Ying Wang

2010s

Ying Wang

(MSc Business Analytics 2017) is based in Ireland and is working as a data scientist for Takeda Ireland....

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Bevan Murray

2010s

Bevan Murray

(BComm 2011) lives in the US and is the senior vice-president of fixed income and currencies for the Macquarie Group. Me...

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Lisa Carroll

2010s

Lisa Carroll

(BA English 2012) lives in the UK and is a playwright. Her debut Cuckoo was performed at the Soho Theatre in London i...

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Darshan Haresh Vira

2010s

Darshan Haresh Vira

(MSc Computer Science 2018) lives in Ireland and works for Version 1 as an associate consultant. Memories of UCD: Excell...

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Rienzie Anderson

2010s

Rienzie Anderson

(MSc Management 2014) lives in Sri Lanka and works at Nations Trust Bank. Memories of UCD: Fantastic lectures, learning...

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Dr Kevin Kiely

2010s

Dr Kevin Kiely

(PhD 2012) is an academic and poet living in Ireland. He spent the last year researching a book on The Arts Council of I...

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Edwin Lim

2010s

Edwin Lim

(BSc 2015) lives in Singapore and is a human resource executive. This year I attended a UCD Business Alumni gathering in...

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Mohommed Rimaz Ramalie Barrie

2010s

Mohommed Rimaz Ramalie Barrie

(BSc Computer Science 2015) lives in New Zealand and works at Intergen as a developer....

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Kevin (K.C.) Wanamaker

2010s

Kevin (K.C.) Wanamaker

(Study Abroad, Business 2014) lives in the US and works for BASF as a financial controller. Memories of UCD: Friends...

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Jeff M Poulin

2010s

Jeff M Poulin

(MA Arts Management and Cultural Policy 2013) lives in Washington DC and is the founder and managing director of Crea...

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Abhishek Singh

2010s

Abhishek Singh

(MSc Supply Chain Management 2018) lives in Ireland and works as a category sourcing specialist with Verizon. Memories o...

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Sherini Mineka Ruvanthi Marambe

2010s

Sherini Mineka Ruvanthi Marambe

(BSc HRM 2016) lives in Sri Lanka and works as a training facilitator in trauma healing counselling....

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John Perry

2010s

John Perry

(BA 1999, MSc Aviation Finance 2018) lives in Ireland where he works as a director in the tax and legal department of De...

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M A Merril Antoney (BSc 2015) lives in Sri Lanka and works as a business solutions manager at APL Logistics.

M A Merril Antoney

2010s

Danny Roe (BSc Performance Science and Health 2012, MPH 2014) lives in Ireland and works as director and coach at his company Performance Science Ireland. He coached his first international elite athlete this year.

Danny Roe

2010s

Owen Ryan (MA Directing for Theatre 2011) lives in Ireland and works as a theatre director. His show Intercession: Brighton Court was at The New Theatre in Temple Bar, Dublin recently.

Owen Ryan

2010s

Jaqueline Hortlik (MSc 2016) works in Düsseldorf, Germany as a LNG trading analyst.

Jaqueline Hortlik

2010s

Bernard Nwea-ackah Mochiah (MSc Petroleum Geoscience 2015) lives in Ghana where he works as a geologist for the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.

Bernard Nwea-ackah Mochiah

2010s

Dr Graham Butler (LLM 2013) lives in Denmark and is an associate professor of law at Aarhus University. He published his book Constitutional Law of the EUs Common Foreign and Security Policy this year.

Dr Graham Butler

2010s

Roger O’Connor (BE 1984, MEngSc 1987, PhD 2014) lives in Ireland and is the director of business and technology at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Memories of UCD: Does anyone else remember those buns at Elec Soc events?

Roger O’Connor

2010s

Camille O’Sullivan

2000s

Camille O’Sullivan

(BSc Architecture 1996) lives in Ireland but tours internationally as a singer and actress. Memories of UCD: I have g...

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Nauman Chattha (LLM 2002) lives in Pakistan and works in commercial law.

Nauman Chattha

2000s

Stephen O’Driscoll

2000s

Stephen O’Driscoll

(BSc 1996, BArch 1999, Cert 2004) lives in the UK and works as a development director. This year he was project director...

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Bronwyn Clinton (BA 2002) lives in Ireland and is the owner of Broader Minds, an experience for unplugging and wellbeing.

Memories of UCD: Spending too much time in Hilpers and not enough in the Library. All the amazing friends I made who are still in my life today.

Bronwyn Clinton

2000s

Nlingisisi Babayani

2000s

Nlingisisi Babayani

(MVB 2003) lives in Botswana and works as a research scholar in disease ecology at the Okavango Research Institute at th...

