School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

HAPP Staff

Academic Staff - History



Dr Sparky Booker


Late Medieval Ireland; Dublin; gender

Dr Ian Campbell

Senior Lecturer

Early-Modern Ireland and Europe; 17th-century intellectual history; War and the supernatural

Dr Marie Coleman

Senior Lecturer

20th-Century Ireland; First World War and 1916; Decade of Centenaries

Dr Kieran Connell


Contemporary Britain; urban history; immigration and race relations; cultural history

Dr Paul Corthorn

Senior Lecturer

20th-Century Britain; Labour party; Cold War and international relations; Enoch Powell

Dr John Cunningham


17th-Century Ireland; Cromwellian Ireland; medical history

Dr John R. Curran

Senior Lecturer

Romano-Jewish relations; religions and society of the ancient Mediterranean and the Christianization of the later Roman Empire

Dr James Davis

Senior Lecturer

Later Medieval England; urban history; markets, trade and economic relations

Dr Elizabeth Dawson


Early Medieval History; conversion to Christianity in the Medieval West, the cults and Lives of early Christian saints, and the development of the Patrician cult from the fifth to twelfth century

Dr Aglaia De Angeli


20th-Century China; European colonialism and Republican China; Robert Hart

Dr Scott Dixon

Senior Lecturer

Religious history of Early-Modern Europe, especially the German Reformation and its legacy

Dr Elaine Farrell

Senior Lecturer

19th-Century Ireland; women's history; crime and punishment; migration and the Irish diaspora

Dr Daragh Gannon

Research Fellow

20th-Century Ireland: Transnational 1916; Irish diaspora; Irish in Britain

Prof. Peter Gray

Professor of Modern Irish History and Director, Institute of Irish Studies

19th-Century Ireland; the Great Famine and its historiography; politics of poverty and land; Ulster radicalism / Personal webpage

Prof. Crawford Gribben 

Professor of Early-Modern British History

Religious history of 17th-Century Britain and Ireland; apocalyticism and evangelicalism 17th-21st centuries

Dr Leonie Hannan

Research Fellow

Early-Modern Britain; gender, intellectual history and science in the 18th-century; heritage and material culture / Personal webpage

Dr David Heffernan

Research Fellow

RJ Hunter Fellowship; landed estates and the Ulster Plantation; 16th-Century Ireland

Dr Andrew Holmes


Religious history of 18th to 20th-Century Ireland, especially Ulster Presbyterianism; religion and science

Dr Tom Hulme 


20th-Century Britain; urban history of UK and USA; citizenship

Dr Brian Kelly


19th-20th-Century America; labour, race and class in the US south; Reconstruction and civil rights

Dr Daniel Kowalsky


20th-Century Europe; Spanish Civil War and its legacies; Soviet foreign policy

Dr Ashok Malhotra

Research Fellow

19th and 20th-Century British Empire; India; cultural and scientific history

Prof. Chris Marsh

Professor of Early-Modern Cultural History 16th and 17th-Century England; history of music and popular culture; history of religion
Prof. Fearghal McGarry Professor of Contemporary Irish History 20th-Century Ireland; 1916 and the Decade of Centenaries; Politics of Independent Ireland; Republicanism; History and film
Dr Eric Morier-Genoud Lecturer 20th-Century Sub-Saharan Africa; history of missions; Catholicism; Portuguese empire; Mozambique
Prof. Sean O'Connell Professor of British and Irish Social History and Discipline Lead for History 20th-Century Britain; urban history; class; consumerism; gender; Belfast
Prof. Mary O'Dowd Professor of Gender History Early-modern Ireland; women's history and historiography; history of marriage
Dr Sinead O'Sullivan Senior Lecturer Early Medieval Europe, especially Germany; intellectual history / Personal webpage
Dr Laura Pfuntner Lecturer Roman empire, especially Sicily; urban history
Dr Olwen Purdue Lecturer 19th-20th-Century Ireland; social history; class and poverty; the 'Big House'; Belfast; heritage and public history
Dr Emma Reisz Lecturer 20th-Century British Empire, especially South-East Asia; Robert Hart and China
Dr Todd Rester Research Fellow Early-Modern Britain and Europe; War and the Supernatural
Dr Nik Ribianszky Lecturer 18th-19th Century America; slavery; gender
Dr Alexander Titov Lecturer 20th-Century Europe; post-1945 USSR and Russia; foreign policy; intellectual history
Dr Floris Verhaart Research Fellow Early-Modern Britain and Europe; War and the Supernatural
Dr Keira Williams Lecturer

Modern/recent U.S. cultural and political history, with a particular focus on gender, race, class, and popular culture.

