Louise O'Boyle

Dean's Office (Arts, Hum & Social Sc)

Belfast campus

Room BC-07-236,
2-24 York Street,
BT15 1AP,

Art and Design Research

Louise O'Boyle


Louise is Associate Dean (Academic Quality & Student Experience) in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. She was formerly Head of Belfast School of Art and is a Senior Lecturer. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2014); elected Faculty Representative to Ulster University Senate (Jan 2022); professional member of Institute of Designers Ireland (2018); Chair of the Group for Learning in Art and Design in Higher Education (GLADHE); and a full member of Centre for Higher Education and Research Practice, Ulster University.

Her research interests include investigating the role of the artist as social commentator, and the evolution of teaching and learning practices in art and design tertiary level education.

Louise has exhibited work and presented her research both nationally and internationally. She has been commissioned by both private and public bodies to create several public artworks, complete research, feasibility studies, education, training and manage arts projects. She has worked extensively in the community and school sectors on a wide variety of projects and initiatives. Louise has received several awards both for her arts practice and pedagogic research.

For more information see Louise's personal website.