Research Newsletter - Issue 74: President’s Awards

President's Awards

Professor Daire Keogh

The President's Awards for Research 2022 and the President's Awards for Research Impact 2022 were awarded yesterday at a ceremony that took place in the Helix.

The awards recognised the breadth and quality of research being conducted across the University and highlighted the impactful multi- and inter- disciplinary collaborations that facilitated and enhanced the awardees’ research and subsequent societal impact.


Details of the inspiring awardees across all categories are below:

President's Awards for Research and Impact 2022
L-R: Prof Kieran Moran, Prof Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Dr Sinéad McNally, Prof Daire Keogh, Dr Tetyana Lokot, Dr Gearóid Ó Cleircín, Dr Tanya Cassidy and Dr Paul van Kampen

President’s Awards for Research 2022

In recognition of their outstanding research achievements over an extended period, the President’s Awards for Research 2022 were presented to the following recipients:


2022 President’s Research Award for Early Career Research Staff:

Dr Tanya Lokot (School of Communications)

Research Area: Digital media, politics and society in Ukraine and Russia


2022  President’s Research Award for Natural Sciences, Health,  Engineering and related areas

Prof Kieran Moran (School of Health & Human Performance)

Research Area: Biomechanics and musculoskeletal injuries, technology-based rehabilitation, machine learning and AI data analysis techniques.


2022 President’s Research Award for Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Education and related areas

Prof Donnacha Ó Beacháin (School of Law & Government)

Research Area: Post-Soviet politics, unrecognised states, Irish studies and foreign policy


President’s Awards for Research Impact 2022

There were 4 recipients of the President’s Awards for Research Impact 2022, acknowledging those whose research at DCU has led to significant impact on society:


Dr Gearóid Ó Cleircín (Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge)

Impact area:  The Téarma (Irish terminology), the LEX (EU terminology) and the Terminologue (terminology management) projects


Dr Paul van Kampen (Physical Sciences)

Impact area: Reform of the Junior Cycle Science curriculum


Dr Tanya Cassidy (Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health)

Impact area: Development of human breast milk banks both nationally and internationally


Dr Sinéad McNally (Language, Literacy & Early Childhood Education)

Impact area:  Impact in both policy and practice in Early Childhood Education


Read the DCU Communications release here: 

Recipients announced for DCU President’s Awards for Research and Research Impact 2022


In addition to acknowledging the work of the awardees as engaged, innovative, impactful, and often interdisciplinary, the President also referenced the excellent and innovative RIS resources developed for researchers in the last year: