IFAA Executive Board

Executive Officers

Acting President & Vice-President

Sinéad Murnane, Vice President

Ms Sinéad Murnane - president@irishfulbrightalumni.com

(also) vicepresident@irishfulbrightalumni.com

Sinéad is a Research Fellow at the Innovation Value Institute in Maynooth University and a Registered Yoga Teacher.

She held the Fulbright-CRH Award in Business Studies 2010-11, while conducting research on technology and knowledge sharing in multi-disciplinary teams. Her research was carried out at the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Honorary Secretary

Oisín Lyons, Honorary Secretary

Mr Oisín Fergal Lyons - secretary@irishfulbrightalumni.com

Oisín is a Data Scientist with the Research & Development team in the Aon Centre for Innovation & Analytics in Dublin. He is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin. In 2011, he was awarded the Fulbright-GlenDimplex scholarship in Renewables to investigate the use of superhydrophobic surfaces in electronics cooling. He completed this research under the tutelage of Prof S Garimella at the CTRC at Purdue University, Indiana.

Membership Secretary

Anne Graham Cagney, Membership Secretary

Dr Anne Graham Cagney - membership@irishfulbrightalumni.com

Anne is a Senior Lecturer in Professional Learning and Development at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). Anne is Programme Lead of the MA in Management in Education, a TCD Research Fellow, and Fulbright Ambassador at WIT. She is current lead on an Irish Research Council funded research project on international scholarly networks and research partnerships and PI on two research grants from SCoTENS for cross-border studies on professional development and outward facing assessment in higher education.

Anne's post-doctoral research interests are in individual and organisational learning and development. She is currently exploring the links between useable knowledge and organisation development that support educational, business, and organisational success.

Anne was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship award in 2013-2014 and traveled to the US to conduct research on Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments (TLEs) in Professional Development Programs in Education.


Frances Fahy, Treasurer

Dr Frances Fahy - treasurer@irishfulbrightalumni.com

Frances is a Senior Lecturer in Geography at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  Frances is an environmental geographer and is the coordinator and lead of the Horizon 2020 project, ENERGISE 'European Network for Research, Good Practice and Innovation for Sustainable Energy'.

Frances is the current lead of the Socio-Economic and Policy Pillar of the Ryan Institute.  She is Chair of the Environment Development and Sustainability Cluster (Whitaker Institute) and Chair of the Planning and Sustainability Research Cluster in Geography at NUIG.  Frances is the past President of the Geographical Society of Ireland (2012-2014) and a past Chair of the Planning and Environment Research Group (PERG) of the Royal Geographical Society (2007-2012).

Frances was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship Award in 2013-2014 and travelled to the US to conduct research on: Communicating Sustainability Research - Challenges, Opportunities and Dissemination Strategies.

Communications Officer

Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh, Communications Officer

Ms Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh - communications@irishfulbrightalumni.com

Lisa graduated with a BA in Modern Irish and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, and a Masters in Communications with a focus on Media and the Irish language from University College Dublin. She was a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) at the University of Connecticut for the 2012-13 academic year. Lisa worked for two years in the role of Awards Manager at the Fulbright Commission and is now a Senior Executive Assistant at the National University of Ireland.

Bhain Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh bunchéim amach ó Choláiste na Tríonóide sa Nua-Ghaeilge agus san Fhealsúnacht, agus máistreacht i Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge le béim ar na meáin chumarsáide ó Choláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath. Ba Chúntóir Múinteoireachta i dTeanga Iasachta (FLTA) Fulbright í in Ollscoil Connecticut i rith na bliana acadúla 2012-13. Chaith Lisa dhá bhliain ag obair mar Bhainisteoir Dámhachtaine leis an gCoimisiún Fulbright agus is Cúntóir Feidmiúcháin Sinsearach í anois le hOllscoil na hÉireann.

Newsletter Editor

Teresa Lynn, Newsletter Editor

Dr Teresa Lynn - communications@irishfulbrightalumni.com

Teresa is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Irish Language Technology at The ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University. She holds both a BSc and a PhD in Computational Linguistics from DCU. Her PhD was also awarded by Macquarie University Sydney under a cotutelle agreement.

As a 2014-2015 Fulbright Enterprise Ireland Awardee, Teresa was a visiting research student at Saint Louis University in Missouri, during which time she focused her research on the use of the Irish language on Twitter. She subsequently shared her work in a Fulbright TEDx talk in 2016.

Teresa's previous appointments include Vice-President of Cumann Gaeilge na hAstráile in Melbourne, Australia.

Web Editor

Réamonn MacRéamoinn, IFAA Executive Board

Mr Réamonn MacRéamoinn

Réamonn is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) specialist and senior engineer working in Arup, Dublin. In 2005, he graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, with a degree in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (BA BAI).  After gaining working within industry as a civil engineering consultant in the design of roads and bridges, Réamonn was awarded the CRH-Fulbright award in 2013 to undertake a two year research masters at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A. Seeking to gain better understanding on influence of wind on bridges, Réamonn developed his knowledge and expertise in the field of CFD. In his current role, Réamonn utilises CFD to solve complex flow problems and he is concerned with a variety of applications including:

  • Fluid-structure interaction between wind and bridges;

  • Wind microclimate studies for residential and commercial developments;

  • Heat and pollutant dispersion of industrial facilities;

  • Fire and smoke modelling

Board Members

Síobhra Aiken, IFAA Executive Board

Ms Síobhra Aiken

Síobhra Aiken is an IRC postgraduate scholar at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She was a Fulbright FLTA scholar at Elms College in Massachusetts in 2013-2014 during which time she gave classes in Irish language and culture. She recently curated the exhibition 'Máirtín Ó Direáin: Fathach File/Reluctant Modernist' in NUI Galway, and co-edited the book 'The Men Will Talk to Me: Ernie O'Malley's Interviews with the Northern Divisions.'

Liam Carr

Dr Liam Carr

Dr Liam Carr is a critical environmental geographer examining marine resource management, with a focus on marine spatial planning. He investigates how policy decisions impact communities and economies dependent upon the health of those natural resources. He began at NUI Galway in 2015 as a visiting US Fulbright Scholar, and has since joined the faculty in the Discipline of Geography as Lecturer and Coordinator for the MSc in Coastal and Marine Environments.

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