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 TitleSupervisor
Orla Lenihan A Study of CEO Bonus Plans: Performance Measures, Target Difficulty, and Non-GAAP Reporting Practices Professor Niamh Brennan
Karen-Ann Dwyer Auditor planning judgements: Audit materiality thresholds and auditor risk assessments in expanded audit reports. Professor Niamh Brennan & Dr Collette Kirwan
Neil Dunne A decade of scrutiny: Mobilizing Goffman to study the Big Four's institutional logics, impression managemeny & strategic framing. Professor Niamh Brennan & Dr Collette Kirwan
Maria Scanlon The impact of the negotiation process on the quality of financial reporting Professor Niamh Brennan 
Emer Hunt The Legal System as a Black Box: a Systems Theoretical Approach to the Tax Relationship of Ireland and Apple Professor  Gerardine Doyle
Emma O'Grady 

An analysis of the multi-faceted value of healthcare delivered for patients with Cystic Fibrosis in an era of CFTR modulator therapy, a collaborative paediatric study

Professor  Gerardine Doyle 
Jiawei Qian Property-Casualty Insurers Loss Reserving Behaviours, Incentives and Institutional Factor  Professor Eamonn Walsh
Martina Assereto  Evaluating and mitigating the financial risks of renewable energy integration systems: a real options approach Dr Julie Byrne
Xuanyu Yue Investment Strategies for companies for Low-carbon Development Policy in China Dr Julie Byrne
Mohamad Faour Essays on Dividend Policy Professor John Cotter & Dr Cal Muckley

Kushagra Jain

Spillovers: Categorization, Causality, Pricing, Risk Management

Professor John Cotter & Dr Tom Conlon 

Ioannis Ropotos

Multiscale Stochastic Volatility Models with L´evy type innovations

Professor John Cotter & Dr Tom Conlon  
Min Cao 

Airline Failure and Distress Prediction. - A New Model Derived from Market-based Information

Dr Tom Conlon 
Illia Kovalenko  Tail risk estimator and future returns forecast Dr Tom Conlon & Professor John Cotter 
Yumeng Gao Market reaction to financial disclosure regulations Professor Andreas Hoepner & Dr Sha Liu
Diego Perez Guisande

An evaluation of the possible advantages of being a contributor in an IBOR panel

Professor Andreas Hoepner & Dr Conall O’Sullivan
Fabiola Schneider 

Climate change: An operational risk factor on access to finance for fossil fuel enterprises

Professor Andreas Hoepner 
Shivam Agarwal  Regulatory risk in financial institutions  Dr Cal Muckley 

Shaozhe Liu

From Risk Neutral to Physical Distributions

Dr Conall O'Sullivan 
Yang Zhao The Determinants of IPO Withdrawal - An Empirical Analysis of China (Technology & Industrial Sectoe) Professor Ronan Powell
Costanza Galanti 

Nurses’ and care workers’ unions facing New Economic Governance’s impact on health care in Italy and Romania. What transnational and trans-occupational class reactions?

Dr Roland Erne
Mary Naughton 

Victims & Architects

Dr Roland Erne
Vincenzo Maccarrone  A tale if two countries? The impact of the new European economic givernance on the Irish and Italian systems of industrial relations  Dr Roland Erne
Loredana Dreptate An examination of the shifting contours of employee voice in the Irish banking sector: A case analysis from the period of economic buoyancy, to financial crisis through to economic recovery Professor John Geary
Sid McDonnell Experiencing HRM: Do workplace wellbeing programs solve the mutual-gains / conflicting-outcomes dilemma?  Professor Anne Keegan  
Dhuha Al-Mujadedi Financialisation & HRM Dr Colm McLaughlin
Paul Peter Knopf  Dynamics of inter-organisational trust repair in a buyer-supplier context  Dr Eamonn Ambrose
Bejamin Siedler Income Inequality and Organizations Dr Rashedur Chowdhury
Samir Mirdad Global Manufacturing Practices: The impact of national culture on process innovation Professor Brian Fynes
Michalis Louis  Sustainability risk management in global supply chains : A dynamic capabilities perspective  Professor Mark Pagell
Kevin Walsh  Why some regions are more successful at innovating than others? Dr Rory O'Shea
Ruiqi Wei The Management and Governance of Digital Platforms in Business-to-Business Business Markets  Professor Susi Geiger
Vanja Medugorac Consumer behaviour in an Integrated Energy System Dr Gertje Schuitema
William Fahey Optimisation of Biopharamceutical Manufacturing Processes using Business Analytics Dr Paula Carroll
James FitzPatrick  TBC Dr Paula Carroll
Terry Hoare  Graph database context-enhanced deep learning and explainable AI Dr Paula Carroll
Andrea Berger Inventing infrastructure: The case of the development of a National Postcode System in Ireland. Dr Seamas Kelly
Mark Connor Designing optimal training prescription systems for elite team sport athletes.  Professor Michael O'Neill 
Le Hai Nam Statistical model selection in genetic programming Professor Michael O'Neill
Stefano Mauceri Representations for One-Class Time Series Classifications Dr James McDermott & Dr James Sweeney


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