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RESEARCH SUPERVISORS’ BIOGRAPHICS Dr Suzanna Chan (Belfast campus) is a Lecturer in Art History and Theory at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Supervised PhD topics to date include contemporary painting and relationships with class and identity; craft and national identity; and the „horrific‟ in feminist video art practice. Her research focuses on contemporary art, gender and 'race' in visual culture and cultural discourses, and postcolonial and feminist theories and practices. She has published peerreviewed articles, book chapters, catalogue essays and reviews on gender, diaspora, national identity and 'race' in art and visual culture, and diasporic and racialised spatial productions and practices. Suzanna is currently completing a book which addresses relations between contemporary art by women, migration and diaspora (IB Tauris). Applications related to any of the above areas of enquiry are welcome. Brian Connolly (Belfast campus) is Associate Lecturer in Sculpture and a multimedia artist who‟s works often relate to „place‟ or context. He employs a wide range of artistic processes, including Performance Art, Public Sculpture, Installation Art, and collaborative projects. He has performed & exhibited in diverse contexts throughout Europe, America and China. He has initiated and curated events and projects both nationally and internationally and has been involved with artist run organizations throughout Ireland including Bbeyond, The Sculptors Society of Ireland, Visual Artists Ireland, Flaxart etc. He has created more than ten Public Artworks/Commissions in a range of media, and has experience of working as an artist on design teams. Jonathan Cummins (Belfast Campus) Associate Lecturer in Time-based Media. Professor Barbara Dass (Belfast campus) Head of School of Art and Design. Subjects include design studies, textile design, relationships between science and art and design, with a specialised expertise in crystallography and woven interlaced structures. Dr Dass' research focuses on concepts of symmetry, faultreplication and anti-symmetry as expressed Layer, Rod, Space and AntiSymmetry Groups. She has developed a particular interest in the efficiencies inherent in natural growth systems. Dr Dass has conducted educational research in the field of creativity and resilience (sustainable development) and recently was awarded an ADM-HEA Teaching Scholarship for a project entitled: “TRANSITIONS - Issues emerging from the transition between specialist undergraduate to multidisciplinary postgraduate learning environments”. KayLynn Devenney (Belfast campus) is associate lecturer in photography for the BA Hons Photography and also tutors students working toward photographic MFAs and practice-based PhDs. KayLynn holds both an MA in documentary photography and a practice-based PhD in photography from the University of Wales, Newport. Princeton Architectural Press published KayLynn's book The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings in 2007 and in 2009 she was a recipient of an artist grant from the prestigious Anonymous Was A Woman foundation. KayLynn‟s research interests include documentary practice conducted within a fine art context, and photographic investigations of our notions surrounding home. www.kaylynndeveney.com Professor Willie Doherty (Belfast campus) is Professor of Video Art and exhibits photographic and video installations internationally. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1994 and 2003. He has been selected to participate in dOCUMENTA 13 in June 2012. His research interests include the investigation of new strategies for narrative within contemporary video art that embrace the spatial possibilities of installation inside and outside of the gallery and that take account of the legacies of mainstream cinema and experimental film. He welcomes applications for Fine Art Studio Research which contribute to this dialogue. Dr Chérie Driver is Lecturer in Art Theory and is a member of the Research Institute Art and Design. Since joining the University of Ulster as a researcher in 2005 she has worked on a number of collaborative research projects as Research Assistant/Associate in the area of 'art and its locations' and specializing in art in contested spaces and art and documentation. Since 2010 she has been working as a Lecturer in the School of Art and Design and teaches on the Undergraduate programme and coordinates a module on the Critical Context of Public Practice within the MA Art in Public. She is a research partner on the project „art based research // research based art‟ concerned with the role of art as research, its function in public space and its possibilities for transformation in contested or divided cities. Dr. Driver‟s research is related to Feminist theory and practice in the visual arts, Irish art history, theory and practices, art and its locations, art in public, art in contested spaces. She welcomes applications related to these areas. Professor Karen Fleming (Belfast campus) is Director of the Research Institute Art and Design and led