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Dr Amy Jayne McKnight

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Centre for Public Health

Dr McKnight is improving risk prediction, diagnosis, prognosis, therapies, and associated information for people living and working with inherited conditions.

Expertise: biobanking, molecular epidemiology for rare and common complex conditions, multi-omics, rare disease registry

Dr Andrew Thomson

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)

Dr Thomson’s research examines militias in civil wars such as in Colombia and the US sponsorship of paramilitary actors in the Middle East.

Expertise: US counterinsurgency, US irregular warfare, US use of non-state armed actors, Militias in Colombia, Colombian peace process, militia actors in civil wars.

Dr Chenchen Zhang

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)

Dr Zhang's research interests lie broadly within social and political theory, political geography, and international relations.

Expertise: Social and political theory, Political geography, International relations

Dr Chris Colvin

Queen's Management School

Chris Colvin combines economics and history to better understand the performance of firms, industries, economies and societies.

Expertise: economic history; financial history; business history; banking crises; health crises; patents and innovation; economic policymaking process; pedagogical reform

Dr Chris Graham

School of Psychology

Dr Graham undertakes research and teaching in clinical health psychology and clinical neuropsychology, and am particularly interested in Contextual Behavioural Science approaches (mainly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for improving quality of life and well-being.

Expertise: Clinical health psychology, Clinical neuropsychology, Contextual Behavioural Science, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Dr Ciaran Mulholland

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI)

Dr Ciaran Mulholland is a consultant psychiatrist with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland and a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Medical Education at Queen’s University.

Expertise: mental health, psychotic disorders, aetiology of psychotic illnesses, psychological trauma, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19

Dr Connor Bamford

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

His work is currently supported by a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) Fellowship.

Expertise: virus immunity, cytokines, interferons, human pathogens, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease

Dr Deepti Adlakha

School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE)

Dr. Adlakha's research focuses on generating, translating and scaling up evidence for reducing environmental health and social disparities, particularly factors affecting prevention, control and mitigation of chronic and acute non-communicable diseases in populations.

Expertise: Environmental health, Non-communicable diseases, Geospatial health disparities

Dr Elodie Fabre

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)

Dr Elodie Fabre is a lecturer in politics and international studies within the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

Expertise: UK politics, devolution, and political parties, and citizen participation and democratic innovations (referendums, citizens’ assemblies/juries), as well as French politics. She speaks fluently in English and French.

Dr Fiona Murphy

The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Dr Murphy is passionate about conducting research which engages with some of the more critical societal topics of our time. Her research covers experiences of institutionalisation, displacement and conflict.

Expertise: asylum seekers, refugees, conflict

Dr Gemma Carney

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

Dr Carney’s work research aims to further our understanding of ageing and older people, cultural gerontology, politics of ageing or gender scholars with an interest in ageing societies.

Expertise: Gerontology, Politics of ageing, Social Policy, Ageing

Dr Graham Brownlow

Queen's Management School

The relationship between economics and history: in particular how incentives have shaped past as well as contemporary businesses in Ireland.

Expertise: Economic History, Business History, Topics in Contemporary Business Economics (e.g. Brexit, Regions and Devolution), Applied Institutional Economics, Economic Organisation of Violence, Communicating Economics (e.g. pedagogy and public understanding)

Dr Jenny Groarke

School of Psychology

‘Dr Groarke’s area of research is health behaviour change, loneliness, and interventions to reduce stress and anxiety.

Expertise: Psychology, Music, Psycho-oncology, Telemedicine, Self Care, Health Behaviour, Health

Dr Joanne Murphy

Queen's Management School, The William J Clinton Leadership Institute

Dr Murphy's research explores leadership, change and organisational development in politically volatile environments. She has particular expertise in the areas of policing, diplomacy and public management.

Expertise: Leadership, management, peace, conflict

Dr John Moriarty

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

Dr Moriarty’s principle focus is on workplaces and on their importance for people’s social identity, and mental health and wellbeing.

