Dr Clare Downham M.A. (Hons), M.Phil, Ph.D.

Reader in Irish Studies, HLC Academic Lead for Equality and Diversity Institute of Irish Studies


    Personal Statement

    Clare was a student at St Andrews and Cambridge. She worked as a research scholar in Dublin and as a lecturer in Celtic and History in Aberdeen before starting at Liverpool in 2010. Her publications have focused on Viking Age history and contact across the Irish Sea in the Middle Ages. Her most recent book 'Medieval Ireland AD400-1500' was published by Cambridge University Press.

    Personal Distinctions

    • John Levitt Memorial Lecture (University of Keele 2018)
    • Keynote Speaker (Keynote Speech, Annual National Irish Studies Conference (Manchester Irish Festival) 2015)
    • Second Annual Bridekirk Lecture (Keynote Speech, Bridekirk, Cumbria 2012)
    • Plenary Speaker - Celtic Student conference (Keynote Speech, University of Aberdeen 2010)
    • Visiting Lecturer (Competitive Fellowship, University of Utrecht 2009)
    • John O'Donovan Scholarship Medal (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 2004)

    Administrative Roles

    • Undergraduate Curriculum Lead
    • Combined Honours Representative

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