Professor Deirdre Ahern is an Associate Professor in Trinity College Dublin's Law School where she is the Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate). Convenor of the Technologies, Law and Society Research Group and a member of the School's Corporate Law, Governance and Capital Markets Research Group, her primary research areas are corporate law, comparative corporate law, corporate governance, commercial law and FinTech regulation.
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.
Professor Ahern was previously a commercial solicitor with A&L Goodbody and KPMG and a principal officer with the Law Reform Commission. She is co-editor of the Irish Business Law Review, sits on the editorial boards of The Company Lawyer and the Journal of Business Law and is a contributing editor to Gore-Browne on Companies.