GMIT welcomes new Head of Research

Galway Daily education GMIT welcomes new Head of Research

GMIT has appointed Dr Eoin Cullina to the new post of Head of Research as the Institute of Technology continues its path to becoming a Technical University.

Dr Cullina has been appointed from within GMIT, having previously in the  Department of Enterprise and Technology, School of Business, as a lecturer and researcher.

He started his life as a lawyer and mediator, having studied Civil Law at UCC, and moved to Galway in the 2010s, completing a M.Sc. in Information Systems Management at NUI Galway in 2013, finishing first place in his class.

Eoin completed his PhD under scholarship from Science Foundation Ireland with the Lero Institute in Limerick, but returned to Galway for postdoctoral research funded by SFI at the Whitaker Institute at NUIG.

He has won awards for his research and teaching and has presented his research at leading conferences and workshops around the world.

Dr Cullina is also a committee member of Open Scholarship Community Galway, an organisation committed to promoting open science and open scholarship in research and education.

Vice President for Research and Innovation Dr Rick Officer said that he brings “terrific capabilities” to the research office at GMIT.

“His experience will ensure that GMIT’s expanding strategic engagement in research is well coupled with enhanced operational supports for our researchers and partners.

“Dr Cullina’s appointment will greatly assist GMIT to integrate our research activities into the new Technological University envisaged for the West/Northwest.”