Centre Staff

  • Desire Mpanje

    PhD Researcher

    PhD Researcher Desire Mpanje is a PhD candidate at the University College Dublin. Prior to joining UCD, he worked as...
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  • Pat Gibbons

    Director of UCD CHA

    Pat Gibbons PhD is Director of UCD’s Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA). He is a member of the World Humanitarian...
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  • Sulagna Maitra

    NOHA Director & Lecturer

    Sulagna Maitra (Ph.D. University College Dublin, 2013) is currently Lecturer and the academic coordinator for the NOHA Joint Masters programme in Humanitarian...
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  • Ronan Mc Dermott

    Researcher

    I hold a BA (International) in Legal Science, Sociology and Political Science from the National University of Ireland, Galway (2009)...
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Centre Board

  • Alex Evans

    Head, School of Agriculture and Food Science

    Professor Evans is the Dean of Agriculture, and Head of the School of Agriculture and Food Science in University College...
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  • Gerard Fealy

    Associate Professor

    Gerard Fealy is Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation at the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems....
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  • Graham Finlay

    School of Politics & International Relations

    Graham Finlay (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 2002) has been a Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, University College...
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  • Mary Forrest

    Dean of School of Agriculture

    Mary Forrest was educated at the National Botanic Gardens, University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. Following graduation from UCD she...
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  • Liam Kennedy

    Professor of American Studies at UCD

    Professor Liam Kennedy is Director of the Clinton Institute for American Studies at University College Dublin. He has diverse research...
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  • Michael Monaghan

    College Principal UCD College of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine

    Michael Monaghan graduated as a veterinarian and, after a few years in practice, rejoined his alma mater, University College Dublin....
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  • Shane Ward

    Professor of Biosystems Engineering

    With over 200 peer-reviewed publications and links to industry, Professor Ward has a long track record in research and innovation....
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Advisory Committee

  • Brendan Cahill

    Executive Director of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University

    Brendan Cahill is the Executive Director of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University and its partner...
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  • Dominic Crowley

    Head of Emergency Unit, Concern Worldwide

    Dominic Crowley has worked in the aid sector for more than twenty years. He currently works for Concern Worldwide in...
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  • Joost Herman

    Director, Globalisation Studies Groningen Institute (GSG)

    Professor in Globalization Studies and Humanitarian Action Director Humanitarian Action (NOHA), Financial Director European NOHA Association. Director Globalisation Studies Groningen...
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  • Geoff Loane

    Head of Office, ICRC Belfast

    Geoff Loane is head of office for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Belfast, where he is...
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Adjunct Professors

  • Heike Spieker

    Deputy Director, Int'l Services / Nat'l Relief Division German Red Cross

    Dr. Heike Spieker is Deputy Director of the International Services & National Relief Division at German Red Cross – Headquarters...
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  • Catherine Bragg

    Adjunct Professor

    Dr. Bragg is a former Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the United Nations (2008-2013)....
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Associated Academics

  • Vincent Durac

    School of Politics and International Relations

    Dr Vincent Durac lectures in Middle East Politics and Development in the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. His...
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  • Conor Galvin

    Director of Graduate Studies, College of Human Sciences/ Lecturer and Researcher at UCD School of Education

    I am Director of Graduate Studies at the College of Human Sciences at UCD and also Lecturer and Researcher at UCD...
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  • Jim Kinsella

    Senior Lecturer, School of Agriculture and Food Science

    Lives in a rural area in South Kilkenny with his wife and children. Strong interest in Gaelic sports and has coached hurling and...
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  • Andy Storey

    School Of Politics & International Relations

    Dr. Andy Storey received his PhD in Sociology from the School of Sociology and Social Policy, Queen’s University Belfast.  Thesis...
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External Lecturers

  • Philip Byrne

    Senior Local Government Specialist

    Philip Byrne has worked with the IPA for 20 years and is presently a Senior Local Government Specialist where he...
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  • Brian Casey

    World Humanitarian Summit Project Manager

    Brian Casey is an independent humanitarian consultant and the Project Manager for the Irish Consultation to the World Humanitarian Summit...
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  • Mary Corbett

    Independent Health Consultant

    I have worked in the humanitarian sector for over 17 years in a variety of different roles. Initially, I worked...
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  • Rev. Dr. Sahr Yambasu

    Minister and Lecturer

    Sahr Yambasu is a minister of the Methodist Church in Ireland. He studied at the Sierra Leone Theological College in...
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  • Niall Roche

    Independent Public/Environmental Health Consultant

    Over 26 years experience in the field of public health/environmental health with 23 of those years focused on developing countries....
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