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Stephen Daly

School of Earth Sciences
01 716 2327
University College Dublin, School of Earth Sciences, Science Centre - West Belfield Dublin 4

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Stephen joined the School in 1981 and has been a Senior Lecturer since 1998 and Associate Professor of Petrology since 2006. He was Head of School from September 2011 to September 2015 and was appointed Head of Subject (Geology) in November 2015. He is Director of the National Centre for Isotope Geochemistry at UCD. He is a Subject Editor of the Journal of the Geological Society, London and previously served as an Advisory Editor for 10 years until December 2016. He leads the UCD Geochronology, Petrology and Isotope Geochemistry research group. His research interests include the origin and tectonic history of the lower crust, geochemical aspects of geothermal energy and the application of isotope geochemical methods to sedimentary provenance, granite petrogenesis, ore genesis and mantle evolution. Geology aside he likes food, theatre, supporting Leinster and Irish rugby and staying out of the rain.


  • Director
    National Centre for Isotope Geochemistry at UCD, Dublin, Ireland1 Jan 2009


  • Head of Subject (Geology)
    UCD School of Earth Sciences, Dublin, Ireland5 Nov 2015
  • Head of School
    UCD School of Geological Sciences, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2011 - 31 Aug 2015


  • BA (Mod)
    Trinity College Dublin
  • FGS
  • PhD
    University of Keele