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Centre for Global Development Committee
The CGD Committee 2023 is an interdisciplinary group representing a broad range of disciplines from every college across University College Cork.
Dr Rosarii Griffin
- No 5 Brighton Villas, University College Cork, Western Road, Republic of Ireland. Location Map
- +353 (0)21 4903940
- Interim Director of the Centre for Global Development (CGD, UCC).
Dr Rosarii Griffin is the Interim Director of the ‘Centre for Global Development’ at University College Cork, Ireland, and teaches and researches in the area of ‘Education for Global Sustainable Development’; Gender, Disability Studies and Research Methodology (quantitative and qualitative research methods) in UCC. Rosarii’s expertise is in the area of ‘International and Comparative Education’ (D.Phil, Oxford University). She is also involved in several European Horizon 2020 (EUH2020) Projects. Previously, Rosarii was a Director of a Centre for Global Development (MIC/UL, Limerick) where she led six teacher-education capacity-building projects between Africa and Ireland with a €1.8m budget funded by Irish Aid and the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Rosarii co-founded the Centre for Global Development (CGD) at UCC where she now works.
In 2020, Rosarii was invited to attend an International Development Conference the UN Assembly, New York (February, 2020), also attended by social justice activist Bono (Lead Singer in U2); former President of Ireland Prof. Mary Robinson and Irish UN Ambassador and Security Council member (Her Excellency Geraldine Byrne Nasan). Rosarii has undertaken consultancies for the World Bank, UNESCO, NGOs and is currently a partner on EU Horizon 2020 projects and is an EU (Swafs) Evaluator. Rosarii gives seminars on goal-setting and work-life balance to Medical and Business professionals. She also teaches on the topics pertaining to education and global sustainable development, gender, disability studies, social justice issues and marginalised groups vis-à-vis educational issues. Rosarii has published 6 books in international and comparative education and is currently working on a seventh.
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Currently, Rosarii is Chair of UCC’s Researcher Staff Association (UCCRSA); International Officer for IrishRSA; Secretary and Director of the International Consortium of Researcher Staff Associations (ICORSA), and Secretary to DSAI, the Development Studies Association of Ireland. Rosarii is a Fellow of London’s Royal Society of Arts, UK. Finally, in her free time, Rosarii likes to read, run, play tennis and the piano. She is also the proud mother of two vivacious teenage girls.
Dr Barbara Doyle Prestwich
Lecturer, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science
Head of Plant Science UCC and Principal Investigator. First female President of the International Association for Plant Biotechnology http://iapbhome.com/ (2015-2018) Congress Chairperson of the 14th Quadrennial Symposium of the International Association for Plant Biotechnology http://iapb2018.com/ Primary degree in Genetics from the University of London and PhD in Plant Genetics from UCC.Employed in UCC since 1998 firstly as a post-doc researcher on an EU funded project (FAIR PL97-3889) `Health Certification of Rosaceous species based on disease-indexing of in vitro plants: validation of diagnostics and diagnostic strategies¿ (1998-2001) , then as a college lecturer and part-time post-doc from 1998-2001. Presently employed as a college lecturer and Principal Investigator in the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, based in the Distillery Fields, North Mall campus.
Dr Caroline Williamson Sinalo
- Department of French O'Rahilly Building University College Cork Location Map
Lecturer in World Languages
Caroline Williamson Sinalo is lecturer in World Languages at University College Cork and author of Rwanda after Genocide: Gender, Identity and Posttraumatic Growth (Cambridge University Press 2018) and co-author of Transmitting Memories in Rwanda: From a Survivor Parent to the next Generation (Brill 2023). She is also the co-editor of Representing Gender-Based Violence: Global Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan 2023). Williamson Sinalo’s research focuses on conflict and violence in Africa’s Great Lakes region, and has been supported by the AHRC, the Aegis Trust, the Irish Research Council, the Government of Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. Together with Dr Céire Broderick, she is the co-convener of the Violence, Conflict and Gender research cluster, in UCC’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (CASiLaC).