textiles research in Interface: Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design. Professor Fleming welcomes research applications related to contemporary and historical textile art; textiles and culture- particularly relating to linen and linen diaspora; craft and applied art; art, craft and science; pedagogy; textile art, quilt art, embroidery including gender, education, historical and technical aspects. Fleming‟s own practice is established in exhibiting work nationally and internationally, curation, published papers and cross disciplinary sci-art collaboration concerning the haptic and tactility in science and medical education. Dr Alastair Herron (Belfast campus) Lecturer, has considerable working experience especially in areas involving creativity, nature and sustainability. His primary research interests for the last decade have been in the area of art , nature and practice based learning. He has also produced research on such issues as natural environment and creativity through media arts. Previously he trained as a producer/director and made a significant number of participatory programmes and films linked to creative and experimental visual practice. He has to date successfully supervised and examined over ten practice based PhDs in areas of Art and Media Arts. Anthony Hutton (Magee Campus) Senior Lecturer, School of Creative Arts. Anthony‟s main interest is interaction design. His work often involves ethnographic studies to understand existing user behaviour and seek new design opportunities. He is interested in finding methods to embed design in the software development lifecycle. His current projects are about the “internet of things”. He also runs a UU spin out company (EyeSpyFX) which makes mobile phone apps and solutions for remote video monitoring. Dr Adriana Ionascu (Belfast campus) Lecturer in 3D Design, School of Architecture and Design Architecture and Design Research Institute Adriana Ionascu studied Fine Art in Europe and has a first class degree and a master degree in 3 D Design from Loughborough University School of Art and Design. As a professional craft/designer/maker she is interested in hybrid materials (combinations of porcelain and natural fibres) and in the process of casting form. She exhibits her work in Ireland, England and abroad. Her doctoral thesis (Poetic Design, a Theory of Everyday Practice) focuses on the cultural significance of domestic artefacts handled within preset social practices. As a writer she has contributed articles to journals such as „Ceramics: Arts and Perception‟ and presented papers to Design History Society Conferences. Her essay, entitled „Object and User Performance in Rituals‟ is part of the „Visual and Performance Arts‟ book published by the Athens Institute for Education and Research in 2011. She is interested in designart, generative design and design for debate. Adriana is a member of the Design History Society, the Crafts Council of England and InSEA. She is currently exhibiting at Handwerksform Hanover, Germany. Professor Liam Kelly (Belfast campus) is Professor of Irish Visual Culture with a specialist interest in modernist and contemporary Irish art and architecture. He has published widely on contemporary fine art practice. He currently teaches the history and theory of late 19th and 20th century western art and design, having a particular interest in international contemporary art, architecture and design. As a former Director of the Orchard Gallery, Derry he has extensive experience of curating Irish and international art at home and abroad as well as curating sitespecific public art projects. He welcomes research applications related to these projects. Dr Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes is Reader in History and Theory of Art, Belfast campus. She has completed a four-year term as Head of the Research Graduate School and welcomes research proposals in Modern and contemporary art history / theory / practice; word and image studies; historiography of art; Irish and German art; curatorship and engaged art practices. Her books include “Beuysian Legacies in Ireland and Beyond” (LIT 2011), "Post-War Germany and 'Objective Chance': W.G. Sebald, Joseph Beuys and Tacita Dean (Steidl 2008/2011), "Joyce in Art" (2004). She has curated exhibitions in Ireland, Russia and Korea. She is Board member of The MAC, Belfast. Dominic Logan (Belfast Campus), Lecturer in School of Architecture and Design. Shirley MacWilliam (Belfast Campus) Associate Lecturer in Fine Art specializing in lens based practice. Dr Justin Magee (Magee campus) Senior Lecturer in Product Design, is Course Director for „Design for Creative Practice‟ and Subject Director for design at Magee. He was Director of Academic Enterprise for 5 years and retains strong commercial engagement, entrepreneurship and enterprise activity. As a practicing product designer, he has an interest embracing the wider field of product and transport design issues. His main research interests and publications relate to clinical applications and unmet needs through product design, transformational design and digital modeling / animation. He welcomes applications in any of these fields. Professor Greg Maguire (Belfast campus) Professor of Animation Greg Maguire is Professor of Animation at the School of Art and Design in Belfast. His main areas of interest are in digital characters and tools for animation. He has been instrumental in the launch and development of Walt Disney Feature Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation, Electronic Arts, and Digital Domain. His filmography includes, Walt Disney‟s Dinosaur, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Happy Feet, Terminator Salvation and Avatar. He is a member of the the Visual Effects Society, Association for Computing Machinery, and the Irish Film and Television Society. Dr Joseph McBrinn (Belfast campus) Lecturer in History of Design and Applied Arts. His research centres primarily on the intersections of Queer Theory and Design History. He has written widely on art and design from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries covering topics such as Design Reform; Modern Craft; National Romanticism; and Contemporary Craft. He has a particular interest in textiles and especially the histories of embroidery and tailoring. He is currently engaged in three book projects that deal with sewing and masculinity; fashion and national identity; and the history of design in Ireland. Liam McComish (Belfast Campus) Senior Lecturer in Digital Imaging. Mary McIntyre (Belfast campus) is Reader in Fine Art, lecturing on the MFA Fine Art course across a broad range of fine art disciplines, specialising in lens-based media. Mary's photographic work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. Her research interests include fine art photography‟s relationship with the history of painting, the place and meanings of landscape within contemporary fine art practice and the development of lens-based fine art media in relation to traditions of cinema. Emeritus Professor Dennis McKeag (Belfast campus) is Professor of Product Development at the University of Ulster and Visiting Professor in Design at the University of Bournemouth. For the past 25 years he has specialised in product and process innovation through knowledge and technology transfer programmes between academia and industry, and is an acknowledged leader in this field. He has over 100 publications and other forms of public output, and has refereed papers in a number of conferences and publications in his areas of specialism. He is a member of SEFI and a member of CINet. His main research interests are innovation, design, creativity and continuous improvement. Professor Ian Montgomery (Belfast campus) is the Dean of Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment and was previously Head of School for Art and Design and Research Co-ordinator for the Art and Design Research Institute. He currently teaches on a number of undergraduate design programmes and is an active PhD supervisor in the Design and Communication areas. Ian is interested in research applications in the fields of graphic design, information design, typography, design perception, and corporate identity. He has had academic papers published in the areas of „graphic design perception‟ and „design appropriateness‟. Michael Moore (Belfast Campus), Head of Centre for Applied Art. Current Supervision - „Kitsch and Popular Culture‟. Ms Katrina Hiesterman„ Promoting Rural Identity and Sustained Economies through visual art‟. Concluding Viva Feb 13th 2012. Ms Cynthia Andrews Previous Supervision: Internal Examiner: „The Ceramic Familiar‟, Dr. Andrew Livinston. 2007 Future Supervision: Currently Ms. Claire Muckian is making an application for PhD at Ulster and has requested Moore as 1st Supervisor. Moore is currently supervising 2 PhD‟s and is research active in the fields of Ceramic Art Practice and Theory. Moore welcomes research questions within the Applied Arts and their relationship to the broader context of visual art practice. Moore has based his research internationally including Canada, UAS, China, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, CZ, CH.He is represented in several international collections and has several conference and journal publications on the context of Irish Ceramic Art. He is an Executive Member of the Council of the International Academy of Ceramics and a registered maker of both UK and Irish Crafts Councils. Dr Aisling O’Beirn (Belfast campus) is an Associate Lecturer in Sculpture. Current work examines spatial politics by investigating technologies and theories behind space exploration. It is an extension of previous work on the politics of place, but still rooted in uncovering tensions between disparate forms of official and unofficial information. It manifests variously as sculpture, installation, animation and site-specific projects. O'Beirn‟s sculptural and installational work has been exhibited in both gallery and site-specific contexts, nationally and internationally. She welcomes practice based research projects, which explore theses issues. Her work can be seen on www.aislingobeirn.com Dr Taina Marjatta Rikala (Belfast campus) Senior Lecturer