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Trinity Monday 2015 - 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 (13th April 2015) at 10.00 a.m. from the steps of the Public Theatre. Two Honorary Fellows, Four Professorial Fellows, Seven New Fellows and Sixty-seven New Scholars were elected this morning.

Announcement of Scholars & Fellows 2013

Honorary Fellowship


Yvonne Galligan (Professor)

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Professor Yvonne Galligan holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin and currently works in Queen's University Belfast. She is the Founding Director of the Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics (CAWP) and Director of Queen's Gender Initiative (QGI). Her doctoral studies focused on women's influence on public policy in Ireland, and from then her research broadened to include women's political representation, gender equality in parties and electoral politics, and the gendered nature of democratic politics. Her research provided the foundations for the introduction of the 2012 Electoral Funding (Political Parties) Act, which allowed for candidate gender quotas in Ireland. She became Professor of Comparative Politics in 2008. She has extensive experience in advising political parties, governments, parliaments, universities and international bodies on measures to gender balance political representation.

Professor Galligan has participated in, and led, a number of European comparative research projects, including Gender Justice and Democracy in the RECON project (Reconstituting Democracy in Europe 2007-2012). In recent years, her work as Director of Queen's Gender Initiative has focused on creating the institutional conditions for a gender-sensitive working environment for women scientists, resulting in the University holding a coveted institutional Silver Athena SWAN award. Her recent edited book publications are States of Democracy: Gender and Politics in the European Union (Routledge, 2014) and Women and Politics in Ireland: The Quest for Political Agency (Taylor & Francis, 2014).

Professor Galligan was awarded an OBE for services to Higher Education in 2014.

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Leo F. Goodstadt (Mr)

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Leo F. Goodstadt is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at Trinity College Dublin. He has been a valued and committed supporter of the development of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

He was the Hong Kong government's chief policy adviser from 1989 to 1997. As the first Head of its Central Policy Unit, he was responsible for strategies dealing with a range of complex economic, political and social issues. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Hong Kong, and he has held five Research Fellowships at the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research since 2005.

Mr Goodstadt has published extensively on China's financial reforms, economic management and its fiscal, demographic and agricultural systems. His books include the pioneering China's Search for Plenty. The Economics of Mao Tse-tung (1973) and Reluctant Regulators: How the West Created and China Survived the Global Financial Crisis (2011), which appeared in a Chinese edition in 2012. He spent a decade at the Far Eastern Economic Review where he became deputy editor and served as Hong Kong Correspondent for the London Times and Euromoney, contributed regularly to the BBC and for ten years, presented a weekly public affairs programme for ATV. In 1983 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace and was awarded the CBE in 1996.

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Professorial Fellowship


Paul Browne (Professor)

Prof Paul Browne

Professor Paul Browne is Professor of Haematology at Trinity College Dublin, and Consultant Haematologist and Director of the National Adult Stem Cell Transplant Programme at St. James's Hospital Dublin. He is currently also Head of the School of Medicine.

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he trained first in Dublin and then as a Fellow at the University of Minnesota, USA. He returned to Ireland in 1997 and has since led the development of therapeutic programmes for leukaemia and myeloma, with a special interest in stem cell transplant and novel therapeutics.

He is a member of several international working groups, including the European EBMT Working Party for Leukaemia / Myeloma, and the International PNH Consortium. He has collaborated on laboratory studies of myeloma biology, including a focus on genetic susceptibility in DNA repair pathways, in work funded by the HRB and the Irish Cancer Society. He was Chair of the Irish Co-operative Oncology Research Group (ICORG) from 2008 to 2012, leading the successful ICORG international peer-reviewed HRB multi-million euro grant renewal to support clinical translational research in cancer. Recently, he has led a TCD group in conjunction with colleagues in Cork and Galway developing a major programme on cellular therapy funded by the National Blood Centre.

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Orla Hardiman (Professor)

Prof Orla Hardiman

Professor Orla Hardiman was appointed as Professor of Neurology in 2014. She is Head of the Academic Unit of Neurology, Academic Director of the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) and is also a Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Her research interests include the epidemiology, phenotype and genetics of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Professor Hardiman is Co-Chair of the European Network for Cure of ALS (ENCALS) and is editor-in-chief of the journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and the Frontotemporal Degenerations. She is the recipient of a number of international honours and awards, including the AAN Sheila Essey Award in ALS Research and the International ALS Alliance Forbes Norris, and is a founder-member of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland and the Irish Brain Council.

