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Research Directors

Panel A

Unit of Assessment Research Director
3 - Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

3a: Prof Kader Parahoo

3b: Prof Peter Flatt

4 - Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience Dr Victoria Simms

Panel B

Unit of Assessment Research Director
11 - Computer Science and Informatics (Magee)

11 - Computer Science and Informatics (Coleraine/Jordanstown)

Prof Damien Coyle

Prof Liming Chen

12 - Engineering Prof Dewar Finlay

Panel C

Unit of Assessment Research Director
13 - Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Dr Jayanta Mondol
14 - Geography and Environmental Studies Dr Paul Dunlop
17 - Business and Management Studies Dr Martin McCracken
18 - Law Prof Rory O’Connell   
20 - Social Work and Social Policy Dr Karl O'Connor
23 - Education Prof Linda Clarke
24 - Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism Prof Gareth Davison

Panel D

Unit of AssessmentResearch Director
26 - Modern Languages and LinguisticsDr Maxim Fomin 
27 - English Language and LiteratureDr Frank Ferguson
28 - HistoryProf Ian Thatcher
32 - Art and Design: History, Practice and TheoryDr Justin Magee
33 - Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen StudiesDr Brian Bridges
34 - Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information ManagementDr Robert Porter

Natalie Dallat

Head of Research Performance

Research Performance

  • Key responsibilities
    • Management of the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
    • Research Strategy and Performance Management
    • Governance of Research Systems and Research Data

  Find out more about Natalie Dallat


Barbara Wilson

REF Strategy Officer

Research Performance

  • Key responsibilities
    • Assisting in the management of the REF submission
    • Analysing and providing REF reports to senior management
    • Dealing with REF Open Access compliance queries

  Find out more about Barbara Wilson