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Mel J Casey

2000s

Mel J Casey

(BComm 2001) lives in the US and is a portfolio manager for the 1919 Investment Counsel. Memories of UCD: I grew up b...

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Carolann Minnock

2000s

Carolann Minnock

(BA Economics and French 2002) lives in Bangkok where she is county representative for Thailand and programme manager fo...

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Martin Colreavy

2000s

Martin Colreavy

(MSc Urban Design 2004) lives in Ireland and is senior adviser on national and regional planning policy for the Departme...

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Anne Nolan

2000s

Anne Nolan

(MScAgr Rural and Community Development 2003) lives in Ireland and works as Integration Lead & Founder of Waterford...

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Siti Azlina Ab Karim (MB BCh BAO 2004) works in Malaysia as an obstetrician and gynaecologist.

Memories of UCD: Travelling to classes in Belfield by bicycle!

Siti Azlina Ab Karim

2000s

Sarah Jane Egan (BSc Geology 2005) lives in the UK and is the owner and designer-maker of Fragment Designs Handcrafted Jewellery.

Memories of UCD: Rock Soc events, Geology field trips, chatting to people in the Science Building or in the 219 computer room.

Sarah Jane Egan

2000s

Doreen Finn

2000s

Doreen Finn

(BA 1990, HDE 1991, HDES 1999, MEd 2001) lives in Ireland and is a teacher at Muckross Park College in Donnybrook. Her s...

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Kevin Murphy

2000s

Kevin Murphy

(BComm 2008) lives in Ireland and is a business coach Memories of UCD: Watching bands in the Student Bar. Or that one da...

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Miguel Casas-Sanchez (MSc 2007) lives in the US and works as a senior software engineer at Chrome/ChromeOS, for Google.

Memories of UCD: Great times spent with staff and other postgraduate students chatting at the café, playing soccer or watching rugby!

Miguel Casas-Sanchez

2000s

Heather Landy

2000s

Heather Landy

(BA Art History and English 2009) lives in Ireland and works as a client financial management analyst for Accenture. Me...

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Declan O’Keeffe (BA 1980, HDipEd 1981, MA 2009) lives in Ireland and works at Clongowes Wood College as the archivist and college historian.

Memories of UCD: Fond memories of UCD Mountaineering Club where I served as Captain (1981-1982) and which helped to shape much of the rest of my life and activities since. On my return to UCD in 2008 to take an MA in History I was elected auditor of the History Society, thereby becoming the only person to have occupied these two contrasting roles.

Declan O’Keeffe

2000s

Kristin Chapman

2000s

Kristin Chapman

(MLIS 2010) lives in the US and works as a clinical librarian at the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library. She has been...

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Alan Moore

1990s

Alan Moore

(BA 1996) lives in the Russian Federation and is the director of the Russian State Social University. He was voted onto...

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Blathnaid Raftery (MB BCh BAO 1994) lives in Ireland and works as a locum GP for TTEM healthcare. I volunteered at the UCD Festival 2018 where I met the hard-working alumni team, other volunteers and the alumni and students who dropped by.

Memories of UCD: Our frequent shopping trips down Grafton Street when we should have been studying in Earlsfort Terrace.

Blathnaid Raftery

1990s

Eilĺn Ní Chearbhaill (BComm 1994, MBS 1995) lives in the UK and is a director of Firmount Consulting Limited.

Memories of UCD: Sitting for hours with friends in the Pod, putting the world to rights!

Eilĺn Ní Chearbhaill

1990s

Niamh Boyle

1990s

Niamh Boyle

(BA 1986, MBS 1997) lives in Ireland and is the Founder and managing director of The Reputations Agency....

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Conor Looney

1990s

Conor Looney

(BComm 1996) lives in the US where he is chief executive of LDM Global. Memories of UCD: My UCD experience was entirely...

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Dr S Vijaya Kumar

1990s

Dr S Vijaya Kumar

(DCh 1995) lives in India and works at the Narayana Medical College, monitoring, teaching, learning and evaluating medic...

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Clare Lee

1990s

Clare Lee

(BAgrSc 1998) lives in Ireland and works for Tipperary County Council as a planning officer responsible for policy and e...

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Sinéad Howard

1990s

Sinéad Howard

(BSc 1995, MSc 1996) lives in Ireland and works as the training services officer for the Irish Seafood Development Agenc...

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John Ryan

1990s

John Ryan

(EU PostDoc 1998) lives in England and works as a professor at London School of Economics. He also works as a senior Bre...

