GENOVATE-UCC PI and Co-Investigators
GENOVATE-UCC Project Staff
Dr. Caitríona Ní Laoire (PI), GENOVATE Scientific Coordinator, ISS21 and Applied Social Studies
Prof. Geraldine Boylan, UCC Equality Committee, and Dept of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dr. Linda Connolly, Sociology and ISS21
Dr. Siobhan Cusack, Office of VP for Research and Innovation
Prof. Louise Kenny, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr. Carol Linehan, School of Applied Psychology and ISS21
Prof. Irene Lynch-Fannon, Department of Law
Prof. Siobhán Mullally, Department of Law and ISS21
Ms. Nicola Maxwell, National Project Coordinator
Dr. Sarah M. Field, National Project Coordinator
Ms. Siobhan O'Brien, GENOVATE Project Administrator
Ms. Christine Looney, GENOVATE Project Administrator
Former GENOVATE Team Members
Ms. Aifric O Grada (GENOVATE, ISS21)
Prof Helen Whelton (Graduate School, College of Medicine & Health; Dental School)
Ms. Nicola Maxwell, National Project Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola Maxwell B. Soc. Sc. (NUI, Cork), M.Sc. (Oxon) is GENOVATE National Project (Co)Coordinator. She has a combination of academic and applied experience with regard to equality, rights-based approaches and action research methodologies having previously worked in the NGO sector, chiefly with Oxfam GB. Nicola delivers social policy modules and teaches on a programme for people with intellectual disabilities. Her PhD research at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy in NUI Galway explores how rights-based approaches, reflecting core tenets derived from international Human Rights legislation, are implemented within disability services for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) in Ireland.
Dr. Sarah M. Field, National Project Coordinator, email@example.com
Sarah M. Field is GENOVATE National Project (Co)Coordinator. She has a blend of applied and academic experience supporting the fulfilment of international human rights law through international research and legal advocacy projects. She has global experience supporting domestic knowledge and practice of international human rights law, with a specific focus on equality and non-discrimination, within varied jurisdictions of Europe, eastern and southern Africa and the Asia and Pacific regions. Sarah has an LLB from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from University College Cork and blogs occasionally at rights-streams.com
Siobhán O'Brien is GENOVATE Project Administrator. Prior to taking up her current role, Siobhán worked in different industries from food production to a Biotechnology company start-up, in the private sector, in an administrative capacity. Siobhán holds a BA and MA from UCC and regularly volunteers at a local after school programme which offers educational support to teenage students in the community.
Former Project Coordinator
Ms. Aifric O Grada, GENOVATE Project Coordinator (2013-14)
Aifric Ó Gráda is a sociologist with research interests in gender, equality, community and social identity. She previously coordinated the Through the Glass Ceiling project, establishing and delivering an innovative mentoring programme and career development training programme for female academics and researchers in UCC. That project also led a national collaboration of higher education stakeholders to develop Recommendations for Actions towards Gender Equality in Academic and Research Careers in the Higher Education Sector.
The Institutional GEAP Management Board provides provide strategic advice and guidance to assist GENOVATE in its project in UCC.
Ms. Joan Donegan, Assistant General Secretary, Irish Federation of University Teachers
Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, UCC
Ms. Nora Geary, Deputy Corporate Secretary, UCC
Dr. Maeve Lankford, Facilitor, Trainer, Coach and Associate & Aurora Ambassador with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Professor Anita Maguire, Vice-President for Research and Innovation, UCC
Mr. Paul O’Donovan, Academic Secretary, UCC (Chair)
Professor Cian Ó Mathúna, Tyndall National Institute
Mr. Paul Smith, International Office, Dublin City University
Dr Tanya Mulcahy, Health Innovation Hub, UCC
Mr. James Upton, Deputy President UCC Students' Union
Mr. Mark Ryan, former MD Accenture Ireland
Ms. Catherine Murphy, Equality Officer, UCC