Graduate Studies Team
The Dean of Graduate Studies role is an academic leadership position, introduced by the university in 2011. The Dean is a member of DCU Executive, Research Committee, and Education Committee among others, and is responsible for steering the university agenda in all aspects of graduate research. The Dean heads up the Graduate Studies Office and his own academic background is in mechanical engineering.
Professor Joseph Stokes, is currently the Dublin City University Dean of Graduate Studies, with responsibility for strategy, policy and regulation relating to graduate research in the University, and for providing support to DCU's doctoral and research master's students and their supervisors.
Prof Stokes leads the Graduate Studies Office, and chairs the DCU Graduate Research Studies Board. He is a member of the Irish Universities Association (IUA) Deans of Graduate Studies group, and is a regular contributor to meetings of the European Universities Association Council for Doctoral Education (EUA- CDE). He was awarded the degrees of B.A. and B.A.I. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College Dublin in 1997 and began his PhD studies that year in DCU. He attained his PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Dublin City University in 2002, graduated March 2003.
From 2012 to 2017, he was Head of School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Dublin City University. He is an Associate Professor in Surface Engineering and Tribological Coatings, research active in this area since 1997. His professional achievement includes the production of coated and free-standing engineering components using the HVOF (High Velocity Oxy-Fuel) process, other processes include Atmospheric Plasma and Flame Thermal Spray (Thermal Spray facilities), including Tribological Assessment.
Prof Stokes is an active member of the Centre for Medical Engineering Research (MEDEng) and the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology (NCPST).
Karen is responsible for managing the daily operations Human Resources and Financial Management of the Unit as well as coordinating a broad range of activities arising from DCU’s external graduate research engagement projects including relationships with linked colleges, regional Graduate School partners, government agencies, national sectoral bodies and international partners. Also supports strategic planning of the University’s postgraduate provision.
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Jonny is responsible for the support and administration of IRC postgraduate scholarship schemes and internal DCU postgraduate scholarship schemes. Also responsible for the processing of monthly scholarship payments, conference and travel grants, Card Fee applications, while working closely with the University Fees Office with respect to postgraduate research fees.
Taylor is responsible for providing administrative support to the Dean, including diary management, preparation of agenda and meeting papers, travel and accommodation, and hospitality arrangements.
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The mission of the Graduate Studies Office is to support excellence in the provision of postgraduate research education in DCU by providing leadership and working in collaboration with the staff, the research student community and external partners, supporting the University’s strategic ambitions.
The Graduate Studies Office vision is to provide critical strategic leadership, academic governance and process improvement to enable Graduate Researchers to thrive intellectually and professionally, achieving academic excellence and enhancing their student experience.
The GSO’s three principal areas of responsibility include:
- Leading the development of all aspects of DCU’s postgraduate research education
- Acting as champion for the needs of DCU’s postgraduate student community
- Driving the development of DCU’s postgraduate policy and planning
The GSO engages in a diverse range of activities under these areas of responsibility, such as:
- Policy development and implementation for best practice in graduate research
- Orientation and Induction programme for new research students
- Annual calendar of skills development events, seminars and workshops
- Tell It Straight Research Communications Competition
- Research Integrity Training Programme for research students
- Scholarship and industry internship programmes
- Internal and external collaborative projects, funding proposals and consortium activities at national, European and international level