in Urban Design, School of Architecture and Design Oral History biographies include 17 works in 23 publications in 2 languages and 21 library holdings. Specialisms: Spatial Analysis; character and identity studies; Architecture History and Theory; History of Consciousness. Principal Investigator 3DNI. Urban design expert advisor to the Ministerial Advisory Group, NI. Research reflects the idea of creating conceptual, historic and theoretical frameworks in architectural research and spatial practice through project-based creative investigation. Ralf Sander (Belfast Campus) Reader in Fine Art, School of Art and Design. His work manifests itself variously as sculpture, installation, video, collaborative – and site specific projects. He examines developments in contemporary sculpture. Sander‟s sculptural and installation work has been exhibited widely in gallery and site specific contexts, nationally and internationally. He welcomes practice based research projects, which explore these issues. His work can be seen on www.ralfsander.com Professor Paul Seawright (Belfast campus) Currently Professor of Photography. He was awarded the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Award in 1997 and represented Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2003. His research interests include the relationship between art and documentary, photography and conflict, photography and the city and the place of photography in contemporary art. He is interested in practice centered research proposals that address these areas and particularly invites applications to join the research team investigating the history of the Irish Photobook (with Donovan Wylie and Martin Parr). Dan Shipsides (Belfast Campus) Lecturer in Art & Design Co-leader MFA Art in Public Research topics he considers are Performative / experiential spatial narrative through practice based art research. Urban / rural and landscape studies, Intervention, installation, collaboration. His research pursues a creative and often collaborative relationship to space which incorporates the experiential. Research exploring spaces often with a physical engagement to produce „landscape‟ (both rural and urban) artworks based on that experience. This research should seek to draw from, document, reflect experiences of “being there” whilst also linking to socio-historical contexts - articulating a societal engagement with place. www.danshipsides.com Dr Julie Soden, Reader in Constructed Textile Design, Belfast Campus. Research Institute of Art and Design: Centre for Design Research Specialist in the design, manufacture and prototyping of 3D woven and loadbearing textiles for engineering composite, infrastructural, geo-textile and construction reinforcement applications. The research concentrates on the production of new technical textiles and developing new material solutions using fibre and textile-based structures for load-bearing applications. Very cross-discipline in nature and often working across different faculties and with Industry, projects include tailored textile reinforcements for aerospace composites, developing natural fibre sustainable composites from bio-derived resources, containment structures within infrastructure and concrete, and interior textile design and moulding. Dr Soden welcomes applications from individuals interested in these areas. Research outcomes are normally a combination of prototype demonstrators and text-based publication. Prof Steven Spier, Head of School of Architecture and Design (Belfast Campus) is known for two areas of his research. The first examines choreography as a spatial organising system, primarily in the work of William Forsythe. The second is contemporary Swiss architecture and the cultural, educational and professional conditions that have supported architecture of the highest quality. His work has been published in architecture, dance and theatre journals, he is the author of Swiss Made, the editor of the first English language book on Forsythe, William Forsythe and the Practice of Choreography. He lectures widely on both subjects. Donovan Wylie (Belfast campus) is a lecturer in Photography for BA Hons Photography. He is a member of Magnum Photos and was short listed for the Duetsch Borse Photography Prize 2010. His research interests include forms of photographic representation, the photographic medium in the context of art, photography and history, cinema and photography, literature and photography. He is interested in practice centered research proposals that address these areas. Professor Terence Wright (Belfast campus) is Professor of Visual Arts. His main areas of interest include photography, visual anthropology and interactive narrative. While his theoretical studies explore issues of visual representation, his practice-based research focuses on location-specific ethnography for interactive digital media. His current research interest is in visual narrativity, image and memory. Professor Wright welcomes research proposals covering the areas of photography, documentary film, visual anthropology, interactive narratives and the visual representation of history.