Visiting Professors


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

Derek Kennedy

Professor Derek Kennedy

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

Alain Kerloc'h

Professor Alain Kerloc'h

Restauranteur, Ox

Professor David Lavery

Director, Access to Justice

Lee Jolliffe

Professor Lee Jolliffe

, University of New Brunswick

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