Professor Deirdre Heenan

Director - Health & Wellbeing Research Centre

School/Department
Health & Wellbeing Research Centre
Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Campus
Magee campus
Telephone
+44 28 7167 5450
Email
da.heenan@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room MD115
Londonderry
BT48 7JL

Professor Deirdre Heenan was formerly Provost and Dean of Academic Development at the Magee Campus. A distinguished researcher, author and broadcaster, she is a member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and has published widely on healthcare, education policy, social care and devolution. She is a co-founder and former co-director of the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.

In 2001 she was the recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award and this was followed by a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy in 2006. In 2008 she secured an ESRC fellowship and spent nine months as policy adviser in the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. In 2011 she was appointed by the health minister to join a five strong panel of experts to oversee a radical review of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland. In 2012 she was appointed to the Irish President's Council of State as one of the seven personal nominees of President Michael D Higgins.

She is a director of ILEX the Derry~Londonderry urban regeneration company and a school governor in two Derry schools, Foyle College and St Patrick's Pennyburn.

A native of Annaclone, she was educated at Banbridge Academy and Ulster University. She lives in Derry with her husband and three sons.

Responsibilities: Corporate Communications, brand, internal communications, web development, Public Relations, including media relations and public affairs. As campus Provost for Coleraine and Magee, Professor Heenan also has responsibility for oversight of the general affairs of the campus including: service standards; pastoral care of students and staff and interaction with the wider community.

Men and women in Northern Ireland: Challenging the Stereotypes.. Dowds, Lizanne (Author); Robinson, Gillian (Author); Gray, Ann Marie (Author); Heenan, Deirdre (Author). 1999. ARK. .

Research output: ResearchWeb publication/site

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Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the ninth report. / Gray, AM (Editor); Lloyd, Katrina (Editor); Devine, Paula (Editor); Heenan, Deirdre (Editor).

Pluto Press, 2003. 192 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewAnthology

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Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the eighth report (2002). / Gray, AM (Editor); Devine, Paula (Editor); Robinson, Gillian (Editor); Lloyd, Katrina (Editor); Heenan, Deirdre (Editor).

Pluto Press, 2002. 252 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewAnthology

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Social Work in Northern Ireland: Conflict and change. / Heenan, Deirdre; Birrell, Derek.

The Policy Press, 2011. 181 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

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How Local Interventions Can Build Capacity to Address Social Isolation in Dispersed Rural Communities: A Case Study from Northern Ireland. / Heenan, Deirdre.

In: Ageing International, Vol. 35, 16.12.2010.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Social Determinants of Health - Child Poverty: A Northern Ireland Perspective. / Heenan, Deirdre.

Policy and strategy for Improving Health and Wellbeing. ed. / Elizabeth Porter; Lesley Coles. Exeter : Learning Matters, 2011. p. 133-146.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Devolution and social security: the anomaly of Northern Ireland. / Heenan, Deirdre.

In: Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, Vol. 18, No. 3, 01.10.2010, p. 281-293.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Policy Style and Governing without Consensus: Devolution and Education Policy in Northern Ireland. / Heenan, Deirdre; Birrell, Derek.

In: Social Policy & Administration, Vol. 2, 26.09.2012.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Implementing and transforming your care agenda in Northern ireland within integrated structures. / Heenan, Deirdre; Birrell, Derek.

In: Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 2, 30.09.2012, p. 31-45.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Implementing the Transforming Your Care agenda in Northern Ireland within integrated structures. / Birrell, Derek; Heenan, Deirdre.

In: Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 20, No. 6, 01.12.2012, p. 359-366.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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