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
Maureen Flynn The Practice of Accountability for 'Clinical Governance' : a life-and-death setting  Professor Niamh Brennan
Karen-Ann Dwyer An examination of audit materiality thresholds and risk assessment in new-form audit reports. Professor Niamh Brennan & Dr Collette Kirwan
Neil Dunne Rituals of Verification: Impression management and the audit profession 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 Ireland's position in the International Tax Landscape 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 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 in Market Microstructure and Financial Econometrics Professor John Cotter & Dr Cal Muckley
Illia Kovalenko  Tail risk estimator and future returns forecast DrTom Conlon & Professor John Cotter 
Eketerina Goryagina  Investing with Minimal Regret. Dr David Edelman
Yumeng Gao The price impacts of media-expressed sentiment and investor attention in social media Professor Andreas Hoepner & Dr Sha Liu
Fabiola Schneider 

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

Professor Andreas Hoepner 
Mohamad Faour  A microstructure study on market liquidity Dr Cal Muckley
Shivam Agarwal  Regulatory risk in financial institutions  Dr Cal Muckley 
Yan Wang Size and Book-to-Market Value Effect in Option Market 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
Treasa Kenny  Workplace Mediators in Ireland: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study Professor Bill Roche
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
Yanan Lin The Reputation of the Chinese Hospitals and Employee Commitment Professor Rosa Chun
Alaa Al Zawawi Mergers & Acquisitions - A Cross Cultural Study of Performance Post-merger Professor Brian Fynes 
Samir Mirdad Global Manufacturing Practices: The impact of national culture on process innovation Professor Brian Fynes
Catherine McElhinney  Exploring Daughters' narratives of family business  Dr Maeve Houlihan
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 A Platform Approach in Servitization: How to Control Solution Networks with Digital Infrastructures Professor Susi Geiger
Anna Yankulova Value creation in Pharmaceuticals: A new comprehensive network within a fast-changing environment Professor Susi Geiger & Dr Gerardine Doyle
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
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 
Stefan Forstenlechner Program Synthesis with Grammar and Semantics in G3P Professor Michael O'Neill
David Lynch Automated Self-Optimization in Heterogeneous Wireless Communications Networks using Techniques from Evolutionary Computation Professor Michael O'Neill
Le Hai Nam Statistical model selection in genetic programming Professor Michael O'Neill
Stefano Mauceri Anomaly detection in actigraphy data Dr James McDermott & Dr James Sweeney
Jimmy Hennessy  The utilisation of neural networks to improve on current sun spot detection frequencies  Dr Sean McGarraghy 


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