Honorary Titles are conferred by the University on persons of appropriate distinction who contribute to the teaching, research and other activities of the University on an unpaid basis.
We have three types here at QMS:
The titles of Visiting Scholar and Visiting Student are awarded to facilitate research collaborations and to enhance academic ties and research networks. Visiting Titles may be conferred on individuals who are working on University premises and/or in collaboration with University staff for a fixed period of time.
The titles of Honorary Professor, Honorary Professor of Practice, Honorary Senior Lecturer and Honorary Lecturer are awarded to recognise and reward an agreed contribution to the teaching and/or research of the University, or input through professional standing, in the interests of the University. An Honorary Title will initially be awarded for up to three years and can be renewed for a further five years at a time if a significant initial and ongoing contribution to the University is documented.
Professor Emeritus/Emerita Titles
The title of Professor Emeritus/Emerita is awarded to recognise and reward a distinguished contribution to the life of the University in one or more of the following areas – research and scholarship, teaching, administration, and community service. The title of Professor Emeritus/Emerita is normally automatically conferred on retiring Professors at Queen’s University Belfast and is awarded for an open-ended period of time.
Meet Our Emeritus/Emerita Professors
Professor Kaddour Hadri
Emeritus Economics Professor
Before joining Queen's University in 2008, Kaddour Hadri was Professor of Econometrics and Finance at Durham University and held visiting positions in many universities including Fudan University (China), Marseille University (France), University of Sydney (Australia), Nanjing University (China), Itotsubashi (Japan) and visiting Scholar at the IMF (Washington).
He has also been a Chairman of the Liverpool Economic and Statistical Society during the period 2000-2003 and he was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the African Econometric Society (2006-2018). He has been President of the African Econometric Society (2009-2012) and now deemed as a 'resource person' for the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) to advise researchers and PhD students from Sub-Sahara Africa. He is a consultant at the IMF, the African Development Bank, the Algerian Central Bank and the Arab Monetary Fund, and has been invited as keynote speaker in numerous conferences and workshops. He has been Associate Editor (2006-2012) of the Bulletin of Economic Research and he is a member of the board of editors of The German Economic Review.
His main research topics have been on Dynamic Panel Data, Natural Resources, Stochastic Production Frontiers, Financial Econometrics, Time Series of Counts Data, Political Business Cycle and Central Banks Independence. Hadri has published widely in top economic journals, including Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Econometrics Journal, Journal of Financial Econometrics, Journal of Business & Economic Statistic, Economic Journal, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Time Series Analysis, Journal of International Money and Finance, Economic Modelling, Empirical Economics, Bulletin of Economic Research, Studies in Nonlinear dynamics and Econometrics and Economic Letters.
He has been recently been elected Fellow of the prestigious Econometric Society in 2020.
Meet Our Honorary Staff
Dr John Brothers
Honorary Professor of Practice
John Brothers currently serves as the President of the T. Rowe Price Foundation and President of T. Rowe Price Charitable. Dr. Brothers comes to T. Rowe Price from Quidoo, an international consulting firm he started and led for over a decade, merging the firm in 2016.
Dr. Brothers served as a management and social policy professor for over a decade at NYU and Rutgers and served as a Visiting Fellow at the Hauser Center at Harvard. He is currently serving as an Honorary Professor of Practice at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has worked with the China Global Philanthropy Institute in Beijing.
Dr. Brothers has been a writer with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Nonprofit Quarterly and the Huffington Post and is an author of several books. He has been interviewed, referenced or quoted in dozens of local, national and international media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Brothers has spoken to thousands on nonprofit and philanthropic effectiveness.
Dr. Brothers began his work serving in the local community, inspired by growing up in deep poverty, serving as a community organizer and family case manager in urban neighborhoods in the Midwest to leadership positions, including CEO, with local and national organizations on the East Coast. Dr. Brothers is proud that this work leaves a legacy of innovative efforts that still serves every day a wide network of children and families, including homeless women and children receiving emergency services in Northern Virginia, to after-school programs for children in the housing projects in South Brooklyn to transitional housing options for immigrant families in Boston who are suffering from domestic violence.
