Cherie Driver
  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom


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Dr. Chérie Driver trained as a painter at Ulster and a Social Anthropologist at Queens University Belfast before completing her PhD on the ‘The writings of Griselda Pollock, Ireland, the ‘feminine’ and visual representation’ at Ulster in 2005. As a researcher she has worked on a number of collaborative research projects in the area of ‘art and its locations’ and specializing in art in contested spaces and art and documentation. Appointed Lecturer in Art Theory in 2010 Chérie teaches on the BA Hons Fine Art and supervises PhD Research Projects within the school. Cherie curated the Catalyst Arts: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art X which was the tenth instalment of Golden Thread Gallery’s Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art Series, a project that forms a significant archive of Northern Irish Art from 1945 to the present. The exhibition centred on the artist led initiative established in 1992. She continues to lead the Catalyst Arts Archive Project which seeks to organize, digitize and preserve the organisations 25 years of documentation and material, for the future. She has currently working as an author and co-editor (With Dr Sandra Johnston and Dr Paula Blair) for the book Actional Poetics – ASH SHE HE: The Performance Actuations of Alastair MacLennan, 1971-2020 (published late 2020, Intellect Press)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

21 Sep 201021 May 2012

Award Date: 2 Jul 2012


21 Sep 200127 May 2005

Award Date: 27 Jun 2005

Master, Queens University, Belfast

21 Sep 200021 Sep 2001

Award Date: 14 Dec 2001


21 Sep 199821 May 2000

Award Date: 26 Jun 2000

Waterford Institute of Technology

21 Sep 199221 May 1995

Award Date: 18 Jul 1995

External positions

External Examiner, Liverpool Hope University

Sep 2020 → …

External Examiner, GMIT Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Sep 2019 → …

Subject Reviewer, Waterford Institute of Technology

17 Jan 2019

External Examiner, Dublin Institute of Technology

17 Feb 201631 May 2018

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, The Higher Education Academcy

22 Jun 2012 → …


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