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Professor David Jones
Professor David Jones
Education and Students

David Jones is Professor of Biomaterial Science at Queen’s University Belfast and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students.

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He gained a BSc (1st class honours) in Pharmacy (1985), a PhD in Pharmaceutics (1988) and, in 2006, a DSc., all from Queens University of Belfast.

He registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland in 1989. From 1989-1992 he was a lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the University of Otago and from 1992-1994 he held the position of Head of Formulations at Norbrook Industries Limited (NI).

In 1994 he was appointed to a lectureship at the School of Pharmacy, QUB, was promoted to a Senior Lectureship in 1997 and again promoted to a personal Chair (based in the School of Pharmacy).

His research concerns the characterisation, formulation and engineering of pharmaceutical materials/dosage forms and biomedical devices.

He is the author of two textbooks, 6 patents and over 400 research papers/communications and has been awarded the Lilly prize for pharmaceutical research and the British Pharmaceutical Conference Science Award.

Professor Jones is both a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Chemist and is an elected Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Member of the Institute of Engineers in Ireland.

He is the Editor of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology and is a previous holder of the prestigious position of a Royal Society Industrial Fellow.

As a member of the University Executive Board, Professor Jones has responsibility for:

  • Chair of Education Committee
  • Responsibility for Institutional Education Strategy
  • Responsibility for student issues
  • Member of INTO Board and Chair of Academic Sub-Group

Secretary to Professor Jones - Miss Pauline Allen - (0)28 9097 5220

Emma Flynn
Professor Emma Flynn
Research and Enterprise

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

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Emma Flynn is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at Queen's University Belfast. Emma has worked at a number of universities across the UK, including Nottingham, St Andrews and Durham. Emma is a psychologist by training; through her research, which looks at the transmission of innovation, she has extensive international collaborative links with biologists, philosophers, computer scientists and statisticians. Through her current role Emma works closely with local and national bodies to develop and utilise the world-leading research produced by Queen’s to have significant disciplinary, societal, environmental and economic impact. 

She gained a BSc in Psychology from the University of Southampton in 1995 and a PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2001.

The author of 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, Professor Flynn is a Member of the ESRC Review College and an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Secretary to Professor Flynn – position vacant – (0)28 9097 5221

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Professor Richard English
Internationalisation and Engagement

Professor English took up the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement on 1 September 2016.

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Richard English is Professor of Politics at Queen's University Belfast, where he is also Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, and the University's Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement. 

He is the author of eight books, including the award-winning studies Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA (2003) and Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (2006).  His most recent book, Does Terrorism Work? A History, was published in 2016 by Oxford University Press.   He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), an Honorary Fellow of Keble College Oxford, and an Honorary Professor at the University of St Andrews.  In 2018 he was awarded a CBE for services to the understanding of modern-day terrorism and political history.


Secretary to Professor English - Catherine Pollitt - (0)28 9097 5177

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