Visiting Professors at Ulster University Business School


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

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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

  • Head of Product Development , Marks and Spencer
Philip Bain

Professor Philip Bain

  • Co Founder , ShredBank
Ken Belshaw

Professor Ken Belshaw

  • Co-Founder/Managing Director , Grafton Recruitment
Simon Bridge

Professor Simon Bridge

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

Professor Claire Colhoun

  • CEO  , Ubisense
Sean Duffy

Professor Sean Duffy

  • Innovation Markets Leader – EY Ireland , EY
Robert Fitzpatrick

Professor Robert Fitzpatrick

  • Chief Executive , The Odyssey Trust Company Ltd
Tony Gandy

Professor Tony Gandy

  • Director , Associate Director and Reader, London Institute of Banking and Finance
Judith Gillespie CBE

Professor Judith Gillespie CBE

  • Former Assistant Chief Constable , PSNI

Professor Anthony Harbison 

  • Director of Safer Communities , Department of Justice

Professor Julie Hastings

  • Marketing Director , Hastings Hotels

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

Derek Kennedy

Professor Derek Kennedy

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

Professor David Lavery

  • Director , Access to Justice

Professor Dezhi Liu

  • Professor , Ulster University
Lester Manley

Professor Lester Manley

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

Professor Lesley McClure

  • Non Executive Director , PWC

Professor Ian McConnell

  • Partner , PWC
Feargal McCormack

Professor Feargal McCormack

  • Managing Director , PKF-FPM

Professor Bob McCullough

  • Retired Partner , PwC
Niall McKenna

Professor Niall McKenna

  • Restauranteur , James Street South

Professor Niall McKeown

  • Founder and CEO , Ionology
Gordon Milligan

Professor Gordon Milligan

  • Deputy Chief Executive , Translink
John Simpson

Professor John Simpson

  • Economist and journalist , Economic Commentator
David Taylor

Professor David Taylor

  • Founder of Naked Leader , Naked Leader
Paul Wickens

Professor Paul Wickens

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

Professor Donna Worsley

  • Food Innovation Director , Oscar Mayer Group
Alain Kerloc'h

Professor Alain Kerloc'h

  • Restauranteur , Ox