IFAA Executive Board

Executive Officers

President 

Sinéad Murnane, Vice President

Ms Sinéad Murnane - president@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.

Vice President & Treasurer

Anne Graham Cagney, Membership Secretary

Dr Anne Graham Cagney - treasurer@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 travelled to the US to conduct research on 'Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments (TLEs) in Professional Development Programs in Education'.

Honorary Secretary

Liam Carr

Dr Liam Carr - secretary@irishfulbrightalumni.com

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.

Membership Secretary

Réamonn MacRéamoinn, IFAA Executive Board

Mr Réamonn MacRéamoinn - membership@irishfulbrightalumni.com

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

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

Dr Tom Curran - communications@irishfulbrightalumni.com

Dr Tom Curran is the Director of the MSc Environmental Technology degree programme at University College Dublin (UCD). His research interests include waste management and air quality. Dr Curran was a Fulbright Scholar (TechImpact Award 2017-18) at North Carolina State University on a project to develop an advance warning system for sewer network blockages (fatbergs). He is a graduate of UCD's Engineering programme, holding a BE (Ag & Food), MEngSc (Environmental Engineering) and a PhD in Biosystems Engineering. He previously worked in production and environmental management in the food industry for a number of years. For more information, see: https://people.ucd.ie/tom.curran

Web Editor

Events Co-ordinator

Aoife Delaney

Dr Aoife Delaney - events@irishfulbrightalumni.com

Aoife Delaney is an Urban Geographer working as a postdoc on the ESPON ENSURE (European Sustainable Urbanisation through port city Regeneration) project in University College Dublin. Her PhD was submitted in December 2018 titled "Humanising Policy from 'Warriors to Guardians': An Evaluation of Coordinated Management and Emergency Response Assemblages". This was conducted in the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI) at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, as part of the ERC-funded Programmable City Project. This project was also partially funded by an NUI Fulbright Award in 2017, which allowed Aoife to study in the University of Massachusetts, Boston while conducting fieldwork under the supervision of Prof Alan Wiig. The research explored how a variety of actors, actants, and technologies involved in emergency management assemble and organise using two case studies: the Irish winter storms of 2015/16 and the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013.

Aoife's research interests include the urban political economy, gentrification, regeneration, docklands and ports, emergency management, governance, institutionalisation, formal and informal dichotomies, assemblage theory, and Foucauldian and Agambien theories of power and sovereignty.

Board Members 

Teresa Lynn, Newsletter Editor

Dr Teresa Lynn 

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.

Ms Áine Ní Shúilleabháin 

Áine holds a BA International in English & French, a Diploma in Irish, and an MA in Advanced Language Skills from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has worked as a translator, project manager, and business services manager in the translation industry. She was a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) at Idaho State University in 2016-17. She is currently the Irish Language Officer at Trinity College Dublin.

Tá BA Idirnáisiúnta sa Bhéarla & Fraincis, Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge, and MA in Ardscileanna Teanga ag Áine ó Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. D'oibrigh sí cheana mar aistritheoir, bainisteoir tionscadail, and bainisteoir seirbhísí gnó i dtionscail an aistriúcháin. Mhúin sí Gaeilge mar Chúntóir Múinteoireachta i dTeanga Iasachta (FLTA) in Ollscoil Stáit Idaho in 2016-17. Is Oifigeach Gaeilge í anois i gColáiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath.

Mr Tomás Ó Ceallaigh

Tomás Ó Ceallaigh is currently busy with a number of projects in the voluntary/philanthropy sector - mainly teaching English as a foreign language to people recently arrived in Ireland and also working on Irish-language publications for the Jesuit community in Dublin. He taught Irish at Idaho State University in the academic year 2017-18 on a Fulbright scholarship. Aside from Dublin, his favourite places are London, West Kerry, and Brittany. In his spare time, he lists his interests as: playing tennis, drinking, hanging out with his two cats, and reading books, more or less in that order. 

Tá an-mheas go deo ag Tomás ar gach a mbaineann le fealsúnacht Fulbright agus is breá leis go bhfuil ról foirmeálta aige leis an eagraíocht anois.

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