The role of the committee is to guide the network and ensure that its activities reflect the aims of the network and the expectations of its members. 

The Mná Committee members currently consist of the original founding members who completed the UCC Aurora Programme in 2018/2019. This Aurora experience planted the seeds of inspiration which motivated this group of women to establish a Women's Network for the benefit of all women in UCC. Click here to read how Aurora inspired UCC female leaders in Higher Education.

Committee: (All Founding Members of Mná@UCC) 

Chairperson: Dr. Siobhán Lucey, SFHEA(UK), Economist, Chair of University External Examiners Sub-Committee.

Deputy Chairperson (Academic): Dr. Siobhán Lucey (Dental), Specialist Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, Cork University Dental School and Hospital.

Deputy Chairperson (Research): Dr. Susan Rafferty-McArdle, BSc., PhD, MBA, Operations Manager, APC Microbiome Ireland & Human Studies Platform lead.

Deputy Chairperson (Professional): Ms. Clíodhna O'Callaghan, LLB, LLM, DTE, NY Attorney-at-Law, Project Lead, EDTL, Digital Education Officer, Centre for Digital Education, UCC.

Treasurer: Dr. Lee-Ann Burke, Lecturer in the Department of Economics, CUBS, UCC.

Secretary: Ms. Nóirín Uí Bhreithiúnaigh, Research Officer, UCC Research.

Member: Dr. Maeve O'Riordan, Lecturer, School of History. 

Member: Ms. Emma Connolly, International Strategy Officer, UCC.

Member: Dr. Fiona McDonald, Lecturer in Physiology and SFI Starter Investigator.

Member: Ms. Margaret O'Grady, IT Analyst, EAG, IT Services.

Member: Dr. Tara Singleton, School Manager, School of Education.

Member: Ms. Claire Tobin, School Manager, School of Chemistry.

Mná Committee at our 1st AGM celebrating our first anniversary - all smiles as we reflect on one extraordinary year. 


Mná@UCC founding members meeting with the then UCC President, Professor Patrick O'Shea in 2019, introducing the idea of a Women's Network for University College Cork.