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    Research Statement

    I specialise in early modern Irish and British History, with a particular focus on the mid-seventeenth century. I am also interested in the History of Medicine, Habsburg Central Europe, Early Modern Uses of the Past, and Modern Historiography. My publications to date include the monograph Conquest and Land in Ireland: the Transplantation to Connacht, 1649-1680 (Woodbridge, 2011).


    I studied History and English for my B.A. at NUI Galway before pursuing a Ph.D. in History at the same institution. In 2010 I took up an Irish Research Council CARA Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Freiburg. Between 2013 and 2016 I held research positions at TCD and the University of Exeter.   


    I have convened the following modules: 'Elites, Wealth and Power in Early Modern Ireland' (HIS1003); 'Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe' (HIS1002); ' 'The British Republic: Culture, Religion and War 1649-1660' (HIS3120); The War of Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Ireland' (HIS3121); and 'Becoming a Historian' (MHY7020).

    I have also contributed classes to the MA in History module 'Debates in History' (MHY7035), the Irish Studies Summer School, and the School of Medicine's 'History of Medicine' module (MED1021).

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
    - Early Modern Ireland
    - Seventeenth-Century Britain
    - History of Medicine

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    Frequent Journals

    • Irish Historical Studies

      ISSNs: 0021-1214

      Irish Historical Society

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.19 SJR 0.103 SNIP 0.279


    • English Historical Review

      ISSNs: 0013-8266

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-4534

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.64 SJR 0.612 SNIP 0.952


    • Milton Quarterly

      ISSNs: 0026-4326


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.12 SJR 0.127 SNIP 0.686


    • Urban History

      ISSNs: 0963-9268

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-8706

      Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.48 SJR 0.358 SNIP 0.541


    • Irish Studies Review

      ISSNs: 0967-0882

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-9303


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.14 SJR 0.124 SNIP 0.707


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    Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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