Professor John Doyle has been appointed Vice President of Research at Dublin City University.

John Doyle appointed Vice President of Research at Dublin City University

Professor John Doyle has been appointed Vice President of Research at Dublin City University. Prof Doyle will be responsible for strategic leadership of DCU’s research community.  In that role he will champion and support research across the university, furthering DCU’s aim to be at the heart of the European research system, both in the advancement of new discoveries and in the translation of that knowledge to positively transform our society.

Remarking on the appointment, Professor Daire Keogh, President of DCU said:

“I warmly welcome Prof Doyle’s appointment to this key role within the University, which is critical to the advancement of DCU’s research agenda. His experience of high level academic leadership, his reputation for world-class research, and his record in successful international collaborations position him well for this vital role.”

Prof Doyle is Director of DCU Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction and Professor of International Conflict Resolution in DCU School of Law and Government. He previously served as Executive Dean of DCU’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and as Head of DCU School of Law and Government. Prof Doyle has published widely on international conflict resolution, focusing in particular on Northern Ireland, South Asia and the Balkans.

He has led large scale, EU-funded studies of comparative peace processes, focused on Europe, South Asia and the post-Soviet region. He has been a visiting professor in conflict resolution in India, at the Nelson Mandela Centre in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and in Pakistan, in the School of Social Sciences in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Prof Doyle’s recent publications have focused on the consequences of Brexit for the Northern Ireland peace process and for the constitutional and political future of the island of Ireland. 

He is academic editor for the ARINS project, a non-partisan evidence-based research initiative involving the Royal Irish Academy and the University of Notre Dame, that is exploring policy options for Ireland’s constitutional, political and socio-economic future, in the run up to a possible referendum on the creation of a united Ireland. He edits Irish Studies in International Affairs, published by the Royal Irish Academy.