Founding Director:

  • Professor Tom Devine OBE, BA, PhD, Dlitt (Strathclyde), Hon DLitt (Queen's Belfast), Hon. DLitt (Abertay Dundee) FRHist S, FRSE, Hon MRIA, FBA
    Glucksman Research Chair of Irish and Scottish Studies and Director, The AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies (University of Aberdeen - Trinity College Dublin - Queen's University Belfast) 1999-2005

Director 2003-2005:

  • Professor George Watson BA (Queen's Belfast), BLitt (Oxford) Emeritus Professor of Irish Literature in the English Language


  • Mrs Janet Hendrie


  • Dr Enda Delaney

Research Fellows

  • Dr Sheila Boll BA, MA, PhD, AHRC Research Fellow
  • Nicholas J. Evans, BA (Hons) AHRC Research Fellow
  • Dr Angela H McCarthy, BA, MA, PhD AHRC Research Fellow
  • Dr Esther Mijers MA, PhD
    Research Fellow

Research Assistant

  • Mrs Margaret Begbie

The Advisory Board Phase One

  • Dr Thomas Clancy (University of Glasgow)
  • Professor Seamus Deane MRIA (University of Notre Dame)
  • Professor David Dickson (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Professor Roy Foster FBA (University of Oxford)
  • Professor Seamus Heaney Corr FBA, Nobel Laureate (Harvard University)
  • Professor James_McMillan FRSE (University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Edwin Morgan OBE
  • Professor Séamus Ó Catháin (University Collect Dublin)
  • Professor Cathal Ó Háinle MRIA (Trinity Collect Dublin)
  • Professor Helen Vendler (Harvard University)
  • Professor Rory Watson FRSE (University of Stirling)
  • Professor Robert Frost MA, PhD, Head of School of Divinity, History & Philosophy (ex-offico)
  • Professor C I Fynsk Head of School of Language and Literature (ex-offico)