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Raymond Clarke (MB BCh BAO 1981, BSc 1983) lives in the UK and is an ENT surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and professor and associate dean at the University of Liverpool.

Memories of UCD: Physiology labs in the Terrace; Hartigans; the Iveagh Gardens.

Raymond Clarke

1980s

Peter Collins

1980s

Peter Collins

(BE 1986) lives in the UK and is chairman of Inflowmatix Limited. Memories of UCD: The canteen at Merrion Street; con...

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John Church

1980s

John Church

(BSc 1986) lives in Ireland and is the chief executive of the ISPCC. Memories of UCD: Playing in the rugby freshman colo...

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Antoinette Devine

1980s

Antoinette Devine

(BA 1985) lives in Scotland and is an independent consultant. In the last year she represented the UK in an environmenta...

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Mairéad Phelan (BE 1984) lives in Ireland and works as national building control officer for Dublin City Council.

Memories of UCD: Walking into Earlsfort Terrace late for my first lecture and being stunned at all the males in attendance (I didn’t notice the other eight females). I went to all-girls primary and secondary schools and nobody told me engineering was (at that time) a largely male profession.

Mairéad Phelan

1980s

Brian Harvey (MA History 1987) lives in Ireland and is a writer. His book Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft: The American Explorer Programme was published by Praxis/ Springer to mark the 60th anniversary of the first Explorer satellite.

Brian Harvey

1980s

Patrick Flynn

1980s

Patrick Flynn

(BCL 1983) lives in Ireland and is the managing partner at Flynn O'Driscoll Business Lawyers in Dublin and Galway. Memor...

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Kareena MacLeod

1980s

Kareena MacLeod

(BSc 1989) lives in Ireland and is the founder and director of Cloudware Ltd t/a Aladdin Schools. This year the company...

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Oliver O’Connor

1980s

Oliver O’Connor

(BA 1982) lives in Ireland and is chief executive of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association. Memories of UCD: I...

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Maher L D Salim (PhD 1989) lives in Jordan and is the president of Amman Arab University.

Memories of UCD: I enjoyed every moment at UCD, in the Department of Biochemistry, under the supervision of Professor Harrington. I played basketball, tennis and volleyball with my department colleagues and was a member of the International Society. We organised a lovely international night on the campus.

Maher L D Salim

1980s

Ailish Dalton (BPhysio 1989) lives in Ireland where she works as a physiotherapist in her own clinic.

Memories of UCD: Friends! We are having a 30-year reunion on 5 October at the Midlands House Hotel in Portlaoise.

Ailish Dalton

1980s

Dealga O’Callaghan

1970s

Dealga O’Callaghan

(BSc 1973, PhD 1977) lives in England and works as an arboricultural consultant for Dealga’s Tree Consultancy. This ye...

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William Phelan

1970s

William Phelan

(BComm 1971) lives in Ireland and is the chief executive of Perfect Partners in Blackrock, where he is celebrating his t...

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Kevin Niall Dunbar

1970s

Kevin Niall Dunbar

(BA 1977, MA 1979) lives in the US and is a professor in the Department of Human Development, and a director in the Labo...

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John Koenig

1970s

John Koenig

(MA Anglo-Irish Studies 1971) lives in the US and works as a certified hypnotist in the Possibilities Hypnosis Center. T...

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Donnchadh Mac Carthaigh (BAgrSc 1974) lives in Germany and, before retiring in 2015, was a professor at the University of Applied Sciences, Weihenstephan- Triesdorf.

Memories of UCD: The occupation of UCD’s Albert College in Glasnevin to force the reduction of lectures per week from 38 to 28, the excellent professors, lecturers and technical staff, the wide range of subjects, the long summer holidays for working abroad in horticulture.

Donnchadh Mac Carthaigh

1970s

Anne Brady (BComm 1974) lives in Ireland and is a partner at Anne Brady McQuillan DFK. She is looking forward to the 45th reunion of the 1974 BComm Class.

Anne Brady

1970s

Gerard Murray (BComm 1973) lives in Ireland.

Memories of UCD: I enjoyed my commerce degree years.

Gerard Murray

1970s

Deaglán De Bréadún

1970s

Deaglán De Bréadún

(BA 1972, MA Anglo-Irish Studies 1973) lives in Ireland and works as a freelance journalist and author, usually with a p...

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John (Ivan) Woods (MB BCh BAO 1961) lives in Canada where he is Professor of Neurology at the Neurological Institute at McGill University.

With the help of Jet Propulsion Lab in California, he developed a trasmitter and receiver from astronauts’ helmets and adapted this for use in a hospital, now in routine use in neurology departments. Memories of UCD: In 1961, I won a gold medal for medicine and had the highest mark in the BCh exam.

