Centre Members

Jane Suiter
Jane Suiter

Dr Jane Suiter is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications. Her research interests include disinformation, deliberative democracy and political communication.

Trudy Corrigan
Trudy Corrigan

Trudy is a staff member of the School of Policy and Practice, Institute of Education. She is interested in evaluating intergenerational learning as an integral part of 21st Century Learning in higher education and the concept of a stimulated mind in aging.

Gary Sinclair
Gary Sinclair

Dr Gary Sinclair is a Lecturer in Marketing, specialising in Consumer Behaviour. His research focuses on consumer culture primarily in the contexts of music, technology, sport  and sustainability. 

Regina Murphy
Regina Murphy

Regina Murphy is Head of the School of Arts Education and Movement. Her research interests focus on the expertise of the generalist teacher/early years educator in arts education, embodied knowledge, teacher identity, reflective practice, and arts based research. 

Deiric Ó Broin
Deiric Ó Broin

Deiric Ó Broin is Professor of Public Policy Practice in the School of Law and Government. His research is mainly on Irish politics and public policy particularly the area of local and urban governance.

Padraig Murphy
Padraig Murphy

Dr. Pádraig Murphy is Assistant Professor in Communications and Chair of the MSc in Science and Health Communication. His current research and writing has focused on deliberative and participatory dialogue models for biotechnology, nanotechnology, and sustainable technologies.

Liam MacGabhann
Liam MacGabhann

Liam MacGabhann's research focuses on transforming dialogues in mental health communities. Much of this work involves using different approaches to improve these at individual, group, organisational and community level.

Veronica Lambert
Veronica Lambert

Prof. Veronica Lambert (PhD, BNS (Hons), RGN, RCN) is Full Professor of Children and Family Nursing. She focuses on Children and Family Focused Research including child and family communication, shared self-management, and psychosocial wellbeing.

Anthony Staines
Anthony Staines

Anthony Staines is Co-Director CeIC & PI GerOnTe Project. His research interests focus on Public Health, including work on injuries, infectious disease, and cancer.

Ronnie Munck
Ronnie Munck

Professor Ronaldo Munck is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Engaged Research at Dublin City University and a member of the Council of Europe Task Force on The Local Democratic Mission of Higher Education. He was the first Head of Civic Engagement at DCU and drove the ‘third mission’ alongside teaching and research. 

Sarahjane Belton
Sarahjane Belton

Sarahjane Belton researches in the field of childhood physical activity and health. Much of her work centres on developing and evaluating physical literacy intervention programmes, from pre-school level up to post primary.

Eilish McLoughlin
Eilish McLaughlin

Dr. Eilish McLoughlin is an Associate Professor of Physics, Deputy Head of the School of Physical Sciences & Director of the Research Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL). Her research interests focus on Physics Education.

Mathias Urban
Mathias Urban

Mathias Urban is Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education, and Director of the Early Childhood Research Centre (ECRC) at DCU. He works on questions of policy related to diversity and equality, social justice, evaluation and professionalism in education and care systems for young children, families and communities in diverse socio-cultural contexts.

Aoibhéann Bird
Aoibhéann Bird

Aoibhéann Bird is Education & Public Engagement Manager at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Her principle research interests lie in the field of science education and outreach, specifically engaging and exciting an interest in the sciences in people of all ages.

Kate Irving
Kate Irving

Kate Irving is Professor of Clinical Nursing, a joint appointment between DCU and the CHO9. She has a significant leadership role Irish dementia policy development and successfully led the national Dementia training initiative: Dementia Skills Elevator, aiming to develop dementia skills capacity in services and communities.

Caitriona Mordan
Caitriona Mordan

Caitriona Mordan coordinates the initiatives for Celsius Research Cluster. This cluster is an interdisciplinary group focused on analysing current developments in science, technology, environment and medicine as well as offering practical supports on issues related to science communication and impact assessment.

Deirdre Butler
Deirdre Butler

Deirdre Butler is a professor in the School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies. She is interested in exploring what being digital in learning can mean and how we can meaningfully use the extensive range of digital tools available in the 21st century. 

Deirdre Corby
Deirdre Corby

Deirdre Corby is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences. Her research interests include supporting  people with intellectual disability to become involved in decisions within the services they attend and also promoting access to post-secondary and higher education.

Colm Kearns
Colm Kearns

Colm Kearns is the Coordinator for CER DCU and a member of the FuJo Institute. His research interests centre on the triangular relationship between sport, media and national identity.

Bert Gordijn
Bert Gordijn

Bert Gordijn is Professor and Director of the Institute of Ethics at DCU. His research interests centre on ethics matters of all varieties: Philosophical Ethics, Applied Ethics, Global Ethics, Science Ethics, Research Ethics, Technology Ethics and Bioethics.

Laura Grehan
Laura Grehan

Laura Grehan is Education and Public Engagement (EPE) Manager responsible for driving the ADAPT’s EPE strategy. Engaging with diverse audiences to create a scientifically informed public, her team aims to raise awareness of the relevance of technical and problem-solving skills to science, industry & society.