Frank Lyons

University of Ulster

Professor of Music/ Associate Dean of Research and Impact

Speaker Biography

Frank Lyons is Professor of Music and Associate Dean of Research and Impact in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Ulster University, and has an international profile as a composer and researcher.

Frank has developed an international network of research collaborations in the field of creative technologies and disability under the ‘Inclusive Creativity’ banner; this work was rated as ‘world-leading’ in the most recent UK research assessment exercise REF2014.

He recently co-led the successful FSNI bid to AHRC Creative Industries Clusters programme, securing funding of £13 million to support the development of creative industries in Northern Ireland.

Frank was awarded an MBE for services to higher education and music in the New Year’s Honours list 2020. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Co-Director of the Creative Industries Institute and Co-Director of FSNI.