Prof. Mary McNamara
Head of the Graduate Research School
Tel: 01 220 6917
Professor Mary McNamara graduated with an honours degree from the Royal Society of Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from University College Dublin and is a former member (2012-2018) of the steering committee of the Council of Doctoral Education of the European Universities Association (EUA CDE). She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and an active researcher in the development of novel drug delivery systems.
In Ireland, Professor McNamara is a member of the standing National Forum on Research Integrity which guarantees the continual development and adoption of good practice and provides a strengthened approach to ensuring research integrity in Ireland. She is also a member of the National Advisory Forum for Ireland's National Framework for Doctoral Education and the Working Group designing the Irish Survey of Student Engagement which was piloted with graduate research students in 2018.
Mary manages graduate research programmes at TU Dublin and with the graduate research school team, administers the academic guidelines and regulations of the Institute in relation to postgraduate research awards in TU Dublin. She is the guarantor of graduate research quality assurance and also works with schools and colleges in the development of structured PhD programmes.