Michael Baker

Michael Baker has worked within financial markets for other 10 years, starting out on a futures trading desk before moving to more senior trading and advisory roles at various hedge funds and large financial institutions. At ETX Capital Michael produces high quality analysis of global markets to corporate and high new worth clients.

Professor Denise Fitzgerald

In 2009, Professor Fitzgerald joined Queen’s University Belfast to start her own independent Multiple Sclerosis research group where she is currently Senior Lecturer in Immunology.She has made a major discovery in the fight against neurological diseases: finding that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair.This has been hailed as a landmark study in unravelling the mysteries of how the brain repairs damage. It has opened a new path in the fight against a range of neurological diseases, particularly MS, which affects 2.3m people worldwide. 

Dr Kate Maguire

Dr Maguire’s research interests include explosive transients, cosmology, and supernova progenitors. She is interested in observational studies of stellar explosions, from exploring the diversity of supernova populations to constraining their use for cosmology.Recently, her research has focused on the exciting new area of gravitational-wave astrophysics, and the rapid discovery and follow-up of the electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave triggers. 

Dr Drew Mikhael

Dr Mikhael is Research Fellow with the Exclusion amid Inclusion: Power-Sharing and Non-Dominant Minorities project. Drew’s work is primarily concerned with the marginalisation of non-ethnic and non-national groups in divided societies, with a focus on consociational power-sharing systems. Drew is chiefly interested in the institutional methods of control employed to constrain these groups and the impact that their exclusion has on their lived experience.

Dr Julie Norman

Dr Norman is the author of The Second Palestinian Intifada: Civil Resistance (Routledge 2010), and the co-editor (with Maia Carter Hallward) of Nonviolent Resistance in the Second Intifada: Activism and Advocacy (Palgrave 2011) and Understanding Nonviolence (Polity 2015). 

Dr Eric Morier-Genoud

Dr Morier-Genoud works on the history of politics, religion, war and conflict-resolution in Southern Africa, focusing particularly on Mozambique. He has published several books, on the civil War in Mozambique, on Churches and Apartheid, Nationalisms in Lusophone Africa, and Imperial Migration in the Portguese World. His next volume is about the making of Catholic Politics in central Mozambique. He has published articles about Sant'Egidio, Islam, religious competition, state mediation, democracy, and secularisation.

Dr Michele Bannister

In 2014, Dr Bannister was co-investigator on the COLours for the Outer Solar System Origins Survey (OSSOS). She was appointed a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Victoria and the National Research Council (Canada) in 2013. Whilst at the University of Victoria she discovered a new dwarf planet (RR245) with the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope.In August 2016 she joined Queen's University Belfast.She is on the Science Team of the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer.

Dr Franziska Schroeder

Dr Schroeder's research focuses on the intersection of critical theory and performance in technology-informed environments.She created 'Big Ears', a public engagement project in collaboration with the Belfast Children's Festival that aims to create a social impact through music by introducing children aged four and up to new sounds and giving them the opportunity to become performers themselves.Her current project, ‘Distributed Listening – socially engaged art’, is focused on engaging young people in listening and discovering the role of sound in everyday life. 

Dr Margaret O’Callaghan

Dr O'Callaghan's interests are in Irish political thought, the politics of Irish literature, British high politics, the politics of commemoration and memory, and modern Irish cultural and political history. She has published widely in all of these areas and has supervised over forty MA dissertations and seventeen doctoral dissertations. 

Professor Colin Harvey

Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law in the School of Law and a Fellow of the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Irish Studies. He is a member of the Academic Panel at Doughty Street Chambers, a Senior Research Associate, Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London, a member of the Gender Identity Panel (Northern Ireland) and member of the Equality and Diversity Forum Research Network.