2017 Judges

Judging Panels 2017

Each year, The Undergraduate Awards relies on the extraordinary work of our network of judges from around the world. In 2017, 341 judges from across the globe took part in the judging process – the highest number of judges to date. The Undergraduate Awards extends our most sincere thanks to the academics, alumni and industry representatives listed below.

Architecture & Design

Chair: Mr. Barry Sheehan, Dublin Institute of Technology

  • Dr Marc Ó’Riain, Cork Institute of Technology
  • Dr Salim Ferwati, Qatar University
  • Dr Muireann McMahon, University of Limerick
  • Dr Galina Mihaleva, Nanyang Technological University
  • Mr. Derek McGarry, National College of Art & Design
  • Ms. Brenda Duggan, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Lloyd Scott, Dublin Institute of Technology

 Art History & Theory

 Chair: Prof. Rachel Moss, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

  •  Dr Niamh Ann Kelly, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Dr Suin Hanrahan, National College of Art & Design
  • Dr Allison Morehead, Queen’s University at Kingston
  • Dr Pilar Irala, Universidad San Jorge
  • Dr Nicola Figgis, University College Dublin
  • Dr Lynda Mulvin, University College Dublin
  • Ms Julie Daunt, University College Cork

Business

Chair: Prof. Gerardine Doyle, University College Dublin

  • Dr Declan Bannon, British University Vietnam
  • Dr Jennifer Cowman, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
  • Dr Trevor Clohessy, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Dr Laura Bradley, Ulster University
  • Mr. Alan Lynch, Griffith College Dublin
  • Mr. James O’Connor, Dublin City University
  • Mrs. Jane Jones, The Open University
  • Ms. Aileen Cotter, Cork Institute of Technology
  • Ms. Cáit Noone, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
  • Ms. Breda O’Dwyer, Institute of Technology, Tralee
  • Ms. Helen Ahrens, University of Adelaide
  • Ms. Marie O’Dwyer, Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Gerard McHugh, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Prof. Grace McCarthy, University of Wollongong

Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chair: Owen Priest, Northwestern University

  • Prof. Mihaiela Stuparu, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Maurice Clery, Cork Institute of Technology
  • Dr Scott Handy, Middle Tennessee State
  • Dr Sreekumar Pankajakshan, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Fred Safarowic, Passaic County Community College
  • Dr Amjad Shraim, Qatar University
  • Dr Astrid Sasse, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Dr Evelina Colacino, Université de Montpellier-France
  • Dr Eileen Buckley-Dhoot
  • Prof. Brook Van Horn, College of Charleston
  • Prof. Patricia Kreke, Mount St Mary’s
  • Prof. Jacqueline Nikles, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Prof. Stan Smith, Virginia Military Institute
  • Prof. Richard Gurney, Simmons College
  • Prof. Niamh Nic Daeid, University of Dundee

 Classical Studies & Archaeology

 Chair: Dr Manuel Fernandez-Gotz, University of Edinburgh

  •  Dr Julye Bidmead, Chapman University
  • Dr Gillian Bowen, Monash University
  • Dr Evangelina Anagnostou-Laoutides, Monash University
  • Dr Mirko Canevaro, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Andreas Gavrielatos, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Martine Cuypers, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Dr Hazel Dodge, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Dr Rebecca Denova, University of Pittsburgh
  • Mr. Joe Thompson
  • Mr. Alexandre Loktionov
  • Prof. Antonis Kotsonas, University of Cincinnati

Computer Sciences

Chair: Mr Brendan Casey, Oxford Brookes University

  •  Dr Oisin Cawley, Institute of Technology, Carlow
  • Dr Shell Ying Huang, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Charith Abhayaratne, University of Sheffield
  • Mr. Ray Walshe, Dublin City University
  • Mr David Denieffe, Institute of Technology, Carlow
  • Mr. Gary White
  • Prof Amarda Shehu, George Mason University
  • Prof Martin McKinney, Northern Regional College

 Earth & Environmental Sciences

 Chair: Prof. Paul Glover, University of Leeds

  •  Dr Mohamed Aboueish, American University of Sharjah
  • Dr A.A. Adepelumi, Obafemi Owalowo University
  • Dr Barbra Harvie, Scotland’s Rural College
  • Dr Paul  Williams, Stellenbosch University
  • Dr Jinbao Li, University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Kalavathy Rajan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Dr Trevor McIntyre, University of Pretoria
  • Dr William McCarthy, University of St Andrews
  • Mr Michael Chang
  • Ms Victoria Ponce Hardy
  • Prof Ellen Goddard, University of Alberta
  • Prof Scott Jeffrey, University of Alberta

