Contacts

KEY FACULTY AND SCHOOL RESEARCH ROLES AND CONTACTS

OVERVIEW

The main leadership roles for research within the Faculty are listed below as well as those relating to key support staff. For further information on the various committees and groups mentioned, see the section on Faculty Structures.

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ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP ROLES

Faculty Dean of Research

Overall responsibility for leading the development and delivery of the Faculty Research Strategy.

Member of the Faculty Executive Committee and chairs the Faculty Research Committee and Faculty Research Forum.

Reports to the Faculty Pro-Vice Chancellor.

Professor Tony Gallagher (interim)

Personal Assistant: Sharon Dunwoody (Tel Ext. 3991)

School Directors of Research

Overall responsibility for leading the development and delivery of their respective School’s Research Strategy.

Member of the Faculty Research Committee and chairs the School Research Committee.

Reports to the Head of School.

Queen's Management School
Dr Geoff Simmons

School of Arts, English and Languages
Professor Isabel Torres (interim)

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr James Davis

School of Law
Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Professor Joanne Hughes

School Impact and Public Engagement Champions

Responsible for developing and delivering a strategy to ensure that the School achieves maximum impact and public engagement for its research.

Works closely with and supports the School Director of Research and CDRG Leads.

Supports the REF UoA Champion(s) in their School in preparing the environment statement for their UoA.

Reports to their School Director of Research.

Queen's Management School
Dr Joanne Murphy

School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Franziska Schroeder

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Kieran Connell

School of Law
Professor Kieran McEvoy

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Laura Dunne

Director of Faculty-Based Global Research Institutes (GRIs) 

Responsible for leading the GRI.

Member of the Faculty Executive Board and Faculty Research Committee.

Reports to the Faculty Pro-Vice Chancellor.

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

Professor Hastings Donnan

Personal Assistant: Brett Walker (Tel Ext. 1346)

Directors of Faculty-Based Pioneer Research Programmes (PRPs)

Responsible for leading the respective PRP.

Member of, and reports to, the Faculty Research Committee.

Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation:

Director: Professor Paul Connolly

Secretary: David Piekaar (Tel Ext. 5956)
 

Centre for the Study of Risk and Inequality

Director: Dr Tom Walker

Core Disciplinary Research Group (CDRG) Leads

Responsible for leading the development and delivery of a strategy that seeks to create and maintain a high quality research environment for their respective Core Disciplinary Research Group (CDRG).

Supports their associated REF UoA Champion in preparing the environment statement for their UoA.

Member of the School Research Committee.

Reports to their School Director of Research.

Anthropology CDRG
Dr Dominic Bryan

Business and Management Studies CDRG
Professor Geoff Simmons

Education CDRG
Dr Alison MacKenzie

English CDRG
Dr Alex Murray

History CDRG
Professor Fearghal McGarry

Law CDRG
Dr Heather Conway

Modern Languages CDRG
Professor Isabel Torres

Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts CDRG
Professor Richard Schoch

Philosophy CDRG
Dr Tom Walker

Politics and International Studies CDRG
Professor John Garry

Criminology, Social Policy, Social Work and Sociology CDRG
Professor Shadd Murana

REF UoA Champions

Responsible for leading preparations for their UoA submission to REF.

Has direct responsibility for overseeing preparations in relation to outputs for the UoA and, with the respective support of the School Impact Champion and associated CDRG Lead, the UoA’s environment and impact statements/case studies.

Member of the School Research Committee.

Reports to their School Director of Research.

Anthropology UoA22 
Professor Fiona Magowan

Business and Management Studies UoA17
Dr Geoff Simmons

Education UoA23
Dr Caitlin Donnelly

English UoA27
Dr Andrew Pepper (interim)

History UoA28
Professor Fearghal McGarry

Law UoA18
Professor John Morison

Modern Languages UoA26
Professor Greg Toner

Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts UoA33
Professor Paul Stapleton

Philosophy UoA30
Dr Tom Walker

Politics and International Studies UoA19
Dr Keith Breen

Social Work and Social Policy UoA20
Professor Danielle Turney

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KEY SUPPORT STAFF ROLES

The individuals listed below are the key points of contact for researchers in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. They all operate within wider teams within the Research and Enterprise Directorate, Finance Directorate and Faculty Office.

Faculty Research Development Manager

Key point of contact for information on funding opportunities and support in the preparation of research proposals, particularly those targetted at RCUK and equivalent funders.

Peter Stephenson
Tel Ext: 3178
Email: p.stephenson@qub.ac.uk
Twitter: @QUBResDev

Faculty Research Development Officer Key point of contact for information on funding opportunities and support in the preparation of research proposals, particularly those targetted at RCUK and equivalent funders. Ruairi Laing
Tel Ext: 1006
Email: r.laing@qub.ac.uk
European and International Research Manager - AHSS

Key point of contact for information on EU and international funding opportunities and support in the preparation of research proposals targetted at EU programmes.

Sarah Jayne Smith
Tel Ext: 2552
Email: sarahjayne.smith@qub.ac.uk
Faculty Assistant Finance Business Partner

Key point of contact for information on all financial aspects relating to the costing of research proposals. Also, the main point of contact for support in costing research proposals. 

Shane McLoughlin
Tel Ext: 5368
Email: s.mcloughlin@qub.ac.uk
Faculty Research Impact Officer Key point of contact for support in relation to achieving research impact. Provides guidance and advice at research grant application stage as well as in relation to ongoing and completed research projects. Dr Liz Fawcett
Tel Ext: 3971
Email. l.fawcett@qub.ac.uk
Faculty Business Alliance Manager Key point of contact for support in relation to public engagement, including developing and managing relationships with a range of government, statutory, voluntary and community stakeholders.  Kevin Fearon
Tel Ext: 2589
Email. k.fearon@qub.ac.uk
Faculty Communications Officer  Key point of contact in relation to communications (internally and externally) concerning research in the Faculty. Provides advice and support in the development of media and communications strategies to increase the profile and reputation of their research.

Zara McBrearty
Tel Ext:3259
Email. z.mcbrearty@qub.ac.uk

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