Since 2017, I have been the Academic Lead for the new partnership between Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee and Queen's University. This partnership work comes within the wider auspices of the QUB's North America Strategy Group. In the role of Academic Lead, I have overall responsibility for managing and coordinating all aspects of activity emergent between the two universities. To date, under my leadership, there have been collaborations across all of Belmont's Colleges and Departments with key counterparts in Queen's. Furthermore, I have been involved in designing and coordinating a range of Belmont student Maymesters at Queen's and arranging cross faculty exchange visits across both Universities. Going forward, we have developed plans to see annual cohorts of Belmont students enrolling in Queen's as a Study Abroad destination.