Thomas Maguire


  • Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

1992 …2020

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Tom Maguire is Head of the School of Arts & Humanities at Ulster University. His research engages with the relationships between performance, identity, place and power particularly in Britain and Ireland. He has published widely in the fields of Irish theatre and Scottish theatre, as well as in the areas of Theatre for Young Audiences and Storytelling Performance. He has also undertaken a number of heritage research projects, including the collection Heritage after Conflict: Northern Ireland, co-edited with Professor Elizabth Crooke in 2018.

In 2021, he was elected as Chair of the Board of the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN), one of the constituent networks of ASSITEJ, the international association for theatre for young audiences.

He is a Co-Investigator for the AHRC-funded Future Screens NI project and for Museums, Crisis and Covid-19, also funded by the AHRC.

A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Tom teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and supervises research students in Drama and in Museums and Cultural Heritages.


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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 7 Dec 2020

PhD, University of Glasgow

1 Sep 19881 Jan 1992

Award Date: 1 Jul 1992

Master, University of Edinburgh

Oct 1984Jun 1988

Award Date: 5 Jul 1988

External positions

Chair of the Board, International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network

Mar 2021 → …

Board Member

10 Dec 2020 → …

Member, Peer Review College, AHRC

2014 → …

Advisory Board Member, About Performance Journal

Chair of Board, Big Telly Theatre Company, Northern Ireland


  • AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
  • Heritage
  • Museum Studies
  • PR English literature
  • drama
  • theatre
  • performance
  • Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Irish drama
  • Scottish theatre
  • applied theatre


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