Professor Yvonne Galligan OBE

Prof Yvonne Galligan


Queen’s University Belfast

Job title

Professor of Comparative Politics - School of Politics, International Studies &Philosophy Director, Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics, Director, Queen’s Gender Initiative



Yvonne Galligan is Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast. She is also Director of the Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics and is Director of the Queen’s Gender Initiative. Professor Galligan has published extensively on gender equality issues in public life, and brings the insights from this research into her leadership of Athena SWAN in Queen’s University. She was a member of an Independent Commission of Inquiry on The Consequences of Devolution for the UK House of Commons (the McKay Commission), in 2013. She was also independent chairperson of the Markievicz Commission in Ireland on measures to implement the candidate gender quota of 30%, in 2014. She was awarded an OBE in the Birthday 2014 Honours List