Welcome from the Dean, UCD College of Business

Professor Anthony Brabazon


Episode 1 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: COVID-19 financial impact

Professor Niamh Brennan, Corporate Governance

Ireland's leading expert on corporate governance Professor Niamh Brennan discusses the financial fall out of the COVID-19 crisis.

From controversial dividend payments to admiration of Ireland's crisis response, listen to the full episode below.


Episode 2 - Why Being Short Term No Longer Works in Business

Professor Andreas Hoepner, Operational Risk

Professor Andreas Hoepner discusses why thinking long term is the crucial lesson in a pandemic age.

He explains why we should put ourselves on an environmental 'diet', and why it helps to have a doctor as a leader in a healthcare crisis.

Episode 3 - A World Transformed: Marketing Strategies in the Age of a Pandemic

Professor Mary Lambkin-Coyle, Marketing

Mary Lambkin-Coyle, Professor of Marketing and author of the influential Consumer Market Monitor, discusses how the marketing world has changed overnight and how companies can mitigate challenges and pitfalls. 


Episode 4 - Supply Chain Shock: How the pandemic could help save our future

Professor Donna Marshall, Supply Chain Management

Donna Marshall, Professor of Supply Chain Management and Vice-Principal For Research and Innovation at UCD College of Business, digs into the complex worlds of supply chains and why traditional values of relationship management, knowing your suppliers and building a good reputation can help the world prepare for future shocks.

Episode 5 - Selling Ireland in a Pandemic:

How safety and reputation will be Ireland's 'calling card' in the COVID-19 aftermath

Tara McCarthy, CEO of Bord Bia

Political protectionism, Bloom Festival and excess food—Bord Bia’s CEO Tara McCarthy talks about Ireland’s emergence onto international markets when the crisis abates.


Episode 6 - Lessons Learned: How SARS helped Asia face Covid-19

Dr Markus Vanharanta, Marketing

Dr Markus Vanharanta, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Overseas Academic Programme Director in Hong Kong, discusses face masks, second waves and lessons for Europe.



Episode 7 - Crisis Strategy: Yesterday’s logic has no use for tomorrow

Professor Pat Gibbons, Management

Professor of Management and Academic Director at UCD Smurfit Executive Development Pat Gibbons delves into devising strategies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and warns of a bumpy road ahead for Ireland, Inc. 

Episode 8 - The World of Work: How the COVID-19 crisis will change where we work, when we work, and how we work

Associate Professor Maeve Houlihan, Management

Dr Maeve Houlihan, Associate Professor of Management and Director of UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business, discusses the life-altering trends set to impact the workplace. 


Episode 9 - The Politics of the Mask

Assistant Professor Julie Schiro, Marketing

Dr Julie Schiro, Assistant Professor of Marketing, on why wearing a facemask has become so politically charged and socially challenging. Her new study explores mask-wearing behaviour and how people weigh up threats to physical health versus social acceptance. 


Episode 10 - Bank to the Rescue

Andrew McDowell, VP of the European Investment Bank

VP of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and UCD Business Alumnus Andrew McDowell discusses how Europe can help alleviate the COVID-19 economic fallout and how the bank moved away from funding fossil fuel projects.


Episode 11 - Will COVID-19 end air travel as we know it?

Patrick Blaney, Aircraft Leasing & Finance

The COVID-19 pandemic is a 'once in a century' type of event for aviation, but even this crisis won't change people's innate desire to travel says Patrick Blaney, Chairman Aircraft Leasing & Finance at UCD College of Business.


Episode 12 - Letter from America

Shaun T. Kelly, Chair, UCD Smurfit School North American Advisory Board

UCD Business alumni and recently retired Global Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International, Shaun T. Kelly, discusses how the U.S. is battling the COVID-19 economic crisis and ways to keep the US-Ireland relationship healthy.



Episode 13 - Irish businesses showing resilience through Covid-19

Eugene O'Callaghan, Director of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)

UCD Business alumni and ISIF Director Eugene O'Callaghan discusses Ireland's €2bn fund to stabilise the economy and how firms have proven to be resilient so far through the pandemic.


Episode 14 - Flight disruption

Aengus Kelly, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of AerCap

Aengus Kelly, CEO of the world's largest aircraft leasing company AerCap and UCD Business alumnus, talks about crisis management, ambition and how to protect Ireland's foreign investment cluster.


Episode 15 - A question of attitude: Becoming culturally intelligent

Dr Linda Yang, Intercultural Development

Dr Linda Yang, UCD College of Business Intercultural Development and Support Officer, talks about Dublin as a hub for international students, learning to adapt overseas and unique welcomes from Dublin taxi drivers.


Episode 16 - Retail Therapy

Professor Damien McLoughlin, Marketing

A leader in business strategy, Professor Damien McLoughlin reveals how valuing staff and not fearing Amazon are keys to the retail industry's future.