Academic Staff - Anthropology

Dr Dominic Bryan  Reader Anthropology of Ireland; conflict; rituals and emblems; policing; Belfast; commemorations
Dr Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou Lecturer Anthropology of conflict; Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean; ethnicity and nationalism; memory
Prof. Hastings Donnan Professor of Anthropology and Director, Mitchell Institute Anthropology of conflict; borderlands; Ireland; South Asia
Prof. Lisette Josephides  Professor of Anthropology Philosophical Anthropology; human rights and ideas of cosmopolitanism; Papua New Guinea
Dr John Knight Reader Anthroplogy of human-animal relations; Japanese society
Prof. Fiona Magowan Professor of Anthropology Anthroplogy of conflict; ethnomusicology; religion and ritual; risk; Aboriginal Australian society
Dr Maruska Svasek Reader Cultural Anthropology; migration, material culture, and emotions; South Asia; Central Europe
Dr Ioannis Tsioulakis Lecturer Ethnomusicology; music, professionalism and cultural identity; Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean; globalisation, economic change and world music
Dr Joseph Webster Lecturer Anthropology of religion; belief, ritual and practice; evangelicalism and apocalypticism; ethno-religious nationalism; Scotland and Northern Ireland
Cognition and Culture    
Dr Jonathan Lanman Lecturer

Cognitive science of religion; atheism and secularisation; Religious identity, ritual, and self-sacrifice

Dr Paulo Sousa Senior Lecturer and Director, Institute for Cognition and Culture Cognitive Anthropology; agency, moral psychology and inter-group conflict; relationship between harm and morality

Academic Staff - Politics, International Studies and Philosophy

Dr Timofey Agarin  Lecturer Ethnic Politics
Dr Stefan Andreasson  Senior Lecturer International and comparative politics; political economy of development; energy and natural resources. 
Prof David Archard  Professor Applied ethics, especially Children, Family and the State; Philosophy, Public Policy and Democracy; Moral and Legal Philosophy
Prof John Barry  Professor Green political theory, politics and political economy of sustainability, greening the economy, environmental and sustainable development policy-making, environmental ethics, transition to a low-carbon/renewable energy economy, normative dimensions of the transition to sustainability, citizenship, democracy and green politics, civic republicanism and green political theory, interdisciplinary sustainability research
Dr Mike Bourne Reader  Security politics and practices drawing particularly on critical security studies, new materialism/post-humanism, and mobilities
Dr Keith Breen  Senior Lecturer Contemporary political and social theory; theories of modernity and intersubjectivie
Dr Shane Brighton Lecturer  
Dr Dan Bulley  Senior Lecturer International ethics, and particularly the interaction of ethics, power and space in practices of international hospitality
Dr Roger Clarke  Lecturer Epistemology, Logic, History of Philosophy, and Free Will
Prof John Coakley    
Dr Joseph Diekemper  Lecturer

Metaphysics (especially space, time, properties, events, persons); Philosophical Theology (especially divine attributes, freedom/foreknowledge dilemma, and theological anthropology)

Dr Ralph Dietl  Senior Lecturer Diplomatic and international history - the main focus being on security and defence aspects of the European Integration process. International Organisations, the Cold War, contemporary European and German history and United States foreign policy
Prof Richard English Professor Politics and history of nationalism, political violence, and terrorism, with a particular focus on Ireland and Britain
Dr Elodie Fabre  Lecturer British and comparative European politics; parties and party systems; electoral competition and voting; and territorial politics
Prof Yvonne Galligan  Professor Gender Politics
Prof John Garry  Professor Electoral behaviour, public opinion and party competition
Dr Vivane Gravey Lecturer

European Union Politics, Environmental and Agricultural Policies, Policy Dismantling, European (dis)integration 

