• Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

1992 …2020

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Personal profile


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.

He teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and supervises research students in Drama and in Museums and Cultural Heritages.


Education/Academic qualification

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

Member, Peer Review College, AHRC

Advisory Board Member, About Performance Journal

Chair of Board, Big Telly Theatre Company, Northern Ireland

Board Member, International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network


  • 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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Research Output

Performing Story on the Contemporary Stage

Maguire, T., 26 Jan 2015, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 206 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)

    Theatre for Young Audiences in Ireland

    Maguire, T., 7 Oct 2018, The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance. Jordan, E. & Weitz, E. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 151-164 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Heritage After Conflict: Northern Ireland

    Crooke, E. (ed.) & Maguire, T. (ed.), 2 Aug 2018, Routledge. 175 p. (Routledge Studies in Heritage; vol. 11)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • The Theatre of Marie Jones: Telling Stories from the Ground Up

    McNulty, E. (ed.) & Maguire, T. (ed.), 15 Apr 2015, Dublin: Carysfort Press. 220 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  • Performing Imaginary Healings: The post- conflict heritage of Ebrington Barracks

    Maguire, T., 4 Oct 2019, Urban Heritage in Divided Cities: Contested Pasts. Ristic, M. & Frank, S. (eds.). 1st ed. London and New York: Routledge, p. 223-237 15 p. (Key Issues in Cultural Heritage).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    • 8 Invited talk
    • 6 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 6 Examination
    • 3 Visiting an external academic institution

    External Examiner

    Thomas Maguire (Examiner)

    7 Jan 2020

    Activity: Examination

    Beginning the journey: Legacy and Innovation in TYA .

    Thomas Maguire (Member of programme committee)

    16 May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Creating Work for Young Audiences

    Thomas Maguire (Participant)

    10 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Chief External Examiner

    Thomas Maguire (Examiner)

    1 Sep 2019 → …

    Activity: Examination

    Human Rights and Theatre Roundtable Discussion

    Thomas Maguire (Speaker)

    5 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    How training for stage and screen can combat bullying and abuse

    Thomas Maguire


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment