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TRISS Visiting Scholars

The TRiSS Visiting Scholar programme allows leading international researchers to spend periods of time at TRiSS ranging from one week to one year. This programme expands the research capability of TRiSS and encourages the development of collaborative projects between local and external researchers. The visitor programme is intended to help build the research capacity of TRiSS and its associated Schools by promoting interaction between visitors and TRiSS researchers. This is done by the presentation of work in seminars, collaborating with TRiSS researchers, being available to talk to TRiSS postgraduate students, participating in conferences & seminars as well as other informal activities.

Visiting Scholars 2018-2019

Maria Oltra Mestre

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Associate professor in the Business administration and marketing department, Prof. Oltra Mestra holds a Phd in Agronomical engineering by the Polytechnical University of Valencia, specialising in Agri-food industries.

She is a member of the research and teaching group of Management of operations, innovation and technology - MITO. Her teaching and research activity is related to the management of operations and innovation in firms. Within these areas, she is the author of several scientific publications focused on the strategy of operations and knowledge management for innovation and its influence on the results of the company. She has carried out research stays at the Stockholm School of Economics, at the Institute for Management of Innovation and Knowledge of the Higher Council for Scientific Research and at Trinity College in Dublin. She has taught at the Faculty of Legal and Economic Sciences and in the Higher School of Technology.

In terms of university management, she has carried out positions of department secretary and academic management of the Office of promotion and evaluation of quality and has occupied different positions of representation, in the faculty, in the board of the school and in different committees of University. She has just finished up serving as the Vice Chancellor of Strategic Planning, Quality and Equality.

Eoin McGuirk

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Dr. McGuirk specialises in development economics and political economy. His current projects employ natural experiments to explain the roots of political violence and ethnic divisions. These form part of a broader agenda on political institutions, state capacity, and economic development.

He has held positions in Brown University, the World Bank and Yale University. His papers include: No Kin in the Game: Moral Hazard and War in the U.S. Congress, The Illusory Leader: Natural Resources, Taxation and Accountability, and Barriers to Education for Girls in Sierra Leone.

He will join the Department of Economics at Tufts University as an Assistant Professor in 2019.


Visiting Scholars 2017-2018

Sugio Baba

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Professor Sugio Baba is Professor of Management at School of Business Administration, Senshu University in Japan. Professor Baba received his PhD in Business and Commerce from Keio University (The dissertation title: "Management to Recognize and to Respect Front-line Employees' Attitudes of Autonomy and Positivity,") and his Master in Business and Commerce from Keio University in Japan.

He was previously Interim President (27/4/2016-31/8/2016), Dean, School of Business Administration (1/9/2012-31/8/2016), and Member of Administrative Board (1/9/2012-31/8/2016) in Senshu University. He was also Visiting Scholar, Anderson Business School, UCLA (9/2003-8/2004).

Professor Baba currently focus on organization and human resource management that create value sustainably using statistical data and empirical study.


Riikka Korkiamäki

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Dr Riikka Korkiamäki, from University of Tampere, Finland, is a Visiting Research Fellow with the School of Social Work and Social Policy. Riikka holds a three year post-doctoral research award from the Academy of Finland, and will spend one year of this study time here in Trinity. Her research project explores vulnerable young people's social networks, and friendships in particular, as means of support and coping, and studies how friendships are negotiated in relation to broader communal and societal inclusion.

During her time at TRiSS, Riikka will be working on data produced with asylum-seeking children and young people in Finland.


Previous Visiting Scholars 2016-2017