Pro-Vice Chancellor, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Emma Flynn is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at Queen’s University Belfast. Emma is a psychologist whose research investigates the production and transmission of innovation. She has extensive international collaborative links with biologists, philosophers, computer scientists and statisticians. Through her current role Emma works closely with local and national bodies to develop and utilise the world-leading research produced by Queen’s to have significant disciplinary, societal, environmental and economic impact. She has academic leadership of delivery of the Innovation projects within the Belfast Region City Deal, which focus on clinical trials, advanced manufacturing and the use of secure, connected intelligence in the areas of One-Health and FinTech. She has also been a member of working groups aimed at improving international partnerships, global talent attraction and retention, and the role of place in innovation strategies. Within the university sector she has overseen international recruitment campaigns, established integrated planning and strategy structures, and led culture change agendas.