Dr. Maurna Crozier was educated at Richmond Lodge School in Belfast, Wycombe Abbey School in Buckinghamshire and Queen’s University Belfast, graduating with a BA in English, and a PhD in Social Anthropology. She lived and taught in Zambia, before returning to Northern Ireland where she worked for UTV; BBC Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland Council for Social Services; Queen’s University and the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council.
She has served on the Boards of the National Museums and Galleries for Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland Museums Council; Arts Council for Northern Ireland; Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (UK); British Council Cultural Studies Advisory Committee (UK); BBC Northern Ireland Broadcasting Council; BBC General Advisory Council (UK) and Ulster Historical Foundation. She is currently a Board member of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig and a Committee Member of the Federation of Ulster Local Studies. She has lectured widely – mainly on Northern Irish topics - in Europe and the US, and has edited several books. Current interests include Irish history, archaeology, vernacular architecture, the environment and educational projects in Ireland and Africa.