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Residential Officers


The Registrar of Chambers, acting on behalf of the Provost, allocates residential accommodation on campus and is a statutory officer of the college. The Warden of Trinity Hall carries out two main functions on behalf of the college. The Warden allocates residential rooms in Hall to students and is responsible for enquiring into an alleged breach of discipline by a student in Trinity Hall and for taking further action in accordance with the college statutes.

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The Registrar of Chambers is an annual officer appointed by the Provost to allocate rooms on his behalf.

Room allocations take place in the period after applications are closed. The Registrar of Chambers, along with the Warden of Trinity Hall, lead the process for the review of applications made by students seeking special consideration for their request for rooms.

Thereafter, rooms on campus and at other locations, except Trinity Hall are viewed by the Register of Chambers. Normally, such rooms are only allocated to rising final year students, with a limited allocation for graduate students.

There are quotas of rooms set aside for scholars, international students, schemes in support of the Irish Language, DUCAC and the CSC.

Thereafter priority is normally given to international students, those who have not lived on campus previously and those who make a significant contribution to College and/or the wider community.

After the first round of offers, allocations are made on the basis of random selection to rising final year students.

The Warden carries out two main functions on behalf of College. On the one hand, the Warden is responsible for enquiring into any alleged breach of discipline by a student in Trinity Hall and for taking further action in accordance with the College Statutes. For minor offences, this may result in a fine being imposed upon a student. The second function is to allocate residential rooms in Hall to students. The power to allocate rooms resides with the Provost but for Trinity Hall, this is delegated to the Warden. Applications for rooms are normally invited in Hillary term and the application form and allocation criteria are made available on the web. Permission is also required from the Warden to hold parties and similar events in Hall. The Warden is supported by a Deputy and a number of Assistant Wardens as well as the Students Residences’ Supervisor.

Warden Bio

Dr. Roja Fazaeli (B.A., M.Phil. Ph.D. (NUI Galway)

Dr. Roja Fazaeli is Assistant Professor of Islamic Civilisations at Trinity College Dublin and Warden of Trinity Hall. Roja has published widely on the subjects of Islamic feminisms, female religious authorities, women’s rights in Iran, and the relationship between human rights and religion. Her most recent book is Islamic Feminisms: Rights and Interpretations Across Generations in Iran (Routledge 2016). She is currently on the editorial board of the journal Religion and Human Rights and is a member of the executive committee of the Immigrant Council of Ireland. Roja also serves as the representative for Scholars at Risk at Trinity College Dublin.

Deputy Warden

Dr. Justin MacGregor B.A. Hon. (UofT), M.A. with Distinction (UofG), PGC (U of Bolton), PhD. (U of Bolton)
Head of Film Practice and John Sherlock Assistant Professor of Screenwriting in the School of Creative Arts, Director of the M.Phil. in Film Studies

Justin MacGregor is an active theatre writer and director, and filmmaker who has won numerous awards for both his plays and films. He has directed many hours of television and worked as an Assistant Director and Locations Assistant on many Hollywood Productions (just ask!). His research lies in the use of true stories and documents in plays and films.

Assistant Wardens

Dr Rónán Smith, B.A. Honors in Experimental Physics (TCD), Ph.D. in Physics (TCD),
Head of School & Community Outreach, Trinity Access 21

Rónán moved from his post doctoral position in the school of Physics to the Trinity Access Programmes in 2014. Since then his work has focused on an action research approach to addressing diverse societal and educational challenges by supporting schools in disadvantaged communities to develop innovative approaches to formal and informal learning. Outside of this area, Rónán Supervises Junior Freshman laboratory classes in the school of physics.

Dr. Ann-Marie Morrissey, B.Sc. (OT) (NUI Galway), PhD (NUI Galway)
Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy

Ann-Marie Morrissey is an Occupational Therapist currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy in the School of Medicine, TCD. She lectures on the undergraduate four year programme and the Singapore one year degree programme. Her research interests are neurorehabilitation, disorders of consciousness and brain injury. She is currently Vice-Chairperson of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland.

Rev Dr Julian Hamilton. B.Ed Hons (QUB), MDiv (QUB) DMin (Fuller).
Methodist Chaplain to Trinity College.

Julian (Jools) Hamilton has been chaplain to Trinity College for ten years, and an assistant warden for five of those years. His passions centre on the possibility & hope of transformed people & transformed societies – we are truly better humans when we are together. As founder of The Good Summit and YouthSpirit, Jools has an active interest in reconciliation and challenging the boundaries that keep people distanced from each other.

Ms. Anita O’Donovan, B.Sc. Honours (TCD) in Radiation Therapy,
Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Radiation Therapy

Anita O’Donovan is currently completing her PhD. Anita lectures on both the undergraduate and postgraduate Radiation Therapy programme, and her research interests include ageing and cancer. She is a college tutor since 2012.

Mr. Matthew Dossett, B.Sc. Honours (Sunderland), M.Sc. (Northumbria), MCIMSPA.
Deputy Head of Sport and Recreation, Student Services, Corporate Services Division.

