Our People

Our People

Overview | Director and Strand Leaders | Campbell UK & IrelandFellows | Associate Fellows | Research Staff | Support Staff


We are a large, interdisciplinary research centre drawing together over 120 academics, researchers and support staff from across Queen's. Please click on the links below to access contact details and further information on individual members of staff. 

Fellows are academic staff (Faculty) who have agreed to align their core research activities with the Centre. Associate Fellows are academic staff who may be Fellows of another University Institute/Centre and/or for whom some of their research aligns directly with the Centre. Researh staff are typically postdoctoral researchers employed on one or more of the Centre's externally-funded projects.

For reference, and in relation to academic staff: Lecturers are equivalent to Assistant Professors; Senior Lecturers/Readers to Associate Professors; and Professors to Full Professors.

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Professor Allen Thurston (Professor of Education)

Deputy Directors

Professor Maria Lohan (Professor of Social Science and Health and Acting Strand Lead for What Works for Families)

Dr Sarah Miller (Senior Lecturer in Education and Strand Lead for What Works for Schools)

Dr Kathryn Higgins (Acting) (Reader and Acting Strand Lead for What Works for Communities)

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Research Programme Leads

Dr Fiona Lynn (Parental and Child Health and Wellbeing Research Programme)

Dr Karen Winter (Children in Care and Child Protection Research Programme)

Dr Liam O'Hare (Acting) (Educational Attainment Research Programme)

To be appointed (Health and Wellbeing in Schools Research Programme)

Professor Kevin Brazil (Chronic Illness and Palliative Care Research Programme)

Dr Gavin Davidson (Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Programme)

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Campbell UK & Ireland

Professor Paul Connolly (Director)

Dr Sarah Miller (Deputy Director)

Paul Murray (Business Manager)

Dr Ciara Keenan (Information Retrieval Specialist)

Amy Kerr (Administrator)

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Professor Fiona Alderdice (Professor of Perinatal Health)

Dr Paul Best (Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Andy Biggart (Lecturer in Education)

Professor Kevin Brazil (Professor of Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Lisa Bunting (Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Anne Campbell (Lecturer in Social Work)

Professor Paul Connolly (Professor of Education)

Dr Mary-Louise Corr (Lecturer in Criminology)

Dr Gavin Davidson (Senior Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Martin Dempster (Senior Lecturer in Psychology)

Dr John Devaney (Senior Lecturer in Social Work)

Professor Karola Dillenburger (Professor of Behaviour Analysis and Education)

Professor Michael Donnelly (Professor of Health Services Research)

Dr Katerina Dounavi (Lecturer in Behaviour Analysis and Autism)

Dr Michael Duffy (Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Dr Laura Dunne (Lecturer in Education)

Lesley Emerson (Lecturer in Education)

Dr Karen Galway (Lecturer in Mental Health)

Dr Anne Grant (Lecturer in Mental Health)

Dr Donncha Hanna (Lecturer in Psychology)

Dr David Hayes (Senior Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Kathryn Higgins (Reader)

Professor Peter Hudson (Professor of Palliative Care)

Dr Mark Linden (Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Katrina Lloyd (Lecturer in Education)

Professor Maria Lohan (Professor of Social Science and Health)

Dr Fiona Lynn (Lecturer in Maternal and Child Health)

Dr Mandi MacDonald (Lecturer in Social Work)

Professor Teresa McCormack (Professor of Developmental Psychology)

Dr Mark McGovern (Lecturer in Economics)

Dr Dorry McLaughlin (Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Jenny McNeill (Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Sarah Miller (Senior Lecturer in Education)

Dr Ciaran Mulholland (Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry)

Dr Helen Noble (Lecturer in Health Services Research)

Dr Peter O'Halloran (Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Liam O'Hare (Lecturer in Education)

Dr Francis O'Neill (Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry)

Dr Carole Parsons (Lecturer in Pharmacy)

Dr Andrew Percy (Senior Lecturer in Criminology)

Dr Oliver Perra (Lecturer in Perinatal Health and Wellbeing)

Dr Joanne Reid (Reader in Cancer Nursing)

Dr Jennifer Roberts (Lecturer in Education)

Dr Audrey Roulston (Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Dirk Schubotz (Lecturer in Social Policy)

Professor Allen Thurston (Professor of Education)

Dr Karen Winter (Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Kate Woodcock (Lecturer in Atypical Development)

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Associate Fellows

Dr Ian Cantley (Lecturer in Education)

Dr Gemma Carney (Lecturer in Social Policy)

Dr Peter Doran (Lecturer in Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development)

Professor Tony Gallagher (Professor of Education)

Dr Ruth Hunter (Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health)

Professor Frank Kee (Professor of Public Health Medicine)

Dr Berni Kelly (Senior Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Karen Kerr (Lecturer in Education)

Professor Madeleine Leonard (Professor of Sociology)

Dr Alison MacKenzie (Lecturer in Education)

Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden (Reader in Law)

Dr Helen McAneney (Lecturer in Research Methodology in Public Health)

Dr Michelle McKinley (Senior Lecturer in Nutrition)

Dr Cate McNamee (Lecturer in Sociology)

Professor Duncan McVicar (Professor of Economics)

Dr Lorna Montgomery (Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Dermot O'Reilly (Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health)

Dr Gillian Prue (Lecturer in Chronic Illness)

Dr Olinda Santin (Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Lisa Smyth (Senior Lecturer in Sociology)

Dr Laura Taylor (Lecturer in Psychology)

Dr Mark Tully (Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health)

Dr Jayne Woodside (Professor of Human Nutrition)

Dr Judith Wylie (Lecturer in Psychology)

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Research Staff

Dr Aine Aventin (Research Fellow)

Dr Maria Cockerill (Senior Research Fellow)

Dr Nicole Craig (Research Assistant)

Dr Jenny Davison (Research Assistant)

Dr Paula Devine (Senior Social Survey Officer)

Aideen Gildea (Research Assistant)

Dr Jennifer Hanratty (Research Fellow)

Dr Montserrat Fargas (Research Fellow)

Dr Julie-Ann Jordan (Research Fellow)

Dr Grace Kelly (Research Fellow)

Ciara Keenan (Research Fellow)

Claire McCartan (Research Assistant)

Dr Martina McKnight (Research Fellow)

Dr Aisling McLaughlin (Research Fellow)

Dr Dominic McSherry (Senior Research Fellow)

Dr Sharon Millen (Research Fellow)

Dr Laura Neeson (Research Assistant)

Dr Leeanne O'Hara (Research Fellow)

Dr Nina O'Neill (Research Fellow)

Dr Tara O'Neill (Research Fellow)

Dr Karen Orr (Research Fellow)

Dr Patrick Stark (Research Assistant)

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Professional Services

Niki McKnight – Tel. +44 (0)28 9097 3801; Email n.mcknight@qub.ac.uk

David Piekaar  (CESI) - Tel. +44 (0)28 9097 5956; Email. d.piekaar@qub.ac.uk

Barbara Stewart (NIHR) - Tel. +44 (0)28 9097 5956; Email. b.a.stewart@qub.ac.uk


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