The new cohort of Fellows and Scholars has been announced today, on Trinity Monday.
Staff, students, friends and families are unable to celebrate on campus this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and yet all are united in their appreciation for the exceptional achievements of the students and academics who have been elected Scholars and Fellows.
Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast stood, in line with tradition, on the steps of the Examination Hall in Front Square to read out the names of the Scholars and Fellows.
Dr Patrick Prendergast said:
“I would like to congratulate all of the students and academics who have been named Scholars and Fellows this year, we are extremely proud of their hard work and impressive achievements. Unfortunately, the prevailing circumstances mean that they cannot be here in person, but rest assured, the entire college community are standing with them side by side in spirit on this important day.”
In total, 73 new Scholars, 13 new Fellows, eight new Professorial Fellows and four Honorary Fellows were announced (see details below) across a range of disciplines.
Fellowships are awarded to those showing excellence in research and scholarship and to acknowledge a professor’s contribution to academic life and teaching in the College.
Becoming a Trinity Scholar is a major achievement for which second year students must perform exceptionally well in exams held in January, showing deep knowledge of their subjects. The students continue with their usual course work as well as studying independently for these exams.
This year’s Scholars come from a range of disciplines, from Midwifery to Music, Dental Science, Law, Engineering and many more.
Additionally, four Honorary Fellows were announced as follows:
- Maureen Harding Clark who was the Judicial Visitor for Trinity for almost 12 years currently serves as a judge on the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia. This hybrid tribunal has tried the surviving members of the Khmer Rouge leadership and will probably be the last appeal heard. Prior to that she was a judge of the High Court and has served as a judge on the ICTY and the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
- Harry Clifton is a celebrated writer who has taught at Bremen and Bordeaux universities as well as atUniversity College Dublin, from which he received an Honorary D.Litt in 2011, and Trinity College Dublin where he is currently Adjunct Professor of Creative Practice.
- Heather Hancock’s career has spanned senior roles in business and the public sector. She became Master of St John’s College, Cambridge in October 2020 and has held CEO roles in a special local authority, a major quango, and was a member of the senior civil service. Heather was also a Deputy Chair of the World Athletics Championships and Paralympic Athletics Championships from 2013-2016.
- Luke Drury is Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and was Honorary Andrews’ Professor of Astronomy in TCD from 1998 to 2018. He is best known for work on particle acceleration in astrophysical plasmas and the origin of cosmic rays and was instrumental in establishing the Irish Centre for High-End Computing.
The list of Fellows and Scholars is as follows:
|Mary Cosgrove||School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies|
|Jean Fletcher||School of Medicine|
|Catherine Hayes||School of Medicine|
|David Hoey||School of Engineering|
|Nicholas Johnson||School of Creative Arts|
|David Kenny||School of Law|
|Tríona Lally||School of Engineering|
|Deirdre Madden||School of English|
|Kenneth Pearce||School of Social Sciences and Philosophy|
|Jeremy Piggott||School of Natural Sciences|
|Adriele Prina Mello||School of Medicine|
|Mary Rogan||School of Law|
|Lina Zgaga||School of Medicine|
|Professor Aileen Kavanagh||
|Professor Iris Moeller||
|Professor Ortwin Hess||
|Professor Omar Garcia||
|Professor Stephen David Thomas||
|Professor Colin Doherty||
|Professor Gerald Dickens||
|Professor Stephen Spence||
|O’Connor Gollogley||Grace||Bachelor in Global Business|
|Alwell||Corey||Biological and Biomedical Sciences|
|Gallego Martínez||Saúl||Biological and Biomedical Sciences|
|Henry||Órlaith||Biological and Biomedical Sciences|
|Conlan||Katie||Children’s and General Nursing|
|Stanley||Nicola||Children’s and General Nursing|
|Creedon||Ian||Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology|
|Alarco Cantos||Samuel||Computer Science|
|Holmes||Lucy||Drama and Theatre Studies|
|Welt||Morghan||Drama and Theatre Studies|
|Hennessy||Nicole||Economic and Social Studies|
|Johnson||Caoimhe||Economic and Social Studies|
|O’Brien||Conor||Economic and Social Studies|
|Bukowski||Filip||Geography and Geoscience|
|Morrison||Anna||Geography and Geoscience|
|Vanden Borre||Félix||History and Political Science|
|Brazil||Jane||Law and Business|
|Ntemuse||Emmanuel||Law and Business|
|Ryan||Michael||Law and Business|
|Lu||Shuyao||Law and French|
|Carton||Muireann||Law and Political Science|
|Gallagher||Hugh||Law and Political Science|
|Hyland||Kate||Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology|
|Maher||Conor||Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology|
|McGill||Ella||Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology|
|McGrath||Finn||Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology|
|Crimmins||Aoibh||Trinity Joint Honours|
|MacHale||Peggy||Trinity Joint Honours|
|McGregor||Maisie||Trinity Joint Honours|
|O’Leary||Seán||Trinity Joint Honours|