John (Ivan) Woods

1960s

Pat Norris (BSc 1963, MSc 1964) worked in the space and software industries from the 1960s until retirement in 2018. He received the Apollo Individual Achievement Award from Neil Armstrong in 1969 for his work with NASA. His book, Return to the Moon After Apollo coincides with this year’s 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Pat Norris

1960s

Gerry O’Connor

1960s

Gerry O’Connor

(BA 1967) lives in Canada, where he is president of Blackrock Corporate Services. He was recently awarded the Governor G...

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John D (David) Murphy (BA 1969) lives in Ireland and is retired deputy principal of Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town.

Memories of UCD: The Iveagh Gardens; the Fencing Club with Alan Dukes; discussions which would change the world; the sense of history in Earlsfort Terrace; St Stephen’s Green in spring.

John D (David) Murphy

1960s

Margaret Franklin (BSc 1969, MSc 1974) lives in Ireland. Prior to retirement, she was a lecturer in chemistry at Athlone Institute of Technology.

Immediate past president of the Council of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, she has been attending lectures in Physics and Geology at UCD as an “occasional student”. Memories of UCD: Playing in the second violins in the Music Society orchestra.

Margaret Franklin

1960s

2010s
Ying Wang
MSc Business Analytics 2017

(MSc Business Analytics 2017) is based in Ireland and is working as a data scientist for Takeda Ireland.

2010s
Bevan Murray
BComm 2011

(BComm 2011) lives in the US and is the senior vice-president of fixed income and currencies for the Macquarie Group. Memories of UCD: The opportunities to immerse oneself in the student sports clubs, Surf Club and Squash Club being the highlights.

2010s
Lisa Carroll
BA English 2012

(BA English 2012) lives in the UK and is a playwright.

Her debut Cuckoo was performed at the Soho Theatre in London in November 2018. Memories of UCD: Being in the LGs, learning lines for plays, then moving to the new theatre in the Sports Centre.

2010s
Darshan Haresh Vira
MSc Computer Science 2018

(MSc Computer Science 2018) lives in Ireland and works for Version 1 as an associate consultant. Memories of UCD: Excellent professors, TAs and demonstrators and the amazing campus at UCD.

2010s
Rienzie Anderson
MSc Management 2014

(MSc Management 2014) lives in Sri Lanka and works at Nations Trust Bank. Memories of UCD: Fantastic lectures, learning a lot, and making friends.

2010s
Dr Kevin Kiely
PhD 2012

(PhD 2012) is an academic and poet living in Ireland. He spent the last year researching a book on The Arts Council of Ireland.

Memories of UCD: Friends, the Library, the trees, companionship, the excitement of scholarship and writing. I have written a collection of poems called UCD Belfield Metaphysical: A Retrospective (2017).

2010s
Edwin Lim
BSc 2015

(BSc 2015) lives in Singapore and is a human resource executive. This year I attended a UCD Business Alumni gathering in Singapore. It was fantastic to catch up with ex-classmates. Memories of UCD: The Kaplan campus. A peaceful yet enriching experience.

2010s
Mohommed Rimaz Ramalie Barrie
BSc Computer Science 2015

(BSc Computer Science 2015) lives in New Zealand and works at Intergen as a developer.

2010s
Kevin (K.C.) Wanamaker
Study Abroad, Business 2014

(Study Abroad, Business 2014) lives in the US and works for BASF as a financial controller. Memories of UCD: Friends

made, network built, and the wealth of opportunities available through UCD!

2010s
Jeff M Poulin
MA Arts Management and Cultural Policy 2013

(MA Arts Management and Cultural Policy 2013) lives in Washington DC and is the founder

and managing director of Creative Generation, an organisation that amplifies the work of individuals and organisations committed to cultivating the creative capacities of the next generation.

2010s
Abhishek Singh
MSc Supply Chain Management 2018

(MSc Supply Chain Management 2018) lives in Ireland and works as a category sourcing specialist with Verizon. Memories of UCD: Students from diverse nationalities, ethnicities and cultures, working together to the best of our abilities to achieve a common goal.

2010s
Sherini Mineka Ruvanthi Marambe
BSc HRM 2016

(BSc HRM 2016) lives in Sri Lanka and works as a training facilitator in trauma healing counselling.

2010s
John Perry
BA 1999, MSc Aviation Finance 2018

(BA 1999, MSc Aviation Finance 2018) lives in Ireland where he works as a director in the tax and legal department of Deloitte North South Europe and is a member of the firm’s Aircraft Leasing and Finance Group. Memories of UCD: Being awarded an Ad Astra Rugby Scholarship and travelling to play Cambridge University and Toulouse with the UCD rugby team.

