Online Programme Coordinator
Academic Secretariat, Office of Senior Vice-President Academic and Registrar
Project Space
West Wing Basement
Main Quadrangle
University College Cork

T: +353 21 490-2805

Deirdre Kearney is the Online Programme Coordinator within the Academic Secretariat, 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.  Her specific interests are emerging standards for research informatics, research evaluation standards, business intelligence and bibliometrics


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

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
IUA National Citation Index Project Committee UCC Partner2011 /
University Rankings Committee member2011 /
Data Protection & ICP Security Working Group Member representing the Research Office2012 / 2012


 EmployerPositionFrom / To
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


2009CIMA Postgraduate DiplomaAdvanced Management Accounting
2006CIT Bachelor of Business StudiesBusiness Management

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
N Brennan Trinity College DublinIRELAND
Richard Cotterell University of LimerickIRELAND
S Far & S Cullen Vidatum TechnologiesIRELAND
Liam Cleere University College DublinIRELAND