Welcome to Next President of MU

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Posted 08th March

Welcome to the next President of Maynooth University, Professor Eeva Leinonoen

Our partner institution on the Maynooth Campus, Maynooth University appoints an international researcher and current Vice-Chancellor as its next President

Professor Leinonen will succeed Professor Philip Nolan who has led the University for the past 10 years.

Professor Leinonen has held the role of Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University, Perth, Australia since 2016, having previously been Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, she was Vice Principal (Education) at King’s College London.

Originally from Finland, Professor Leinonen has a background in linguistics and psychology. She engages with researchers in Finland and Italy in ongoing research into pragmatic language development in children and contextual processing deficits of children and young adults with autistic spectrum disorders.

We very much look forward to working with Prof. Leinonen in advancing our common purposes in higher education.