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Dr Caroline McMullan

Dr Caroline McMullan is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning at DCU Business School where she specialises in Emergency, Crisis and Business Continuity Management. 

Dr McMullan was educated at the University of Ulster and the University of Strathclyde, where she completed her PhD in Crisis Management.  She was a Lecturer in the faculty of Business and Management at the University of Ulster for twelve years. 

Caroline’s teaching and research cover a broad spectrum of subjects including her key interests Building Resilient Organisations and Business Continuity Management.  Her PhD thesis explored how small to medium enterprises could implement effective Crisis Management.

Before taking up her post at DCU Dr McMullan worked as Director of the Cross Border Crisis Management Project.  This project involved designing and delivering Emergency Management training programmes for staff at eleven acute hospitals.  Dr McMullan also worked as a Consultant in Emergency and Business Continuity Management; working with both Public and Private sector organizations.

Dr McMullan is Programme Director of the MSc Emergency Management at DCU and Joint Chair of the MSc Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management, the first programme to launch under the 3U initiative.

At a national level, Caroline has contributed to the development of emergency management policy and was the architect of the first National Risk Register

Caroline was appointed to the DCU Governing Authority in June 2011.