Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search

You are here People


At the core of TRiSS is a vibrant team of interdisciplinary academics, post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, visiting scholars and research assistants involved in cutting edge social science research.  Meet the team members by following the links below and do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in collaborating with any of our team or would like to discuss social science research at Trinity in general.

Professor Ronan Lyons

Director of TRiSS & Assistant Professor of Economics

Professor Lyons overseas the running of TRiSS, is an an Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, where his primary research areas are housing markets, urban economics, and economic history. He is particularly interested in long-run housing markets, in order to better understand current housing experiences such as rapidly increasing housing costs in many high-income cities. You can find out more about his research on his profiles on RePEc or Google Scholar. In addition, he is a Research Associate at the Spatial Economics Research Centre in LSE and author of the Reports on Ireland's sale and rental housing markets. Prof. Lyons is a Board member of the HEA, Honorary Secretary of SSISI, and on the organising committee of DEW.

Maeve McGrath


Maeve supports the Director with the overall daily running of TRiSS and manages the booking of the TRiSS Seminar Room. She completed her doctorate in Art History at the University of Regensburg, Germany.

Dr Nina Shiel

Research Programme Officer

Dr Nina Shiel, Research Programme Officer in the Faculty of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, will be available on Thursdays from February 27th in C6.006 in TRiSS and will be happy to meet with you by appointment to discuss funding plans, applications, budgets, opportunities, ideas, and all other matters to do with research funding. Nina specialises in EU H2020 funding but will be able to point you in the right direction if you have questions regarding any national, UK or other funding scheme. Nina would also be delighted to meet with small groups (Schools, research groups, etc) to facilitate workshops, give presentations and organise writing sessions.