2010s
M A Merril Antoney
BSc 2015

(BSc 2015) lives in Sri Lanka and works as a business solutions manager at APL Logistics.

2010s
Danny Roe
BSc Performance Science and Health 2012, MPH 2014

(BSc Performance Science and Health 2012, MPH 2014) lives in Ireland and works as director and coach at his company Performance Science Ireland. He coached his first international elite athlete this year.

2010s
Owen Ryan
MA Directing for Theatre 2011

(MA Directing for Theatre 2011) lives in Ireland and works as a theatre director. His show Intercession: Brighton Court was at The New Theatre in Temple Bar, Dublin recently.

2010s
Jaqueline Hortlik
MSc 2016

(MSc 2016) works in Düsseldorf, Germany as a LNG trading analyst.

2010s
Bernard Nwea-ackah Mochiah
MSc Petroleum Geoscience 2015

(MSc Petroleum Geoscience 2015) lives in Ghana where he works as a geologist for the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.

2010s
Dr Graham Butler
LLM 2013

(LLM 2013) lives in Denmark and is an associate professor of law at Aarhus University. He published his book Constitutional Law of the EUs Common Foreign and Security Policy this year.

2010s
Roger O’Connor
BE 1984, MEngSc 1987, PhD 2014

(BE 1984, MEngSc 1987, PhD 2014) lives in Ireland and is the director of business and technology at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Memories of UCD: Does anyone else remember those buns at Elec Soc events?

2000s
Camille O’Sullivan
BSc Architecture 1996

(BSc Architecture 1996) lives in Ireland but tours internationally as a singer and actress.

Memories of UCD: I have great memories from my time at Richview School of Architecture where I forged fantastic friendships continued to this day. Brilliant teachers, long hours, lack of sleep, tough critiques. Great facilities and societies including Dramsoc. I also had a lovely time teaching studio for one year in Architecture.

2000s
Nauman Chattha
LLM 2002

(LLM 2002) lives in Pakistan and works in commercial law.

2000s
Stephen O’Driscoll
BSc 1996, BArch 1999, Cert 2004

(BSc 1996, BArch 1999, Cert 2004) lives in the UK and works as a development director. This year he was project director for Manhattan Loft Corporation, overseeing the delivery of the new 42-storey Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.The double-cantilevered tower was designed by SOM, the architects of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and One World Trade Centre in Manhattan.

Memories of UCD: A great faculty of Architecture, UCD Sailing and Hockey Clubs and attending many memorable Intervarsity events.

2000s
Bronwyn Clinton
BA 2002

(BA 2002) lives in Ireland and is the owner of Broader Minds, an experience for unplugging and wellbeing.

Memories of UCD: Spending too much time in Hilpers and not enough in the Library. All the amazing friends I made who are still in my life today.

2000s
Nlingisisi Babayani
MVB 2003

(MVB 2003) lives in Botswana and works as a research scholar in disease ecology at the Okavango Research Institute at the University of Botswana. Memories of UCD: The Student Bar at Belfield. The late evening call, “are you coming for a pint?”, from a colleague downstairs was to me a true reflection of camaraderie among students.

2000s
Mel J Casey
BComm 2001

(BComm 2001) lives in the US and is a portfolio manager for the 1919 Investment Counsel.

Memories of UCD: I grew up beside Belfield so it was also my local park. I loved the remote-control racing cars and boats that enthusiasts would bring on Sundays. My three years there as a student seemed inevitable. UCD was, and remains, an outstanding institution of the highest calibre. The Quinn School has clearly elevated the undergraduate Business programme to a new level for the 21st century.

2000s
Carolann Minnock
BA Economics and French 2002

(BA Economics and French 2002) lives in Bangkok where she is county representative for Thailand and programme manager for Asia for Internews, an international non- profit organisation which provides access to trusted, quality information. Memories of UCD: Arriving at a macroeconomics summer exam feeling well-prepared, only to realise the exam was on microeconomics!

2000s
Martin Colreavy
MSc Urban Design 2004

(MSc Urban Design 2004) lives in Ireland and is senior adviser on national and regional planning policy for the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

2000s
Anne Nolan
MScAgr Rural and Community Development 2003

(MScAgr Rural and Community Development 2003) lives in Ireland and works as Integration Lead & Founder of Waterford Integration Services. In 2018 she spoke at the United Nations Youth for Human Rights Seminar in New York. Memories of UCD: Meeting other like-minded students from around the globe and a trip to Tanzania in 2006 which informed my work with refugees and asylum seekers in Ireland.