Economics

Chair: Dr Charlie Larkin, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

  • Dr Michael Nimo, Durham University
  • Dr Pavlos Gkasis, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College
  • Dr Iordanis Petsas, University of Scranton
  • Dr Brenda Gannon, The University of Queensland
  • Mr Justin Doran, University College Cork
  • Prof John Hudson, University of Bath

 Education

 Chair: Prof James S. Etim, Winston-Salem State University

  •  Dr Judith Butler, Cork Institute of Technology
  • Dr Randa Almahasneh, Qatar University
  • Dr Mary Magee, St Angela’s College
  • Dr Katheryn McSweeney, St Angela’s College
  • Dr Richard Greenwood, Stranmillis University College
  • Dr Chad Habel, The University of Adelaide
  • Dr Oksana Afitska, The University of Sheffield
  • Dr Kay Gallagher, Zayed University
  • Dr  Lisa Emerson, Massey University
  • Mr Patrick Burke, Mary Immaculate College
  • Ms Jennifer Looi
  • Ms. Anoud Abusalim, American University of Sharjah
  • Ms. Jean McEwan-Short, University of Dundee
  • Prof Kholoud Al Dababneh, Hashemite University

 Engineering

 Chair: Dr Vikram Pakrashi, University College Dublin

  •  Dr Vesna Jaksic, Cork Institute of Technology
  • Dr Hamed Yazdani Nezhad, Cranfield University
  • Dr Bing Feng Ng, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Faycal Bensaali, Qatar University
  • Dr Sergio Maldonado, Stanford University
  • Dr Krystian Wika, The University of Sheffield
  • Dr Candice Majewski, The University of Sheffield
  • Dr Justin Hinshelwood, University of Exeter
  • Dr Priyanka Sarker, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Dr Daramy Kallon, University of Johannesburg
  • Dr Akintunde Babatunde, University of Leeds
  • Dr Panagiotis Michalis, University of Zagreb
  • Dr  Paul Cahill, University College Cork
  • Mr. Andre Nel, University of Johannesburg
  • Ms. Una Beagon, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Ms. Margaret McCallig, Institute of Technology, Sligo
  • Prof Oluseyi Ajayi, Covenant University Nigeria

 History

 Chair: Dr Andrea Nanetti, Nanyang Technological University

  •  Dr Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Austrian Science Centre
  • Dr Uganda  Kwan, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Maher Abu-Munshar, Qatar University
  • Dr Andreas Leutzsch, The University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Andrew Sneddon, Ulster University
  • Dr Chikara Uchida
  • Dr Riccardo Bavaj, University of St Andrews
  • Dr Katie Stevenson, University of St Andrews
  • Mr. Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University
  • Ms. Risto Marjomaa, University of Helsinki
  • Prof Sonja Tiernan, Liverpool Hope University
  • Prof Donal McCracken, University of KwaZulu-Natal

 Languages & Linguistics

 Chair: Prof Joshua Katz, Princeton University

  •  Dr Wendy Anderson, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Fiona Farr, University of Limerick
  • Dr Ruth Herbert, University of Sheffield
  • Mr. Jean Francois Ghesquière, Nanyang Technological University
  • Mr. Erik Zyman, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Ms. Sherry Yong Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ms. Qiuyu Wang, Northwestern University

 Law

 Chair: Mr Seth Tilman, Maynooth University

  •  Dr Bernadette Rainy, Cardiff University
  • Dr James Gallen, Dublin City University
  • Dr Stephen Carruthers, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Dr Rónán Kennedy, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Dr Colin Harvey, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Dug Cubie, University College Cork
  • Dr Jens Kremer, University of Helsinki
  • Dr Peter Whelan, University of Leeds
  • Dr Rachel Birnbaum, Western University
  • Mr Trevor Glavey
  • Ms. Eva Nagle
  • Ms. Miriam McGillycuddy, Institute of Technology Tralee
  • Prof Raymond Arthur, Northumbria University
  • Prof Sally Wheeler, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Prof Karen Morrow, Swansea University
  • Prof Gerry Maher, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof Gerry Johnstone, University of Hull
  • Prof Eduardo Diniz, University of São Paulo
  • Prof Julien  Chaisse, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Life Sciences