Expertise: Workplaces; Role Perceptions; Social Identity; Mental Health; Caregiving; Digital Society; Use of Statistics in Social Science; Social Mobility

Dr John Topping

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

Dr John Topping is criminologist and an internationally recognised expert in policing, including police reform and accountability, along with stop and search powers.

Expertise: Policing, police reform, stop and search, post-conflict policing

Dr Josue Ortega

Queen's Management School

Dr Josue Ortega is a lecturer in economics at Queen’s University Belfast, where he teaches Economics of Networks and Institutions.

Expertise: Evolution of networks, Economic integration

Dr Katerina Dounavi

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

Dr Dounavi is a Senior Lecturer in Behaviour Analysis and Autism in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work.

Expertise: Applied behaviour analysis, developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders, inclusive education, values-driven professional training, telehealth, verbal behaviour, learning and communication disorders, parental training, behaviour change for wider societal challenges, systematic reviews

Dr Kieran Connell

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)

Dr Kieran Connell is a leading historian of post-war Britain, and has particular expertise in the histories of immigration, multiculturalism and popular culture based in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

Expertise: Race, immigration, multiculturalism, popular culture

Dr Kinga Morsanyi

School of Psychology

Dr Kinga Morsanyi is a developmental psychologist with a focus on thinking, reasoning, mathematical cognition and education.

Expertise: psychology, cognition, mathematical cognition, reasoning, dyscalculia, mathematical abilities, mathematical anxiety

Dr Lindsay Broadbent

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

Dr Broadbent is currently working on a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) Fellowship to investigate the immune responses to respiratory viruses, such as influenza, and how this can cause damage to the lungs.

Expertise: coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease

Dr Mark Flear

School of Law

Dr Flear is an expert in the law and ethics of pandemic preparedness planning and response.

Expertise: EU, European law, Governance, Public Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Dr Michael Duffy

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW), The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI)

Dr Michael Duffy is a cognitive psychotherapist specialising in PTSD and complex grief.

Expertise: PTSD, mental health, complex grief, psychological trauma, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19

Dr Natasha Phillips

Biological Sciences

Dr Phillips’ research focuses on the conservation ecology of big fish, including tuna, sunfish and sharks, to better understand and protect marine ecosystems.

Expertise: Marine biology, fish, sharks, science, conservation, biotelemetry, ecology, science outreach

Dr Paul Murphy

School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)

Paul is engaged in transdisciplinary, collaborative research that focuses on two broad areas: simulation-based education for health and social care; arts-based interventions for public health.

Expertise: Drama, Healthcare, Simulation-based education for health and social care, Arts-based interventions for public health

Dr Pauline Adair

School of Psychology

Her Research interests are in the area of the development and evaluation of psychological (e.g. cognitive behaviour therapy)/behaviour change interventions to reduce the psychological sequelae of physical health conditions (cancer, chronic pain, asthma, IBD) as well as disease prevention through encouraging lifestyle change (e.g. diet/oral hygiene).

Expertise: Health behaviour change, Psychological interventions for improving quality of life of those with medical conditions (chronic pain, cancer, asthma), Oral health in children

Dr Peter Doran

School of Law, The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI)

Dr Doran has worked as a consultant writer with the UN Climate Change Convention, going back to the negotiation of the Kyoto Protocol, and has written on the topics of climate change; mindfulness; environmental governance and activism on the island of Ireland; rights of nature, including a recent book on the 'mindful commons and the attention economy'. He has worked in NGOs and in parliamentary settings on both sides of the border, and at the United Nations.

Expertise: Climate change, mindfulness, environmental governance and activism on the island of Ireland, rights of nature, Brexit

Dr Sara Melo

Queen's Management School

Her research focuses on healthcare management, healthcare quality management and healthcare systems .

Expertise: Healthcare management, Healthcare quality management, Healthcare systems, Quality Improvement, Independent Living, Teaching Hospitals Delivery of Health Care

Dr Sinong Ma

Queen's Management School

His research interests cover behavioural economics, ethical decision making and social choice theory. He is currently working on assessing the general public's perceptions of what is a fair and responsible distribution system of social resources, when facing public diseases.

