Elaine Burns
Doctoral Training Co-Ordinator
Operations Team
University College Cork


Elaine is MaREI’s Doctoral Training Co-ordinator,  responsible for the co-ordination of the MaREI Doctoral Training Programme including the EPSRC-SFI funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Energy Resilience in the Built Environment (ERBE). The CDT promotes excellence in research through the training of cohorts of doctoral students and the fostering of collaboration between UK and ROI based researchers.


Elaine holds an M.Sc. in Zoology & a H. Dip in Management & Marketing from U.C.C, in addition to having 20 years Sales & Marketing experience in the Irish & International Pharmaceutical Industry. Previous roles include Marketing/ Training Manager roles and more recently within UCC roles as Client Engagement Officer with STEAM education, EU Grants Officer at APC Microbiome and Programme Manager PPI Ignite Network @ UCC.


The ERBE CDT brings together world-leading academics from established energy research centres at MaREI, Loughborough University (LU) and University College London (UCL).