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Pro Vice Chancellor

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast. We are a dynamic community of internationally acclaimed researchers, scholars and committed students dedicated to using the wide range of subjects to make a difference in lives locally, nationally and internationally.

The Faculty has almost 10,500 students and over 700 academic and support staff who work in our five Schools – Arts, English and Languages, History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Law, Management, and Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, and in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice – pursuing a wide range of activities, including world-leading research and life-changing teaching. We hope that you want to be part of our work: we have nearly 150 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and four Summer Schools, so there is definitely something to suit your needs and ambition. 

We are proud of the work of our students and staff, which has been recognised by many others for its quality: Performing Arts and English are ranked in the QS top 100 and Law in the QS top 150; Modern Languages was third and Education fourth in the UK for research intensity in the last REF; and, five subject areas hold Athena SWAN Bronze Awards for their commitment to equality issues. Many individual colleagues are respected leaders in their fields, working with well-qualified and enthusiastic students to grow knowledge and understanding of pressing social and cultural questions and problems. As a member of the Russell Group, Queen’s University Belfast is one of the UK’s 24 leading universities, providing students with a world-class education underpinned by world-class research. Queen’s is truly a global university, as our researchers work closely with more than 250 universities around the world. 

So, with a huge range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on offer, as well as a vibrant postgraduate research culture, I know that you will find opportunities to challenge and inspire you, as well as equipping you with the first-class skills and knowledge to excel in your chosen career.

Adrienne Scullion

Helen Hart

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Helen provides leadership for, and management of, all administrative and specialist support services within the Faculty and contributes strategic advice to the PVC and Deans and to the Faculty's Senior Leadership Team and other Faculty bodies.   She supports the PVC in planning and delivering the Faculty’s strategic plan and associated targets and the effective management and utilisation of the Faculty’s £40m budget.  Helan also chairs the Faculty Operations Board which includes the five Faculty School Managers, the business partners for Finance, People and Culture, Marketing and Recruitment, and the Faculty General Office.  See below for further details of her Management Team.

Phone: 028 9097 3545

 Faculty Manager

Claire Gilchrist

Email:    Phone: 028 9097 3730

  • Responsible for the overall operation of the Faculty Office and management of all functions and staff of the general Faculty Team including support for the PVC, Deans and Director of Operations; Digital Learning; Work-Related Learning; Doctoral Training; Summer Schools; Global Mobility; Research Communications; and Information Analysis.
  • Strategic Support to the PVC, Director of Operations and Faculty Deans on a range of projects and initiatives including planning and strategy development.
  • Responsible for providing leadership on Faculty-level Estates issues.
  • Support for Faculty Executive Board.
  • Management of Faculty Office Budget.

Please click here to see Claire’s team

Finance Business Partner

Roisin Brooks

Email:     Phone: 028 9097 3031

  • Provision of a professional financial management service for Faculties;
  • Liaising and working closely with Pro Vice-Chancellors, Deans, Heads of School, School Managers and staff throughout the Faculty and University on financial issues;
  • Assist in the preparation, and subsequent monitoring of, detailed pay, non-pay and equipment budgets at Faculty and School level;
  • Lead in the preparation of the University’s quarterly forecasts;
  • Facilitate training courses on Faculty-related financial matters
  • Managing the Faculty’s research grants process, costing, completing and submitting grant applications, reviewing offers of funding and approval of awards.

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People and Culture Business Partner

Ruth McCullough

Email:     Phone: 028 9097 5305

  • Partnering with the Faculty leadership team, including Heads of School and School Managers, advising on and contributing to action planning and  decision making
  • Developing and implementing a corresponding local People Plan, to facilitate achievement of strategic objectives and drive actions
  • Collaborating with People and Culture Directorate’s Centres of Expertise to develop and implement institutional initiatives and practical solutions that achieve strategic aims. This includes providing advice on institutional activities such as Academic Progression etc.
  • Leading on the full range of employee relations casework including grievance, disciplinary, performance management, redundancy, and conflict resolution by identifying and supporting the implementation of effective solutions.

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Business Development Manager

Clare Greenwood

Email:     Phone: 028 9097 3493

  • To provide confidential, professional and administrative support to the PVC and Director of Operations with the co-ordination of strategic and operational issues
  • To support the Dean of Internationalisation especially in regards partnership agreements, inward visits and Santander Awards
  • To support the Dean of Education and Dean of Graduate Studies in sustaining and further developing a distinctive and high quality educational environment especially with regards student experience in cross School or Faculty programmes eg Joints, MLibArts
  • To manage key Faculty communications and enhance profile eg via newsletter production and web

Please click here to see Claire’s team