Expertise: Behavioural economics, ethical decision making, social choice theory

Dr Stefan Andreasson

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)

Dr Andreasson is a political economist with expertise in American Politics and African politics relating to resources and development.

Expertise: International Political Economy, Development, Energy, Africa, USA

Dr Tom Walker

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)

His research has focused on the ethics of different public health interventions (particularly state interventions to decrease the incidence of specific diseases), how to make fair resource allocation decisions where medical resources are scarce, and intergenerational justice (with a focus on younger people’s obligations towards those who are in the later stages of their life).

Expertise: Ethics, Medical Ethics, Beneficence, Paternalism, Resource Allocation, Public Health, Autonomy, Coronavirus, Corona, Covid-19

Dr Lisa Sheenan

Queen's Management School

Dr. Lisa Sheenan is a Lecturer in Finance in Queens University Belfast, having previously worked for the Central Bank of Ireland Financial Stability Division as an Economist and the National Treasury Management Agency of Ireland as a Risk Analyst.

Expertise: Financial crises, Economy, Housing Markets, Contagion, Sovereign bonds, bond market, assets, Euro zone, Commodity markets, Implied volatility, Subprime Mortgages

Professor Alan Fitzsimmons

School of Mathematics and Physics, Astrophysics Research Centre

Professor Fitzsimmons studies icy comets from the cold outskirts of our Solar system, and rocky asteroids that can pass too close for comfort.

Expertise: Astrophysics, solar system, asteroids, comets, space, space mining

Professor Allen Thurston

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

A former primary school teacher, Professor Thurston’s work is focussed on how to improve learning in high poverty schools. He is an expert in the use of cooperative learning techniques in the classroom and a pioneer of the use of randomised trials in education.

Expertise: education, literacy, school improvement, improving literacy, cooperative learning, educational research

Professor Amilra De Silva

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Professor De Silva built the fluorescent PET sensor design tool generally useful for molecular scientists, collaborated to construct the market-leading OPTI blood electrolyte/gas analyser and invented the experimental field of molecular logic-based computation.

Expertise: sensor technology, chemistry, photophysics, photochemistry, sensors

Professor Andy Meharg

School of Biological Sciences, Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS)

Professor Meharg has gained a worldwide reputation for his research into a global food problem – the high levels of toxic arsenic in rice, the staple diet of half the world’s population.

Expertise: Food security, contaminants in food

Professor Anne-Maree Farrell

School of Law

Professor Farrell’s research expertise lies generally in health and medical law and ethics.

Expertise: Health law, Medical law, Medical ethics, Health politics, Regulation of human tissue, Organ donation and transplantation, Blood donation, Regulation of public health risks, Clinical negligence, No fault compensation for medical injury

Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden

School of Law

Professor McAlinden is a world-leading expert on the subject of sexual offending against children.

Expertise: sexual offending against children, grooming, child sexual abuse, exploitation, institutional child abuse, peer abuse

Professor Biqiong Chen

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Professor Chen, an expert in polymer nanocomposites, takes a holistic approach to research, combining synthesis, functionalisation, processing, characterisation and application of polymers, nanoparticles and polymer nanocomposites.

Expertise: Materials Science and Engineering, Polymers, Nanocomposites, Nanomaterials

Professor Cherie Armour

School of Psychology

Cherie has a particular interest in occupational groups that are at increased risk of experiencing trauma and traumatic stress outcomes due to their occupational roles, for example, military, police, and emergency service workers; such as those in the fire and ambulance services.

Expertise: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Veterans, Mental Health, Depression, Domestic violence, Child maltreatment

Professor Chris Elliott

Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS)

Professor Chris Elliott is a leading expert on international food supply chains and the implications for food quality, authenticity, integrity and safety.

