Leadership and structure

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President and Vice-Chancellor

Supported by the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer and Pro-Vice-Chancellors, each with specific portfolios.

Vice-Chancellor's Office

Joanne Clague

Registrar and Chief Operating Officer

Leading, managing and coordinating the provision of a wide range of professional services and formulating strategies, policies and procedures in support of the University's ambitious vision.

Registrar's Office


Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students

Leading the delivery of a world class, dynamic and interdisciplinary learning environment.

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Professor Richard English

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement

Leading and harnessing the University’s academic expertise, world-class reputation and impact, to develop Northern Ireland as a region with global ambition and reach.

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Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise

Professor Emma Flynn is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.


Arts, Humanities and social sciences

Professor Adrienne Scullion


Engineering and physical sciences

Professor Mark Price


Medicine, health and life sciences

Professor Stuart Elborn

Nine Directorates

Professional support services

The University’s Professional Services sector, led by the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated range of services in support of the University’s corporate objectives.

Professional support directorates

Directorate Name

Head of Directorate

Academic and Student Affairs Ms Wilma Fee
Development and Alumni Relations (DARO) Ms Norma Sinte
Estates Directorate Mr Damien Toner
Finance Directorate Ms Wendy Galbraith
People and Culture Mr Brian Parkes
Information Services Mr Seamus Doyle
Marketing, Communications, Recruitment and Internationalisation Ms Isabel Jennings
Research and Enterprise Directorate Mr Scott Rutherford
Student Plus Ms Caroline Young
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Three Faculty groupings

Each are headed up by a Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and there are 15 Schools each led by a Head of School.

Faculty of

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Faculty of

Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Faculty of

Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

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School of Arts, English and Languages Professor Wil Verhoeven Naoimh Mackel
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Brian Falzon Wendy Boyd  School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Professor Pascal McKeown Catherine McKeown
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics Professor Alister Miskimmon Denise Toner  School of Natural and Built Environment Professor Greg Keeffe Maria Bennett  School of Biological Sciences Professor Geoff McMullan Jenny Williamson
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work Professor Carl Bagley Patricia Reilly 

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Professor William Scanlon  Allister Lee School of Pharmacy Professor Carmel Hughes Lynne Spence (Acting)
School of Law Dr Robin Hickey Colette Farrell  School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Professor Peter Robertson Angela Doherty  School of Nursing and Midwifery Professor Donna Fitzsimons Conor O'Neill
Queen's University Management School Professor Nola Hewitt-Dundas Sonia O'Hare  School of Mathematics and Physics Professor Robert Bowman Teresa Cotton       
      School of Psychology Professor Teresa McCormack  Dr. Martin Sawey      




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University oversight

Senate, university charter and statutory governance.

University Governance

Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.

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