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BEES researchers celebrated at UCC Research Awards

12 Jun 2023
UCC Palaeontology Group collect the UCC Research Team of the Year award at the UCC Research Awards

BEES researchers and research groups picked up a range of awards at the recent UCC Research Awards.


UCC is an internationally competitive, research-led university that plays a key role in the development of Ireland’s knowledge-based economy and provides the insight and understanding on the challenges facing our society. The UCC Research Awards embrace this excellence in research, innovation and entrepreneurial activity, across the entire university research community and from all disciplines.

The quality and recognition of research success across the University, including outputs from individuals and UCC Research Institutes and Centres, is measured by key research metrics such as publications, citations, collaborative interactions, patents and spin-out companies. Researchers were awarded across 20 categories, five of which recognise specific achievements in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Professor John F. Cryan, UCC Vice President for Research and Innovation at UCC said: “Congratulations to all awards recipients. This year, the standard of nominations across all award categories was indicative of the exceptional level of research and innovation throughout the University. UCC is a research-intensive University, and the annual Research Awards recognise and celebrate those UCC researchers who have made exceptional and influential research and innovation contributions, pushing boundaries, enhancing knowledge and raising the national and international research profile of our institution.”

  • Dr Jean O'Dwyer was awarded an Early-Stage Researcher of the Year award.
  • The UCC Palaeontology group, based in BEES and led by Professor Maria McNamara and Dr Chris Mays won the Research Team of the Year award.
  • Dr Alicia Mateos Cárdenas won the Presiden't Award for Research Impacting the SDGs.


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