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Assoc Professor Aoife Ahern

Assoc Professor

Aoife Ahern

Associate Professor, Head Of School
School of Civil Engineering
01 716 3218
University College Dublin, School of Civil Engineering, Richview Newstead Belfield Dublin 4


I graduated from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in first place in my civil engineering class in 1998. From there, I went on to do a PhD in University College London (UCL), where I was in receipt of a British Council Chevening Scholarship and a UCL scholarship. I completed my PhD after 2 and a half years, the topic of which was "The potential impacts of new public transport on travel behaviour. In April 2000, while completing my PhD, I started working as a lecturer in Trinity College Dublin's civil engineering department. I worked there for 3 and a half years, during which time I was co-ordinator of the MSc course.I In September 2003, I took up a position as a lecturer in the School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering in University College Dublin. The School was later called the School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and is now called the School of Civil Engineering. I am an Associate Professor in the School since 2008. I held the role of Head of Teaching and Learning from 2012-2016 and the role of Head of School since March, 2016.


  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Department of Civil Engineering, Ireland1 Sep 2003 - 1 Sep 2008
  • Director of the MSc in Civil Engineering
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland1 Apr 2002 - 1 Sep 2003
  • Lecturer
    Trinity College Dublin, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Ireland1 Apr 2001 - 1 Sep 2003
  • Research Assistant
    University College London, Centre for Transport Studies, United Kingdom1 Sep 1998 - 1 Apr 2001
  • Report conducted
    University College London, Report conducted for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, UK.30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Research Assistant
    Trinity College Dublin, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Ireland1 Jun 1998 - 1 Sep 1998
  • Associate Professor
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2008
  • Director of the Postgraduate Certificate in Road Safety Audits
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Jan 2010


  • BA
    Trinity College Dublin
  • BAI
    Trinity College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College London
  • PG DIP
    University College Dublin
  • HDip University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin


  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • French
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Irish
    Can read, write, speak and understand