School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Key Contacts

School Management Team

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast, 69/71 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HL

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5941/3323/5117
Email ssesw@qub.ac.uk

NameArea of ResponsibilityTelephone Number
Professor Carl Bagley Head of School +44 (0)28 9097 5929
Mrs Patricia Reilly School Manager +44 (0)28 9097 3357
Dr Karen Winter Director of Undergraduate Education +44 (0)28 9097 3917 
Dr Kathy Higgins Director of Graduate Studies +44 (0)28 9097 5286
Professor Tony Gallagher Director of Research +44 (0)28 9097 5357
Dr Karen Kerr Director of Internationalisation +44 (0)28 9097 5945
Dr Billy McClune Staff Rep +44 (0)28 9097 5938
Dr Sarah Miller Student Affairs Rep +44 (0)28 9097 5944
Dr Andrew Percy Criminology Subject Lead +44 (0)28 9097 5261
Dr Caitlin Donnelly Education Subject Lead +44 (0)28 9097 5943
Dr Bronagh Byrne  Social Policy Subject Lead Email b.byrne@qub.ac.uk
Dr Gavin Davidson  Social Work Subject Lead +44 (0)28 9097 3151
Professor Madeleine Leonard  Sociology Subject Lead +44 (0)28 9097 3375
Dr Andy Percy Examination Liaison Officer (UG) +44 (0)28 9097 5261
Dr John Devaney Examination Liaison Officer (PG) +44 (0)28 9097 5907
Dr Laura Dunne  SWAN Champion +44 (0)28 9097 5042
Dr Sirin Sung SWAN Champion +44 (0)28 9097 3469

Student Support

NameArea of ResponsibilityTelephone Number
Dr Bronagh Byrne  Undergraduate Disability Advisor Email b.byrne@qub.ac.uk 
Dr Pamela Cowan Postgraduate Disability Advisor +44 (0)28 9097 5931
Dr Gavin Davidson PhD Convenor  +44 (0)28 9097 3151
Dr Gemma Carney PGR Tutor +44 (0)28 9097 3749
Dr Caroline Linse Senior Tutor to International Students +44 (0)28 9097 3441
Dr Dirk Schubotz School Research Ethics Committee +44 (0)28 9097 3947
Dr Katrina Lloyd School Research Ethics Committee +44 (0)28 9097 5962

Open Learning Programme

Open Learning Office, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University, 20 College Green, Belfast BT7 1LN

Tel.:028 9097 3323/3539
Email: openlearning.education@qub.ac.uk

NameArea of ResponsibilityTelephone Number
Dr Cathal McManus Co-Director +44 (0)28 9097 5914
Dr Tess Maginess Co-Director +44 (0)28 9097 2512
Wendy Hunter Administrator +44 (0)28 9097 5057
Martina Carey Clerical Officer +44 (0)28 9097 3539
Janice McKee Clerical Officer +44 (0)28 9097 3539
Claire Shannon Finance Officer +44 (0)28 9097 3808

Undergraduate Programme Directors

NameArea of ResponsibilityTelephone Number
Dr Siobhán McAlister Criminology +44 (0)28 9097 5965
Dr Bronagh Byrne Social Policy +44 (0)28 9097 1478
Dr Lisa Bunting Social Work (3 year degree) +44 (0)28 9097 1482
Dr David Hayes Social Work (2 year degree) +44 (0)28 9097 5971
Dr Lisa Bunting Social Work (3 to 5 year part-time degree)   +44 (0)28 9097 1482
Dr Veronique Altglas  Sociology  +44 (0)28 9097 3581
Dr Andrew Percy Sociology with Quantitative Methods +44 (0)28 9097 5261

Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Certificates 

NameArea of ResponsibilityTelephone Number
Dr Anne Campbell
PG Certificate in Applied Social Studies (Dual Diagnosis) +44 (0)28 9097 5990

