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The College of Business and Law Inaugural Research Award Ceremony

4 Oct 2019
Head of College, Professor Ursula Kilkelly and the Dean of Cork University Business School, Professor Thia Hennessy pictured with the Research Award Recipients.

The College of Business and Law held its inaugural Research Award Ceremony on Monday, 23 September 2019 in the Council Room.  The researcher awards ceremony recognises research excellence amongst the College's academic researchers and acknowledges the contributions of the specific award winners along with the work of the many academics who are contributing to the College's research profile.

The awards are made to researchers who have made exceptional and very influential research contributions, enhanced knowledge, and raised the national and international research profile of the College. The College has witnessed a significant increase in the quantity and quality of research activity and this has occurred across all researcher stages from Early Career to Advanced.  The ceremony also speaks to the soon-to-be-launched College Research Strategy in which the acknowledgment of research excellence is central.  Awards were made in the following categories: Early Career, Mid-Career, and Advanced research as well as Research Team.

Early Career Researcher of the Year

Dr Stephen Coutts (Law)

Dr Carol Kelleher (Management & Marketing)


Mid-Career Researcher of the Year

Dr Ciara Heavin (BIS)

Dr Aileen Murphy (Economics)


Advanced Researcher of the Year

Prof Mary McCarthy (Management & Marketing)

Dr Conor O’Mahony (Law)


Research Team of the Year

Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre

Directors: Declan Jordan & Justin Doran (Economics)


A full list of categories and award recipients is available from the following link College of Business and Law Inaugural Research Awards 2019

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For further information on the Research Awards please contact Dr Sean Lucey ( ).  Further information on the ceremony is available from Frances Coyne ( )

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