Business School


Primary Department
Business School
Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning
Phone number:
01 700
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Academic biography

Caroline McMullan is a Full Professor of Business and Society in DCU Business School. Caroline is also the Academic Director for the Middle East. Until June 2018 she held the post of Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning – a six-year, fixed-term appointment. Professor McMullan is a member of the Financial and Operational Performance: Governance & Ethics Group. She holds a PhD in Crisis Management (University of Strathclyde), MPhil in Law (University of Ulster), and Honors Degree in Hotel and Tourism Management (University of Ulster). Caroline is Programme Director for the MSc in Emergency Management and Joint Chair of the MSc Business Administration delivered at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Professor McMullan’s teaching and research cover a broad spectrum of subjects including her key interests Building Resilient Communities & Organisations, Risk Management and Risk Perception. At a national level, Caroline has influenced risk policy and developed the methodology underpinning risk management in Ireland. As the architect of the National Risk Assessment for Ireland (2012), (2017), (2020) and (2023), she has had a significant impact on risk management across the country. The EU recognized that this methodology “represented an example of good practice” among member states. Subsequently, Caroline was engaged as a risk management consultant to one of the Middle Eastern governments.

Research interests

Business Continuity Management, Crisis Management, Emergency Management, Risk Perception