Professor Mark Rogers – Biography

Professor Mark Rogers is the Registrar and Deputy President of UCD prior to which he was Dean of Science. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a first-class honours degree in genetics and completed a PhD in genetics in the University of Glasgow. Awarded fellowships from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the John Douglas French Foundation for Alzheimer's Research, he spent five years as a researcher in prion diseases in the Laboratory of Nobel Laureate Professor Stanley Prusiner.

Professor Rogers’ research is in the field of Scrapie in sheep and Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle. He successfully licensed immunodiagnostic technologies that have been employed in BSE diagnosis, resulting in over €2 million in royalties accruing to UCD.

With over twenty-years teaching experience at all levels from undergraduate to PhD supervision, Professor Rogers strongly promotes a student-centred and student-led approach to education that encourages independent learning. As Dean of Science and subsequently as Registrar and Deputy President, Professor Rogers has recognised the need for research-informed and research-led educational programmes.  Focussing on enhancing opportunities for students, he has simplified entry routes, promoted a student-centred approach across the University, has moved the University to an outcomes-based curriculum focus.