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The 2021 Provost Election was held on 10 April 2021.

At the completion of voting, Professor Linda Doyle was declared the choice of the College.

Following appointment by Board on 21 April 2021, Professor Doyle will be the 45th Provost and will take office on 1 August 2021.

Linda Doyle is Professor of Engineering and the Arts at Trinity. Professor Doyle has held the role of Dean of Research at Trinity and was the founder Director of CONNECT, the Science Foundation Ireland national research centre for Future Networks on Communications. Her expertise is in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices. 

Professor Doyle has been Chair of the Douglas Hyde Gallery and is Chair of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board in the UK. Originally from Cork, Professor Doyle initially studied electrical engineering at UCC, before completing a Masters and PhD in Trinity.