Professor Hardiman graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) and trained in Neurology in Boston before returning to UCD Dept. of Physiology in 1991. She was appointed as a Consultant Neurologist in 1996 and received an HRB Clinician Scientist Award in 2007.

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Eleanor Molloy (Professor)

Prof Eleanor Molloy

Professor Eleanor Molloy is the Professor and Chair of Paediatrics at Trinity College Dublin. She is a paediatrician and neonatologist based in the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, the Coombe Women's and Infants' University Hospital and Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.

Professor Molloy qualified in Medicine in University College Cork (1993) and received her Ph.D. from University College Dublin in 2003. Her research is concerned with interdisciplinary child health research and the promotion of paediatric translational projects to improve child health. Specifically, she is interested in the evaluation and modulation of systemic inflammation in newborn infants with brain injury and the development of neonatal palliative care.

Professor Molloy is currently the Irish Representative on the Executive Commitee of the UK Academic Paediatric Assocation, Chair of the Quality Improvement Committee in Paediatrics, National Maternity Hospital, and a member of the Board of Faculty of Paediatrics in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

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Cathal Moran (Professor)

Prof Cathal Moran

Professor Cathal Moran was appointed Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 2014. He is also a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Sports Surgery Clinic and an Honorary Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

His area of academic and clinical interest is in sports surgery of the knee and shoulder and in biological approaches to soft tissue repair and replacement. He is a Principal Investigator at the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, RCSI Bioengineering and AMBER research centres.

Professor Moran completed his training at RCSI and graduated from the National Specialist Registrar Academic Fellowship Programme

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Lorna Carson (Dr)

Dr Lorna Carson

Dr Lorna Carson is an applied linguist in the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences and the Director of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies.

Her research addresses issues at the interface of individual and societal multilingualism, with particular attention to language policy, pedagogy and assessment. Her recent work focuses on urban contexts of mobility and migration in Europe and East Asia. She is actively engaged in promoting language learning in education and language maintenance for multilingual families. She is the President of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics. She holds a B.A. (Mod.), M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin, and an M.A. from the College of Europe, Bruges.

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Philip Coleman (Dr)

Dr Philip Coleman

Philip Coleman is a Lecturer in the School of English, where he is also Director of the M.Phil. in Literatures of the Americas. He joined the School of English in 2003.

Dr Coleman's research, to date, has focused mainly on the areas of modern and contemporary poetry and short fiction studies. His publications include John Berryman's Public Vision: 're-locating the scene of disorder' (2014) and the edited books Berryman's Fate: a Centenary Celebration in Verse (2014) and 'After Thirty Falls': New Essays on John Berryman (2007). He has also published Critical Insights: David Foster Wallace (2015) as well as essays on Alice Munro, Sandra Cisneros, Chuck Palahniuk and others.

Dr Coleman's other edited and co-edited works include volumes on literature and science, representations of youth in US American culture, and the poetry of Pearse Hutchinson on whom he is currently doing research for a critical biography.

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Owen Conlan (Dr)

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Dr Owen Conlan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics. He is an internationally recognised researcher and thought leader in the field of Personalised Visualisation.

Dr Conlan has authored 120+ peer-reviewed and high impact publications (13 journal, 100+ conference, 3 book chapters, and 3 edited book proceedings) and has a h-index of 21. His most significant research contributions are the multi-model, metadata driven approach to personalisation (Best Student Paper Award; Patent award), the non-invasive approach to personalisation (Best Paper Award), and the automated construction of personalised visualisations (which underpins several industry collaborations).

He has been directly awarded over €4.3m in competitive research funding (as Principal Investigator) and indirectly awarded over €32m (as Co-Principal Investigator) from national and European funding agencies. He is a co-applicant in the SFI-funded ADAPT Centre, where he leads the Personalising the User Experience theme. Collaborative and multidisciplinary research are prominent features of Dr Conlan's work. He is also a co-director of the Trinity Research Centre for Digital Humanities.

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Rachel Evans (Dr)


Dr Rachel Evans was appointed as the Ussher Assistant Professor in Device Fabrication in the School of Chemistry in 2011.

She received her Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Wales Swansea, UK and was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Université Paris-Sud, France. She subsequently held an FCT postdoctoral fellowship between the University of Coimbra and the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Dr Evans' research is concerned with the development of new photoactive materials for application in solar energy conversion, optical sensing and stimuli-responsive membranes. Her group aims to elucidate the fundamental relationships between the nanoscale structural organisation and the optical properties of such systems. She is a recipient of research grants from Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Research Council and was name Young Leader of the Year at the 2014 Irish Lab Awards.

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Daniel Faas (Dr)

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Daniel Faas is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin, which he joined in 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (Ph.D., M.Phil.), the University of Stuttgart (M.A.) and Trinity College Dublin (

His research is in the sociology of migration with specific emphasis on the intersection of migration and education. The main body of his research focuses on youth identities in relation to immigrant integration, national identity, multiculturalism and social cohesion in Europe, diversity management in educational sites and work places, curriculum design and development, as well as comparative case study methodologies. He has published widely on these topics in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals as well as a sole-authored monograph.

Dr. Faas received the 2012 Provost's Teaching Award at Trinity College Dublin, and the 2009 European Sociological Association Award for Best Journal Article. He was Fulbright-Schuman Fellow in the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley (2009) and Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy in Athens (2006-2008). He has served as an expert evaluator for national and international funding organisations.

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Anne Molloy (Dr)

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Dr Anne Molloy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine.

She graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with a degree in biochemistry and obtained a Ph.D from Trinity College Dublin. Her post-doctoral, and subsequent work, in Trinity has focused on the molecular, nutritional and genomic factors that influence folate, vitamin B12 and related micronutrient function, with particular interest in understanding the role of folic acid in prevention of neural tube defects. She has published extensively in this field.

From 2003 to 2011 Dr Molloy was NIH Senior Research Lecturer, funded through the Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), USA. She continues to collaborate closely with partners in NICHD and the US National Human Genome Research Institute. She has served as expert advisor for the World Health Organization, the US Office of Dietary Supplements, the Food Standards Agency in the UK and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

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Yvonne Scott (Dr)

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Dr Yvonne Scott is a lecturer in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and is Director of TRIARC, the Irish Art Research Centre. She has an M.A. in art history from University College Dublin and a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin. She has also held Irish Research Council fellowships at Trinity College Dublin.

Dr Scott's main research area is in modern and contemporary art, and her publications explore themes of landscape and environment, as well as the work of a range of artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Klee, Jack Yeats, Louis le Brocquy, Patrick Scott, Barrie Cooke and Dorothy Cross.

She has curated exhibitions for a number of art institutions, including the Royal Hibernian Academy. She has served on the boards of several art institution, and chaired an advisory board for the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) project Art and Artists of Ireland published by RIA/Yale University Press in 2014.

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Classics (Single Honours)

John Francis Martin
William Von Behr

Clinical Speech and Language Studies Aideen Lynam
Computer Science (Integrated) Conor Brennan
Deaf Studies Alissa Dunsky
Engineering Felix Wolfgang Colm Frank
Alastair Greene
Siddharth Gupta
Darragh McKay
Sorcha Nolan
Sarah O'Rourke
English Studies Leo Dunsker
History and Political Science Christopher Doughty
Ciara Molloy

Human Health and Disease

Donia Arafa
Law Sinéad Davies
Hilary Hogan
Paul McDonagh-Forde
Rachael O'Byrne
Law and Business Kate Susan Cox
Benn Finlay Hogan
Niall Mulligan
Law and German Philip Gavin
Medicinal Chemistry Simon Nicholas Smith
Medicine Gemma Farmer
Robert Adam Farrell
Sam Grennan
George Petrov
Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials Kyle Frohna
Eoin O'Sullivan
Kate Reidy
Nursing Lauren Daly
Victoria Fox
Sabina Okoye
Keira Anne Pienaar
Occupational Therapy Rachel Lanigan

Matthew Michael Comer
Shauna Warren

Philosophy Ruairí William Maguire
Ciar McCormick
Ciara O'Rourke
Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology

Samuel Alexander Thomas Johnston
Patrick Lavelle
Matt Murtagh-White

Physiotherapy Gemma Foley
Mike Murphy
Anna O'Loughlin
Jane Prendergast

Roisin Guihen
Ciara Mahon

Radiation Therapy Crystal-Rose Percival
Science Mark Berney
Iwan Blake
Laura Katharine Finnegan
Andrew Neill
James Orr
Dónal Ring
Ronan Treanor
Sociology and Social Policy Mariam Ahmad
Theoretical Physics Ian Harper
Maeve Madigan
Two Subject Moderatorship Economics & History Luca Graziadei
Economics & German

Eimear Flynn
Míde Ní Ghríofa

Economics & Psychology Christopher Swords
English Literature & History Helen Louise Brady
Modern Irish & Spanish Peter Weakliam

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Last updated 11 April 2016 by Email: Fellows & Scholars (Email).