Expertise: food fraud, food security, supply chains, food integrity

Professor Christopher McCrudden

School of Law

Professor Christopher McCrudden is a world-leading expert human rights and equality law at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast and the William W Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

Expertise: human rights law, equality law, European Union Law, Human rights in Northern Ireland, European Economic Area, Brexit

Professor Cliff Taggart

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences (MHLS), Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

His research focuses on evaluating mechanisms of excessive inflammation in lung disease and how this may predispose to bacterial and viral infection in the lung. Primary disease interests include Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Expertise: cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ccute respiratory distress syndrome, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease

Professor Colin Harvey

School of Law

Professor Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, a Fellow of the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Irish Studies.

Expertise: Law, Brexit, Human Rights

Professor Dagmar Schiek

School of Law

Dagmar Schiek is a professor of European Union law, with particular expertise in economic and social integration, European neighbourhood policy and the law, anti-discrimination law and “Brexit”

Expertise: European Union, Law, Equality, Social Justice, Economic integration and trade, European Neighbourhood, Rule of Law Crisis

Professor Dave Archard

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)

Professor Dave Archard has applied moral, political and legal philosophy to issues of contemporary concern and played a prominent role in the public world of law and policy.

Expertise: rights of the child, duties of parents, family, nature of the family, sexual consent, privacy, multiculturalism, nationalism, education, coronavirus, covid-19, corona

Professor David Phinnemore

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)

Professor Phinnemore is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading academic experts on the European Union and Brexit, particularly in relation to Northern Ireland.

Expertise: European Union, Brexit, Northern Ireland, Politics, International relations

Professor Fearghal McGarry

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)

Professor McGarry is one of Ireland’s leading historians. His work has helped shape understanding of contentious history in our divided society.

Expertise: Modern Ireland, political violence, public history

Professor Geraint Ellis

School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE)

Professor Ellis’s career has been driven by the belief that people’s health and well-being are strongly shaped by the places they live, and that the way we build cities is crucial to securing a high quality of life for all. He has also focussed on the need to address climate change through spatial planning, including fostering energy transition through social engagement.

Expertise: Environmental Planning, Natural and Built Environment, healthy cities, urban planning, urban growth, sustainability, energy transition

Professor Heather Conway

School of Law

Professor Heather Conway is an expert on death laws, and the legal issues around funerals and dealing with the dead.

Expertise: bodily disposal laws, burial, cremation, funeral planning, family funeral disputes, exhumation, commemorating the dead

Professor Isabel Torres

School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)

Professor Torres has an international reputation in Spanish Renaissance (‘Golden Age’) Literary and Cultural Studies; her major contribution has been in the field of Renaissance and Baroque poetics.

Expertise: Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture; Spanish Language; Renaissance Humanism; Classical Heritage.

Professor Janice Carruthers

School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)

Professor Carruthers is a world-leading expert on the French language (variation and change; the structure of oral French) and on Language Policy.

Expertise: Modern Languages in the UK, Language Policy, French language

Professor Jennifer McKinley

School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE)

Professor McKinley’s research has focused on the application of spatial analysis techniques, including geostatistics, compositional data analysis and Geographical Information Science (GIS), to soil geochemistry, environmental and criminal forensics, human health, slope instability, airborne geophysics and weathering studies.

Expertise: Spatial analysis techniques, Geostatistics, Compositional data analysis, Geographical Information Science (GIS), Soil geochemistry, Environmental and criminal forensics, Human health, Slope instability, Airborne geophysics, Weathering studies

Professor Joe O'Sullivan

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS)

Throughout his academic medical career, Professor O’Sullivan has been committed to improving the lives of patients with prostate cancer through research and innovation.

Expertise: cancer, cancer research, prostate cancer, molecular radiotherapy, External Beam Radiotherapy, Advanced prostate cancer, Castration resistant prostate cancer

Professor John Brewer

The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Professor Brewer is an internationally recognised expert in peace studies and conflict transformation.

