan
|Nursing (BSc)||Christine Rorke
Claire Elizabeth Mullins
Fintan Declan Maccecht Mallory
|Philosophy and Political Science||Ciaran Parkin|
|Philosophy, Political Science, Economics & Sociology||Eleanor Friel|
|Religions and Theology||Justin McCann|
|Social Studies||Andrew Murphy|
|Theoretical Physics||Stephanie Hyland
Ciaran Mark Lee
|Two Subject Moderatorship||Economics & German||Cliona Nic Dhomhnaill|
|English Literature & Sociology||Aine Pearl Pennello|
|Music & Psychology||Ciaran James Doyle|
|English Literature & Drama||Clancy Mariclaire Flynn|
|English Literature & Philosophy||Yui Fujita|
|English Literature & Psychology||Stephen Christopher
|English Literature & Russian||Patrick Reevell|