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Roles and Responsibilities

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Common Architecture

Dr Graeme Murdock

The Associate Dean of Undergraduate Common Architecture (ADUCA) provides ongoing academic for all undergraduate Common Architecture programmes and liaises and agrees all policy issues with the appropriate Directors of Teaching and Learning in the relevant Schools. This includes Joint Honours entry programmes in their entirety and all shared elements of Single Honours entry, Common Entry, Multidisciplinary and Professional courses across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, including contributions from courses outside that Faculty, such as Computer Science, Geography, and Mathematics, and any other subjects that are added to the Common Architecture in the future.

Graeme Murdock was appointed to the role in September 2020. Dr Murdock is Associate Professor in European History in the School of Histories and Humanities. Educated in Belfast and Oxford, he taught at universities in Transylvania and England before moving to Trinity. He was elected to fellowship of the College in 2012. He was Director of Trinity’s Centre for European Studies between 2014 and 2017. He researches the history of religion during the early modern period, focusing on French-speaking communities and on religious life in Hungary. His most recent book is an edited collection of essays, Cultures of Calvinism in Early Modern Europe (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Undergraduate Common Architecture Office

The Undergraduate Common Architecture Office provides all necessary administrative support to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Common Architecture and the Governance Committee. It provides support for all courses with shared elements in the Common Architecture, including Joint Honours, New Minor Subjects and Open Modules.

marie mcpeak

Ms Marie McPeak commenced as the Undergraduate Common Architecture Office Manager in September 2020. She joined Trinity in 2012 and has worked with the student population of Ireland since 2002. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in English and History in 2002.

Ms Elaine Denehan joined the UCAO as the Sophister Co-ordinator in September 2021. Elaine has worked in Trinity for almost 20 years and has been focussed on student support since 2008. She completed a B.Sc. in Information Systems in Trinity College Dublin in 2015.

Ms Eilís Dunne joined the UCAO as the Freshman Co-ordinator in May 2022.  Eilís has worked in Trinity College for over 20 years with roles in central administrative and academic units around College. She graduated from NUIM with a B.A. in English & Classics in 2000.

Mr Jason O'Callaghan joined the UCAO as an Executive Officer in January 2022. Jason first joined Trinity in the summer of 2018, as part of the support team within the Academic Registry and has also worked within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. He holds a B.A.(Hons) from his time in Edinburgh Napier University. 

UCA Governance Committee

The Terms of Reference for the Undergraduate Common Architecture Committee details the purpose, membership, and responsibilities, as well as the meeting and reporting requirements of the committee.