Professor Marie McHugh Dean, Ulster University Business School
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Marie McHugh is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Dean of the Ulster University Business School. Marie read Psychology at Queen's University Belfast, graduating with a BA (Hons) in 1983. This was followed by an MSc in Occupational Psychology in 1985, and in 1997 she obtained a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from the Ulster University.
Marie joined Ulster University as a Research Officer in 1987, and obtained a Lectureship in 1989. In 2001 she was promoted to a Personal Professorship. Prior to becoming Dean of the Ulster Business School in 2009, Marie was Head of the Department of Management. She has been a Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the University of Nebraska (USA), and the University of Halmstad (Sweden).
In addition to her roles at Ulster University, Professor McHugh is a member of the Council of the CBI (NI), and is Editor of the Leadership and Organizational Development Journal. Marie has been a member of the UK Government's Business Schools' Task Force, which focussed on the contribution that business schools make to the development of the UK economy. She is immediate Past President of the British Academy of Management, and has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Academy. Her main research interests are work stress, organisational health and organisational change, and she has published widely within these areas. She has acted as a consultant to a variety of organisations, nationally and internationally.