Professor Tom Maguire

Head of School of Arts & Humanities

School of Arts & Humanities

Derry~Londonderry campus

Room MA102,
BT48 7JL,

Arts and Humanities Research

Head of School of Arts & Humanities

Professor Tom Maguire


Tom Maguire is Professor of Contemporary Drama and Performance and Head of the School of Arts and Humanities. He teaches, researches and supervises doctoral projects in Drama and Museum & Heritage Studies.

He is a Co-Investigator on two major projects currently. The first is Future Screens NI which delivers expert technical skills, opportunity and growth across film and broadcast, animation, games and immersive technologies and industries in Northern Ireland.

The second is Museums, Crisis and Covid-19: Vitality and Vulnerabilities, which is investigating how the museum sector will emerge and refocus in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.

Tom co-edited with Professor Elizabeth Crooke the collection Heritage after Conflict: Northern Ireland (Routledge 2018) that brought together scholars with varying perspectives on the heritage landscape in Northern Ireland post-1998.
His peer reviewed journal articles can be found, for example, in the Journal of Contemporary Drama in English; the Journal of Hate Studies; The International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen; and Strenae.

Tom has been invited to speak at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh; University College Dublin; Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

He is a Distinguished Teaching Fellow of Ulster University and a Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy. He was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Standing Conference of University Drama Departments.

Tom is the elected Chair of the Board of the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network and a member of the AHRC’s Peer Review College. He chairs the Board of Big Telly Theatre Company and is a Board Member of Young at Art, Belfast.