Expert Commentary and Analysis

Ulster University is home to a number of world-leading experts covering the fields of personalised medicine, digital health, biomedical sciences, psychology and more.


Ulster University academics are tackling the coronavirus pandemic head on by using their research skills, expertise and global partnership networks to understand the virus and support the local, national and international response.

Ulster University is home to a number of world-leading experts covering the fields of personalised medicine, digital health, biomedical sciences, psychology and more.

Our experts are available for commentary and analysis.

Contact pressoffice@ulster.ac.uk to arrange an interview.

The Covid-19 Experts

Professor Tony Bjourson

Professor of Genomics

School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of expertise

Personalised medicine, testing, genomics, bioinformatics.


Professor James McLaughlin

Head of School of Engineering

School of Engineering

Areas of expertise

Nanotechnology, point of care diagnostics, integrated algorithm based solutions, sensor & IOT technology, Digital Healthcare Technology, Innovation.


Professor Tara Moore

Professor of Personalised Medicine

School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of expertise

Personalised medicine, virology, microbiology, genetic diagnostics.


Dr Magda Bucholc

Lecturer in Data Analytics

School of Computing, Eng & Intel. Sys

Areas of expertise

Data analytics, machine learning, healthcare informatics.


Professor Raymond Bond

Professor

School of Computing

Areas of expertise

Digital health, biomedical and healthcare informatics, human-computer interaction, data modelling.


Professor Maurice Mulvenna

Professor of Computer Science

School of Computing

Areas of expertise

Computing and mental health, artificial intelligence, digital wellbeing, innovation and assistive technologies, human-computer interaction, data mining.


Gareth Hetherington

Associate Director Northern Ireland Centre for Economic Policy (NICEP)

Ulster University Economic Policy Centre

The Ulster University Economic Policy Centre is an independent economic research centre that produces evidence-based research to inform policy development and implementation.

We undertake a range of strategic consultancy projects for public and private sector clients.

Areas of expertise

Economic policy, policy evaluation, economic impact assessments.


Richard Johnston

Associate Director, Ulster University Economic Policy Centre (UUEPC)

Ulster University Economic Policy Centre

Areas of expertise

Competitiveness, productivity, local economic development, economic impact assessments, corporation tax, the rating system.


Professor Siobhan O'Neill

Professor of Mental Health Sciences

School of Psychology

Areas of expertise

Mental health and wellbeing, trauma, suicidal behaviour.


Professor Mark Tully

Professor of Public Health

School of Health Sciences

Areas of expertise

Public health, mental health and wellbeing, physical activity.


Professor Colum Walsh

Professor of Genetics

School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of expertise

Molecular diagnostics, genetic epidemiology, virology, bioinformatics


Dr David Gibson

Senior Lecturer

School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of expertise

Immunology, Proteomics, Serology, Genomics and Metabolomics


Dr Pamela Magee

Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition

School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of expertise

Nutrition, Sport and Nutrition, Vitamin D