Meet the team

Information on our staff who work on collaboration and innovation.


Tim Brundle

Director of Research and Impact

Research & Impact

  • Key responsibilities
    • Development and delivery of Ulster University’s Research & Impact Strategy
    • Operational leadership of the Department for Research & Impact
    • Chief Executive of Innovation Ulster Limited, the University’s commercialisation company

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Fiona McElroy

Head of Innovation & Impact

Innovation & Impact

  • Key responsibilities
    • Leadership in delivery of Ulster’s Institutional Knowledge Exchange Strategy
    • Strategic leadership for commercial and non-commercial research impact
    • Public engagement for dissemination of Ulster’s research base

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Amanda Fullerton

Knowledge Exchange Manager - KTP

Innovation & Impact

  • Key responsibilities
    • Championing the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme (KTP) and adding value through research income generation
    • Stimulating leading Knowledge Exchange collaborations between the University’s researchers and  N.I. businesses
    • Delivering demonstrable results for the University’s Research & Impact Agenda

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Fergus Begley

Start Up Manager

Innovation & Impact

  • Key responsibilities
    • Assisting academic founders to identify, shape and appropriately structure spinout opportunities
    • Educating and training University researchers in commercialisation, demonstrating its contribution to research impact
    • Enhancing the growth and value of the existing Ulster portfolio companies

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Dr John MacRae

Commercialisation Manager

Innovation & Impact

  • Key responsibilities
    • Validating economic potential of research outcomes and developing commercial impact
    • Championing the Proof of Concept programme institutionally
    • Educating and training University researchers in commercialisation, demonstrating its contribution to research impact

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Kerry Patterson

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Consultancy

Innovation & Impact

  • Key responsibilities
    • Manage, support and promote Ulster’s Knowledge Exchange product provision (Consultancy, Innovation vouchers and FUSION)
    • Champion Knowledge Exchange, representing the university’s expertise and research capacity externally
    • Contribute to Ulster’s impact agenda through the generation of knowledge exchange activity

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Professor Marie Murphy

Dean of Postgraduate Research and Director of the Ulster Doctoral College

Ulster University Doctoral College

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  • Key responsibilities
    • Provides strategic leadership for the Doctoral College
    • Chairs the Doctoral College Board and represents the DC at senior level in the university and externally
    • Policy development for postgraduate research at Ulster

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Chris Shannon

Student Enterprise & Entrepreunership Manager (Students' Union)

Uusu Finance Team