Graduate Studies Office

DCU Postgraduate Contacts 

Graduate Studies Office Staff

Dean of Graduate Studies

Prof Joseph Stokes

Tel: +3531 700 8720 (internal ext. 8720)

Executive PA to the Dean of Graduate Studies

Ms Vikki Doyle (

Tel: +3531 7007655 (internal ext. 7655)

Graduate Studies Manager

Ms Karen Keating

Tel: +3531 7006361 (internal ext. 6361)

Research & Scholarships Administrator

Mr Jonny Hobson

Tel: +3531 700 5136 (internal ext. 5136)

Graduate Studies Project Officer

Ms Sharon King

Tel: +3531 700 5214 (internal ext. 5214)

Graduate Training Coordinator

Ms Linda Prosa (



Postgraduate Applications & Registration (Registry)

Postgraduate Admissions -

Tel: +3531 700 5338 (internal ext. 5338)

Non-EU Applications (International Office)

Tel: +3531 700 7411 (internal ext. 7411)

Fees (Finance Office)

Ms Deirdre Kelly

Tel: +3531 700 8836 (internal ext. 8836)

Postgraduate Research (Registry)

Tel: +3531 700 8489 (internal ext. 8489)

DCU Business School

Ms Ruth Finnegan

Tel: +3531 700 8106 (internal ext. 8106)

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ms Michelle Brennann

Tel: +3531 700 7415 (internal ext. 7415)

DCU Institute of Education 

Ms Maria Thornbury/Ms Denise Freir

Tel: +3531 884 2050 (internal ext. 2050)

Faculty of Engineering & Computing

Ms Irene McEvoy

Tel: +3531 700 6857 (internal ext. 6857)

Faculty of Science & Health

Dr Eleanor Healion

Tel: +3531 700 7459 (internal ext. 7459)


Ms Mairead Callan

Tel: +3531 700 5702 (internal ext. 5702)

For research opportunities at DCU, take a look at our Scholarships & Opportunities page or contact the relevant faculty/school or research institute/centre. For specific research queries, including enquiries about potential research projects and their supervision, you should make direct contact with the appropriate academic staff member. The list of academic contacts and Associate Deans for Research below will be able to assist you in this regard:

DCU Business School

Associate Dean for Research - Prof David Collings -

Director of Doctoral Studies - Prof Edel Conway -

Research Committee:

Financial & Operations Performance - Dr James Byrne - and Dr Ruchira Sharma -

Work, Psychology & Strategy -  Dr Aurora Trif - and Dr Lisa Van Der Werff -

Enterprise & Innovation - Dr Robert Gillanders - and Dr Teresa Hogan -


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Associate Dean for Research - Prof Sharon O'Brien -

Director of Postgraduate Research (SALIS) - Dr Iker Erdocia -

Research Convenors:

School of Communications - Dr Tanya Lokot -

School of Communications - PhD Director - Dr Jim Rogers -

School of English - Dr Jim

Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge - Dr Pádraig Ó Liatháin -

School of History and Geography - Dr Leeann Lane -

School of Law & Government - Dr Yvonne

School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies (SALIS) - Dr Jennifer Bruen -

School of Theology, Philosophy and Music - Dr Patricia Flynn - 


Faculty of Science & Health

Associate Dean for Research - Prof Christine Loscher -

Research Convenors:

Biotechnology - Prof Paul Cahill -

Chemical Sciences - Andrew Kellett -

Mathematical Sciences - Prof Ko Sanders -

Physical Sciences - Prof John Costello -

Health & Human Performance - Dr Kieran Moran -

School of Psychology - Dr Sinéad Smyth -

School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health - Prof Anthony Staines -


Heads of School:

School of Psychology - Prof Pamela Gallagher -

School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health - Dr Mary Rose Sweeney -

School of Chemical Sciences - Prof Silvia Giordani -


Faculty of Engineering & Computing

Associate Dean for Research: Dr Pascal Landais -

School Research Convenors:

School of Computing: Dr Andrew McCarren - 

School of Electronic Engineering: Dr Conor Brennan -

School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering: Prof Nicholas Dunne -


DCU Institute of Education

Chair of Postgraduate Studies by Research - Dr Gillian Lake - 

Associate Dean for Research - Dr Maura Coulter -

Chair of EdD (Doctor of Education): Dr Fiona King -


Heads of School: 

School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies - Dr James Lovatt -

School of Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education - Dr Geraldine French -

School of Inclusive and Special Education - Dr Joe Travers -

School of Arts Education and Movement - Dr Regina Murphy -

School of Policy & Practice - Dr Elaine McDonald -

School of Human Development - Dr Maeve O'Brien

DCU Students' Union President


Postgraduate Research Student Representative on Graduate Research Studies Board

Position vacant

Postgraduate Research Student Representative DCU Business School 

Julie Bruecker

Postgraduate Research Student Representative Faculty of Science & Health 

Aoibhin Cullen

Postgraduate Research Student Representative Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

J. Clark Powers and Stephen Desmond

Postgraduate Research Student Representative Faculty of Engineering & Computing

Suzanne McCarthy 

Postgraduate Research Student Representative DCU Institute of Education