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Wardens of Trinity Hall

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 cat 

Herman lives with Tom in Oldham house, he has probably one of the most important jobs in the hall, for everyone who has left a home with pets he is always around to provide some company.