Professor in Management
Queen's Management School is one of the top Business Schools in the UK and Ireland and has been educating business professionals and leaders for more than forty years. The School has four departments - Accounting, Economics, Finance and Management.
Queen's Management School is ranked 1st amongst Russell Group business schools based on quality of teaching, academic rigour and student satisfaction noted in the NSS (National Student Survey) scores 2016. We have 4 subject areas in the top 25 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University UK Guide 2017:
- Accounting and Finance is ranked 4th in the UK
- Management is ranked 19th in the UK
- Economics is ranked 23rd in the UK
The 2011 relocation of the School to the Riddel Hall campus, a major strategic development for the University, brought all academic staff, support staff, and postgraduate students, onto one site for the first time. Executive Education is delivered via the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute (CLI). Established in 2012, the CLI amalgamated with the Queen's Management School in 2016 and it has grown rapidly as it seeks to develop leadership capacity at all levels in Northern Ireland and beyond. The School unites leading academics and industry experts, allowing opportunities for innovative knowledge exchange worldwide. The School now has 123 academic and support staff with over 1,900 taught students and 50 students undertaking PhDs.
Our academic staff have been involved in a diverse range of projects such as health inequalities, adaptiveness in stock markets, economic and financial history, credit unions, trends in genetically engineered crops, transparency in charity reporting, innovation and firm performance, supply chain management in agri-food businesses, marketing in the retail sector, HRM, trust and employee voice, management systems in the public and non-profit sectors business ethics and whistleblowing.
Research and impact highlights
- The Management School was ranked 9th in the UK for Research Intensity (REF2014), with 70 percent of research undertaken in the School deemed to be world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
- The School has four main research themes: Accounting, Finance, Economics and Management. Research in the School interprets patterns of economic, business and social life in a manner that fosters new theories and ideas; engages in empirical research grounded in current practices; and develops suggestions for public policy as well as institutional and organizational innovations. The core purpose is to deepen understanding of how markets, business organisations and social institutions evolve over time.
- The School has established a concentration of scholars with significant recognition in at least four areas: (a) human resource management; (b) credit unions; (c) public and non-profit sector accounting and management; (d) economic and financial history. For example, output of the Centre for Economic History has seen it ranked 6th in the world (Tilburg ranking 2013), while the impact case study concerning credit unions submitted to REF 2014 was assessed by the panel as 'outstanding'.
- The School has four research Centres: Centre for Irish Business and Economic Performance (CIBEP); Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research (CNPR); The Centre for Health Research at the Management School (CHaRMS); Queen's University Centre for Economic History (QUCEH)
- The Centre for Irish Business and Economic Performance (CIBEP), consists of an interdisciplinary community of scholars interested in Irish (north and south) business, economic and social performance. The Centre aims to assist Ireland in building a stronger economy and society through engaging in research-informed debate and offering advice aimed at realising improved business, economic and social conditions.
- The Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research (CNPR) is an interdisciplinary research centre which aims to promote research into issues relating to public-sector and not-for-profit organisations (such as charities, credit unions and social-enterprise agencies). It focuses on three main themes: accountability in the charity and public sectors; financial institutions; and managing in the charity and public sectors. The Centre brings together academic staff, graduate students and industry experts researching and practising in the area from across the university and elsewhere.
- The Centre for Health Research at the Management School (CHaRMS) research agenda covers many topics that focus on how to improve lives in Northern Ireland and internationally. In high income countries the focus of the Centre is on policy-relevant areas such as the impact of welfare reform, optimal design and management of the health sector, incentivising 'positive' health behaviours, causal determinants and effects of the different components of wellbeing, and coping with demographic change.
- Queen's University Centre for Economic History (QUCEH), an interdisciplinary research centre based at Queen's University Belfast, was founded to address the growing concern that there is a lack of respect for the past in economics teaching and research today. At Queen's, we think that it is only by regaining this healthy respect that economists can fully understand the present. The centre brings together faculty and graduate students working on the economic study of the past from across the university and elsewhere. QUCEH members include business, economic, financial and social science historians who are specialists on the history of Ireland, Britain, Europe and North America. QUCEH's mission is to support its members by coordinating research projects, providing a forum for interdisciplinary discussion, hosting regular research seminars and workshops with invited speakers, and providing graduate training to the next generation of economic historians and historical economists.
