Contact the Doctoral College

The Doctoral College team can help with any queries you may have in relation to research students and research degrees at Ulster University.

General contact details:

For queries on admissions please email researchstudent@ulster.ac.uk

For routine queries, please contact pgr@ulster.ac.uk

For studentship payment related queries please contact hj.campbell@ulster.ac.uk

Introducing the Doctoral College team

Professor Marie Murphy

Dean of Postgraduate Research and Director of the Ulster Doctoral College

Ulster University Doctoral College

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  • Key responsibilities
    • Provides strategic leadership for the Doctoral College
    • Chairs the Doctoral College Board and represents the DC at senior level in the university and externally
    • Policy development for postgraduate research at Ulster

  Find out more about Professor Marie Murphy


Dr Jacqueline Reilly

Head of the Doctoral College (Belfast/Jordanstown)

Ulster University Doctoral College

  • Key responsibilities
    • Provides campus based leadership of the Doctoral College (Jordanstown/Belfast)
    • Advises on PhD researcher queries which cannot be resolved at UoA / Faculty level
    • Lead sthe development and Implementation of policy and procedures for the recruitment, selection, progress monitoring and examination of researchers

  Find out more about Dr Jacqueline Reilly


Professor Alison Gallagher

Head of the Doctoral College (Coleraine/Magee)

Ulster University Doctoral College

  • Key responsibilities
    • Provides campus based leadership of the Doctoral College (Coleraine /Magee)
    • Advises on PhD researcher queries which cannot be resolved at UoA / Faculty level
    • Leads the development and Implementation of policy and procedures for the recruitment, selection, progress monitoring and examination of researchers

  Find out more about Professor Alison Gallagher


Gwen McCracken

Doctoral College Manager (Jordanstown/Belfast)

Ulster University Doctoral College

  • Key responsibilities
    • Responsible for day-to-day management of the Doctoral College operations and staff (Jordanstown/Belfast)
    • Supports the development and implementation of policy and procedures for the recruitment, selection, progress monitoring and examination of researchers
    • Ensures operational effectiveness of the Doctoral College

  Find out more about Gwen McCracken


Sarah Stewart

Doctoral College Manager (Coleraine/Magee)

Ulster University Doctoral College

  • Key responsibilities
    • Responsible for day-to-day management of the Doctoral College operations and staff (Coleraine/Magee)
    • Supports the development and implementation of policy and procedures for the recruitment, selection, progress monitoring and examination of researchers
    • Ensures operational effectiveness of the Doctoral College

  Find out more about Sarah Stewart


Lisa Thompson

Doctoral Development Manager

Ulster University Doctoral College

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  • Key responsibilities
    • Leads the development and delivery of the Researcher Development Programme for PhD researchers and supervisors
    • Advises on policy and procedures for Researcher Development
    • Leads communications with PhD researchers

  Find out more about Lisa Thompson


Hazel Campbell

Doctoral College Finance Officer

Ulster University Doctoral College

  • Key responsibilities
    • Leads the administration, monitoring and reporting requirements for all funded PhD studentships
    • Administers the payment of studentships and associated claims to funders
    • Administers PhD studentship competitions from advertisement to enrolment

  Find out more about Hazel Campbell


Kate McMorris

Executive Assistant (Registration and Examinations)

Ulster University Doctoral College

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  • Key responsibilities
    • Administers admission and re-enrolment processes for PhD researchers including advising on visa / compliance for overseas researchers
    • Monitors, records and reports research student progress including annual reporting and appointment of external examiners
    • Advises on all aspects of regulations for research degrees including complaints and appeals

  Find out more about Kate McMorris


Eileen Shannon

Executive Assistant (Registration and Examinations)

Ulster University Doctoral College

  • Key responsibilities
    • Administers admission and re-enrolment processes for PhD researchers including advising on visa / compliance for overseas researchers
    • Monitors, records and reports research student progress including annual reporting and appointment of external examiners
    • Advises on all aspects of regulations for research degrees including complaints and appeals

  Find out more about Eileen Shannon


Tracey Grissam

Support Assistant

Ulster University Doctoral College

  • Key responsibilities
    • Provides secretarial and  administrative support for Doctoral College staff
    • Manages diary commitments for Head of College Coleraine /Magee
    • Responds to and directs queries on Doctoral College matters from internal and external callers

  Find out more about Tracey Grissam


Claire Leahey

Executive Assistant

Ulster University Doctoral College

  • Key responsibilities
    • Provides secretarial and  administrative support for Doctoral College staff
    • Manages diary commitments for Dean
    • Responds to and directs queries on Doctoral College matters from internal and external callers

  Find out more about Claire Leahey


Leonard O'Regan

Support Assistant

Ulster University Doctoral College

  • Key responsibilities
    • Provides secretarial and  administrative support for Doctoral College staff
    • Manages diary commitments for Head of College Jordanstown/ Belfast
    • Responds to and directs queries on Doctoral College matters from internal and external callers

  Find out more about Leonard O'Regan