One of three pro-vice chancellors of Queen’s University Belfast has resigned.
Professor Tony Gallagher, responsible for planning and public engagement, revealed the move via Twitter.
He said after five-and-a-half years in the role, “I have decided to step down and focus on research & teaching in the School of Education #backtoroots”.
The university made no statement on the matter.
In 2013 the university – which recently received a blow when planners recommended rejecting plans for new student accommodation in south Belfast – launched a misconduct probe into the professor.
This found he had made an “inappropriate” reference in a report he wrote in 2000, by mentioning a volume of his material which had not been published.