The IIIS brings together researchers from a wide range of academic departments in TCD. Academic staff members who conduct research in areas related to international integration studies are appointed as Research Associates.
A number of external researchers are also affiliated with the IIIS as Research Associates.
The IIIS provides accommodation for a number of Research Fellows who are appointed to research projects funded through the Institute and led by Research Associates. Doctoral research students whose dissertation area falls within the remit of the Institute’s research themes are associated as IIIS Research Student Associates.
The IIIS is led by the Acting Director Professor Carol Newman and is managed by Colette Keleher.
Professor Newman's research is in the field of development economics, in particular the micro-foundations of development covering both household and enterprise behaviour. In addition to her work in development economics she has also published widely in the field of agricultural economics and on the Irish economy. She is currently involved in a number of major projects in South East Asia and Africa including Vietnam, Cambodia, Uganda and Senegal. She has an extensive network of international collaborators in Europe and in developing countries. These include the University of Copenhagen and top international think-tanks in development economics including United Nations University - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the World Bank.