 Chair: Dr Daniel Milej, Western University

  •  Dr Navin Kumar Verma, Nanyang Technological University, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Dr James Brown, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Dr Nicola Simcock, Newcastle University
  • Dr Jonathon Wood, The University of Sheffield
  • Dr Stephen Land, University of Dundee
  • Dr Anupam Aich, University of Houston
  • Dr Orla Donovan, Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Dr Bernadette Connors, Dominican College
  • Dr Lucina Hackman, Dundee University
  • Dr Sean Callanan, Ross University
  • Dr Jiangang Chen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Miss Grace Holmes, Newcastle University
  • Mr Daniel Johnston, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Mr Matthew Dorman, University of Cambridge
  • Ms. Sarah Corcoran, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Ms. Rebecca Liu, Western University
  • Prof Melissa Fullwood, Nanyang Technological University
  • Prof Surajit Bhattacharyya, Nanyang Technological University

 Literature

 Chair: Dr Peter Ferry, University College Dublin

  •  Dr Alyson Miller, Deakin University
  • Dr Kelly Matthews, Framingham State University
  • Dr Jenny McDonnell, Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  • Dr Wernmei Ade, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Miriam Haughton, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Dr Ross Griffin, Qatar University
  • Dr Muireann O’Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Dr Ken Rooney, University College Cork
  • Dr Naomi McAreavey, University College Dublin
  • Dr Clare Hayes-Brady, University College Dublin
  • Dr Rosslyn Prosser, University of Adelaide
  • Dr Dominick Grace, University of Brescia
  • Dr Heather Worthington, University of Cardiff
  • Dr Jodi-Anne George, University of Dundee
  • Dr Emily Bernhard Jackson, University of Exeter
  • Dr Ralph Poole, University of Salzburg
  • Dr Anne Jamison , Western Sydney University
  • Dr Leif Schenstead-Harris, Western University
  • Dr Gabrielle Ceraldi, Western University
  • Mr. Colin Groundwater
  • Mr. Matthew Fogarty
  • Ms. Christa De Brun, Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Prof Peter Arnds, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Prof Rasheed Tazudeen, University of Toronto
  • Prof Jan Jedrzejewski, Ulster University
  • Prof Anne Torrusio, University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • Prof Anoud Abusalim, American University of Sharjah
  • Dr Virginia Stormer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Prof Brian O’Conchubhair, University of Notre Dame

 Mathematics & Physics

 Chair: Prof Azwinndini Muronga, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

  •  Dr Niall Madden, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Dr Ahmad Ayesh, Qatar University
  • Dr Mohammad Gharaibeh, Qatar University
  • Dr Bei Cai, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Aaron Reid, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Raluca Eftimie. University of Dundee
  • Dr Micholas Smith. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Prof John Gough, Aberystwyth University
  • Prof Robert von Fay-Siebenburgen, The University of Sheffield
  • Prof Val O’Shea, University of Glasgow

 Medical Sciences

 Chair: Dr Paul Brennan, University of Edinburgh

  •  Dr VK Sashindran, Armed Forces Medical College
  • Dr Puja Dudeja, Armed Forces Medical College
  • Dr Mohamad Yassin Saka, King Abdulaziz University
  • Dr Jia Nee Foo, Nanyang Technological Univeristy
  • Dr Federico Roncaroli, The University of Manchester
  • Dr Edward Goka, The University of Sheffield
  • Dr Ailish Nimmo, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr James Smith, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Sarah Harney, University of Limerick
  • Dr Cher-Rin Chong, University of Oxford; University of Adelaide
  • Dr Mary Hannon-Fletcher, Ulster University
  • Dr Dana Vackova, The University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Salem Mohamed, Zagazig University
  • Mr. Peter Grin
  • Mr. Andrew Hanna, University of Western Ontario
  • Prof Moyez Jiwa, Sydney School of Medicine
  • Prof Sue Black, University of Dundee

 Music, Film & Theatre

 Chair: Mr. Davide Benvenutti, Nanyang Technological University

  •  Dr Carmen Levick, The University of Sheffield
  • Dr Jorge Variego, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Mr Rajeev Kamineni, Adelaide University
  • Prof. Kathrin Albers, Nanyang Technological University
  • Prof Michael Balfour, Griffith University
  • Maria Katsaridou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

 Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Healthcare

 Chair: Dr Cynthia Mannion, University of Calgary

  •  Debbie Mansell, Mount Royal University
  • Dr Gladys Honein, American University of Beirut
  • Dr Maggie Quance, Mount Royal University
  • Mr Luke Molloy, University of Wollongong
  • Ms. Julia Imanoff, University of Calgary
  • Ms. Siobhan O’Connor, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Ms. Claire Minton, Massey University
  • Ms. Claire O’Tuathail, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Ms. Shirley Stronge, Queen’s University Belfast

