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New Director at NI Museums Council

Dr. Johnathan Dalzell takes up the post on 9th May 2022.

09 May 2022

Johnathan has previously worked in private and public sector research and education, and has coordinated large multinational research projects, and national statutory programmes for numerous stakeholders spanning the private, public and third sectors.  In his previous role as Head of Branch in the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, he was responsible for a large team spanning multiple sites, and with a remit including expert input to national policy, stakeholder engagement and advocacy.  Prior to that, as a senior Lecturer and Director of Education at Queen's University Belfast, he coordinated and taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and led an independent research team.  He also chaired a diverse portfolio of committees, and contributed to strategic management at the level of school and faculty.  Johnathan is a current member of the National Trust NI Regional Advisory Group, and has served as trustee for a number of national and international learned societies.  He has also fulfilled editorial roles for a range of international research publications, and has consulted for orgnaisations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and UK Research Innovation.  In pursuing this role at NI Museums Council, Johnathan is keen to develop career themes around education, policy and socio-economic impact, whilst supporting and advocating for the local museum sector.