Prof. Daniel Carey

Room 2001, Floor 2, Hardiman Research Building

T: 353 (0)91 493904

Daniel Carey is a board member of the Irish Research Council and has served as chair of the Irish Humanities Alliance (2014-16). He has held grants from the Mellon Foundation, the IRC, the AHRC, British Academy, MHRA, and other sources, and has mentored 12 postdoctoral fellows funded by Marie Skłodowska Curie actions, the IRC, and other schemes. His current research is a major international project to edit the work of Richard Hakluyt ( and has published widely on intellectual history, colonialism, and economic thought.

Dr. John Morrissey

john Associate Director, Moore Institute & Senior Lecturer In Geography

T: 353 (0)91 492267

John Morrissey has published widely in the areas of geopolitics, imperialism, security and development. His books include Negotiating Colonialism (2003), Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis (2014) and The Long War (2017). His research has been supported by various grants, from the British Academy, Clinton Institute for American Studies, ESRC and IRC, and in recent years he has spent fellowships at CUNY, Virginia Tech and the University of Cambridge. His current research is concerned with the humanitarian consequences of ongoing US military interventions in the Middle East, and he has also begun a new IRC project entitled Haven, which examines the Western response to the Mediterranean refugee crisis.

Dr Nessa Cronin

Associate Director, Moore Institute & Lecturer in Irish Studies

T: 353 (0)91 492893

Nessa Cronin is Lecturer in Irish Studies, Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway, Ireland and has published widely on various aspects of Irish writing, cultural geography and community mapping practices. She read English and Philosophy for her undergraduate degree at Trinity College, Dublin and received an MA in Continental Philosophy and Literature from Warwick University. She completed her doctoral research at NUI Galway, The Eye of History: Spatiality and Colonial Cartography in Ireland, focused on the visual and linguistic construction of the modern Irish map through a critical examination of four key moments in Irish cartographic history. Nessa is co-editor of Anáil an Bhéil Bheo: Orality and Modern Irish Culture (2009), Landscape Values: Place and Praxis (2016) and the forthcoming volume Lifeworlds: Space, Place and Irish Culture. She is currently completing her monograph on the making of Irish colonial space, Making Space: Cartography and Colonial Governmentality in Ireland (forthcoming). She has been the recipient of 3 Irish Research Council awards, and bursaries from the European Science Foundation and Culture Ireland, and has been awarded visiting fellowships in University of Stanford, Univeristé de Nantes and University of Concordia, Montreal.  She also works in the area of Environmental Humanities and Creative Geographies and has co-curated events and exhibitions such as Mapping Spectral Traces IV (Black Box Theatre, Galway 2012), Interpreting Landscape/Rianú Talún, (NUI Galway 2014) and is the Director of Iarsma: Fragments from an Archive, the Tim Robinson Artist-in-the-Archive Project (Galway 2015-16). She works on community mapping projects in Clare, Galway and Mayo with artists, activists and community groups on socially-engaged projects investigating issues concerning place, language and culture in contemporary Ireland.

Dr. Tina-Karen Pusse

Associate Director, Moore Institute & Lecturer in German

T: 353 (0)91 495874

Tina-Karen Pusse, a Lecturer in German Literature at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, where she is PI of the Research Cluster Transnational Ecologies and Co-Chair of the cluster Gender, Discourses, Identities. She has held grants of the German National Merit Foundation and Enterprise Ireland and has hosted international postgraduate summer schools on Ecocriticism and Gender Studies in both, Germany and Ireland. Publications include studies on Rainer Maria Rilke, Franz Kafka, Fictionality and Factuality in Autobiography, Theory of Laughter, Elfriede Jelinek and Heinrich von Kleist. Forthcoming in 2017 are the edited volumes “Madness in the Woods. Ecopsychopathologies in Film, Gaming and Literature” with Lexington, as well as “From Ego to Eco. Transcultural Readings in Ecocriticism” with Brill/Rodopi.


Dr. Pádraic Moran

padraig Associate Director, Moore Institute & Lecturer in Classics

T:          353 91 492587

Currently on Sabbatical (2017)

Martha Shaughnessy

Martha Shaughnessy, B.Comm, MBA, Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge
Development Manager

Room 2009, Second Floor, Hardiman Research Buidling

T: 353 (0)91 493902

Martha Shaughnessy has fifteen years’ experience as Development Manager at the Moore Institute where she provides strategic leadership advice to the academic community in the area of Humanities Research. She has many years of experience in research funding and management to include FP6, FP7 and H2020.

Martha is responsible for the Hardiman Research Building at NUI Galway (funded by the Higher Education Authority) which hosts postgraduate students within the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies and the College of Business Public Policy & Law. The Hardiman Research Building is a new and unique international and national resource that integrates research and training in the Humanities, Digital Cultures, Creative Industries, Business, Social Sciences, Rights, Advocacy, and Public Policy.

Martha has played a leadership role in numerous developments in fourth-level education, including the implementation of two national structured PhD programmes ‘Texts, Contexts, Cultures’ and ‘Digital Arts and Humanities’, and the setting up of the Irish Humanities Alliance.

David Kelly

David Kelly David Kelly, BBS, H.Dip, MBS
Digital Humanities Manager

Room 1011, First Floor, Hardiman Research Building

T: 353 (0)91 494438

David Kelly is Digital Humanities Manager for the Moore Institute at NUI Galway. He works with individual researchers and research teams engaged in DH projects. To date, this has included projects involving database development, text or data visualisation, social annotation, digital edition development and network analysis.

Prior to joining NUI Galway, David established and ran a web development company based in Galway, and worked as a researcher in Information Systems at University College Cork.

Chloe GrahamChloe Graham

Administrative Assistant

Room 2002, Floor 2, Hardiman Research Building

T: 353 (0)91 493906


Chloe has seven years’ experience as an administrator in marketing, travel and human resources.  In addition to providing administrative support to the Moore Institute at NUI Galway, Chloe is responsible for the allocation of PhD desk space within the Hardiman Research Building (284 desks) and for the Moore Institute’s Visiting Fellowship scheme. She is also responsible for any seminar room bookings and general enquires for the Moore Institute.