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Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team


Celia Holland

Celia Holland - Chair

Celia Holland is a Professor in Zoology, specialising in Parasitology. Her main research interests are in the epidemiology and control of the soil-transmitted helminths including Ascaris and Toxocara. She is also involved in the development of laboratory models for larval ascarids and aspects of ecological parasitology including the role of parasites as ecosystem engineers and in invasive species. She is a member of the WHO Guideline Development Group (GDG) – deworming and an Invited Expert on the WHO Advisory Panel on Parasitic Diseases.

Anthea Cameron

Anthea Cameron is the School Finance Manager in the School of Natural Sciences. She joined Trinity College in 2000 as Executive Officer to Centre for Microscopy and Analysis but has been in her current role since Feb 2016. Anthea is married with three children and enjoys reading, painting and gardening.

Cian O'Callaghan

Dr Cian O'Callaghan

Cian O'Callaghan is an Assistant Professor in Geography. He joined Trinity in 2016, and teaches modules in urban and human geography. His main research interests are in the areas of urban and cultural geography, with a particular focus on housing creativity and place, neoliberalism, and political contestations over urban vacant spaces. Originally from Cork, he lives in Dublin with his partner and young son.

Trevor Hodkinson

Prof. Trevor Hodkinson

I am a Professor in Botany specialising in molecular systematics. I run the Botany Molecular Laboratory and am particularly interested in using phylogenetic and population genetic approaches in taxonomy, genetic resource activities and comparative biology. I have a specialist knowledge of grasses and forest trees with particular interest in their fungal endophytic symbionts (endophytes). I also have a strong interest in genetic resource characterisation and prebreeding of forage grasses and non-food crops. See more here.

Mark Kavanagh

Mark Kavanagh

Mark is a Senior Technical Officer based in the Centre for the Environment. With the exception of a three year spell working for a consultant analytical company, he has been happily working in Trinity since 1998. He enjoys interacting with a variety of students and staff from across the School and further afield. He is married to Silvia and they have a baby son who is keeping them young!

Susan Murphy

Dr Susan Murphy

Susan Murphy is an Assistant Professor in Development Practice and is the programme coordinator for the Trinity-UCD Masters in Development Practice. Her research focuses on issues in international political theory, global justice, human rights and climate change, gender and social inclusion. She joined Trinity in 2012 with twenty years of management and professional experience, both within the University and also in Industry.

Jane Stout

Professor Jane Stout

Jane Stout is a Professor in Botany, specialising in ecology. Her work seeks to understand interactions between living things and their environment, how they are affected by human activity, and how humans benefit from these interactions. She is particularly fond of insects, especially bees, which she has been studying since 1996. She is the Chair of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital and one of the leaders of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.

Ruth Kelly

Dr Ruth Kelly

Ruth is a conservation biologist with a wide range of research interests. A central theme in her research to date has been quantifying the capacity of ecosystems to cope with global change; including climate change, invasive species and wildfires. She is particularly interested in broad scale statistical approaches, and organises regular GIS and R programming groups for staff and PhD students. She enjoys collaborative working, and works with international scientific initiatives on ecosystem service provision (P4ges) and population ecology (Plantpopnet).

Andrew Mooney

Mr Andrew Mooney

Andrew is a PhD research student in the Department of Zoology. He is supervised by Prof. Yvonne Buckley and Dr. Kevin Healy at TCD and Dr. Dalia Conde at the University of Southern Denmark. He completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology in 2016. His current research looks at the composition and consequences of global zoological collections and how to enhance the efficacy of ex situ conservation.


We are grateful for the help, input, support and encouragement from our colleagues at WiSER: Professor Eileen Drew and Claire Marshall.

Previous Team Members

The team is indebted to our previous members Dr David Bourke, Dr Mary Bourke, Dr David Chew, Dr Natalie Cooper, Dr Catherine Coxon, Dr Laura Devaney, Dr Anthea Lacchia, Frances Leogue, Dr Shane McGuinness, Professor John Parnell, Dr Teresa Ubide, Dr Alwynne McGeever, Dr Catherine Rose, Stephen Coakley, Dr Andrew Jackson and Dr Jesko Zimmermann for their help in earlier stages of the INTEGER and Athena SWAN process.