Initial Teacher Education: PGCE

Name Area of Responsibility Telephone Number
Dr Alison MacKenzie PGCE Director +44 (0)28 9097 5930
Dr James Nelson PGCE Deputy Director and Coordinator PGCE RE / Educational and Professional Studies +44 (0)28 9097 5904
Dr Jennifer Roberts PGCE Deputy Director and Coordinator PGCE International +44 (0)28 9097 3177
Dr Ian Cantley Coordinator PGCE Maths +44 (0)28 9097 5936
Ian Collen Coordinator PGCE Modern Languages +44 (0)28 9097 5960
Dr Pamela Cowan Co-ordinator PGCE ICT +44 (0)28 9097 5931
Lesley Emerson Coordinator PGCE Social Sciences +44 (0)28 9097 5927
Dr Billy McClune Coordinator PGCE Science +44 (0)28 9097 5938
Dr Shelia McConnellogue Coordinator PGCE English +44 (0)28 9097 5964
Margaret Mitchell Senior Programme Secretary (PGCE) +44 (0)28 9097 3514
Ruth McKittrick Programme Secretary (PGCE) +44 (0)28 9097 5928

Higher Education Teaching: PGCHET

NameArea of ResponsibilityTelephone Number
Dr Joe Allen Coordinator PGCHET +44 (0)28 9097 3424

Master's Degrees

NameArea of ResponsibilityTelephone Number
Dr Anne Campbell Director Masters in Applied Social Studies (MASS)  +44 (0)28 9097 5990
Dr Davy Hayes Director MASS Child Care  +44 (0)28 9097 5971
Dr Gavin Davidson  Director MASS Mental Health  +44 (0)28 9097 3151
Dr John Devaney Director MASS Strategy and Leadership +44 (0)28 9097 5907
Dr Stephen Coulter Director Family and Systemic Practice +44 (0)28 9097 3236
Dr Lorna Montgomery

Director of Practice Learning

+44 (0)28 9097 1480
Dr Michael Duffy Director Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programmes   +44 (0)28 9097 3298
Dr Emma Calvert  Director MRes Social Science Research +44 (0)28 9097 3958 
Dr Siobhán McAlister   Director MSc Youth Justice  +44 (0)28 9097 5918 
Dr Sarah Miller Director (Education PGT) +44 (0)28 9097 3441
Dr Aisling O'Boyle Coordinator MSc TESOL +44 (0)28 9097 3220
Prof Karola Dillenburger Coordinator MSc Autism Spectrum Disorders +44 (0)28 9097 5985
Dr Katerina Dounavi Coordinator MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis +44 (0)28 9097 5951
Professor Tony Gallagher Coordinator MEd Educational Leadership +44 (0)28 9097 5357
Prof Laura Lundy Coordinator MSc Children's Rights +44 (0)28 9097 5942
Dr Alison MacKenzie Coordinator MEd Inclusion and SNE +44 (0)28 9097 5930
Dr James Nelson Coordinator MEd Educational Studies +44 (0)28 9097 5904
Gillian Beavis Senior Programme Secretary (Education PGT) +44 (0)28 9097 5923
Deidre Davies Programme Secretary (Education PGT) +44 (0)28 9097 5258

Doctoral Research: Phd/MPhil, DChild, EdD

NameArea of ResponsibilityTelephone Number
Dr Kathryn Higgins Director of Graduate Studies +44 (0)28 9097 5286
Dr Gavin Davidson MPhil/PhD Programme +44 (0)28 9097 3151
Dr Caitlin Donnelly Professional Doctorates (research element) +44 (0)28 9097 5944
Dr Karen Winter DChild Programme +44 (0)28 9097 3917
Dr Katrina Lloyd EdD and EdD TESOL Programmes
+44 (0)28 9097 5944
Lara Sittlington PhD Programme Secretary +44 (0)28 9097 5961
Karen Wylie EdD Programme Secretary +44 (0)28 9097 5937
Victoria Nesbitt  DChild Programme Secretary +44 (0)28 9097 1481
Stewart McKibbin Research Programmes Secretary +44 (0)28 9097 3729

Research Support

NameArea of ResponsibilityTelephone Number
Stewart McKibbin Research Support Secretary +44 (0)28 9097 3729

NICILT

NameArea of ResponsibilityTelephone Number
Ian Collen Director +44 (0)28 9097 5960 
Louisa Gibson Administrator +44 (0)28 9097 5955 

Technical

NameArea of ResponsibilityTelephone Number
Stephen Whiteside Technician +44 (0)28 9097 5932