Episode 17 - Healthcare as a Market

Professor Susi Geiger, Marketing

An expert in collaborative market innovation in healthcare markets, Professor Susi Geiger discusses how digital health and better drug pricing policies can save our most important sector.


Episode 18 - Leadership in Sport: Learnings for Business

Join UCD Business alumni and top athletes Johnny Sexton (Leinster & Irish Rugby), Cliona Crammond (All-American Soccer & UCD Soccer), and Brian Fenton and Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin Senior Football Team, GAA) as they discuss how leadership, teamwork and resilience skills are helping them to stay focussed through the pandemic. They’ll offer top tips on how you can keep your short- and long-term goals on track for life after lockdown. Interviewed by BBC’s Match of the Day sports commentator, Conor McNamara.


Episode 19 - Billion Dollar Molecules

Professor Jan Rosier, Business and Biotechnology

The pandemic has put a focus on drug development as an exciting career area, but finding and funding vaccine work can be arduous and frustrating. Business of Biotechnology Professor Jan Rosier discusses pharma’s pivotal role in the fight against COVID-19 and the industry’s future development.


Episode 20 - Balancing the Mission with the Margin in Healthcare

Professor Gerardine Doyle | Leadership, Accounting and Taxation

Director of UCD Smurfit School and Professor of Accounting and Taxation Gerardine Doyle discusses the intersection of business, leadership and healthcare and how it can help us work through the defining challenges of our generation and rethink our future. 


Episode 21 - The Second Act

Feargal Hynes, Executive Director of the Druid Theatre

Feargal Hynes, executive director of the Druid Theatre in Galway and UCD Quinn School alumnus, talks about how live performance is reinventing itself for the pandemic era.


Episode 22 - Leaders are Fallible, So Stop Romanticising Them

Professors Federica Pazzaglia and Karan Sonpar

29 September 2020. Professor Federica Pazzaglia and Professor Karan Sonpar discuss leadership during the pandemic and explore lessons for managing in time of crisis.

Episode 23 - When the tide goes out: How the 'agile' will prosper in a post-COVID era

Professor Eamonn Walsh, Accounting

6 October 2020. PwC Professor of Accounting Eamonn Walsh discusses the winners and losers from an age of change and who will prosper in a post-pandemic world.

Episode 24 - Tales from the Frontline, NYC

Michael Dowling, President and CEO of Northwell Health

20 October 2020. Irishman Michael Dowling, President and CEO of Northwell Health, became the ultimate crisis manager during the pandemic as he ran New York's largest healthcare provider at a time of extraordinary challenge.


Episode 25 - The Art of Negotiation Explained

Assistant Professor Virginia Stewart, Negotiation

26 October 2020. Dr Virginia Stewart, Assistant Professor at UCD College of Business, shares secrets of negotiation from aspiration targets to zones of agreement, and how to reach your goals in the workplace and beyond.

Episode 26 - The Irrational Workplace

Assistant Professor Darren Thomas Baker | Business and Society

2nd November 2020. Dr Darren Thomas Baker, Assistant Professor at UCD College of Business, explains why now is the time to focus on the unseen emotions found in the workplace.


Episode 27 - From Big Data to Smart Data

Assistant Professor Maria Belizon | Human Resource Management

9th November 2020. The world of HR analytics is changing our workplaces and competitive advantage is at stake says Dr Maria Belizon, Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at UCD College of Business.


Episode 28 - A Green Deal for All

Assistant Professor Julie Byrne | Banking and Finance

16th November 2020. Dr Julie Byrne, Director of the Bachelor of Commerce at UCD Quinn School, delves into greenwashing, alternative energy progress, stranded assets and gas-guzzling cars.


Episode 30 - Puzzling out the Post-pandemic World

Hilary O’Meara, Managing Director of Accenture Ireland

1 December 2020. UCD Smurfit School Board Member and Managing Director of Accenture Ireland Hilary O’Meara delves into what skills and qualities will matter in the future workplace. 


Episode 29 - Black Friday

JP Donnelly | Marketing and Retail

23rd November 2020. JP Donnelly, WPP Ireland Chairman and UCD College of Business Lecturer, tells us how Amazon from the West and Alibaba from the East are changing e-commerce as the key shopping day approaches.

Episode 31 - From COVID to Elon Musk: Reviewing a Truly Remarkable Year with Business Journalists

Siobhan O'Connell and Donal O'Donovan | Business Journalists

8th December 2020. Siobhan O'Connell, Co-founder of Business Plus Magazine, and Donal O’Donovan, Business Editor at the Irish Independent and Chairman of the Business Journalists Association of Ireland, talk about the leading business stories in 2020—a memorable and unpredictable year. 



Episode 32 - Raise a Glass!

