The Centre for Doctoral Research, a dedicated facility to Business Research, plays host to students from different countries and backgrounds, who work with our leading academics in a variety of research areas – Accounting, Banking & Finance, IR & HR, Management, Marketing and MIS in both Full-time and Part-time capacities.

Current PhD Students

Student NamePhD Thesis TitleSubject AreaSupervisor
Orla Lenihan Executive Compensation and Impression Management: An Empirical Analysis Accounting Professor Niamh Brennan
Maureen Flynn The Practice of Accountability for 'Clinical Governance' : a life-and-death setting  Accounting Professor Niamh Brennan
Karen-Ann Dwyer An examination of audit materiality thresholds and risk assessment in new-form audit reports. Accounting Professor Niamh Brennan & Dr Collette Kirwan
Neil Dunne Rituals of Verification: Impression management and the audit profession Accounting Professor Niamh Brennan & Dr Collette Kirwan
Maria Scanlon The impact of the negotiation process on the quality of financial reporting Accounting Dr Mary Canning
Emer Hunt Ireland's position in the International Tax Landscape Accounting Dr Gerardine Doyle
Jiawei Qian How and to what extent would the key features of IFRS4 help to achieve it's intended objectives? From the perspective users of financial statements Accounting Professor Eamonn Walsh
Martina Assereto  Evaluating and mitigating the financial risks of renewable energy integration systems: a real options approach Banking & Finance Dr Julie Byrne
Xuyanyu Yue Investment Strategies for companies for Low-carbon Development Policy in China Banking & Finance Dr Julie Byrne
Simon Spencer  Term Structure Issues for Eneregy Commodities Banking & Finance Professor Don Bredin
Emmanuel Eyiah-Donkor  Essays on return predictability & portfolio choice Banking & Finance Dr John Cotter  
Mohamad Faour Essays in Market Microstructure and Financial Econometrics Banking & Finance Professor John Cotter & Dr Cal Muckley
Illia Kovalenko  Tail risk estimator and future returns forecast Banking & Finance  DrTom Conlon & Professor John Cotter 
Eketerina Goryagina  Asset Liability Management Banking & Finance Dr David Edelman
Yumeng Gao The price impacts of media-expressed sentiment and investor attention in social media Banking & Finance Professor Andreas Hoepner & Dr Sha Liu
Liqun (David) Cao A Study of the Market Efficiency Impact by Financial Stock Markets Prediction Using Deep Neural Networks Banking & Finance Dr Cal Muckley
Mohamad Faour  A microstructure study on market liquidity Banking & Finance Dr Cal Muckley
Shivam Agarwal  Regulatory risk in financial institutions  Banking & Finance  Dr Cal Muckley 
Yan Wang Size and Book-to-Market Value Effect in Option Market Banking & Finance Dr Conall O'Sullivan
Brian Healy Are Cross-sectional differences in ex-dividend day abnormal returns priced by the options market? Banking & Finance Dr Conall O’Sullivan
Tianshu Jiang  A study of the expected returns of individual equity options and a pricing model Bamking & Finance  Dr Conall O'Sulivan 
Wael Almaqoushi Audit Committee Indices : Application for Financial Reporting Quality and Merger & Acquisition Outcomes Banking & Finance Professor Ronan Powell
Huong Tran  Essays on R&D Collaboration, Innovation, Competition and Mergers & Acquisitions  Banking & Finance Professor Ronan Powell
Vincenzo Maccarrone  A tale if two countries? The impact of the new European economic givernance on the Irish and Italian systems of industrial relations  Human Resource Management & Employment Relations  Dr Roland Erne
Loredana Dreptate Employee participation in recession – trust and consensual relations in the financial services sector Human Resource Management & Employment Relations  Professor John Geary
Dhuha Al-Mujadedi Financialisation & HRM Human Resource Management & Employment Relations  Dr Colm McLaughlin
Suzanne Carthy  Inequality regimes and long hours: A mixed methods analysis of gender inequality in the solicitors' profession in Ireland Human Resource Management & Employment Relations  Dr Colm McLaughlin, Dr Maeve Houlihan
Treasa Kenny  Workplace Mediators in Ireland: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study Human Resource Management & Employment Relations  Professor Bill Roche
Paul Peter Knopf  Dynamics of inter-organisational trust repair in a buyer-supplier context  Management Dr Eamonn Ambrose
Bejamin Siedler Income Inequality and Organizations Management Dr Rashedur Chowdhury
Yanan Lin Relations between Guanxi and reputation gaps in Chinese Hospitals Management Professor Rosa Chun
Alaa Al Zawawi Mergers & Acquisitions - A Cross Cultural Study of Performance Post-merger Management  Professor Brian Fynes 
Samir Mirdad Global Manufacturing Practices: The impact of national culture on process innovation Management Professor Brian Fynes
Catherine McElhinney  Exploring Daughters' narratives of family business  Management Dr Maeve Houlihan
Michalis Louis  Sustainability risk management in global supply chains : A dynamic capabilities perspective  Management Professor Mark Pagell
Kevin Walsh  Why some regions are more successful at innovating than others? Management Dr Rory O'Shea
Nicola Mountford  Off the fence and onto the field:  Roles, rules, and relationships in the re-organisation of healthcare Marketing Professor Susi Geiger
Ruiqi Wei A Platform Approach in Servitization: How to Control Solution Networks with Digital Infrastructures Marketing Professor Susi Geiger
Anna Yankulova Value creation in Pharmaceuticals: A new comprehensive network within a fast-changing environment Marketing  Professor Susi Geiger & Dr Gerardine Doyle
Vanja Medugorac Consumer behaviour in an Integrated Energy System Marketing Dr Gertje Schuitema
William Fahey Optimisation of Biopharamceutical Manufacturing Processes using Business Analytics Management Information Systems Dr Paula Carroll
Andrea Berger Inventing infrastructure: The case of the development of a National Postcode System in Ireland. Management Information Systems Dr Seamas Kelly
Stefan Forstenlechner Program Synthesis with Grammar and Semantics in G3P Management Information Systems Professor Michael O'Neill
David Lynch Automated Self-Optimization in Heterogeneous Wireless Communications Networks using Techniques from Evolutionary Computation Management Information Systems Professor Michael O'Neill
Le Hai Nam Statistical model selection in genetic programming Management Information Systems Professor Michael O'Neill
Stefano Mauceri Anomaly detection in actigraphy data Management Information Systems Dr James McDermott & Dr James Sweeney


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