Business and the Economy

Learn more about our experts and their work providing analysis and thought leadership on the the opportunities and challenges Brexit presents for business and the economy.


Analysis & Thought Leadership

Professor Mark Durkin

Executive Dean (Ulster University Business School)

Mark leads the Ulster University Business School, a top ten business school in the UK in terms of reach and research impact. The School is firmly focused on opportunity creation and provides an entrepreneurial approach in its teaching and research delivery.

Professor Mark Durkin

Executive Dean

Mark is the Executive Dean of Ulster University Business School.

He is leading the work of the School to support businesses to become ‘Brexit ready’, making the most of opportunities and minimising potential risks. This work includes the development of a Business Toolkit for Brexit in order that managers can lead their companies more strategically in uncertain times.

To discuss what Brexit might mean for business, or explore how we could work with you, you can contact Mark by email: business@ulster.ac.uk

Dr Eoin Magennis

Senior Economist (Economic Research)

Eoin is a Senior Economist within Ulster University’s Economic Policy Centre. His research interests include economic policy research in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, regional and sub-regional economic development and the dynamics of trade.

Eoin Magennis

Senior Economist (Economic Research)

Eoin is a Senior Economist within Ulster University’s Economic Policy Centre. His research interests include economic policy research in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, regional and sub-regional economic development and the dynamics of trade.

He is applying his particular expertise to examining the economic implications of Brexit, both on the Northern Ireland economy regionally and at local council level.

You can view presentations delivered by Eoin on these issues in the contributions section of our website.

To discuss the economic implications of Brexit, please email Eoin at e.magennis@ulster.ac.uk or phone him on 078 2514 0326

Professor Gillian Armstrong

Director of Business Engagement

Gillian is Professor of Business Education and Head of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics within Ulster University Business School.

Professor Gillian Armstrong

Director of Business Engagement

Gillian is Professor of Business Education and Head of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics within Ulster University Business School.

Her work includes working closely with businesses, and with the professional and finance sectors in particular. As Brexit progresses, she will be working to actively support the supply of skills for business and industry and the attractiveness of Northern Ireland as a location to do business.

To discuss this work, please contact Gillian on ga.armstrong@ulster.ac.uk or 028 9036 8365