2000s
Siti Azlina Ab Karim
MB BCh BAO 2004

(MB BCh BAO 2004) works in Malaysia as an obstetrician and gynaecologist.

Memories of UCD: Travelling to classes in Belfield by bicycle!

2000s
Sarah Jane Egan
BSc Geology 2005

(BSc Geology 2005) lives in the UK and is the owner and designer-maker of Fragment Designs Handcrafted Jewellery.

Memories of UCD: Rock Soc events, Geology field trips, chatting to people in the Science Building or in the 219 computer room.

2000s
Doreen Finn
BA 1990, HDE 1991, HDES 1999, MEd 2001

(BA 1990, HDE 1991, HDES 1999, MEd 2001) lives in Ireland and is a teacher at Muckross Park College in Donnybrook. Her second novel, Night Swimming, was published in 2018. Memories of UCD: The friends I made, who are still my friends today. The camaraderie and support. The love of learning.

2000s
Kevin Murphy
BComm 2008

(BComm 2008) lives in Ireland and is a business coach Memories of UCD: Watching bands in the Student Bar. Or that one day I tried to find parking, and forevermore took the bus.

2000s
Miguel Casas-Sanchez
MSc 2007

(MSc 2007) lives in the US and works as a senior software engineer at Chrome/ChromeOS, for Google.

Memories of UCD: Great times spent with staff and other postgraduate students chatting at the café, playing soccer or watching rugby!

2000s
Heather Landy
BA Art History and English 2009

(BA Art History and English 2009) lives in Ireland and works as a client financial management analyst for Accenture. Memories of UCD: Working for The College Tribune. During this time, I interviewed the singer Amanda Palmer, the drummer with The Kaiser Chiefs, the bassist of White Lies and Bressie. Hanging out in the Student Bar, listening to Hot Chip and playing pool. I also remember Calvin Harris playing the Student Bar (if only I had got a ticket back then).

2000s
Declan O’Keeffe
BA 1980, HDipEd 1981, MA 2009

(BA 1980, HDipEd 1981, MA 2009) lives in Ireland and works at Clongowes Wood College as the archivist and college historian.

Memories of UCD: Fond memories of UCD Mountaineering Club where I served as Captain (1981-1982) and which helped to shape much of the rest of my life and activities since. On my return to UCD in 2008 to take an MA in History I was elected auditor of the History Society, thereby becoming the only person to have occupied these two contrasting roles.

2000s
Kristin Chapman
MLIS 2010

(MLIS 2010) lives in the US and works as a clinical librarian at the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library. She has been nominated as a member of the first class of librarians at the Research Data Management Librarian Academy in Boston, Massachusetts.

1990s
Alan Moore
BA 1996

(BA 1996) lives in the Russian Federation and is the director of the Russian State Social University. He was voted onto the University’s Academic Council until 2024. Memories of UCD: My first Colours match (and win) versus Trinity in 1992. I was proud to represent UCD. Playing Super League in the snow, 9am lectures, the Archaeology Society and cartography lessons.

1990s
Blathnaid Raftery
MB BCh BAO 1994

(MB BCh BAO 1994) lives in Ireland and works as a locum GP for TTEM healthcare. I volunteered at the UCD Festival 2018 where I met the hard-working alumni team, other volunteers and the alumni and students who dropped by.

Memories of UCD: Our frequent shopping trips down Grafton Street when we should have been studying in Earlsfort Terrace.

1990s
Eilĺn Ní Chearbhaill
BComm 1994, MBS 1995

(BComm 1994, MBS 1995) lives in the UK and is a director of Firmount Consulting Limited.

Memories of UCD: Sitting for hours with friends in the Pod, putting the world to rights!

1990s
Niamh Boyle
BA 1986, MBS 1997

(BA 1986, MBS 1997) lives in Ireland and is the Founder and managing director of The Reputations Agency.

1990s
Conor Looney
BComm 1996

(BComm 1996) lives in the US where he is chief executive of LDM Global. Memories of UCD: My UCD experience was entirely positive, and prepared me for my professional career which has allowed me to work in different industries in Ireland, the UK, the Caribbean and the US.

1990s
Dr S Vijaya Kumar
DCh 1995

(DCh 1995) lives in India and works at the Narayana Medical College, monitoring, teaching, learning and evaluating medical students. Memories of UCD: Training at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, under Professor Brendan Drumm.

