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Directors

Dr Eugene McNamee

Executive Director

Dr Eugene McNamee is Head of the Ulster University School of Law.  He has a strong interest in the direction of travel of technology-driven legal services innovation in the public and private sectors, the implications for the skills required to function best in these new environments, and the potential re-ordering of legal education that this may imply.  He has an academic research interest in technology as an anthropological process, and in information flow processes in complex communicative systems.

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Dr Kevin Curran

Executive Director

Dr Kevin Curran is a Reader in Computer Science at Ulster University and group leader for the Ambient Intelligence & Virtual Worlds Research Group. His achievements include winning and managing UK & European Framework projects and Technology Transfer Schemes. Dr Curran has made significant contributions to advancing the knowledge and understanding of computer networking and systems, evidenced by over 800 published works. He is perhaps most well-known for his work on location positioning within indoor environments and network security. His expertise has been acknowledged by invitations to present his work at international conferences, overseas universities and research laboratories.  He is a regular contributor to print, online, radio & TV news on computing & security issues. He was the recipient of an Engineering and Technology Board Visiting Lectureship for Exceptional Engineers and is an IEEE Technical Expert for Internet/Security matters since 2008. He is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. He has authored a number of books and  is the recipient of various patents. He has served as an advisor to the British Computer Society in regard to the computer industry standards and is a member of BCS and IEEE Technology Specialist Groups and various other professional bodies.

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Dr Catrina Denvir

Director

Dr Catrina Denvir is Director of the Ulster Centre for Legal Innovation. Her interests include: the use of technology in legal services; public understanding of the law; access to justice; and empirical research methods. Her research has previously explored how people use the Internet to obtain legal information, the use of technology as a replacement for traditional forms of legal advice, and the use of digital avatars to train those in the health and legal professions. Catrina is an expert in a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. She has been involved in a number of successful international research collaborations and has consulted for the public and not-for-profit sectors. Her research has received international recognition in a range of news outlets.

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