Dr Matthias Blum
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Matthias is an economist and policy advisor at the German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer). He earned a PhD from the Universität Tübingen in 2012. Matthias worked at the University of Tübingen, the Technical University of Munich and Queen’s University Belfast. He contributed to modules in economics, business and quantitative methods at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is experienced in supervising PhD students.
Matthias’s research expertise is in economic history, health and development econonomics. Topics Matthias has studied include the nutritional standards of Germans during the First World War, the health standards and sample selection during the Great Irish Famine (1845-49) and the development of ‚biological living standards‘ throughout the world during the past two centuries.
Matthias’s work has been published in the European Economic Review, Economics and Human Biology, the Economic History Review, the European Review of Economic History and Explorations in Economic History. He co-edited An Economist’s Guide to Economic History (with Dr. Chris Colvin, QUB) published by Palgrave Macmillan (2018).
Dr Steven Fang
Honorary Professor of Practice
Dr Steven Fang is Founder and Executive Director of Invitrocue Limited (ASX:IVQ), partner at Clearbridge Accelerator and was the Group CEO of CordLife Ltd. He has been awarded with the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for New Enterprise, Spirit of Enterprise and the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award’s Outstanding Entrepreneur Award.
Dr Fang has over two decades of experience in building biotechnology and life sciences companies. Dr Fang was the Group CEO of CordLife Ltd, which he founded in May 2001; the company has since grown with operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Indonesia, Kolkata, India, and Australia. CordLife was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2004 and spun off a separate entity in 2012, which subsequently was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Prior to CordLife, Dr Fang held various management positions in Becton Dickinson, Baxter Healthcare and Sterling Pharmaceuticals (now part of GSK).
Professor Teo Forcht-Dagi
T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi, MD, DMedSc, DHC, MBA, FRCSEd, is a neurosurgeon, educator, CEO, company chairman and director, venture capitalist and inventor. He is the Senior Managing Partner at Rosc Global, Inc. and most recently served as CEO of Boston Neurosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing non-invasive neurodiagnostics.
Teo has served on multiple public and private company boards in UK, US and Canada. His investments have included AtheroGenics, Inc (Nasdaq: AGIX); Inhibitex, Inc. (Nasdaq: INHX, founding board member, acquired by Bristol-Myers-Squibb); Synageva, Inc. (acquired by Alexion); Trivirix, Inc. (acquired by Nortel); Encelle, Inc. (acquired by Pioneer Surgical); Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC); and Merix Biosciences (now Argos Therapeutics, Nasdaq: ARGS). He is currently a director of Tharos, Ltd, Ateria, Ltd., Axial 3D, Ltd., and healthEgames, Inc. He has been involved in four Northern Irish companies.
Teo also serves as an advisor to NanoDx, Inc., The Health Data Exchange, Ltd., Broadview Ventures, Inc., The Innovacorp Crown Corporation, Ltd. (Canada), and Curam at the National University of Ireland (Galway). He served previously as chair of the SAB at DuPont Pharma, Inc., and an SAB member the Royal Bank of Canada, Montgomery Securities, and Lundbeck, USA.
Earlier in his career, Teo served as a flight surgeon in the United States Army, and a combat neurosurgeon. He later held a number of senior government advisory positions including Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense of Health Affairs, the Office of Technology Assessment of the United States Congress, the Science Advisor to the White House, and the US Food and Drug Administration. Among other distinctions, He holds a personal US Humanitarian Service Medal.
A board-certified neurosurgeon, Teo studied classical piano at the Juilliard School, received an AB from Columbia College, an MD and MPH from Johns Hopkins, an MTS from Harvard and an MBA from Wharton. He trained in neurosurgery and neurophysiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and at the Neurosurgical Unit of the Guy’s Maudsley and King’s College Hospitals in London.
He holds Fellowships in the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (ad hominem), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the College of Critical Care Medicine (by election), and the American College of Surgeons. He was appointed the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Fellow at Harvard University, a Fellow of the Society for Health and Human Values, a Mendeleyeff Traveling Fellow, a Neuroresearch Foundation Fellow, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Georgetown University. He was conferred a DMedSc (hon) by Queen’s University Belfast and a DHC (hon) by the Technical University of Kaunas in Lithuania, and nominated a Dixon Medalist in Belfast.
