10 April 2021

Professor Linda Doyle has been appointed as Provost of Trinity College.  Professor Doyle is an expert in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices.   and as well as securing significant research funding, has held a number of senior roles, including Dean of Research in Trinity College.

Speaking today, Minister of State, Anne Rabbitte:

I want to congratulate Professor Doyle on her election as Provost of Trinity College Dublin. She will become the first female president in the college’s 429-year history. 

and she continued:

Among her many impressive achievements, Professor Doyle was the founder Director of the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre CONNECT, which is a world-leading research centre for future networks and communications.  This work is vital in making Ireland an island of innovation, linking Government and enterprise in new ways to benefit our economy and society, and I am proud to support it.

The Minister continued:

There have been improvements in addressing the gender imbalance in higher education in recent years but there remains a significant level of under-representation of female staff at the highest decision-making levels in Irish universities (26%).

Today is another major milestone. I hope it sends a strong message to everyone involved in the higher education sector and beyond – a message of inclusion, equality and opportunity for all.