UCC celebrates research excellence at annual awards

A total of 29 outstanding researchers, including the below from MaREI, have had their contributions to innovation and knowledge enhancement recognised at the 2021 University College Cork Research Awards, which was held at the Glucksman Gallery.

These prestigious awards were established to afford the university an opportunity to celebrate researchers, and those supporting research and innovation, who have made exceptional and influential contributions to research and innovation, and who have raised the national and international profile of UCC.

Researchers were awarded across 20 categories, five of which recognise specific achievements in the innovation space. The guest of honour at the awards was Director General of Science Foundation Ireland Professor Philip Nolan, who delivered a speech at the ceremony.

Award Winner
Research Communicator of the Year 2021 Dr Paul Deane
Best Research Team 2021 The Marine Ecology Group led by Dr Mark Jessopp
Engaged Research of the Year 2021 Prof. Brian Ó GallachóirDingle Peninsula 2030
Presidents Award for Research Impacting the Sustainable Development Goals 2021 Dr. Ger MulallyImagining 2050


The UCC Research Awards are about celebrating our excellence in Research & Innovation. UCC is a research intensive university and these awards are about acknowledging the outstanding contributions made by our researchers locally, nationally and globally
Professor John Cryan
Vice President for Research & Innovation
University College Cork
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