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Academic staff

Professor Liam McIlvanney

Stuart Chair in Scottish Studies

Robert Burns, Scottish vernacular poetry, the Glasgow novel, Ulster-Scots poetry, contemporary Scottish writing, Irish-Scottish literary connections, literature of the Scottish diaspora, Scottish crime fiction

Professor Sonja Tiernan

Eamon Cleary Chair of Irish Studies

Modern Irish history, gender and women’s history, labour and social reform movements, the history of crime and punishment

Visiting professors

Professor Val McDermid

Visiting Professor of Scottish Studies and Crime Fiction

Crime fiction, creative writing, Scottish studies

Emeritus professors

Emeritus Professor Peter Kuch

Associates of the Centre

Tony Ballantyne

Barbara Brookes

Seán Brosnahan

Sharon Crozier De-Rosa

Rory Sweetman

Research assistants

Emer Lyons

Professional staff

Liz Lammers

Client services Administrator