Teo is a veteran venture capitalist who has helped raise over $700 million for funds and companies. He has been involved in teaching innovation, entrepreneurship and business strategy. He developed the curriculum in translational science for the Georgia Institute of Technology and helped develop the biomedical entrepreneurship track at the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. He served as a Director at the Georgia Tech, the Goergen Entrepreneurship Center of the Wharton School, and the Harvard-MIT Program in Biomedical Entrepreneurship.
Teo was president of the Harvard Club of Georgia, and chaired the Harvard admissions advisory committee.
He served as chairman of the Committee on Perioperative Care of the American College of Surgeons, and of the (National) Council on Perioperative and Surgical Safety. He also served as President of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society, advisor to the Georgia Medicare Committee, and Director of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, the Georgia Entrepreneurs Foundation, the Georgia Biotechnology Alliance, the Georgia Venture Capital Association, the Massachusetts Medical Development Group, and the Beth Israel Lahey Hospital and Health System where he also directs the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research. He was recently elected to an unusual second term as a Section Chair and Director of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Teo has edited, authored, or co-authored seven books, over 250 articles and over 500 presentations. He is an editor of Neurosurgery, Numanities, and the Journal of Clinical Ethics. He has held several professorial appointments, and serves currently as honorary professor at the William H. Clinton Leadership Center and Queen’s University Belfast. He also teaches at the advanced course in venture capital for the National Venture Capital Association.
Teo was returned to active reserve duty as a medical officer in conjunction with the Coronavirus emergency.
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Professor Mark Hart
Professor Mark Hart is Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School, Associate Director of the Aston Centre for Growth, and is one of the Programme Directors and Academic Lead of the national Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme. A 2014 recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, he has played a national role in promoting enterprise skills and supporting entrepreneurs as well as advising government on small business and entrepreneurship matters.
He is Deputy Director of the national Enterprise Research Centre (www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk) which is jointly hosted by Aston University and the University of Warwick and has as its mission to understand the drivers of small business growth.
Mark leads on business growth and productivity research to understand the dynamics of the private sector over time and the role of SMEs as well as contributing to the work on growth ambition and access to finance. He also manages the GEM UK national team for GEM Global which is the only international source of annual evidence on entrepreneurial attitudes, activity and aspiration (www.gemconsortium.org).
Professor Declan Kelly
Declan Kelly is the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Teneo. He is responsible for running all of the company’s operations globally.
Declan is a trusted advisor to several of the world’s leading CEOs and corporations.
Prior to Teneo, Declan served as the U.S. Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland at the U.S. Department of State, appointed by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in September, 2009.
In his role as Envoy, Declan is recognized as having helped bring significant investment to the region from U.S. corporations. He also played a significant role in supporting the efforts that led to the historic devolution of policing and justice powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly, giving Northern Ireland fully devolved political governance for the first time in its modern history.
Prior to his government service, Declan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of FTI Consulting (FTI), one of the world’s leading international consulting companies.
Prior to taking an executive officer position at FTI, Declan was Chairman and CEO of Financial Dynamics in the United States and Chairman of Financial Dynamics in Ireland.
Declan previously worked as a journalist for more than a decade. He was selected as the recipient of the AT Cross Business Journalist of The Year Award in 1994.
Declan is a graduate of The National University of Ireland (Galway). In 2012, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, presented to individuals of different ethnic backgrounds who distinguish themselves by their contributions to society in the United States.
In 2008 he became the youngest-ever recipient of the American Irish Historical Society’s prestigious Gold Medal, given annually to one person deemed to have made a unique contribution to Irish American society.
Declan is an honorary Visiting Professor in Management and Leadership at Queen’s University Belfast. In 2011 he also received an honorary doctorate from the University in recognition of his service to the community and economy of Northern Ireland.
He created and continues to underwrite and personally oversee The Northern Ireland Mentorship Program which enables young university graduates from Northern Ireland to spend a year working within several leading corporations in the United States with a view to using their experience to embark on new careers in Northern Ireland. To date there have been over 100 participants in the program.
Declan serves on the board of Global Citizen, a leading international advocacy organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. Through his involvement with Global Citizen, Declan served as an Executive Producer of ‘One World: Together At Home’ a historic broadcasting event held on April 18th, 2020 which has raised $127 million in commitments to date in support of health care workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also served as an Executive Producer of the ‘Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100’ which brought together heads of state, dignitaries, many of the world’s most talented artists and influencers, and thousands of global citizens to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela and led to 60 commitments and announcements worth $7.2 Billion, set to affect the lives of 121M people.
