Newly recruited Newman Fellows

Congratulations to the following post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded a

UCD Newman Fellowship in recent months

Dr Maria Gaughan has been awarded the Roche Newman Fellowship in Neurology. 

 

Dr Daniel Hurley has been awarded the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Fellowship in Food Safety.

 

Dr Susan Ahern has been awarded the Merck Serono Ireland Health Foundation Newman Fellow in Translational Oncology.

 

Dr Ciara Egan has been awarded the Genomics Medicine Ireland Newman Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

 

Dr Christine Liran Shan has been awarded the Kerry Group Newman Fellowship in Food Safety.

 

Dr Elisabetta Crisetti has been awarded the Baraka Iftekhar Khan Newman Fellow in Lung Disease.

 

Dr Amina Jouida has been awarded the Baraka Iftekhar Khan Newman Fellow in Lung Disease.

 

Dr Dina Ndukwe has been awarded the Merrion Neuroscience Foundation Newman Fellow in Movement Disorders.

For more information on the Newman Fellowship Programme please contact Liz McFeely on liz.mcfeely@ucd.ie or 01 716 1287

We wish them the best of luck in their research.

Cultivating New Opportunities: The Agri-Food and Beverage Perspective on Brexit and China

Leading Irish law firm Matheson, together with UCD Sutherland School of Law, hosted a morning seminar for senior executives and general counsel working in the agri-food and beverage sectors on 4th October 2018. The event, entitled Cultivating New Opportunities: The Agri-Food and Beverage Perspective on Brexit and China, assessed the challenges and opportunities facing the agri-food and beverage sectors as a result of Brexit.

 

The sector, which employs over 250,000 people directly and indirectly, is central to Ireland’s export-led growth strategy.  Asian markets, particularly China, present significant opportunities for these sectors, in 2017 alone exports to Asia grew 6% to €850 million.

 

Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine delivered the keynote address at the seminar, taking place in the new UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland at University College Dublin. Business leaders from the agri-food and beverage sectors and leading academics in the fields of law, economics, food and agriculture also shared their insights.

 

Tim Scanlon, Partnership Chairman, Matheson commented: “Today’s conference has reflected the unique set of challenges which Brexit presents for the Irish agri-food and beverage sector – but it has also shown the commitment, drive and determination of the sector to meet those challenges full on and to harness any potential opportunities that may arise.”

 

Speaking at the conference, Professor Imelda Maher, UCD Dean of Law remarked: “Whatever the final agreement between the UK and the EU after Brexit, it marks a major legal, political and economic challenge for Ireland. The disruption also points the way to opportunities, with UCD research shedding light on those new avenues across law, society, economy and culture. We are pleased to host this forum with Matheson, a close collaborator and valued supporter of UCD Sutherland School of Law.”

(L-R) Professor Imelda Maher, Dean of Law; Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President of UCD; Mr Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Mr Tim Scanlon, Partnership Chairman, Matheson.
(L-R) Professor Imelda Maher, UCD Dean of Law; Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President of UCD; Mr Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Mr Tim Scanlon, Partnership Chairman, Matheson.
Speakers at the seminar were: (Back Row L-R) Professor Liming Wang, Director, UCD Confucius Centre for Ireland; Anne Finnegan, Head of Food, Fisheries and Brexit, AIB; Anne Randles, Company Secretary and Brexit Taskforce Leader, Ornua; Stephen Keating, Director, Kepak; Professor Joe McMahon, UCD Sutherland School of Law; Professor Pat Wall, UCD Associate Professor of Public Health; Nicola Dunleavy, Litigation Partner, Matheson; Barry Cullen, Head of Sales, Silver Hill Foods; Jonathan McMillan, Brexit Manager, Enterprise Ireland. (Front Row L-R) Professor Imelda Maher, UCD Dean of Law; Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President of UCD; Mr Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Tim Scanlon, Partnership Chairman, Matheson; Shane Hamill, Overseas Trade Manager, Bord Bia.

Ad Astra alumnus Paul O’Donovan brings home gold

UCD Ad Astra Elite Sports alumnus Paul O’Donovan and his brother Gary have won gold in the men’s lightweight double sculls at the World Championship Regatta in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. This follows a summer of sporting successes for the pair, who also won the final of the men’s lightweight double sculls at the 2018 World Rowing Cup in July.

Paul and Gary O'Donovan winning gold in the men’s lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Cup in Switzerland
Paul, left, and Gary O’Donovan winning gold in the men’s lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Cup.

The talented brothers claimed a silver medal for Ireland in the lightweight men’s double at the European Championships over the August bank holiday weekend.

As a UCD Ad Astra Elite Sports scholar, Paul, and his brother Gary, made history in 2016 when they became the first ever Irish rowers to win a medal at the Olympics, taking silver in the lightweight men’s double sculls final at the Summer Games in Rio. Paul has recently graduated from UCD’s School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science, and is now pursuing further study at University College Cork.