Graduate Research Board

What is the Graduate Research Board (GRB)?

The Academic Council has approved the creation of a Graduate Research Board (GRB) with the remit of all graduate research students within the University. Administrative support for the new Board is via a dedicated team in UCD Graduate Studies, led by Ciara Cloak, Graduate Research Programme Manager.

The GRB meets monthly to consider policy and strategic matters impacting graduate research students, as well as submissions from Schools for individual graduate research students. Examples of types of submissions (once approved at School level) that may be considered for graduate research students include:

Graduate research students should engage with their supervisor (or RSP if appropriate) in the first instance regarding all submissions which require final approval of the GRB. 


Graduate Research Board Support

General Board Queries




Engineering & Architecture
Health & Agricultural Sciences



Aisling O'Keeffe


Social Sciences & Law



Dr Jennifer Sullivan

Arts & Humanities



Ciara Cloak

Further Resources

View further Graduate Research Board information (including the GRB meeting schedule and membership details) on the UCD Staff Intranet. Note: this is accessible to UCD staff only.