Frank Ferguson is Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies and Research Director for English at Ulster University. Balancing Acts: Conversations with Gerald Dawe on a Life in Poetry was published in 2023 by Irish Academic Press. His publications include numerous articles on Irish, Scottish and Ulster-Scots literature as well as Ulster Scots Writing: An Anthology. He was part of the Expert Advisory Panel which produced the report Recommendations for an Ulster-Scots Language, Heritage & Culture Strategy (2021) for the Department for Communities for Northern Ireland.