Professor Irvine Lapsley
Irvine Lapsley is Professor of Accounting Emeritus and Director of the Institute of Public Sector Accounting Research at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He is a member of CNPR (the Centre for Not for Profit and Public-Sector Research) at the Management School, Queen`s University, Belfast. He is an Honorary Professor at Queen`s University Belfast and a Visiting Professor at NTNU University, Trondheim. He has been a Visiting Professor at Lund University, Politecnico di Milano, Mannheim University, the University of Zaragoza and Sydney University.
He has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Accounting and Finance Association (2014). He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of Lund, Sweden, May 2018. He has been an advisor to the Finance and Health Committees in the Scottish Parliament.
He is Joint Editor of Financial Accountability & Management (Wiley), a journal devoted to accountability and financial management in public sector and nonprofit organizations.
He is a Faculty Member of EIASM(Brussels). He is Chair of the Scientific Committee of the EIASM Public Sector Conference and a co-chair of the EIASM research workshop on the Third Sector. He has co-chaired 25 editions of the New Public Sector Seminar, which has been supported by BAA, CIMA and ESRC.
His research interests include: Public sector reforms: particularly the Audit Society, the role of accounting and transparency in New Public Management, Performance Management in public services and the impact of austerity on government activities. This includes research on charities, government (local and central) and the NHS. He has held research grants from the EU, ESRC, Leverhulme, Nuffield, CIMA, CIPFA and ICAS
He has published widely on public sector financial management issues with over 100 academic articles and 19 books and monographs. His most recent publications are : Bruno, A & Lapsley, IM 2018, 'The emergence of an accounting practice: The fabrication of a government accrual accounting system' Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Christine Cooper and Irvine Lapsley, Hillsborough: The Fight for Accountability, Critical Perspectives on Accounting (2019) Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Juan Du and Irvine Lapsley(2019) The Reform of UK Universities: A Management Dream, An Academic Nightmare? Abacus; Alex Ala and Irvine Lapsley (2019) Accounting for Crime in the Neoliberal World, British Accounting Review; Irvine Lapsley and Peter Miller, (2019) Transforming the Public Sector 1998-2018 , Auditing Accounting and Accountability Journal; Irvine Lapsley and Federica Segato (2019) Citizens, Technology and the NPM Movement, Public Money and Management ;Kari Nyland, Per Christian Ahlgren and Irvine Lapsley (2020) NPM Resistance: A Political Intervention, Financial Accountability & Management.
Professor Stephen Roper
Stephen Roper is Professor of Enterprise at Warwick Business School, Director of the Enterprise Research Centre (www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk) and Co-Director of the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE). Prior to joining Warwick, Stephen was Assistant Director at the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre.
Stephen’s research interests include innovation and innovation policy in the UK and internationally and he has published widely in both areas. Stephen regularly acts as a consultant for OECD and the World Bank on issues related to small business development and innovation policy. Stephen is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the RSA.
Dr Rebecca Stuart
Honorary Professor of Practice
Rebecca Stuart is an Advisor in the Monetary Policy Division of the Central Bank of Ireland. From September 2020, she will be on sabbatical at the Institute of Economic Research in the University of Neuchatel. Rebecca joined the Central Bank in 2004, beginning her career in the Financial Stability area. Her work has involved developing frameworks for policy assessment at the Irish and European level. She has represented the Central Bank of Ireland at European policy fora, including the Monetary Policy Committee of the Eurosystem of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Advisory Technical Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).
Rebecca earned a PhD in Economics from University College Dublin in 2016. In 2017, she was awarded the Barrington Medal by the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, which recognises ‘promising new researchers in the economic and social sciences in Ireland’. Since 2019, she is Secretary of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland.
Rebecca’s research focusses on financial and monetary history, and monetary policy. Her work has studied the long-run evolution of financial and macroeconomic data through time and across countries. In particular, she has worked on stock market integration and the forecasting and co-movement of business cycles during late 19th and 20th centuries. In addition, she has studied the information content of central bank communications.