Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies


Yvonne Nolan is Vice Dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Medicine and Health and Professor in Neuroscience.

She has extensive experience of graduate education, research supervision and mentoring, having trained more than 30 postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. She has taught and supervised students in 3 of our 4 Colleges, has served on, or chaired graduate committees and steering groups at Departmental, School and University fora in UCC, has examined numerous PhD candidates nationally and internationally, and was awarded UCC’s Research Supervisor of the Year in 2016.

Professor Nolan has secured over €5M from national and international agencies to fund her research group who investigate the impact of lifestyle factors on brain plasticity, memory, and mood. She currently leads an SFI Frontiers for the Future Award and is a Funded Investigator at APC Microbiome Ireland. She serves on advisory groups for the Wellcome/HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) programme and for Dementia Research Network Ireland.

Professor Nolan is a strong advocate for respect, transparency, collegiality, and efficiency. In her role as Vice Dean for Graduate Studies in the CoMH, she pledges to adhere to these values in her work with colleagues and students in the College, University, healthcare groups and health sciences industries.



Professor Yvonne Nolan

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Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies

College of Medicine and Health

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