Owen Hargie is Professor of Communication, University of Ulster. He is a Chartered Member, Registered Practitioner, and Associate Fellow, of the British Psychological Society. He is an elected member of the prestigious Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters. He has been Associate Professor at a number of UK and European universities. His special areas of interest are in the fields of interpersonal, organisational, and inter-cultural communication. He has published 70 book chapters, 126 articles in refereed journals, 11 major Research Reports, and 22 books, including: Key Issues in Organizational Communication
; Auditing Organizational Communication: A Handbook of Research, Theory and Practice
; Communication Skills for Effective Management
; Skilled Interpersonal Communication: Research, Theory and Practice
(also published in German); Researching The Troubles: Social Science Perspectives on the Northern Ireland Conflict
;and, The Handbook of Communication Skills
(also published in Greek). He was also Editor for the book series: International Series on Communication
, published by Routledge. He was a founding member of the European Communication Association, and Vice-Chair of the ‘Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction’ Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association.
He acts as consultant on communication for numerous public and private sector organisations. His research has been funded by bodies such as Leverhulme, the Department of Education, the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, NI, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Central Community Relations Council, the Department of Economic Development, and the European Union. In 2006 he was awarded a Senior Distinguished Research Fellowship by the University of Ulster in recognition of his research contributions over three decades.