Contact

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

For general enquiries, please contact pgr@ulster.ac.uk and one of our team will be happy to respond.

Introducing the Doctoral College team

  • Marie Murphy - Dean of Postgraduate Research and Director of the Ulster Doctoral College

    Professor Marie Murphy

    Professor Marie Murphy is the Dean of Postgraduate Research and Director of the Doctoral College. Marie will deal with policy and the development of the College.

    Job Title Dean of Postgraduate Research and Director of the Ulster Doctoral College School/Department Ulster University Doctoral College Campus Jordanstown campus Telephone: +44 28 9036 6669 Email: mh.murphy@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • 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
  • Jacqueline Reilly - Head of the Doctoral College (Belfast/Jordanstown)

    Dr Jacqueline Reilly

    Dr Jackie Reilly is Head of the Doctoral College for Jordanstown and Belfast campuses. Contact her for any queries relating to your research studies.

    Job Title Head of the Doctoral College (Belfast/Jordanstown) School/Department Ulster University Doctoral College Campus Jordanstown campus Telephone: +44 28 9036 8430 Email: j.reilly@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • 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
  • Alison Gallagher - Head of the Doctoral College (Coleraine/Magee)

    Professor Alison Gallagher

    Professor Alison Gallagher is the Head of the Doctoral College for Coleraine and Magee campuses. Contact her for any queries relating to your research studies.

    Job Title Head of the Doctoral College (Coleraine/Magee) School/Department Ulster University Doctoral College Campus Coleraine campus Telephone: +44 28 7012 3178 Email: am.gallagher@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • Provides campus based leadership of the Doctoral College (Coleraine/Magee)
    • 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
  • Gwen McCracken - Doctoral College Manager (Jordanstown/Belfast)

    Gwen McCracken

    Gwen McCracken is the Doctoral College Manager for the Jordanstown and Belfast campuses. Contact her with queries relating to student progress matters.

    Job Title Doctoral College Manager (Jordanstown/Belfast) School/Department Ulster University Doctoral College Campus Jordanstown campus Telephone: +44 28 9036 6234 Email: g.mccracken@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • 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
  • Sarah Stewart - Academic Policy & Standards Officer

    Sarah Stewart

    Job Title Academic Policy & Standards Officer School/Department Academic Office Campus Coleraine campus Telephone: +44 28 7012 4603 Email: s.stewart@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • 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
  • Lisa Thompson - Doctoral Development Manager

    Lisa Thompson

    Lisa Thompson is the Doctoral Development Manager and is based on the Jordanstown campus. Contact Lisa with queries in relation to the Researcher Development Programme.

    Job Title Doctoral Development Manager School/Department Ulster University Doctoral College Campus Jordanstown campus Telephone: +44 28 9036 8963 Email: l.thompson@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • 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
  • Hazel Campbell - Student Finance Officer

    Hazel Campbell

    Hazel Campbell is the Student Finance Officer and is based on the Coleraine campus. Contact her with queries relating to scholarships or student finance matters.

    Job Title Student Finance Officer School/Department Ulster University Doctoral College Campus Coleraine campus Telephone: +44 28 7012 4729 Email: hj.campbell@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • 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
  • Kate McMorris - Executive Assistant (Registration and Examinations)

    Kate McMorris

    Job Title Executive Assistant (Registration and Examinations) School/Department Ulster University Doctoral College Campus Jordanstown campus Telephone: +44 28 9036 6232 Email: c.mcmorris@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • 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
  • Eileen Shannon - Executive Assistant (Registration and Examinations)

    Eileen Shannon

    Eileen Shannon is the Registration and Examinations Officer and is based at the Coleraine campus, supporting queries from students on the Coleraine and Magee campuses.

    Job Title Executive Assistant (Registration and Examinations) School/Department Ulster University Doctoral College Campus Coleraine campus Telephone: +44 28 7012 4455 Email: e.shannon@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • 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
  • Tracey Grissam - Support Assistant

    Tracey Grissam

    Tracey Grissam is Support Assistant based on the Coleraine campus. Contact her with day to day enquiries.

    Job Title Support Assistant School/Department Ulster University Doctoral College Campus Coleraine campus Telephone: +44 28 7012 3511 Email: t.grissam@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • 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
  • Claire Leahey - Support Assistant

    Claire Leahey

    Job Title Support Assistant School/Department Ulster University Doctoral College Campus Jordanstown campus Telephone: +44 28 9036 8107 Email: c.leahey@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • 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
  • Leonard O'Regan - Support Assistant

    Leonard O'Regan

    Job Title Support Assistant School/Department Ulster University Doctoral College Campus Jordanstown campus Telephone: +44 28 9036 6079 Email: jl.oregan@ulster.ac.uk

    Main duties

    • 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

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