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Associate Member Committee

Published: Wednesday, 14 October, 2020

The Earth Institute is delighted to announce the recent establishment of the Institute Associate Member Committee (AMC), composed of eleven associate members with backgrounds in a variety of disciplines. The role of the AMC is to provide advice for the Earth Institute to promote and support the needs of UCD postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers, technical and support staff involved in environmental research.

The associate membership within the Earth Institute has grown to comprise more than 250 members over the past few years. Designed to integrate the needs of the associate member community into the Institute’s initiatives and activities, this committee will liaise with the Institute’s academic research theme leads, as well as contribute to the overall strategy of the Earth Institute. The AMC held its inaugural meeting earlier this month and plans are already underway to discuss new engaging activities for the associate member community.

Please join us in welcoming the new committee members below!

Associate Member Committee:

Chair: Aparajita Bannerjee, UCD College of Business
Katie Burns, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science
Federico Cerrone, UCD School of Biomedical and Biomolecular Science                   
Caroline Dowling, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science
Shane McGuinness, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
Tine Ningal, UCD School of Geography
Nick Scroxton, UCD School of Earth Science
Kate de Smeth, UCD School of Geography

Associate membership is open to all postgraduate, postdoctoral, technical and administrative support staff working in environment-related research in UCD. For more information on becoming an associate member, please contact