Expert Commentary and Analysis

Ulster University is home to a number of world-leading experts covering the fields of personalised medicine, digital health, biomedical sciences, psychology and more.


Ulster University academics are tackling the coronavirus pandemic head on by using their research skills, expertise and global partnership networks to understand the virus and support the local, national and international response.

Ulster University is home to a number of world-leading experts covering the fields of personalised medicine, digital health, biomedical sciences, psychology and more.

Our experts are available for commentary and analysis.

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The Covid-19 Experts

Professor Tony Bjourson

Professor of Genomics

School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of expertise Personalised medicine, testing, genomics, bioinformatics.


Professor James McLaughlin

Head of School of Engineering

School of Engineering

Areas of expertise Nanotechnology, point of care diagnostics, integrated algorithm based solutions, sensor & IOT technology, Digital Healthcare Technology, Innovation.


Professor Tara Moore

Professor of Personalised Medicine

School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of expertise Personalised medicine, virology, microbiology, genetic diagnostics.


Dr Magda Bucholc

Lecturer in Data Analytics

School of Computing, Eng & Intel. Sys

Areas of expertise Data analytics, machine learning, healthcare informatics.


Dr Raymond Bond

Reader in Data Analytics

School of Computing

Areas of expertise Digital health, biomedical and healthcare informatics, human-computer interaction, data modelling.


Professor Maurice Mulvenna

Professor of Computer Science

School of Computing

Areas of expertise Computing and mental health, artificial intelligence, digital wellbeing, innovation and assistive technologies, human-computer interaction, data mining.


Gareth Hetherington

Director of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre

Ulster University Economic Policy Centre

Areas of expertise Economic policy, policy evaluation, economic impact assessments.


Richard Johnston

Assistant Director, Ulster University Economic Policy Centre (UUEPC)

Ulster University Economic Policy Centre

Areas of expertise Competitiveness, productivity, local economic development, economic impact assessments, corporation tax, the rating system.


Professor Siobhan O'Neill

Professor of Mental Health Sciences

School of Psychology

Areas of expertise Mental health and wellbeing, trauma, suicidal behaviour.


Professor Mark Tully

Professor of Public Health

School of Health Sciences

Areas of expertise Public health, mental health and wellbeing, physical activity.


Professor Colum Walsh

Professor of Genetics

School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of expertise Molecular diagnostics, genetic epidemiology, virology, bioinformatics


Dr David Gibson

Senior Lecturer

School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of expertise Immunology, Proteomics, Serology, Genomics and Metabolomics


Dr Pamela Magee

Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition

School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of expertise Nutrition, Sport and Nutrition, Vitamin D