Professor Eileen Harkin-Jones OBE FREng
Professor Eileen Harkin-Jones was appointed to the Royal Academy of Engineering-Bombardier Chair in Composites Engineering at Ulster University in 2014. Prior to her current role, she held the Boxmore Chair of Polymer Processing at Queen’s University Belfast. Before joining the academic world she worked in the plastics industry as a Research & Development engineer.
Eileen is involved in the promotion of gender equality in STEM at an international, national and local level and is the Athena SWAN Coordinator in the School of Engineering at Ulster University. She has a keen interest in STEM education at primary and secondary school level and is past Board member and Deputy Chair of The Higher Education Authority in Ireland. She served as a panel member for the UK Research Excellence Framework, REF 2014 and is a member of the ETA panel for the 2018 New Zealand PBRF (Equivalent to UK REF).