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At the core of TRiSS is a vibrant team of interdisciplinary academics, post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, visiting scholars and research assistants involved in cutting edge social science research.  Meet the team members by following the links below and do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in collaborating with any of our team or would like to discuss social science research at Trinity in general.

Professor Eleanor Denny

Director of TRiSS & Associate Professor of Economics

Professor Denny overseas the running of TRiSS, is an Associate Professor of Economics at Trinity and is the coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project CONSEED. She has been awarded over €2.85 million in research funding as principal investigator. For the academic year 2014/2015, she was a visiting scholar at the Harvard Environmental Economics Programme (HEEP) and the Harvard Graduate School of Eduation. She has supervised 8 PhDs to graduation. Her research interests are in Energy Economics, Behavioural Economics and the Economics of Education.

Derina Johnson


Derina supports the Director with the overall daily running of TRiSS and manages the booking of the TRiSS Seminar Room. Derina recently submitted her PhD to the School of Social Work and Social Policy in Trinity College Dublin, and is preparing for her viva. Her PhD explored the lived experience of young migrants and refugees managing social and legal marginalisation on the Thailand-Myanmar border.