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Professor Norelee Kennedy, Vice President Research

Prof Norelee Kennedy, Vice President Research

Responsible for research affairs of the University, including research support services. Leadership in the formulation, development and delivery of the University’s research policy, strategy and support services.

Emailvpresearch@ul.ie  Tel: +353 61 202680, Ext: 2680  Room: F2-016 

 

Margaret Fennessy

Margaret Fennessy, PA to the Vice President Research

Administrative support to the Office of Vice President Research. First point of contact between internal and external stakeholders and the office.  Deal with communication, organisational, administrative issues to assist the Vice President Research.

Emailmargaret.fennessy@ul.ie  Tel: +353 61 202686, Ext: 2686 Room: F2-016 

 

Research Support Services

 

Dr Puneet Saidha

Dr Puneet Saidha, Director Research Support Services

Leads the Research Support Services team, and supports UL’s strategic research goals.  

Emailpuneet.saidha@ul.ie  Tel: +353 61 234650, Ext: 4650 Room: F2-010 

 

Yvonne Kiely

Yvonne Kiely

Proposal authorisation, quality improvement, event management and administrative support. Point of contact for enquiries to RSS.  

Emailyvonne.kiely@ul.ie Tel: +353 61 233708 Room: F2-012 

 

Dr Sinead O'Doherty

Dr Sinéad O’Doherty 

Support for all Science Foundation Ireland programmes, including individual and consortium based applications. Strategic development of UL applications to SFI and other national programmes. 

EmailSinead.odoherty@ul.ie Tel: +353 61 202308  Room: F2-011 

 

Sharone O'Loughlin

Sharone O'Loughlin

Support for Irish Research Council postdoctoral and principal investigator-led programmes (excluding Laureate), EU Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), EU COST and Royal Irish Academy. 

EmailSharone.oloughlin@ul.ie Tel: +353 61 202160  Room: F2-007 

 

Dr Cathal Linnane

Dr Cathal Linnane

Supports EU and International strategic research engagement. Support for EU and International research funding programmes, as well as IRC Laureate and Enterprise Ireland Disruptive Technology and Innovation Fund. 

EmailCathal.Linnane@ul.ie  Tel: +353 61 213309  Room: F2-023 

 

Dr Edel Kavanagh

Dr Edel Kavanagh

Support for EU and International research funding programmes, as well as IRC Laureate and Enterprise Ireland Disruptive Technology and Innovation Fund. 

E-maiEdel.Kavanagh@ul.ie  Tel: +353 61 234685  Room: F2-013 

 

Dr Mercedes Alonso

Dr Mercedes Alonso

Support for EU and International research funding programmes, as well as IRC Laureate and Enterprise Ireland Disruptive Technology and Innovation Fund. 

EmailMercedes.Alonso@ul.ie  Tel: +353 61 202279  Room: F2-013 

 

Dr Imelda Doolan

Dr Imelda Doolan

Health Research Institute (HRI) Research Funding officer. Support for all Health Research Board and Wellcome Trust programmes, as well as funding for clinical research. 

Emailimelda.doolan@ul.ie  Tel: +353 61 234996, Ext: 4996 Room: F2-017 

 

Eileen O'Connor

Eileen O'Connor

Monitoring and analysis of research performance, research reporting, Research Dashboard, Rankings Dashboard, submissions to rankings agencies, Research Office budget management. 

Emaileileen.f.oconnor@ul.ie Tel: +353 61 202739  Room: F2-009 

 

Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan

Compilation and analysis of research data, and the Research Dashboard. 

Emailsean.m.ryan@ul.ie Tel: +353 61 234115  Room: F2-021 

 

Research Strategy & Policy

 

Christine Brennan, Research strategy and policy manager

Christine Brennan

Research strategy and policy manager responsible for delivery of strategic planning, internal and external research policy development, with oversight of research governance and systems development. 

Emailchristine.brennan@ul.ie Tel: +353 61 234318 Room: F2-019 

 

Dr Barry Shanahan

Dr Barry Shanahan

Research Governance Officer, supporting the implementation of policies in the areas of research integrity, research ethics, and general research oversight.

Emailbarry.shanahan@ul.ie Tel: +353 61 234371  Room: F2-025 

 

Richard Cotterell

Richard Cotterell

Research systems management, administration and development, responsible for UL Research Information System, research website management 

Emailrichard.cotterell@ul.ie Tel: +353 61 2343669 Room: F2-008