Professor Mary MacNamara
Technological University Dublin
Professor Mary McNamara graduated with a honours degree from the Royal Society of Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from University College Dublin. As Head of Graduate Research programmes at DIT, she administers the academic guidelines and regulations of the Institute in relation to postgraduate research awards. She is the guarantor of graduate research quality assurance and also works with the schools and colleges at DIT in the development of structured PhD programmes. Dr McNamara is also the Head of Research for the College of Sciences and Health at the Dublin Institute of Technology and helps to develop and implement strategies, policies and procedures for growing research in each School (Biological Sciences, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Computing, Food Science & Environmental Health, Mathematical Sciences and Physics). Dr McNamara is project manager for the recently established Environmental Health Sciences research institute at the Dublin Institute of Technology which is a unique higher education – business alliance involving Dublin City Council and Ireland’s Health Service Executive as partners.