1990s
Clare Lee
BAgrSc 1998

(BAgrSc 1998) lives in Ireland and works for Tipperary County Council as a planning officer responsible for policy and economic development. She received a President’s Award at the Irish Planning Institute National Planning Awards in 2018. Memories of UCD: The diversity of opinions, learning opportunities and people made for a rewarding and enriching experience.

1990s
Sinéad Howard
BSc 1995, MSc 1996

(BSc 1995, MSc 1996) lives in Ireland and works as the training services officer for the Irish Seafood Development Agency.

Memories of UCD: Sitting by the lake in the sunshine.

1990s
John Ryan
EU PostDoc 1998

(EU PostDoc 1998) lives in England and works as a professor at London School of Economics. He also works as a senior Brexit adviser for private and public sector organisations in the EU. Memories of UCD: Ireland in the years 1996-98 as an EU postdoctoral student at the Smurfit Business School were very interesting, with UCD connecting with the EU and developing its relationship with the US.

1980s
Raymond Clarke
MB BCh BAO 1981, BSc 1983

(MB BCh BAO 1981, BSc 1983) lives in the UK and is an ENT surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and professor and associate dean at the University of Liverpool.

Memories of UCD: Physiology labs in the Terrace; Hartigans; the Iveagh Gardens.

1980s
Peter Collins
BE 1986

(BE 1986) lives in the UK and is chairman of Inflowmatix Limited.

Memories of UCD: The canteen at Merrion Street; convincing the gentlemen in uniform at the gates in Merrion Street to let us in long after dark to retrieve our stuff after an evening in Doheny & Nesbitt; Professor Seamus Timoney’s first lecture.

1980s
John Church
BSc 1986

(BSc 1986) lives in Ireland and is the chief executive of the ISPCC. Memories of UCD: Playing in the rugby freshman colours game. Competing on the old athletics track. Hanging out by the lake during summer exams. Great concerts in the LGs such as the Benzini Brothers (later to become The Hothouse Flowers) and Christy Moore.

1980s
Antoinette Devine
BA 1985

(BA 1985) lives in Scotland and is an independent consultant. In the last year she represented the UK in an environmental standards development group. Memories of UCD: I loved the Library.

1980s
Mairéad Phelan
BE 1984

(BE 1984) lives in Ireland and works as national building control officer for Dublin City Council.

Memories of UCD: Walking into Earlsfort Terrace late for my first lecture and being stunned at all the males in attendance (I didn’t notice the other eight females). I went to all-girls primary and secondary schools and nobody told me engineering was (at that time) a largely male profession.

1980s
Brian Harvey
MA History 1987

(MA History 1987) lives in Ireland and is a writer. His book Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft: The American Explorer Programme was published by Praxis/ Springer to mark the 60th anniversary of the first Explorer satellite.

1980s
Patrick Flynn
BCL 1983

(BCL 1983) lives in Ireland and is the managing partner at Flynn O'Driscoll Business Lawyers in Dublin and Galway. Memories of UCD: The Law Society on Thursday nights and the L&H on Friday nights. In the 1980s, the Library closed at 10pm and on Saturdays at 1pm. Now it seems to open 24/7. The Law Library and Miss Semple, the boss, a sweet, dedicated librarian who resembled Miss Marple and found everything for us.

1980s
Kareena MacLeod
BSc 1989

(BSc 1989) lives in Ireland and is the founder and director of Cloudware Ltd t/a Aladdin Schools. This year the company launched Aladdin Connect, a mobile phone app companion to the Aladdin MIS, which keeps parents appraised of their child’s progress in primary school.

Memories of UCD: Founding SciDay, demonstrating for a year after graduation in the Computer Science Department and lifelong friendships.

1980s
Oliver O’Connor
BA 1982

(BA 1982) lives in Ireland and is chief executive of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association. Memories of UCD: I was delighted to meet former UCD President, and Professor of Philosophy, Paddy Masterson, at the 30th anniversary dinner of Newman Fellows. A wonderful achievement on his and UCD’s part.

1980s
Maher L D Salim
PhD 1989

(PhD 1989) lives in Jordan and is the president of Amman Arab University.

Memories of UCD: I enjoyed every moment at UCD, in the Department of Biochemistry, under the supervision of Professor Harrington. I played basketball, tennis and volleyball with my department colleagues and was a member of the International Society. We organised a lovely international night on the campus.

1980s
Ailish Dalton
BPhysio 1989

(BPhysio 1989) lives in Ireland where she works as a physiotherapist in her own clinic.

Memories of UCD: Friends! We are having a 30-year reunion on 5 October at the Midlands House Hotel in Portlaoise.

