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Leadership and structure

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

Vice-Chancellor's Office

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Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students

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

Margaret Topping


Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation

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.

Emma Flynn


Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise

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

Nola Hewitt-Dundas


Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Chris Johnson


Engineering and Physical Sciences

Professor Chris Johnson

Professor Stuart Elborn


Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Professor Stuart Elborn

Professional support services

The University’s Professional Services sector 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 Maria Lee (Interim Director)
Development and Alumni Relations (DARO) Nathalie Trott
Estates Damien Toner
Finance Nirmal Borkhataria (Interim Chief Finance Officer)
People and Culture John Parr (Interim Chief People and Culture Officer)
Information Services Ian Purdy (Interim Director)
Marketing, Communications, Recruitment and Internationalisation Roisin McEvoy (Interim Director)
Research  Wendy McLoone (Interim Director)
Innovation and Enterprise

Brian McCaul (Interim)

Student Plus Caroline Young
Legal and Governance Alistair Finlay (Interim Director)
Transformation and Strategic Delivery Sharon Jones (Interim Director)
The Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility Directorate report to the President and Vice-Chancellor and coordinate the University’s Political, Business and Civic Engagement alongside the Civic and Social Responsibility functions.  Ryan Feeney 
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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

Faculty Director of Operations: Helen Hart

School Head of School School Manager
School of Arts, English and Languages Dr Kurt Taroff Denise Toner
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics                    Professor James Davis Conor O'Neill
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work Professor Daniel Muijs Patricia Reilly
School of Law Professor Joan Loughrey Colette Farrell
Queen's University Management School Professor M.N. Ravishankar Sonia O'Hare 
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Faculty Director of Operations: Shannon Caldwell

School Head of School School Manager
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Juliana Early Wendy Boyd 
School of Natural and Built Environment Professor Gerry Hamill Maria Bennett 
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Professor Karen Rafferty Allister Lee
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Professor Steven Bell Angela Doherty 
School of Mathematics and Physics Professor Mauro Paternostro Teresa Cotton 
School of Psychology Professor Teresa McCormack Dr. Martin Sawey
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Faculty Director of Operations (Interim): Colleen Spence

School Head of School School Manager
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences                    Professor Pascal McKeown Catherine McKeown
School of Biological Sciences Professor Geoff McMullan Jenny Williamson
School of Pharmacy Professor Colin McCoy Tara Brown
School of Nursing and Midwifery Professor Donna Fitzsimons Gillian Shannon
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Senate, university charter and statutory governance.

University Governance


Strategy 2030 sets out our ambition for the next ten years to Shape A Better World through life-changing education and research.

Our vision is to be a global research-intensive university, generating internationally leading research coupled with outstanding teaching and learning, focused on the needs of our society, locally and globally. 

Find out more about Our Vision for 2030