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Dr. Audrey Bryan Biography

Audrey Bryan is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Human Development.  She holds a PhD in Comparative-International Education and Sociology from Columbia University, New York, a Masters in Applied Social Research from TCD and a BA in (Hons) Psychology from UCD. Having worked both nationally and internationally for over two decades in the university sector – in both administrative and academic capacities – Audrey has a deep understanding of what it takes to make universities and their communities thrive. Audrey has held numerous leadership roles and has served on numerous faculty and university level committees at DCU including the DCU Research Ethics Committee (since 2016), the Faculty Research Committee (2016-2021) and, prior to incorporation, the St. Patrick’s College Teaching and Learning Committee and College Research Committee. 

With research interests and expertise spanning the fields of social and ecological justice, Audrey will work tirelessly to advance the university’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Sustainability agendas.  As the DCU lead on the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning funded Disciplines Inquiring into Societal Challenges (DISCS) project, she has been heavily involved in developing policy and strategic guidance for the Higher Education sector in relation to social justice