Our People

Our People

Overview | Director and Strand Leaders | Campbell UK & IrelandFellows | Associate Fellows | Research Staff | Support Staff


We are a large, interdisciplinary research centre drawing together over 130 academics, researchers and support staff from various Schools across Queen's, including School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work; School of Nursing and Midwifery; School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences; School of Psychology; School of Law; Queen's Management School; and School of Pharmacy. Please click on the links below to access contact details and further information on individual members of staff. 

Fellows are academic staff (Faculty) who have agreed to align their core research activities with the Centre. Associate Fellows are academic staff who may be Fellows of another University Institute/Centre and/or for whom some of their research aligns directly with the Centre. Research staff are typically postdoctoral researchers employed on one or more of the Centre's externally-funded projects.

For reference, and in relation to academic staff: Lecturers are equivalent to Assistant Professors; Senior Lecturers/Readers to Associate Professors; and Professors to Full Professors.

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Professor Allen Thurston (Professor of Education)

Deputy Directors

Professor Maria Lohan (Professor of Social Science and Health and Strand Lead for What Works for Families)

Dr Sarah Miller (Senior Lecturer in Education and Strand Lead for What Works for Schools)

Professor Gavin Davidson (Professor of Social Work and Strand Lead for What Works for Communities)

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Research Programme Leads

Dr Fiona Lynn (Parental and Child Health and Wellbeing Research Programme)

Dr Karen Winter (Children in Care and Child Protection Research Programme)

Dr Liam O'Hare (Acting) (Academic Attainment Research Programme)

To Be Appointed (Health and Wellbeing in Schools)

Professor Kevin Brazil (Chronic Illness and Palliative Care Research Programme)

To Be Appointed (Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Programme)


For further details on Director, Deputy Directors and Research Programme Leads, please click here.

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Campbell UK & Ireland

Professor Paul Connolly (Director)

Dr Sarah Miller (Deputy Director)

Paul Murray (Business Manager)

Dr Ciara Keenan (Information Retrieval Specialist)

Amy Kerr (Administrator)

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Professor Fiona Alderdice (Professor of Perinatal Health)

Dr Paul Best (Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Andy Biggart (Lecturer in Education)

Professor Kevin Brazil (Professor of Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Lisa Bunting (Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Anne Campbell (Lecturer in Social Work)

Professor Paul Connolly (Professor of Education)

Dr Mary-Louise Corr (Lecturer in Criminology)

Professor Gavin Davidson (Professor of Social Work)

Dr Martin Dempster (Senior Lecturer in Psychology)

Professor Karola Dillenburger (Professor of Behaviour Analysis and Education)

Professor Michael Donnelly (Professor of Health Services Research)

Dr Katerina Dounavi (Lecturer in Behaviour Analysis and Autism)

Dr Joe Duffy (Senior Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Michael Duffy (Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Dr Laura Dunne (Lecturer in Education)

Lesley Emerson (Lecturer in Education)

Dr Karen Galway (Lecturer in Mental Health)

Dr Anne Grant (Lecturer in Mental Health)

Dr Donncha Hanna (Lecturer in Psychology)

Dr David Hayes (Senior Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Kathryn Higgins (Reader)

Professor Peter Hudson (Professor of Palliative Care)

Dr Claire Kerr (Lecturer in Nursing)

Dr Mark Linden (Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Katrina Lloyd (Lecturer in Education)

Professor Maria Lohan (Professor of Social Science and Health)

Dr Fiona Lynn (Lecturer in Maternal and Child Health)

Dr Mandi MacDonald (Lecturer in Social Work)

Professor Teresa McCormack (Professor of Developmental Psychology)

Dr Mark McGovern (Lecturer in Economics)

Dr Dorry McLaughlin (Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Jenny McNeill (Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Sarah Miller (Senior Lecturer in Education)

Dr John Moriarty (Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work)

Dr Kinga Morsanyi (Lecturer in Psychology)

Dr Ciaran Mulholland (Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry)

Dr Helen Noble (Lecturer in Health Services Research)

Dr Peter O'Halloran (Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Liam O'Hare (Lecturer in Education)

Dr Francis O'Neill (Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry)

Dr Carole Parsons (Lecturer in Pharmacy)

Dr Andrew Percy (Senior Lecturer in Criminology)

Dr Oliver Perra (Lecturer in Perinatal Health and Wellbeing)

Professor Joanne Reid (Professor of Cancer Nursing)

Dr Jennifer Roberts (Lecturer in Education)

Dr Audrey Roulston (Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Dirk Schubotz (Lecturer in Social Policy)

Dr Chantal Ski (Reader in Nursing)

Professor David Thompson (Professor of Nursing)