Matthew is in his 2nd year in Trinity, after moving over from the North East of England, where he worked for 12 years in the University sport sector. Matthew is currently involved in overseeing the implementation of the new strategy for sport in the College, and sits on the Student Sport Ireland High Performance Committee. He competed regionally and nationally in both dry slope and alpine ski racing for 15 years and is a qualified snow sport Instructor. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, running, playing the guitar, and family adventures. Matthew and his wife Elaine live in Trinity Hall with their five-year-old son Grayson.

Ms. Louise Staunton, B.A.(NUI), M.A. (NUI),
International Student Experience and Global Officer Co-ordinator

Louise Staunton joined Trinity in 2016. Her role involves coordinating the Global Officers/International Student Liaison Officer team and facilitating communication between the Global Relations Office and key stakeholders in Trinity College to support and develop the international student experience. She worked previously at the Irish Council for International Students and is the author of Diverse Voices: Listening to International Students (2015), a cross-cultural training guide for the higher education sector.

Mr. Donncha Millane

Donncha currently works in the Senior Tutor’s Office where he coordinates the Tutorial Service while assisting Tutors and College Staff to deliver the Trinity Experience to the student body and attending to students’ queries big and small (no limit on the size either way!). He is also going into his third year of an Undergraduate Degree, so Donncha is familiar with the stresses and strains that student-life pose, trying to balance work, study and socialising (and how to navigate College Guidelines and Support Services when times are tough). Renowned for my cheery disposition and helpful approach to problems, Donncha is looking forward to helping students get the most from their time in Halls and enjoy student life as best I can!

Mr. Kevin Sullivan.
B.Sc. HONS in Applied Science: Computer Science and Software Engineeering (DIT), M.Sc. in Technology and Learning (DUB)

Kevin is Education Manager at Bridge21, an education research project based in the Centre for Research in IT in Education (CRITE) in TCD. He is a PhD candidate in the School of Computer Science and Statistics and he has been an Assistant Warden since September 2014. He enjoys football, hiking and when his neighbours are quiet. He used to make accountancy software for a living but he doesn’t miss it too much.

Ms. Grace Lawlor M.Sc (DUB), Ph.D Candidate (DUB)
Student Programme Coordinator Bridge21.

Grace works with Bridge21 and the Trinity Access Programme (TAP) to support equality and progression in Irish Education. Grace also works closely with the Irish language residence “Scéim” as a fluent speaker supporting Gaeilge in Halls. Her research interests include the under-representation of women across Computer Science courses, 21st Century Learning Skills, Technology and Learning and Teacher CPD.

Ms. Grace McInerney B.A. (QQI)., M.A. (UCD)., M.Ed., and a Certificate in Personal Practice (CIPD).

Grainne is a Guidance Counsellor and the Educational Guidance Tutor for the Trinity Access Programmes Foundation Courses for Higher Education. She also manages the link with TAP’s CDETB QQI (FETAC) partnership courses and students. Grainne has worked further and higher education for over ten years and is passionate about students educational development. She has a special interest in supporting students transition and progression into and through higher education. She enjoys working with students and colleagues in a collaborative and supportive team! Can be found wandering the hills of Dublin and Wicklow, and favourite dinners must include broccoli!

Tom Archer. Msci (NOTTM), PhD (CAM)

Tom is a research fellow in the School of Physics and Crann, his academic interest is in the area of computational materials design and machine learning. He lectures on the undergraduate physics course, teaching computational modelling techniques and coding. Outside of work he has a keen interest in sports and can all too often be often found in the swimming pool.

Herman – Halls Resident Cat

Herman lives with Tom in Oldham house. He has probably one of the most important jobs in the hall providing some company for everyone who has left a home with pets.

1949-1957 Clarissa Pilkington (nee Crawford)

1957-1965 Anne Denard (Brambell)

1965-1974 Lelia McCutcheon

1974-1989 Fred Aalen

1989-1996 Petros Florides

1996-2000 Paddy Nixon

2000-2005 Carmel O’Sullivan

2005-2017 Brendan Tangney

Discipline in Hall

The Warden and Deputy Warden are responsible for imposing fines for transgressions, bad behavior and other activities that violate existing laws and rules, as well as for activity and actions that constitute unreasonable behavior. These fines start at 20Euro and can go as high as 500Euro. Any damages that result on top of such fines must also be addressed financially.

Both the RSAs and the Assistant Wardens report such behaviour to the Warden and Deputy Warden so that they can determine appropriate action.

These fines cannot be appealed and all collected monies go to the Senior Tutor’s fund for students in need.

If students are caught behaving unreasonably or against university regulations and deny such behaviour, their fines will be increased if they are found to be misrepresenting the facts.

Honesty and admission of responsibility will always lead to a reduced fine.

Alcohol & Overnight Guests in Twin Rooms

  • Residents in twin rooms may only have overnight guests if they obtain prior permission from their roommate.
  • It is not permitted to consume alcohol on the grounds of Hall or to carry open bottles or cans. Such items will be confiscated.

Other Important Information


Postal Address: The Warden, Trinity Hall, Dartry Rd, Dublin 6.

E-mail: Telephone: 01 8968024

Current Warden: Dr. Roja Fazaeli