Dr Ciara Heavin
Lecturer, Business Information Systems
Ciara Heavin is a Professor in Business Information Systems at Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Ireland. Her research focuses on opportunities for using information systems (IS) in the global healthcare ecosystem and in digital transformation. As Co-Director of the Health Information Systems Research Centre (HIRSC), Ciara has directed funded research in the investigation, development, and implementation of innovative technology solutions in the health/healthcare domain. She has published articles in several top international IS journals and conference proceedings. She has co-authored three books with Daniel J. Power: Decision Support, Analytics, and Business Intelligence, Data-Based Decision Making and Digital Transformation and On Becoming Agile. She earned a PhD from University College Cork.
Dr Claire Dorrity
- William Thompson House, Donovan's Road, Cork. Location Map
Lecturer in social policy, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC and a member of the Centre for Global Development Steering Committee, UCC.
Dr Claire Dorrity is a lecturer in social policy at the School of Applied Social Studies, UCC. Her main research interests include Migration Policy; Border Securitisation and Refugees; the Criminalisation of Migration; and Critical Multiculturalism and Superdiversity. Her most recent research project EMBRACE: Exploring Mobility: Borders, Refugees & Challenging Exclusion (Irish Research Council New Foundations Program) focused on the frontiers of border militarisation, using two case studies - the EU Mediterranean border and the US/Mexican border. Claire is a research associate with the Institute of Social Science in the 21st Century, UCC (ISS21) and committee member of the Migration and Integration Research Cluster.
Claire is a member of the UCC Team of the UNIC Alliance Consortium https://www.unic.eu/en. The UNIC consortium is made up of 10 university partners, focusing on; Diversity and inclusion, Impact and mobility and engaged transdisciplinary research. Claire is a member of the Task Force on Responsible Internationalisation & Global Engagement promoting Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility in Internationalisation in Higher Education and Research across European University Networks. https://utrecht-network.org/task-forces/rige/
She is joint editor of Migration: Global Processes Caught in National Answers (Nova 2014) and co-editor of Social Professional Activity: The Search for a Minimum Common Denominator in Difference (Wiener Verlag 2009).
Claire is a member of the Centre for Global Development Steering Committee, UCC.
She is a member of the University of Sanctuary Working Group in UCC.
She is a member of the Latin American Regional Working Group (LARWG), UCC.
She is a member of the Senior Executive Committee, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC.
She is a member of the Graduate Studies Committee in the School of Applied Social Studies, UCC.
She is the School Applied Social Studies Internationalisation Representative, UCC.
Claire is also the social policy Nursing Studies Coordinator and sits on the Local Working Group for the HSE/HEI National Standards Undergraduate Curriculum on Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Behavioural Change.
University Wide (UW) Modules: Claire also jointly coordinates and contributes to teaching on two University-wide (UW) taught modules - UW0011: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Social Justice, Inequality, Diversity, and Health and UW1201: Sustainable Global Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.
Claire is available for migration-related thesis supervision.
Dr Colette Cunningham
- +353 (0) 21 4205500
Lecturer, Epidemiology & Public Health
olette has worked in the Department since August 2010, and is currently the Online Education Coordinator for the Department overseeing the development and implementation of the new Online Master of Public Health (MPH). She is also course coordinator and lecturer for modules Global Health and Development, International Perspectives on Global Health, and The BIG Four: HIV, TB, Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases. A nurse by profession with an MPH and M.A. in Public Policy, she has a vast and varied experience in Global Public Health, HIV/AIDS, and in adult and children’s palliative care (both nationally and internationally). She has worked extensively in global health with hands-on experience from Rwanda, Kenya and Zambia where she lived.
Dr Edward Lahiff
Lecturer, Food Business & Development
I am a lecturer in international development at University College Cork (Dept Food Business and Development), Co-Director of the BSc. Programme in International Development and Co-Director of the MSc Food Security Policy and Management. Between 1998 and 2006 I worked in southern Africa working with a rural NGO and later as Senior Lecturer in Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape. In 2009-10 I served as Doctoral Programme Officer with the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) and Coordinator of the International Doctoral School in Global Health at the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin.
Dr Patrick Henn
Pat Henn graduated from UCC in 1982 and has worked in Paediatrics and Child Health in Ireland, the UK and Australia. Currently he is Director of Research and Education in the ASSERT Centre, at UCC, https://assert.ucc.ie. His research interests include innovation in medical education, simulation in healthcare education and training, Digital Healthcare and Med Tech, Patient Safety and technology enhanced learning in health care and medical education and training, community child health and developmental coordination disorder.