Professor Deirdre Ahern is an Associate Professor in Trinity College Dublin's Law School. Her primary research areas are corporate law, comparative corporate law, corporate governance and commercial law. Professor Ahern's research agenda engages with the societal and legal expectations of companies and their directors including the ethical challenges presented by globalisation. She has written extensively nationally and internationally on the theoretical framework surrounding the duties of company directors. She has a track record of publishing cutting-edge transformative work in high impact, top tier national and international journals which is well cited in academic, policy, judicial and legal practice contexts.