Professor Ray Kinsella

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business.

 Ray Kinsella received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Econ.) from the University of Hull. He completed further Post-Graduate work at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), where he was awarded his PhD for his thesis on 'Structure, Conduct and Performance in Irish Banking'. 

He worked as an Economist in the Central Bank of Ireland, and was nominated to attend the IMF Institute in Washington D.C., where he received a Diploma in Financial Analysis and Policy. He was appointed Economic Advisor to the Department of Industry and Commerce. He was subsequently appointed Professor of Banking and Financial Services at the University of Ulster.

Ray served as the first Chairman of the Board at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), and has served on the Northern Ireland Economic Council and the Irish Bishop's Conference for Justice and Peace. He served as Director for the Center of Insurance Studies in the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business.

He is Professor of Banking and Finance in the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. He is Visiting Professor at the School of Banking, Accountancy and Finance at the University of Wales Bangor, is on the Faculty of the Management Institute of Paris, and is adjunct Professor at the University of Bryansk.

 He has published, researched and broadcast extensively in the fields Banking and Financial Services, including Regulation Governance and Ethics. His books include ‘New Issues in Financial Services’ (Basil Blackwell, Oxford), ‘Internal Controls in Banking’ (London, Wiley), ‘Ireland and the Knowledge Economy’ (with Professor Vincent McBrierty) (Oaktree Press, Dublin) and in 2009, ‘Rebuilding Trust in Banking: Regulation, Corporate Governance and Ethics’ (Veritas, Dublin). He is currently researching (with Maurice Kinsella) a new analysis on ‘The Family’ (for publication by Veritas) in 2011.