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School Research Income over the last 5 years

  • 119 new externally funded research awards, valued at €18.3 million
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Science Foundation Ireland and Teagasc have been the main external funding sources

During 2022-23

  • 23 new externally funded research projects, valued at €2.8 million

School Research Output

  • 271 scientific publications in 2022, including 216 journal articles
  • A field-weighted citation impact of 1.55 during 2018-22, compared with a world average of 1.0

School Research Contacts

The role of the Associate Dean for Research, Innovation & Impact is to foster, support, promote and communicate research (& innovation and impact) within the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, to provide leadership and vision, including the development of strategic and implementation plans, and to represent research (& innovation and impact) within the School, the College and the University. This role is currently held by Simon More, who is the Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis and Director of the UCD Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis (CVERA), Ireland's national resource centre for animal disease control. Simon works at the science-policy interface, providing scientific advice in support of national policy-makers, both within government and industry, the latter primarily through Animal Health Ireland, and also contributes to the work of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Simon can be contacted on (opens in a new window)assocdeanrii.vetmedicine@ucd.ie.

Dr Niamh McLoughlin is the School's Research Support Officer, providing one-on-one assistance to all School staff in the preparation of research funding applications (pre-award support) and subsequently (post-award support):

  • For pre-award, Niamh offers assistance in identification of funding opportunities, help with eligibility checks, one on one support through the proposal writing process, and specific assistance in areas such as budgeting, knowledge transfer, impact and IP protection
  • For post-award, Niamh will offer guidance on project mobilisation, budgetary and IP issues, and grant reporting. If a researcher is not currently in the position to apply for funding, Niamh will also work one on one with researchers to create a research plan which allows them to plan for future research calls

Email:  (opens in a new window)niamh.mccloughlin@ucd.ie

Maeve Louise Farrell is the School's Clinical Research Veterinary Nurse. This position is integral to a broader School initiative to build sustainable infrastructure to support clinical research within the UCD Veterinary Hospital, in close collaboration with non-clinical disciplines. Working closely with the Clinical Research Board, Maeve provides expert nursing experience in support of a range of research projects.

Maeve can offer assistance and advice with ethical applications, protocol development, data analysis plans and database management. In terms of participant recruitment, she can assist in the recruitment and retention of research participants suitable for the research project proposed alongside the development of recruitment materials.

Email: (opens in a new window)maeve.farrell@ucd.ie

Contact the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine

UCD Veterinary Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 6100 | Location Map(opens in a new window)