Expertise: peace studies, conflict transformation, peace processes; religious peace building; religion and conflict; history of sociology; social science; higher education; qualitative research; ethnography, peace processes

Professor Jose Bengoechea

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS)

Professor Bengoechea’s research into combatting the multidrug resistant microbe Klebsiella pneumoniae – one of the hospital superbugs – is recognised worldwide.

Expertise: cell biology, medical research, antibiotic resistance

Professor Karola Dillenburger

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW), Centre for Behaviour Analysis

Professor Dillenburger is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) and clinical Psychologist (HCPC). Her expertise lies in ABA, parenting, autism, and mental health.

Expertise: Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA); education, autism, mental health, parenting, challenging behaviour, learning, disability, clinical psychology, coronavirus, corona, covid-19

Professor Katy Hayward

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

Professor Katy Hayward is a sought-after expert on Brexit, the Irish border and the peace process, and a leading political sociologist on the island of Ireland.

Expertise: 1998 Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement; Border management; Brexit; Cross-border conflict and cooperation; EU integration; Irish border; Northern Ireland politics and society; Peace and conflict processes; Political sociology;

Professor Ken Mills

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Institute for Health Sciences

Professor Mills' interests are in translational research in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with the aim of improving diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of therapeutic responses.

Expertise: molecular mechanisms in myeloid blood cancers, epigenetic alterations, DNA repair deficiency, altered signal pathways to identify therapeutic targets for novel agents or repurposed drugs using drug screens and/or NGS, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease

Professor Lee McGowan

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP), The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Professor McGowan’s research focuses on European Politics. Over the last two decades, he has developed an international reputation for expertise in the politics of competition policy and produced the first major work from political science on the EU competition regime.

Expertise: European Union, EU governance, European competition policy, far right, Brexit

Professor Máire O'Neill

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS), Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT)

Professor Máire O’Neill is a leading cybersecurity expert. Maire is a UK Female Inventor of the Year, was the youngest Irish Academy fellow and youngest-ever engineering professor at Queen’s University Belfast.

Expertise: Cyber Security, Cryptography, Hardware Security, Data Security, Internet of Things

Professor Manuel Salto Tellez

Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence

Professor Salto Tellez is an international pathologist and is one of the drivers behind the Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence.

Expertise: Cancer research, precision medicine, artificial intelligence, digital pathology

Professor Mark Lawler

The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research

Professor Lawler is an internationally renowned scientist with over 30 years experience in cancer research, who is passionate about translating his research for the benefit of patients and society.

Expertise: Cancer, Genetics, Precision Medicine, Health Data, COVID-19 and cancer, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in Research.

Professor Mark Price

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Research Centre in Sustainable Energy

Professor Price is a leading academic in engineering with extensive industry experience. He is focused on design and manufacturing and particularly how new approaches to design are needed to take advantage of the brave new world offered by advanced manufacturing technologies.

Expertise: aircraft structures, design automation for airframes, aerospace

Professor Martin Atkins

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Research Centre in Sustainable Energy

Professor Atkins has a distinguished career as an industrial R&D Manager, Project Manager as well as several Chief Technologist, and Chief Technology Officer roles in addition to his current post as CEO of Green Lizard Technologies (a QUB spin-out company) and his Chair of Chemical Innovation and Sustainability.

Professor Michael Semple

The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Professor Michael Semple works on innovative approaches to peace-making and engagement with militant Islamic movements in Afghanistan and South Asia.

Expertise: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Taliban, terrorism, conflict resolution

Professor Michael Tunney

School of Pharmacy

Professor Tunney's research focuses primarily on the improved detection and treatment of lung infection in patients with respiratory diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchiectasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Expertise: lung infection, Cystic Fibrosis, antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance

Professor Min Zhang

Queen's Management School

His main research areas are business analytics and supply chain management.

Expertise: Digitalization of Supply Chains, Supply Chain Management, Innovation, Industry

Professor Nathan Congdon

Centre for Public Health

Professor Congdon’s research is about delivering high-quality, low-cost eyecare in underserved areas of low and middle-income countries.