Dr Heather Johnson  Senior Lecturer Politics of Migration and Border Security, Citizenship and Nationalism
Dr Debbie Lisle  Professor International Relations and beyond: Tourism, Militarism, Everyday Life; Borders, Technology, Security; War, Representation, Surveillance
Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh Senior Lecturer Irish Politics and Government, and Public administration/management and policy
Dr Cillian McBride  Senior Lecturer Contemporary political theory, particularly the ethics and politics of recognition, republicanism (non-domination), and deliberative democracy/political liberalism
Dr Cathal McCall  Professor Debordering and rebordering the EU; EU border regions; Cross-border cooperation and conflict transformation
Dr Lee McGowan  Professor European politics, and especially the history and processes of EU integration: EU policy processes and especially competition policy; Northern Ireland and the EU; Far Right politics in Europe
Dr Peter McLoughlin  Lecturer Irish History and Politics
Dr Susan McManus  Lecturer Poststructuralist, utopian, and radical political theory, both historical and contemporary
Dr Paddy McQueen Lecturer Areas of research: Applied ethics; Social philosophy; Contemporary political theory; Feminism and gender theory; The politics of recognition; Autonomy; Utilitarianism; Foucault

Research statement: I work primarily in the areas of social philosophy, political theory and ethics. I am particularly interested in the philosophy of the self and the politics of identity, and how these shape issues in applied ethics and political theory. I have written extensively on contemporary recognition and gender politics, power and discourses of identity.
Prof Beverley Milton-Edwards  Professor Political Islam, Politics of the Middle East, Terrorism and Security, Security Sector Reform/Governance, Civil Policing, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, the Sinai, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, as well as Yemen and Libya
Alister Miskimmon Professor Strategic narratives, German, European and global security issues, and European integration.
Dr Joe Morrison  Lecturer Naturalized epistemology, Quine, holism, (anti-)psychologism in logic, reasoning, philosophy of science
Dr Margaret O'Callaghan Readership Irish history and politics, British high politics, politics of Irish literature
Prof David Phinnemore Professor The institutional and constitutional development of the European, notably EU treaty negotiations and reform.  EU enlargement.  EU external relations
Dr Chris Raymond  Lecturer Political parties, party systems and social cleavages, elections and voting, legislatures and legislative behaviour, political psychology, political sociology
Dr Fabian Schuppert  Lecturer Political theory, ethics and moral philosophy, with a focus on social, intergenerational and environmental justice
Dr Jack Seddon Lecturer Economic History
Dr Andrew Thomson  Lecturer Terrorism, international security, US foreign policy, US and Latin American relations, conflict analysis and peace science, and non-state actors in civil war
Prof Graham Walker  Professor The political history and contemporary politics of Scotland and Northern Ireland, particularly the politics of Unionism; the history and contemporary role of the Labour movement in the UK; political biography; the politics of sport
Dr Tom Walker  Senior Lecturer The extent and limits of healthcare professionals' obligations to provide information to their patients.  Questions of fairness in resource allocation decisions, focusing primarily on medical and social care resources. The ethics of interventions to change people's behaviour in order either to benefit them or to protect their future autonomy. The nature of privacy and the tension between respecting privacy and security
Dr Jeremy Watkins  Lecturer Theories of forgiveness and punishment, moral and legal responsibility, moral luck, the ethics of international law, and the definition of morality

Administrative Staff

School Manager Denise Toner +44 (0)28 9097 3449

PA to Head of School

Lorna Foley +44 (0)28 9097 5376

Education Administrator

Gemma Bruen  +44 (0)28 9097 3348
Research and Postgraduate Administrator Gareth Amos +44 (0)28 9097 1362 
Clerical Officer, Postgraduate Research Students
Paul Lappin +44 (0) 28 9097 5111
Clerical Officer
Tricia Lock +44 (0) 28 9097 3423 
Clerical Officer
Stephen Barnhill +44 (0) 28 9097 5290
Clerical Officer (Monday, Tuesday 8am - 4pm and Wednesday 8am - 12.30pm)
Jade Hutchinson +44 (0) 28 9097 3359
Education Admin (Tuesday to Friday)
Aine Egan +44 (0)28 9097 3651  
Education Admin Marie George  +44 (0) 28 9097 3876
Clerical Officer, Education
Caroline Cullen +44 (0) 28 9097 1149 
Clerical Officer, Education (Student Affairs) Peter Clarke +44 (0) 28 9097 3346
Clerical Officer, Finance (Tuesday to Friday)
Deirdre O'Hare  +44 (0) 28 9097 5033
Research and Postgraduate Admin Susan Templeton +44 (0) 28 9097 3325
Clerical Officer, Education (daily 9am - 12.45pm)
Fiona Boyd +44 (0) 28 9097 
Clerical Officer, Education (Wednesday 12.30pm - 5.00pm, Thursday and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm) Tracey McCarron +44 (0) 28 9097 3700
Clerical Officer, Education
Rosie McGaughey +44 (0) 28 9097 5101
Clerical Officer, Finance
Patrick Carson +44 (0) 28 9097 1302
Clerical Officer, Irish Studies (Tuesday to Thursday) Cathy Devlin +44 (0) 28 9097 3700


