Professor Ian Greer has been President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast since August 2018. Ian is a strong advocate for University social responsibility including widening participation. He leads the innovation pillar of the Belfast Region City Deal, driving innovation in key sectors for the local economy - creative industries, health innovation, data science & analytics, and advanced manufacturing. He is currently President of Universities Ireland, promoting collaboration across the island.
We're delighted to have Ian at the helm as we develop plans for the new Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's. Find out more about Ian's background here.
Nathalie Trott was appointed Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Queen's in 2019. She came to us from Dublin City University Educational Trust where she was Chief Executive Officer. A History and Management and MBA graduate of the University of Cambridge, Nathalie has worked for the Cambridge Judge Business School as Director of External Affairs and Head of Alumni Relations for the University of Cambridge, as well as alumni engagement roles with Said and Warwick Business Schools.
Professor Glenn Patterson has been the Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's since 2017. Glenn has written four works of non-fiction including Backstop Land (2019) and its forthcoming follow up, and ten novels, most recently Where Are We Now? (2020). With Colin Carberrry, he co-wrote the film Good Vibrations, for which the pair were nominated for Outstanding Debut at the 2014 BAFTA Film awards. He has written plays for Radio 3 and Radio 4, and with composer Neil Martin, he wrote Long Story Short: The Belfast Opera in 2016.