- Donal McKillop is Professor of Financial Services at Queen's University Belfast. His subject specialisms are Financial Theory, Financial Regulation and Risk Management. He is Head of the Finance and Actuarial Group at Queen's. Currently he is working on two major funded projects - the integration of residential property and private pensions in the EU and the development of web-based tools to enhance the financial capability of those in debt. Outside of his academic position at Queen's, Donal has recently been appointed by the Minister of Finance (Ireland) to advise the Minister and the Central Bank on matters relating to credit unions. He has also advised the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (Northern Ireland) on intervention measures to help mitigate financial hardship due to the introduction of Welfare Reform.
- Paul Teague is a Professor of Management at The Queen's University Belfast. He has worked at the London School of Economics and Cranfield School of Management and has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Massachusetts. He has written widely on the theme of the employment relations consequences of deeper European integration, social partnership and employment performance, workplace conflict management and human resources in the recession. He is co-editor with Bill Roche and Alex Colvin of The Oxford Handbook of Conflict Management in Organizations, which was published in 2014 by Oxford University Press. He has worked with the ILO, EU Commission, and the Irish and Belgium Governments on employment relations matters. He is currently working on the employment relations consequences of Brexit.
- Nola Hewitt-Dundas is Professor of Innovation Management and Policy. Her research focuses on the dynamics of entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems, technology transfer and evaluation of intervention to support university commercialization efforts. She is a Senior Research Fellow with the UK Enterprise Research Centre and a member of the scientific advisory board of the European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment. She has extensive consultancy experience for local, national and international organizations including the NI Assembly, NESTA London, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Forfas Ireland, the EU and World Bank. At present she is a UK Thought-Leader on science, technology and innovation policy with ESRC and Innovate UK. Her research is published in leading international journals including Research Policy, Technovation, Small Business Economics, International Small Business Journal, Regional Studies and the Journal of Technology Transfer.
- John Turner is a Professor of Finance and Financial History at Queen's University Belfast. He is also the founder and director of the Queen's University Centre for Economic History. John's research has been funded by the British Academy, Economic and Social Research Council, and the Leverhulme Trust. His research, which has been published in all the leading economic history journals, as well as economics and finance journals, is focused on the long-run evolution and development of banking, banking crises, bubbles, corporate law, and financial markets. He has recently published a book with Cambridge University Press entitled Banking in Crisis: The Rise and Fall of British Banking Stability, 1800 to the Present. He has held several distinguished visiting positions during his career - he has been a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England and an Alfred D. Chandler Fellow at Harvard Business School.
- The School has a strong platform in undergraduate and postgraduate education, with established programmes attracting highly qualified applicants in Accounting, Economics and Business Economics, Finance, and Business Management.
- The School is renowned for a broad curriculum which is research-informed and aligned to the needs of business through placement years and internships. This is demonstrated by the 4th place ranking for 'Accounting and Finance' graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide (2017). The School was ranked as the top Russell Group University for overall student satisfaction in 'Business and Administrative Studies' in the UK National Student Survey (2016) and among the top 100 schools in the world for careers in banking and finance (QS 2012).
- The William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Riddel Hall brings world class facilities, leading academics and industry experts together to deliver a high end portfolio of executive education and leadership programmes. As specialists in executive education, the School offers open and bespoke programmes for business leaders and their associated organisations.
- Riddel Hall is a key element of the university's major investment of GBP 350m in world-class facilities for students and staff. It provides the School with academic and support offices; postgraduate research rooms for students and research fellows; a range of fully equipped teaching facilities with varying capacities from small syndicate rooms to a 120 seat tiered lecture theatre; a computer suite; the First Derivatives Trading Room; the Placement Office; resource accommodation; flexible space for large group teaching and conference use; and communal support facilities including catering to encourage social and intellectual interaction.
- The School provides extensive IT facilities for students and continually invests in comprehensive software and databases to support and enhance learning. This includes DataStream Advance, Financial Times Online, Global Financial Data (GFD), Thomson One Analytics, OSIRIS, Oxyor, Uptick, Matlab, Stata, SPSS, SAS, R, Sage, and NVivo. The First Derivatives Trading Room incorporates 12 Bloomberg terminals providing access to real time and historic market data, analytics, and news feeds.