Professor Allen Thurston (Professor of Education)

Dr Karen Winter (Lecturer in Social Work)


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Associate Fellows

Dr Ibrar Bhatt (Lecturer in Education)

Dr Breidge Boyle (Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery)

Professor Michael Brown (Professor of Nursing)

Dr Bronagh Byrne (Lecturer in Social Policy)

Dr Ian Cantley (Lecturer in Education)

Dr Gillian Carter (Lecturer in Chronic Illness)

Dr Gemma Carney (Lecturer in Social Policy)

Dr Peter Doran (Lecturer in Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development)

Professor Donna Fitzsimons (Professor of Nursing)

Professor Tony Gallagher (Professor of Education)

Dr Ruth Hunter (Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health)

Professor Frank Kee (Professor of Public Health Medicine)

Dr Berni Kelly (Senior Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Karen Kerr (Lecturer in Education)

Professor Madeleine Leonard (Professor of Sociology)

Dr Alison MacKenzie (Lecturer in Education)

Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden (Professor of Law)

Dr Helen McAneney (Lecturer in Research Methodology in Public Health)

Dr Michelle McKinley (Senior Lecturer in Nutrition)

Dr Cate McNamee (Lecturer in Sociology)

Professor Duncan McVicar (Professor of Economics)

Dr Lorna Montgomery (Lecturer in Social Work)

Dr Dermot O'Reilly (Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health)

Dr Gillian Prue (Lecturer in Chronic Illness)

Dr Olinda Santin (Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Lisa Smyth (Senior Lecturer in Sociology)

Dr Laura Taylor (Lecturer in Psychology)

Dr Mark Tully (Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health)

Professor Jayne Woodside (Professor of Human Nutrition)

Dr Judith Wylie (Lecturer in Psychology)

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Research Staff

Dr Aine Aventin (Research Fellow)

Dr Aoibheann Brennan-Wilson (Research Fellow)

Dr Malcolm Brown (Research Fellow)

Lorna Cassidy (Research Assistant)

Dr Maria Cockerill (Senior Research Fellow)

Dr Judith Cole (Research Fellow)

Dr Nicole Craig (Research Assistant)

Dr Rhonda Curran (Research Fellow)

Dr Jenny Davison (Research Assistant)

Dr Paula Devine (Senior Social Survey Officer)

Dr Janet Diffin (Research Fellow)

Aideen Gildea (Research Assistant)

Dr Jennifer Hanratty (Research Fellow)

Dr Montserrat Fargas (Research Fellow)

Phyl Gargan (Research Assistant)

Dr Loreena Hill (Research Fellow)

Dr Julie-Ann Jordan (Research Fellow)

Dr Grace Kelly (Research Fellow)

Dr Ciara Keenan (Research Fellow)

Dr Susan Lagdon (Research Fellow)

Dr Abby Laishley (Research Assistant)

Dr Lorna Lawther (Lecturer (Education) in School of Nursing and Midwifery)

Emma McCall (Research Fellow)

Claire McCartan (Research Assistant)

Dr Karen McConnell (Research Fellow)

Dr Tracey McConnell (Research Fellow)

Clare McKeaveney (Research Fellow)

Dr Martina McKnight (Research Fellow)

Dr Aisling McLaughlin (Research Fellow)

Dr Theresa McShane (Research Fellow)

Dr Dominic McSherry (Senior Research Fellow)

Dr Lisa Maguire (Research Fellow)

Dr Sharon Millen (Research Fellow)

Laura Neeson (Research Assistant)

Dr Kelly Norwood (Research Fellow)

Dr Leeanne O'Hara (Research Fellow)

Joanne O'Keeffe (Research Assistant)

Dr Nina O'Neill (Research Fellow)

Dr Tara O'Neill (Research Fellow)

Dr Karen Orr (Research Fellow)

Eimear Ruane-McAteer (Research Fellow)

Dr David Scott (Research Assistant)

Dr Aimee Smith (Research Assistant)

Dr Patrick Stark (Research Fellow)

Daryl Sweet (Research Assistant)

Dr Michelle Templeton (Research Fellow)

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Professional Services

Niki McKnight (Centre Manager) – Tel. +44 (0)28 9097 3801; Email n.mcknight@qub.ac.uk

David Piekaar  (CESI) - Tel. +44 (0)28 9097 5947; Email. d.piekaar@qub.ac.uk

Barbara Stewart (NIHR) - Tel. +44 (0)28 9097 5213; Email. b.a.stewart@qub.ac.uk

Amy Kerr (Campbell UK and Ireland) - Tel. +44 (0)28 9097 2582; Email a.kerr@qub.ac.uk


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