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Ulster University Business School are delighted to appoint a number of high-profile visiting professors who perform a variety of activities with the aim of enriching student experience, developing curriculum and contributing to the research activities of the School.  Visiting professors are attached to Departments within the School and contribute their knowledge, expertise in a variety of different ways depending on their own strengths and expertise.

The webpage provides information on our Visiting Professoriate and gives some examples of the key role that they play in the life and development of Ulster University Business School.

Prof Mark Durkin on the value of UUBS Visiting Professor Network.

Our visiting professors

Prof Ken Addley OBE

Professor Prof Ken Addley OBE

  • Faculty Research Champion, Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Professor Grainne Allen

  • Director of Food Innovation, McDonalds UK&I
Simon Bridge

Professor Simon Bridge

  • Author and researcher, Board member on several third sector (community or arts) organisations.
Robert Fitzpatrick

Professor Robert Fitzpatrick

  • Chief Executive, The Odyssey Trust Company Ltd
Neil Gibson

Professor Neil Gibson

  • Chief Economist, EY Ireland
Graham Gudgin

Professor Graham Gudgin

  • Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Business Research Judge Business Scholl,  University of Cambridge
Anthony Harbinson 

Professor Anthony Harbinson 

  • Director of Access to Justice, Department of Justice
  • Director of the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service
Julie Hastings

Professor Julie Hastings

  • Marketing Director, Hastings Hotels
Jackie Henry

Professor Jackie Henry

  • Senior Partner, Deloitte NI
Mike Johnston MBE

Professor Mike Johnston MBE

  • Chief Executive, Dairy Council for Northern Ireland
Lee Jolliffe

Professor Lee Jolliffe

Stephen Kelly

Professor Stephen Kelly

  • CEO, Manufacturing NI
Derek Kennedy

Professor Derek Kennedy

  • Business Transformation Director, Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland
Lester Manley

Professor Lester Manley

  • Business Owner, Entrepreneur, Manleys Branding House, trailblazer BBQ

Professor Ian McConnell

  • Partner, PWC
Feargal McCormack

Professor Feargal McCormack

  • Managing Director, PKF-FPM
Jennifer McKeever

Professor Jennifer McKeever

  • Managing Director, Airporter NI
Niall McKenna

Professor Niall McKenna

  • Restauranteur, James Street South
Tina McKenzie

Professor Tina McKenzie

  • CEO, Staffline Recruitment Ireland
Niall McKeown

Professor Niall McKeown

  • Founder and CEO, Ionology
Gordon Milligan

Professor Gordon Milligan

  • Deputy Chief Executive, Translink
John Stapleton

Professor John Stapleton

  • Entrepreneur, Investor, Non-Executive Director
David Taylor

Professor David Taylor

  • Founder of Naked Leader, Naked Leader
Paul Wickens

Professor Paul Wickens

  • Chief Executive, Dept. of Finance – Enterprise Shared Services
Ian Yeoman

Professor Ian Yeoman

  • Associate Professor of Tourism Futures, Te Herenga Waka —Victoria University of Wellington
Alain Kerloc'h

Professor Alain Kerloc'h

  • Restauranteur, Ox