Jack Teeling | Teeling Whiskey

15th December 2020. Whiskey entrepreneur and UCD Quinn and Smurfit School alumnus Jack Teeling spills on the extraordinary growth of Irish whiskey and its post-COVID future.


Episode 33 - What does a Biden presidency mean for Ireland?

Kevin O’Malley, Former US Ambassador to Ireland

19th January 2021. Former US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley talks about a new political era to be shaped by President Biden and his team.


Episode 34 - The Pandemic Economy

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance

2nd February 2021. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe discusses crisis economics, the expanding State and Ireland's economic vulnerabilities.


Episode 35 - Impact Investing

Sheetal Mehta Walsh, President and Founder of Shanti Life

16 February 2021, Sheetal Mehta Walsh, UCD College of Business Irish Advisory Board Member, entrepreneur and VC investor, discusses how investing can come with a social purpose.


Episode 36 – Zippin Around: The e-scooter revolution

Charlie Gleeson, Founder and CEO of Zipp Mobility

2nd March 2021. Scooter entrepreneur and UCD Quinn School alumnus Charlie Gleeson talks about staying ambitious and focused in troubled times, and how the scooter revolution is giving him fresh momentum. 


Episode 37 - Winners and losers: Carbon-free Economy

Associate Professor Geertje Schuitema | Consumer Behaviour

16th March 2021. Dr Geertje Schuitema, Associate Professor in Consumer Behaviour and Technology Adoption, discusses how the transition to a carbon-free economy can be as fair as possible.



Episode 38 - Deep Dive into Modern Monetary Theory. What is it and how does it impact the world’s largest economies?

Professor Randall Wray | Economics

SPECIAL EPISODE: 23rd March 2021. Recorded in New York, Richard Marrano, MSc in Finance ’18, interviews Professor Randall Wray, MMT Economist, Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute and Professor of Economics at Bard College. Professor Wray explains the complexities behind Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), inflation and how a federal job guarantee programme could strengthen the economy.

Episode 39 - Chocolate Kingdom

Colm Healy, CEO of Skelligs Chocolate

30th March 2021. Skelligs Chocolate CEO and UCD Smurfit School alumnus Colm Healy talks about building sweet dreams in rural Kerry as a chocolate entrepreneur in the gift industry.


Episode 40 - Anatomy of Failure

Assistant Professor Orla Byrne | Entrepreneurship and Strategy

13th April 2021. Dr Orla Byrne, Assistant Professor Entrepreneurship and Strategy, talks about why we need to learn resilience and avoid stigma when businesses fail.


Episode 41 - Rise of the Machines

Professor Cal Muckley | Banking and Finance

27th April 2021. Professor of Operational Risk in Banking and Finance Cal Muckley’s research focuses on combating wrongdoing in the banking world. He explains the benefits, but also warns of the potential dangers of machine tools.


Episode 42 - Window on the World: The New African Economy

Dr David Nyaluke and Vikki Brennan | Business Development

11th May 2021. Proudly Made in Africa (PMIA) is a social enterprise promoting Africa’s finest food and fashion producers globally, with a vision to create a world where African communities thrive, trading on equal terms with the rest of the world. Dr David Nyaluke, UCD PMIA Fellow in Business and Development, and Vikki Brennan, PMIA CEO, discuss building the new African economy and shaping the business leaders of tomorrow.


Episode 43 - The Business of Beauty

Aimee Connolly | Sculpted by Aimee, Entrepreneur

25th May 2021. Aimee Connolly, CEO and Founder of Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Cosmetics, is a UCD Quinn School of Business alumna who created her own beauty brand shortly after graduating from UCD and catapulted its success through best-in-class digital marketing. Aimee shares her journey in the highly competitive beauty industry just days after accepting a nomination for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.


Episode 44 - Buttered Up

John Jordan | CEO of Ornua, The Home of Irish Dairy

8th June 2021. John Jordan, Ornua CEO and UCD alumnus, discusses the management of some of Ireland's most famous brands and how the company dealt with the pandemic, Brexit and US politicians.


Episode 45 - The Gig is Up

Professor Anne Keegan | Gig Economy

22nd June 2021. Professor of Human Resource Management Anne Keegan delves into the secret world of the gig economy and discusses changes on the horizon to make work more fair in this growing sector.


Episode 46 - Banking on It

Alan Duffy | CEO of HSBC Ireland

6th July 2021. HSBC Ireland’s CEO and UCD Smurfit School alumnus Alan Duffy discusses adapting to Covid, zero rates and fintech disruptors.


Episode 47 - The Great Crypto Debate

Assistant Professor Paul Dylan-Ennis | Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum

20th July 2021. Assistant Professor Paul Dylan-Ennis delves into the hidden realms of the subculture that drives the volatile world of cryptocurrencies and discusses whether the currencies are good for the economy and society.


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