The 2022 SETU Research Excellence Awards will take place on Friday 14 October at 12 noon, with an open ceremony at South East Technological University (SETU) Waterford, Cork Road campus. The aim of the awards is to recognise the outstanding contributions of SETU academic and research staff to high quality, innovative research that enhances the reputation of the University both locally and internationally.  

The event will be available to the public to live stream also from 12 noon to 1:30pm as the awardees are presented with a plaque commemorating the occasion by SETU President Prof Veronica Campbell, and Director General of Science Foundation Ireland, Prof Philip Nolan, will congratulate the awardees. We welcome the entire SETU community to join us in celebrating the nominees and awardees in recognition of their research achievements. Light refreshments will be served after the event in the main atrium. 

The awards ceremony will also be attended by Vice President of Research Innovation and Graduate Studies, SETU Waterford, Dr Mark White, and Head of Research, SETU Waterford, Dr Geraldine Canny, who will announce the awardees under the following categories:  

1. Early Career Researcher  
2. Established Researcher  
3. Research Impact Industry and commercialisation
3. Research Impact Policy and Practice 
4. Research Supervisor Award   

There are limited spaces to attend the in-person ceremony in the Main Auditorium. Please register to attend in person or online via the form below before 4pm on Wednesday 12 October. 

Full List of Nominees   

1. Early Career Researcher  

Dr Daniel Martins
Dr James Garland
Dr Mary Reidy
Dr Rebecca Power
Dr Ruth Rattigan
Dr Zeta Dooly 

2. Established Researcher  

Dr Ashish Vashishtha 
Dr David Culliton
Dr Lee Coffey
Dr Larry Fitzhenry
Dr Muhammad Zeeshan
Dr Mike Kinsella  

3. Research Impact    

Dr Ashish Vashishtha
Dr David Culliton
Dr Niall O'Reilly 
Dr Noel Richardson
Dr Patrick Lynch
The late Paul Malone    

4. Research Supervisor Award  

Dr James Garland 
Prof Gillian Gardiner  
Prof Felicity Kelliher  
Dr Edmond Tobin 
Dr Claire Lennon  
Dr Anne Graham Cagney 
Dr Yvonne Kavanagh 
Dr Noel Richardson  
Dr Denise O'Meara 


Location: Main Auditorium, Cork Road Campus, SETU Waterford and online