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

    Dean of Postgraduate Research and Director of the Ulster Doctoral College Ulster University Doctoral College +44 28 9036 6669 mh.murphy@ulster.ac.uk 14G15 - Jordanstown campus

    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.

    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

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

    Dr Jacqueline Reilly

    Head of the Doctoral College (Belfast/Jordanstown) Ulster University Doctoral College +44 28 9036 8430 j.reilly@ulster.ac.uk 14G09 - Jordanstown campus

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

    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

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

    Professor Alison Gallagher

    Head of the Doctoral College (Coleraine/Magee) Ulster University Doctoral College +44 28 7012 3178 am.gallagher@ulster.ac.uk L246 - Coleraine campus

    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.

    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)

    Gwen McCracken

    Doctoral College Manager (Jordanstown/Belfast) Ulster University Doctoral College +44 28 9036 6234 g.mccracken@ulster.ac.uk 14G14 - Jordanstown campus

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

    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

  • Lisa Thompson - Doctoral Development Manager

    Lisa Thompson

    Doctoral Development Manager Ulster University Doctoral College +44 28 9036 8963 l.thompson@ulster.ac.uk 14G12 - Jordanstown campus

    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.

    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

    Hazel Campbell

    Doctoral College Finance Officer Ulster University Doctoral College +44 28 7012 4729 hj.campbell@ulster.ac.uk L245 - Coleraine campus

    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.

    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)

    Kate McMorris

    Executive Assistant (Registration and Examinations) Ulster University Doctoral College +44 28 9036 6232 c.mcmorris@ulster.ac.uk 14G13 - Jordanstown campus

    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)

    Eileen Shannon

    Executive Assistant (Registration and Examinations) Ulster University Doctoral College +44 28 7012 4455 e.shannon@ulster.ac.uk L247 - Coleraine campus

    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.

    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

    Tracey Grissam

    Support Assistant Ulster University Doctoral College +44 28 7012 3511 t.grissam@ulster.ac.uk L232 - Coleraine campus

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

    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 - Support Assistant

    Claire Leahey

    Support Assistant Ulster University Doctoral College +44 28 9036 8107 c.leahey@ulster.ac.uk 14G16 - Jordanstown campus

    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

    Leonard O'Regan

    Support Assistant Ulster University Doctoral College +44 28 9036 6079 jl.oregan@ulster.ac.uk 14G16 - Jordanstown campus

    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

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