Trinity announces new Scholars and Fellows

Students and academics gathered in Trinity College Dublin’s Front Square this morning to applaud the announcement of new Scholars and Fellows. There were scenes of joy and jubilation as the names of the students and academics were read out by the Provost of Trinity, Dr Patrick Prendergast. The College community, friends and families celebrated their wonderful achievement.

This year there are 73 Scholars, 16 Fellows and two Honorary Fellows.

“We are so proud of all our students and academics today who have become new Fellows and Scholars. This is always a special day for all of us when we celebrate their hard work and academic prowess,” said Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast.

Temilade Adefekao from Nursing celebrates with friends.

In order to become a Scholar, second year students study for special exams in January. It is a major achievement where students continue with their usual course work, and additionally study independently for these exams.  In becoming a Scholar they must demonstrate in depth knowledge and understanding of their subjects. This year’s Scholars come from a vast range of disciplines, from Mathematics to Midwifery, from Medicine to Philosophy, all of  whom made the grade.

Naomi Vaida, Psychology (2nd from right) with her proud family.

Sixteen academics were also elected to Fellowship based on their research excellence. They come from a range of schools, including the Creative Arts, Law and Mathematics among others.

Additionally, two Honorary Fellows were announced. They were the Conolly Norman Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Brian Lawlor, recognised nationally and internationally as an expert in dementia. He is Director of the Memory Clinic at St James’s Hospital and the co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin. He was joined by the   renowned poet and alumnus of Trinity, Dr Michael Longley who has won multiple awards for his poetry and was the former Ireland Professor of Poetry.

The announcement of Fellows and Scholars also marks the beginning of the annual Trinity Week, a long established celebration of College life. This year to celebrate Trinity Week, the Faculty of   Engineering, Mathematics and Science has put together a week of exciting events including a series of talks and activities around the theme of Energy.  Events are free and open to the public. A full programme of events can be found on:

For full list of Fellows and Scholars see below:

List of Fellows:

Associate Professors School
Professor Eleanor Denny School of Social Sciences & Philosophy
Professor Sarah McCormack School of Engineering
Professor Ruth Britto School of Mathematics
Professor Ruth Barton

Professor Adrian Bracken

School of Creative Arts

School of Genetics & Microbiology

Assistant Professors School
Professor Giuliana Adamo School of Language, Literature & Cultural Studies
Professor Ben Wold School of Religions, Peace Studies & Theology
Professor Desmond Ryan School of Law
Professor David Finlay School of Biochemistry & Immunology
Professor Norah Campbell Trinity Business School
Professor Tristan McLoughlin School of Mathematics
Professor David Shepherd School of Religions, Peace Studies & Theology
Professor Marco Ruffini School of Computer Science & Statistics
Professor Matthew Campbell School of Genetics & Microbiology
Two Professorial  Fellows
Professor Aljoša Smoli?


Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor of Creative Technologies
Professor Rhodri Cusack Thomas N. Mitchell Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience (2006)

List of Scholars

Fitzmaurice Zoe Children’s and General Nursing
Harold Caoimhe Children’s and General Nursing
Olaniyi Damilola Children’s and General Nursing
Jose Shaun Computer Science
McAndrew Michael Computer Science
Odukoya Abraham Computer Science
Rete C?t?lina Computer Science
Teiserskis Edvinas Computer Science
Robinson Gunning Neimhin Computer Science and Language
Veldheer Heidi Deaf Studies
Busnaina Shahd Dental Science
McDonnell Jarlath Dental Science
Fitzmaurice Shauna Economic and Social Studies
Walsh John Economic and Social Studies
Courtney John Engineering
Dover Beth Engineering
Lyons Donal Engineering
MacLochlainn Séamas Engineering
Mulholland Darren Engineering
Ó Ceallaigh Conall Engineering
Sloggett Daniel Engineering
Moore Christian English Studies
Whelan Liam English Studies
Fuentes McDonnell Irene European Studies
Duffy Seán Law
Elebert Adam Law
Griffin Sinéad Law
Honan Sarah Law
Maher Robyn Law
Smith Helen Law and Business
Holton Avril Law and French
O’Leary Diarmuid Law and French
Gilligan Daniel Law and Political Science
Healy O’Connor Portia Management Science and Information Systems Studies
Hennigan James Mathematics
Ó’Cléirigh Cathal Mathematics
O’Connor Katie Mathematics
Bardon Aoibhin Medicine
Condon Claire Medicine
Devers Tara Medicine
Lee Ao Medicine
Morrison Julia Medicine
O’Boyle Joe Medicine
Power Robert Medicine
Gaffey Suzanne Midwifery
O’Byrne Sofia Midwifery
Burgess Andrew Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials
Caffrey Eoin Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials
Doolan Luke Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials
Kelly Dawn Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials
Maughan Jack Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials
Adefeko Temilade Nursing
Coakley Hannah Nursing
Walsh Garcia David Síomha Occupational Therapy
Fitzpatrick Laura Pharmacy
Lyons Mark Pharmacy
McLaughlin James Pharmacy
Duggan Luke Philosophy
O’Neill McPartlin Sean Philosophy
Doyle-Chowen Fionn Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology
McCaffrey Conor Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology
Vaida Naomi Psychology
Berney Conor Science
Devine Maya Science
Govan Emma Science
Heffernan Áine Science
Loughran Elle Science
O’Connell Caoimhe Science
O’Connell Hussey Enya Science
Keegan Orla Social Studies
Hamilton Rowan TSM Economics and Psychology
Stieglitz-Courtney Mila TSM Economics and Geography
Eady Orla World Religions and Theology

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