Research Profile

Deirdre Kearney


Deirdre Kearney is a Project Coordinator within Academic Affairs & Governance, University College Cork. She is a CIMA Part-qualified accountant and an honours graduate of Business Management. Prior to taking up this role in February 2017, she made an exceptional impact as the Research Information Officer within the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation, UCC. In addition, she spent a number of years working in a large Pharmaceutical multi-national as an accountant and financial analyst.

Research Interests

Her research interests therefore focus on improving research administrative processes through the application of information systems and technology to meet Institutional strategic planning objectives.  



(2010)IRIS Training Manual.
Kearney, D; O'Callaghan, L (2010) IRIS Training Manual. University College Cork: Manual [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Member01-JAN-07 /

Conference Contributions

(2015)Research Information Management Summit,
Kearney, D (2015) Thomson Reuters. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Research Information Management Summit, University of Vienna, Austria , 07-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]


 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
University Student Surveys Board Project Manager2018 /
UCC e-learning sub committee Committee member2017 /
Data Protection & ICP Security Working Group Member representing the Research Office2012 / 2012
IUA National Citation Index Project Committee UCC Partner2011 /
University Rankings Committee Committee member2011 /


 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Academic Affairs & Governance Project Co-ordinator01-FEB-17 /
Office of the VP for Research & Innovation, UCC Research Information Officer01-MAR-10 / 31-JAN-17
Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals, Dun Laoghaire Financial Accountant01-JAN-08 / 01-MAR-10


2019IMI Postgraduate DiplomaStrategy & Innovation
2009CIMA Postgraduate DiplomaAdvanced Management Accounting
2006CIT Bachelor of Business StudiesBusiness Management

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