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College Office

Address: College of Business, Public Policy and Law, Cairnes Building, University of Galway, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.

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T: +353 (0)91 492988.

Olivia Noone & Sinead Hernon 
cbppl@universityofgalway.ie


Director of Strategic Development
Padraic De Búrca
padraic.deburca@universityofgalway.ie
T: +353 (0)91 494051.


Finance and Business Manager
Michelle Bermingham
michelle.bermingham@universityofgalway.ie


Communications Officer
Courtney Yanta
courtney.yanta@universityofgalway.ie


Administrative Assistant
Paula Walsh
paula.p.walsh@universityofgalway.ie


HR Business Partner
Anne Kyne
ann.kyne@universityofgalway.ie

 

Executive Dean

Professor Geraint Howells

geraint.howells@universityofgalway.ie

Geraint Howells is Executive Dean for Business, Public Policy and Law at University of Galway. Previously he was Professor of Commercial Law and Associate Dean in Humanities for Internationalisation at Manchester University, where he remains a Visiting Professor. He has been Dean of Law at the City University of Hong Kong and Head of the Law Schools in Manchester and Lancaster. His first chair was at Sheffield. He was called to the bar in 2002 through a special route for distinguished academics and was awarded an LLD in 2014. He has published extensively on consumer law, product liability and European private law and was a member of the Acquis Group developing common principles of European contract law and tort law. A former President of the International Association of Consumer Law, he edited the Consumer Law Journal for many years, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Consumer Policy and is Series Editor for Routledge’s Markets and Law series. He has undertaken extensive consultancy for government, the EU and NGOs.

Vice Deans

Vice Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr Deirdre Curran
deirdre.curran@universityofgalway.ie

Dr Deirdre Curran has been employed as a lecturer in the University of Galway for 25 years. Her main area of teaching surrounds the employment relationship, how it is formed, how it is conducted, and how it might be improved, and her work is informed by her core values of justice, equity, and voice.

Deirdre is a Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and she also represents the College of Business, Public Policy, and Law, as a Steering Committee member for the University of Sanctuary initiative aimed at making the university a welcome place for refugees, asylum-seekers, and members of our travelling community.

In 2012 Deirdre completed the PG Diploma in mediation at Maynooth University, and she has been involved in mediation research ever since. She was one of the founder members of the Kennedy Institute Workplace Mediation Research Group. (www.kiwmrg.ie)

Deirdre is currently involved in researching the lived experience of hospitality workers in Ireland with a view to highlighting issues and promoting positive change. In 2021 she published a research report entitled ‘Inside Out Hospitality’. http://whitakerinstitute.ie/inside-out-hospitality-a-study-of-working-conditions-in-the-hospitality-sector-in-ireland/The survey Deirdre designed for this research has been replicated in a number of countries worldwide and has led to the formation of the Global Hospitality Research Alliance [GHRA].


Vice Dean for Graduate Studies
Dr Anna Arstein-Kerslake 
anna.arsteinkerslake@universityofgalway.ie


Vice Dean for Internationalisation
Dr Murray Scott
murray.scott@universityofgalway.ie


Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning
Dr Connie Healy
connie.healy@universityofgalway.ie


Vice Dean for Research
Dr Ekaterina Yahyaoui
ekaterina.yahyaoui@universityofgalway.ie

Prior to joining University of Galway in 2012, Ekaterina taught and researched at the University of Montreal (Canada). Her research focuses on the capacity of human rights and international law to contribute to a more just, diverse, and inclusive world, combining interdisciplinary theoretical interrogation with attention to practical implications of various theories. She is the sole author of five monographs published by leading international publishing houses many articles and book chapters on such topics as gender and human rights, Islam and human rights, legal theory and philosophy of international law to name just a few. In 2016 she was the recipient of University of Galway President’s Award for Research Excellence. On several occasions she was selected as an external expert for the evaluation of various projects within EU Horizon2020 and Horizon Europe Programmes. She was an active member of the European Society of International Law where she was elected to the Coordinating Committee of the Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy as well as to the role of the Chair of the said group. She is currently a member of the Standing Committee on International Affairs of the Royal Irish Academy. Ekaterina is a former director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the current Vice-Dean for Research in the College of Business, Public Policy and Law.

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