Meet the Team

Meet The Team

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Professor Barbara Dooley

Dean of Graduate Studies & Deputy Registrar

Professor Barbara Dooley is Dean of Graduate Studies & Deputy Registrar at University College Dublin. She is Director of the UCD Ad Astra Academy, which nurtures exceptional students by offering them unique supports & opportunities to further develop their potential. Barbara sits on the European University Association – Council for Doctoral Education’s Steering Committee. She is also a steering member of the Universitas 21 Researcher Engagement Group. Barbara holds a PhD in Psychology from UCD.

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Dr Emer Cunningham

Graduate Education Development Manager

Emer supports UCD’s graduate research education policy and strategy development which aligns to the National Framework for Doctoral Education. Emer can provide advice in all aspects of graduate education and governance of graduate education in the university.

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Dr Janet Carton

Graduate Education Development Manager

Janet oversees research supervisor support and development through the implementation of a support framework at UCD. She delivers the university-wide Research Supervisor Support & Development programme (RSSDp) and leads on strategic initiatives supporting the recognition, enhancement and professionalisation of research supervisory practice.

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Elizabeth Crean

Graduate Education Project Officer

Elizabeth has responsibility for planning, management and successful delivery of a variety of project initiatives relating to institutional educational strategy & policy and regulatory development.

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Ioanna Galeadi

Graduate Education Project Officer

Ioanna manages specialist projects in the areas of research student experience, supervisor support & professional development, and provides technical support in the areas of IT, web and communications.

[Note: Ioanna is on leave from March 2020. Please contact Laura Toby in the interim]

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Laura Toby

Graduate Education Project Officer

Laura manages specialist projects in the areas of research student experience, supervisor support & professional development, and provides technical support on IT, web and communications.

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Ciara Cloak

Graduate Research Programme Manager

Ciara oversees the administration of the Graduate Research Board (GRB) and the governance model for graduate research students. She is also key to the development of resources for staff as well as logistics and communications for the GRB.

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Aisling O'Keeffe

Graduate Research Administrator

Aisling supports colleagues in Schools within the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Engineering & Architecture and Health & Agricultural Sciences (or College level queries) on Board related matters.

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James Dowling

Graduate Research Officer

James supports colleagues on board-related matters, General Queries (grb@ucd.ie), grade approvals process and projects associated with the introduction of the new governance model.

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Dr Jennifer Sullivan

Graduate Research Administrator

Jennifer supports colleagues in Schools within the Colleges of Business, Science and Social Sciences & Law (or College level queries) on Board related matters.

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Carita Bramhill

Student Adviser (UCD Student Advisory Service)

Carita is dedicated to supporting graduate research students, based in the UCD Student Advisory Service. She can assist students to find pathways to deal with personal, social and emotional issues and can provide advice on UCD policies, procedure and services.

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Ger Lardner

Career & Skills Consultant (UCD Careers Network)

Ger focuses on the mobility of Doctoral Candidates beyond the PhD. She does so by delivering a programme of professional skills training, 1-1 guidance & employer networking opportunities, to enhance researcher competitiveness in a global environment.

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