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Dr Aideen O'Dochartaigh

Dr O’Dochartaigh joined the DCU Business School in September 2020 as Assistant Professor in Accounting. Prior to this she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UCD College of Business and the BiOrbic Bioeconomy Centre, specialising in sustainability accounting and responsible business. She previously qualified as a chartered accountant, training in practice with Deloitte Ireland, and completed her PhD on sustainability accounting at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. 

Her research projects include ongoing interdisciplinary work on sustainability networks and sustainability accounting at a multiple organisation level. She has received research funding from the Irish Research Council (2015 GOI Postdoctoral Fellowship) and Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust (CAIET) as co-PI on the project “Accounting and Reporting for Origin Green”. She is currently co-PI with colleagues in the School of Engineering, DCU, Paul Price and Prof. Barry McMullin, on the project “Carbon budgets to inform climate action: A society-wide, integrated GHG quota and accounting perspective”, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency. 

She has worked in industry with Business in the Community Ireland, playing a key role in the initial development of their Leader Group initiative, which included the Low Carbon Pledge, launched in 2019. With the Centre for Business and Society (CeBaS) in UCD she worked on numerous outreach initiatives in relation to responsible business and received the UCD College Research Impact Award (Postdoc) in 2019. She serves on a pro bono basis on the An Taisce Climate Committee and works on a voluntary basis with several climate and social justice community groups and NGOs in Ireland.