Expertise: Global eye health, refractive error in children and adult, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, Chinese healthcare system

Professor Neil Robertson

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS)

Professor Neil Robertson produces Artificial Intelligence for the real world.

Expertise: Face recognition, visual security, artificial intelligence

Professor Noemi Lois

Centre for Experimental Medicine

Professor Noemi Lois is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology in the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine and a Medical Retina specialist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Expertise: health, medicine, diabetic retinopathy

Professor Nola Hewitt-Dundas

Queen's Management School

Professor Hewitt-Dundas' research interests include the dynamics of innovation ecosystems in an international context, innovation, technology transfer and networks with an emphasis on small and medium enterprises, business strategy and technology adoption.

Expertise: business, innovation, business growth, technology adoption, management, industry

Professor Paul Stapleton

School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL), Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)

Professor Stapleton conducts research in the areas of new musical instrument design, music performance, sound design, and critical improvisation studies.

Expertise: music, instruments, improvisation, sound design

Professor Pedro Rebelo

School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL), Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)

Professor Rebelo is a composer, sound artist and performer working primarily in chamber music, improvisation and sound installation. His work brings together a critical and practice-based understanding of sound which is articulated in performance, composition, exhibition and writing.

Expertise: music, conflict, sound, sound installation, chamber music, improvisation

Professor Philip McGowan

School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)

Professor McGowan is President of the European Association for American Studies and his research analyses the intersections of literature, politics, history and culture in the United States.

Expertise: American/US culture and literature

Professor Richard English

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP), The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Professor Richard English is an internationally recognised historian, academic and author having conducted extensive research in Irish politics and history, political violence and terrorism.

Expertise: terrorism, political violence, Irish politics and history

Professor Robert Bowman

School of Mathematics and Physics, Centre for Plasma Physics

Professor Bowman’s research is focused on the development and evaluation of advanced materials for data storage technology.

Expertise: data storage technology, rare earth magnetism, rare-earth-ferromagnetic coupling phenomena, synthetic magnetic multilayers, plasmonic materials

Professor Ryan Donnelly

School of Pharmacy

Professor Donnelly holds the Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology in the School of Pharmacy and is Director of the university’s £3M pioneer research programme Materials & Advanced Technologies for Healthcare, comprising 55 academics from Pharmacy, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Biological Sciences, Nursing and Medicine.

Expertise: Drug delivery, pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology

Professor Shadd Maruna

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

Professor Maruna’s primary expertise is in the reintegration experiences of former prisoners in society.

Expertise: Probation, prisons, parole, personality disorder, punitive public attitudes, rehabilitation/resettlement, and desistance from crime.

Professor Stephen Smartt

School of Mathematics and Physics, Astrophysics Research Centre

Professor Smartt is an astrophysicist specialising in surveying the sky for transient and explosive events.

Expertise: astrophysics, space, supernovae, exploding stars

Professor Stuart Elborn

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Centre for Experimental Medicine, Institute for Health Sciences

Professor Elborn is a well-established international leader in healthcare having driven major changes in healthcare delivery in the field of cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.

Expertise: Medicine, health, Cystic Fibrosis, bronchiectasis, Respiratory

Professor Tony Gallagher

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW), The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI)

Professor Gallagher’s development of the shared education programme to create trust and friendship in divided societies is having an impact worldwide.

Expertise: Education, education in divided societies, shared education

Professor Tunde Peto

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Centre for Public Health

Tunde Peto is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Queen’s University Belfast, Clinical Lead for Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Northern Ireland and a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Medical Retina. She has been named as one of the UK’s 25 most influential researchers who study diabetes complications and is internationally renowned for establishing diabetic retinopathy screening and training programmes.

Expertise: chronic blinding diseases, ophthalmic image analysis, epidemiology and statistics, diabetic retinopathy screening and training programmes

Professor Ultan Power

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

Dr. Power’s research is focused on studying respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pathogenesis and how this can be prevented by vaccines or treated with drugs.

Expertise: Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease