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Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer


The Vice-Provost is the Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer of the College with overall responsibility for research and education in the university and with special responsibility in relation to academic staff matters. Professor Chris Morash was appointed 72nd Vice-Provost on 4th July 2016. The Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer is responsible for academic and research policy, and for strategic planning.

The Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer chairs the following:


Together with the members of these groups, he coordinates strategic planning, research, undergraduate and postgraduate education, quality and the student experience.

The Vice-Provost / Chief Academic Officer reports directly to the Provost and is an ex officio member of the Board of the College, the University Council, and Executive Officer Group.

Biography of Professor Chris Morash

Professor Chris Morash became the inaugural Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin on January 1, 2014. Born in Nova Scotia, his first degree is from Dalhousie University, after which he moved to Ireland to join the first cohort of students in the M.Phil. in Anglo-Irish Literature (as it was called at the time) in Trinity in 1985; his Ph.D on Irish Famine Literature is also from Trinity, carried out under the supervision of Professor Terence Brown. Prior to his appointment to Trinity, Chris Morash worked in Maynooth University, where he had been Professor of English since 2007, and founded the Centre for Media Studies in 2003. He was the first chair of the Compliance Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (2009-2014), and has been an active member of the Royal Irish Academy since 2007.