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The Trinity Long Room Hub core team is always on hand to support and facilitate the Schools in providing advice, guidance and assistance around a broad range of research issues including managing and promoting research projects and events.

Professor Eve Patten, Director

Eve Patten

Eve Patten took over as Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub in July 2020, having served as Deputy Director to Jane Ohlmeyer throughout 2019-20. A Professor in the School of English and a Fellow of Trinity, Eve has previously served as Head of the School of English and Director of the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre. A scholar in nineteenth and twentieth-century British and Irish literature, she has lectured and written widely in this field: she is editor of Irish Literature in Transition, 1940-1980 (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and is currently completing a monograph on representations of the Irish revolution in English literary modernism, to be published by Oxford in 2021. Eve has been a frequent contributor to the Irish Times, RTÉ and the BBC, and is series editor for Liverpool University Press’s Studies in Irish Literature. She has also served on various boards for the Irish Arts Council, the Irish Research Council and the Royal Irish Academy, and was a member of the inaugural committee of the Trinity Long Room Hub. As Director, she remains a keen advocate for Arts and Humanities research both within Trinity and across the Long Room Hub’s national and international networks.

Phone: + 353 1 896 1299 | Email:

Professor Ciaran O'Neill, Deputy Director

Ciaran O'NeillCiaran O'Neill began his term as Deputy Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub in September 2020. A nineteenth century historian, his first monograph, Catholics of Consequence (OUP, 2014) won the JS Donnelly Prize at the American Conference for Irish Studies. He is editor (with Finola O'Kane Crimmins) of Ireland, Slavery and the Caribbean: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (MUP, 2023) and is currently completing a second monograph entitled Life in a Palliative State. Along with his colleagues Patrick Walsh and Mobeen Hussain he coordinates Trinity’s Colonial Legacies Project. Current research projects focus on the Eastern Caribbean.

Phone: +353 1 896 1405 | Email:

Dr Caitriona Curtis, Executive Director

Caitriona CurtisCaitriona joined the Trinity Long Room Hub in 2012. She works closely with the Director on the development and implementation of the Institute’s strategic programmes and initiatives and is responsible for its financial management, governance and reporting, communications, human resources and overall day-to-day operations. 

Caitriona also oversees many of the Hub's flagship research projects, which currently include the European Commission-funded SHAPE-ID and Human+ projects.

Phone: +353 1 896 4517 | Email:

Maureen Burgess, Research Programme Officer

Maureen BurgessMaureen Burgess has been the research programme officer (RPO) in the Trinity Long Room Hub since autumn 2013. Her main role is to help staff affiliated to the Trinity Long Room Hub schools to identify and apply for competitive research funding. Before working in the Trinity Long Room Hub, Maureen worked in research funding administration roles in the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (now the Irish Research Council).
She holds a B Comm (European) with French from University College Cork and a Postgraduate Diploma in international business development from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Maureen can be contacted with queries regarding working with the Trinity Long Room Hub schools to access opportunities for research funding.

Phone: +353 1 896 4277 | Email:

Ms Eva Muhlhause, Accounts & Projects Officer

Eva MuhlhauseMs. Muhlhause has been part of the College's administrative staff since 2005, initially working for the MBA Programme at the School of Business. In 2008 she transferred to the fledgling Trinity Long Room Hub and has been with the Institute in a variety of roles.

Currently she is mainly responsible for the Hub's accounts as well as project administration and assisting our Visiting Research Fellows with their stay. She is also the Safety Officer for the building.

Phone: +353 1 896 4223 | Email:

Dr Emily Johnson, Research Fellow

Emily JohnsonEmily is a Research Fellow working on Trinity Long Room Hub strategic projects. Her current role focuses on research data strategy, enabling data preservation and analysis to capture and convey research impact. Emily joined the Trinity Long Room Hub team in 2016.

Emily holds a PhD in Digital Humanities from Trinity College Dublin. Her home disciplines are English Literature and the History of Art and Architecture. Her doctoral thesis analysed literary space and the ethics of artistic production in Roberto Bolaño’s final novel, 2666, using entity annotation and digital mapping, and was funded under PRTLI cycle 5.


Aoife King, Communications Officer

Aoife KingAoife coordinates the Institute’s communications and is passionate about bringing the diverse research taking place in Trinity's Arts and Humanities to a wide audience through Institute reports, signature events, news e-zines, written features for the website, blogs, podcasts and more. Aoife also assists researchers with media relations around signature and co-sponsored events in the Institute in conjunction with Trinity’s Communications office.

If you have news to share, or are looking for ideas to make your research accessible to different audiences, get in touch now.

Phone: +353 1 896 3895 | Email:

Christina Hamilton, Digital Content and Marketing Officer

Christina HamiltonChristina joined the Trinity Long Room Hub in January 2023 and is the Digital Content and Marketing Officer with responsibility for all marketing activities, as well as promotional materials, and event planning. Previously, Christina worked in various marketing and communications roles. She managed and directed an All-Ireland music competition for 2 years, and is the founder of Last Minute Craic, which is a directory for local artist-driven events in Dublin City.

Christina is enthusiastic about highlighting the research and activity that is taking part in the Trinity Long Room Hub community, and you can contact her in relation to the promotion of signature events, social media, and content creation.

Phone: +353 1 896 4560 | Email:

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