 Philosophy

 Chair: Dr Bjørn Jespersen, University of Barcelona

  • Dr Gulberk Maclean, Mount Royal University
  • Dr Adele Mercier, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Boris Hennig, Ryerson University
  • Dr Stefan Storrie, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Dr Facundo Garcia Valverde, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Dr Jonathan Hill, University of Exeter
  • Ms. Jessica Bernard
  • Prof Peter Simons, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Prof Terry Lovat, University of Newcastle
  • Prof Martin Pickave, University of Toronto

 Politics & International Relations

 Chair: Dr Robert Mauro, Boston College

  •  Dr Odeh Rashid Al-Jayyousi, Arabian Gulf University
  • Dr Edwin Egede, Cardiff University
  • Dr Jane Suiter, Dublin City University
  • Dr Ruben Usech, Fletcher School
  • Dr Bryce Quillin, Georgetown University
  • Dr Robbie Smyth, Griffith College Dublin
  • Dr Brendan O’Keeffe, Mary Immaculate College
  • Dr Jonah Levy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr Scott Fitzsimmons, University of Limerick
  • Dr Florian Reiche, University of Warwick
  • Dr Harmen Binnema, Utrecht University
  • Dr Lindsay Scorgie-Porter, Western University
  • Mr Timothy McCranor, Boston College
  • Ms. Muireann O’Dwyer, University College Dublin
  • Prof Mine Eder, Bogazici University
  • Prof Neil Robinson, University of Limerick
  • Prof Darren Davis, University of Notre Dame

Psychology

 Chair: Dr Karen Morgan, Perdana University

  •  Dr Mark Wallace, Edith Cowan University
  • Dr Rachel Annunziato, Fordham University
  • Dr Joanne Altman, High Point University
  • Dr Grainne Kirwan, Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  • Dr Evelyn Field, Mount Royal University
  • Dr Brian Cullen, Nagoya Institute of Technology
  • Dr Karen Morgan, Perdana University
  • Dr Taha Adawi, Qatar University
  • Dr Gordon Ingram, Universidad de los Andes
  • Dr Raegan Murphy, University College Cork
  • Dr Heather Woods, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Chantelle Wood, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Susan Rasmussen, University of Strathclyde
  • Mr Intan Wardhani
  • Ms. Marie Ryan, Mary Immaculate College
  • Ms. Darlina Hani Fadil Azim, Perdana University
  • Prof Neil Ferguson, Liverpool Hope University
  • Prof Shamsul Haque, Monash University Malaysia

 Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies

 Chair: Dr David Irwin, Institute of Technology Tallaght

  •  Dr Jason Carmichael, McGill University
  • Dr Vesna Malesevic, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Dr Zakaryya Mohamed Abdelhady, Qatar University
  • Dr Lisa Smyth, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Naonori Kodate , University College Dublin
  • Dr Charlie Williams, University of East Anglia
  • Dr Sharon Leahy, University of St Andrews
  • Dr Longina Jakubowska, Utrecht University
  • Mr Emmanuel Maravanyika, Monash South Africa
  • Prof Dariusz Galasinski, University of Wolverhampton
  • Shuktika Bose, Bond University
  • Aaron Brug, Tulane University School of Medicine

 Social Sciences: Sociology & Social Policy

 Chair: Prof Mary McColgan, Ulster University

  •  Dr Aileen Marron, Irish Research Council
  • Dr Esmat Zaidan, Qatar University
  • Dr Una Convery, Ulster University
  • Dr Feilim O’Hadhmaill, University College Cork
  • Mr. Devin Richards, University of California, Berkeley
  • Mrs. Mychelle Pride, The Open University
  • Ms. Nirupama Jayaraman, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Prof Paddy Gray, Ulster University
  • Prof Henrietta O’Connor, University of Leicester
  • Dave Turner, The Open University

 Visual Arts

Chair: Prof Danne Ojeda, Nanyang Technological University

  • Prof. Louis-Philippe Demers, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Mike McAuley, Griffith University
  • Dr Pilar Irala, Humanities Research Institute
  • Dr Elsayed Abdelwahed Elkilany, Qatar University
  • Dr Kenneth Feinstein, Sunway University
  • Mr. Ruben de la Nuez, Nanyang Technological University
  • Ms. Janet Coulter, Ulster University
  • Prof Biju Dhanapalan, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media
  • Prof Cary Staples, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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