In April 2021 I was elected as the 45th Provost & President of Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin. My ten-year tenure started in August 2021. It is my great honour to serve the Trinity community in this role.
Before taking on the role of Provost I was Professor of Engineering & The Arts here in Trinity. For decades I have worked in and across the domains of wireless communications and creative arts practices. Of the 26 PhDs who have graduated under my supervision, half come from engineering backgrounds and half from the arts.
I have led a large team of engineers and computer scientists while at the same time running the Orthogonal Methods Group – a creative practice group that works in critical tension with technology. I cared as much about chairing the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board as I did about chairing the Douglas Hyde Gallery.
I served as an undergrad tutor (and am doing so again) and a member of the postgraduate tutor advisory service for over a decade. I care about my pastoral responsibilities to our students.
Leadership for me is about service rather than power.
It‘s about building trust and growing relationships. It’s about empowering people. It’s about transparent decision-making. It’s about including diverse voices to make good decisions. It’s about taking responsibility.
It is about inspiring people to be the best they can be.