1970s
Dealga O’Callaghan
BSc 1973, PhD 1977

(BSc 1973, PhD 1977) lives in England and works as an arboricultural consultant for Dealga’s Tree Consultancy. This year he was involved with the restoration of the Allerton Oak, a 1,200-year-old ancient tree in Calderstones Park in Liverpool. Memories of UCD: Meeting my wife Marguerite in 1975. She joined the zoology department in January and we were married in August. We were together for 43 years until she sadly passed away in 2018.

1970s
William Phelan
BComm 1971

(BComm 1971) lives in Ireland and is the chief executive of Perfect Partners in Blackrock, where he is celebrating his twelfth year as a matchmaker.

1970s
Kevin Niall Dunbar
BA 1977, MA 1979

(BA 1977, MA 1979) lives in the US and is a professor in the Department of Human Development, and a director in the Laboratory for Thinking, Reasoning and Educational Neuroscience at the University of Maryland, College Park. Memories of UCD: Many great memories. John Little and I making and selling popcorn outside Theatre L: we sold out instantly. And of course, people throwing cream pies during Rag Week was entertaining to watch.

1970s
John Koenig
MA Anglo-Irish Studies 1971

(MA Anglo-Irish Studies 1971) lives in the US and works as a certified hypnotist in the Possibilities Hypnosis Center. This year he published a book, The Hypnotic Coach: Combining Hypnosis and Personal Coaching to Create a Life You Love.

Memories of UCD: Probably the best year of my life. Learning. Friends. And met (and married) Maria, my wife of 48 years.

1970s
Donnchadh Mac Carthaigh

(BAgrSc 1974) lives in Germany and, before retiring in 2015, was a professor at the University of Applied Sciences, Weihenstephan- Triesdorf.

Memories of UCD: The occupation of UCD’s Albert College in Glasnevin to force the reduction of lectures per week from 38 to 28, the excellent professors, lecturers and technical staff, the wide range of subjects, the long summer holidays for working abroad in horticulture.

1970s
Anne Brady
BComm 1974

(BComm 1974) lives in Ireland and is a partner at Anne Brady McQuillan DFK. She is looking forward to the 45th reunion of the 1974 BComm Class.

1970s
Gerard Murray
BComm 1973

(BComm 1973) lives in Ireland.

Memories of UCD: I enjoyed my commerce degree years.

1970s
Deaglán De Bréadún
BA 1972, MA Anglo-Irish Studies 1973

(BA 1972, MA Anglo-Irish Studies 1973) lives in Ireland and works as a freelance journalist and author, usually with a political commentary angle. He has a regular column in The Irish News (Belfast) and frequently contributes to Raidió na Gaeltachta, TG4 and RTÉ Nuacht.

Memories of UCD: Exciting years of student protest on everything from homelessness to the Vietnam War and South African apartheid. Great intellectual experience of attending top-class lectures and tutorials. Lively social scene with parties and hilarious pub-talk.

1960s
John (Ivan) Woods
MB BCh BAO 1961

(MB BCh BAO 1961) lives in Canada where he is Professor of Neurology at the Neurological Institute at McGill University.

With the help of Jet Propulsion Lab in California, he developed a trasmitter and receiver from astronauts’ helmets and adapted this for use in a hospital, now in routine use in neurology departments. Memories of UCD: In 1961, I won a gold medal for medicine and had the highest mark in the BCh exam.

1960s
Pat Norris
BSc 1963, MSc 1964

(BSc 1963, MSc 1964) worked in the space and software industries from the 1960s until retirement in 2018. He received the Apollo Individual Achievement Award from Neil Armstrong in 1969 for his work with NASA. His book, Return to the Moon After Apollo coincides with this year’s 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

1960s
Gerry O’Connor
BA 1967

(BA 1967) lives in Canada, where he is president of Blackrock Corporate Services. He was recently awarded the Governor General of Canada Sovereign Medal for Volunteers, which recognises those who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad. Memories of UCD: Playing double-bass in the 1969 UCD orchestra performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #3 at Newman House. A memorable experience.

1960s
John D (David) Murphy
BA 1969

(BA 1969) lives in Ireland and is retired deputy principal of Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town.

Memories of UCD: The Iveagh Gardens; the Fencing Club with Alan Dukes; discussions which would change the world; the sense of history in Earlsfort Terrace; St Stephen’s Green in spring.

1960s
Margaret Franklin
BSc 1969, MSc 1974

(BSc 1969, MSc 1974) lives in Ireland. Prior to retirement, she was a lecturer in chemistry at Athlone Institute of Technology.

Immediate past president of the Council of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, she has been attending lectures in Physics and Geology at UCD as an “occasional student”. Memories of UCD: Playing in the second violins in the Music Society orchestra.