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Below you'll find information on our core staff. You can also read about our associated research staff, our staff & student alumni, our visiting researchers and Captain Robert Halpin (1836-1894), the Irish mariner for whom the HALPIN Centre is named.


Brid Cripps

Project Data & Records Researcher, Centre Administrator

Brid is a former bank official and has experience in a range of customer facing and back office roles. An experienced administrator, Brid has worked extensively in customer service and HR and has experience in payroll, quality management and audit roles... Read more...


Níall Curran

Maritime Mechatraonics Graduate Intern

Níall's role at the Halpin Centre as a graduate research assistant is in the facilitation of research activities for existing projects within the centre, through report writing, facilitating project meetings and assistance in project proposal writing... Read more...


Cormac Gebruers

Centre Manager, Maritime Mechatronics Principle Investigator

Cormac is the founding Manager of the HALPIN Centre. He began his career in the merchant navy and while still at sea became very involved in maritime IT and radio communications related work. Read more...


Mike Griew

Maritime Mechatronics Principle Investigator

Mike, HALPIN's lead Mechatronics researcher, joined the team on a part-time basis in June 2014 becoming a full-time fixture in September 2016. Before embarking on a career in research, Mike co-founded the first Unmanned Aircraft Systems venture in Ireland... Read more...


Maria Looney

Maritime Operations Researcher

Maria graduated with a BA in Economics and Psychology before obtaining an MBS in International Public Policy and Diplomacy both from University College Cork. She has previously worked with Amazon as a technical advisor and also with the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) in London. Read more...

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