Frank Ferguson is the Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies. He has over fifteen years' experience as a researcher and teacher in literary studies. He joined Ulster University in 2005 as a Research Associate at the Institute of Ulster Scots Studies and became a lecturer in 2010. Before then he had taught at Queen's University Belfast.Education2002, PhD, Queen's University Belfast1998, MA Modern Literary Studies, Pass with Distinction, Queen's University Belfast1996, BA English Literature and Modern History,First Class Honours, Queen's University BelfastResearch FieldsFrank Ferguson has written and edited a number of significant texts on Ulster-Scottish literature. Awarded a Distinguished Research Fellowship in 2014, his work on Ulster-Scots writing and book history has been recognised as internationally excellent.As director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish literature he leads a number of ongoing academic and community projects, such as the Ulster-Scots Education Project and the Ulster Poetry Project.His research interests include: Ulster and Scottish writing, literary diaspora studies, Scotch-Irish literature and culture, Irish and British book history and the study of the Romantic period ballad in Britain and Ireland.As research co-ordinator for the English unit at Ulster he welcomes approaches from institutions, groups and individuals who would like to explore opportunities for research partnerships, collaborations and outreach.He would also like to hear from individuals seeking to conduct Master's and Doctoral Research projects in English Literature at Ulster.