Affiliated Staff

Affiliated Staff

Dr Alexander Koensler, Institute Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice**

Dr Ida Milne, Research Fellow in Irish Medical History (Visiting IRC Elevate Fellow, QUB / Maynooth University)*

Dr Fiona Murphy, Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice**

Ms Lamprini Papathanasiou (Greek Language and History)

*Affiliated to History

**Affiliated to Anthropology

Irish Studies Associate Fellows

Honorary & Emeritus Staff


Emeritus staff

Professor Peter Bowler, Professor Emeritus in History of Science

Professsor Ken Brown, Professor Emeritus in History

Professor Brian Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Ancient History

Professor Leslie Clarkson, Professor Emeritus in Economic and Social History

Professor Sean Connolly, Professor Emeritus of Irish History

Professor Marie Therese Flanagan, Professor Emerita of Medieval History

Professor David Hayton, Professor Emeritus of Early-Modern Irish and British History

Professor Liam Kennedy, Professor Emeritus in Economic History

Professor David Whitehead, Professor Emeritus of Ancient History


Honorary and Visiting staff

Dr John Bergin, Visiting Research Fellow in Irish History

Mrs Brenda Collins, Visiting Research Fellow in Irish History

Dr Patrick Fitzgerald, Honorary Lecturer in Irish History, (Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Omagh)

Professor Peter Hennessy, Honorary Professor in History (Queen Mary, University of London)

Dr David Hensley, Visiting Research Fellow in Modern European History

Dr Myrtle Hill, Visiting Research Fellow in History

Dr Anthony Hirst, Honorary Lecturer in Modern Greek, Medieval and Byzantine Studies

Dr Nini Rodgers, Honorary Research Fellow in Irish History

Dr Margaret Ward, Visiting Research Fellow in Irish History



Dr. Anthony D. Buckley, Senior Honorary Research Fellow
PhD 1982 Birmingham; Medicine, ethnicity, religion, brotherhoods; Nigeria, N. Ireland.                                    

Dr. Lawrence Holden, Visiting Research Fellow
PhD 2006 Ulster; Critical regionalism, emotional geographies and ecopoetics in the study of cultural conceptions of tradition, place and locality.

Dr Nick McCaffery, Visiting Reseach Fellow, Social Anthropology

Prof. Kay Milton, Professor Emerita in Anthropology

Dr. Shaun Ogle, Honorary Research Fellow
PhD 1985 Belfast; Recreation, use of the countryside, young people's involvement in sport; Northern Ireland.

Dr. Qi Xiaoguang; Visiting Research Fellow 
PhD 2012 Minzu University. Business anthropology, Cultural comparative studies and Cross-cultural management

Dr Regina Schiller, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Marc Schiltz, Visiting Research Fellow; PhD London 1980; Yoruba studies, West Africa, Papua New Guinea; cosmopolitanism, ethics, religion, missionary studies, life stories, art, music, oral history, politics, witchcraft-sorcery.

Professor Emerita Elizabeth Tonkin
DPhil 1971 Oxford; History, oral history and anthropology, power and symbolism; West Africa.

Vincent Xiaoguang Qi, PhD EMBA FRAI 


Honorary and Visiting Staff in Irish Studies


Professor Graham MacDonald, Honorary Professor in Cognition and Culture

Professor Harvey Whitehouse, Honorary Professor in Cognition and Culture (Univderity of Oxford)


SAGE Project

Personnel working on the Sage Project

Clavero Sara 023.0G.012 3136 Reaearch
Garvey Jane 023.0G.012 3136 Research