Research Support Services - Contact Us

Research Support

Contact Us

Research Support is located in the Invent building, close to the Collins Avenue entrance to Dublin City University. View the map to find us on campus. For local travel information to the campus click here.

Please address post to:

Research Support, Invent, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland

Ph: +353 1 7008000; Fax: + 353 1 7008002, Email:

Name Role Phone
Prof. Alan Harvey       Vice President for Research and Innovation 7008070
Dr. Ana Terres Director of Research Support    7007011
Ms Michelle Meehan Primary Contact for Research Support 7008000





Research Officers

Name Contact Point for: Phone
Ms Fiona Brennan    Schools of Biotechnology, Health and Human Performance and Nursing and Human Sciences 7007816
Dr. Helen Burke Faculty of Science and Health 7007011
Dr. Niamh O'Dowd Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences    7008003
Dr. Anne-Louise Holloway  Schools of Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences   7007894 
Dr. Yuliya Shakalisava     7005612
Mr. Kieran O'Dwyer DCU Business School, Research Contracts and Legal Support 7005729









Prof. Alan Harvey

Vice President for Research and Innovation

Dr Ana Terres

Dr. Ana Terres

Director of Research Support

Ms. Michelle Meehan Ms Michelle Meehan

Primary Point of Contact for Research Support

Kieran O'Dwyer Mr. Kieran O'Dwyer

Primary Point of Contact for DCU Business School

Liaison Officer with Strategic Affairs

Call manager for:

National: SFI-US Ireland

European: EU JTI & Interreg

Internal: Equipment Maintenance call, International Visitors Programme

Other: NIH

Other Operational Responsibilities: International Partnership Development

Helen Burke Photo Dr. Helen Burke

Primary Point of Contact for the Faculty of Science and Health.

Responsible for supporting International Research Partnerships with strategic Higher Academic Institutions.

Also responsible for  proposal support for: Health Research Board, EPA, Welcome Trust, Cancer Research Ireland,  FP7 Health and Energy, FP7 Ideas (ERC).

Responsible for the development of Career Development Training Courses for Researchers in collaboration with Human Resources.  Representative at Graduate Studies Board, the Internationalisation Strategy Steering Group and the DCU India Working Group.

Dr Niamh O'Dowd

Dr. Niamh O'Dowd

Primary Point of Contact for the five Schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (SALIS, Communications, Education Studies, Fiontar, Law & Government). Research & Innovation Support liaison with Finance and the Library. Institutional point of contact with the HEA on research related activities (e.g. PRTLI, LIRE, RFES, Equipment, ERDF procedures). Research assessment and coordination of institutional research proposals.
Call Manager for:
• H2020: Inclusive, Innovative and Secure Societies • European Research Council programmes • Irish Research Council Post-Doctoral programmes in HSS • ERA-NET schemes in HSS • Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) programmes including Life Long Learning (Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, Jean Monnet and transversal key activities), Erasmus Mundus, Tempus • SFI Infrastructure and Centres programmes (planning and proposal development) • DCU internal Conference Support programme 
Anne-Louise Holloway JPG Photo Dr. Anne-Louise Holloway

Primary Point of Contact for: Schools of Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Liaison Officer with: DCU Training & Development; Communications

Funding Agency Contact Point for: Science FoundationIreland, Environmental Protection Agency

Call manager for:

National: SFI Investigator Programme, SFI Walton/PIYRA/SIRG/Prof programmes

European: Marie Curie Actions

Internal: Research Career Start 

Dr Yuliya Shakalisava Dr. Yuliya Shakalisava

Currently on Leave.

Ms Fiona Brennan  

Ms Fiona Brennan

Primary Point of Contact for the Schools of Biotechnology, Health and Human Performance and Nursing and Human Sciences
Call Manager for:
Irish Research Council, Health Research Board, Welcome Trust and associated health funders, Fulbright Commission. Contact point for forthcoming opportunities under societal challenges in Horizon 2020, COST and ERANET.  Currently handling FP7 calls for ICT, Transport, Space and Capacities.
Responsible for Research Integrity and Research Ethics Committee, Research Information Systems (RSS, IPAS, Dashboard).