Specialist Staff

Specialist academic staff in the Heritage Research Group

There are 13 specialist academic staff in the Heritage Research Group – with research interests across a wide range of areas in Heritage Studies.

Their names, affiliations, contact details, and research interests are furnished below:

 

DR SARAH BERTHAUD

Department: Languages & Humanities
Campus: Galway
Email: sarah.berthaud@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)91 742422

Research Interests: European cultural Heritage Studies, bilingualism, second language acquisition, teaching and learning, technologies in translation/interpreting (especially with the issue of Irish being a ‘minority language’), language policy.

 

PAUL GOSLING

Department: Heritage & Tourism 
Campus: Galway 
Email: paul.gosling@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)91 742027

Research Interests: Built and cultural Heritage Studies, archaeological survey (rural and urban), Táin Bó Cúailnge (topographic and toponymic aspects).

 

DR MARK McCARTHY

Department: Heritage & Tourism 
Campus: Galway 
Email: mark.mccarthy@gmit.ie 
Tel: +353 (0)91 742411 

Research Interests: Cultural Heritage Studies, heritage tourism, public history, memory studies of wars & rebellions in post-conflict societies, modern & early modern Irish & international history, historical & cultural geography, local history, genealogy, the Irish Diaspora, human-environment relations.

 

DR YVONNE McDERMOTT

Department: Business, Humanities & Technology
Campus: Mayo
Email: yvonne.mcdermott@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)94 9043176

Research Interests: Built and cultural Heritage Studies, history and archaeology of mendicant orders of friars in the late medieval period, medieval friaries and leper houses.

 

CIAN MARNELL

Department: Heritage & Tourism + Languages & Humanities 
Campus: Galway 
Email: cian.marnell@gmit.ie 
Tel: +353 (0)91 742052 

Research Interests: Cultural Heritage Studies, Ireland’s literature, folklore, Irish language pedagogy and grammar, graduate employment.

 

FERGAL O’DOWD

Department: Business, Humanities & Technology 
Campus: Mayo 
Email: fergal.odowd@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)94 9043120 

Research Interests: Cultural and natural Heritage Studies, evolution and future development of agri-environment schemes, development of ‘slow adventure’ within the adventure tourism sector, Irish language usage and change.

 

DR DEIRDRE O’MAHONY

Department: Centre for Creative Arts & Media
Campus: Centre for Creative Arts & Media
Email: deirdre.omahony@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)91 770661, Ext 5404

Research Interests: Cultural Heritage Studies, contemporary art in rural places; landscape and representation; archive as counter-narrative; postcolonial and counter-cartographies; community mapping projects; space/place studies.

 

MARGARET O’RIORDAN

Department: Business, Humanities & Technology
Campus: Mayo
Email: margaret.oriordain@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)94 9043153

Research Interests: Cultural and natural Heritage Studies, environmental policy and planning.

 

DR SUZANNE O’SHEA

Department: Centre for Creative Arts & Media + Heritage & Tourism
Campus: Centre for Creative Arts & Media + Galway
Email: suzanne.oshea@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)91 770661, Ext 2490

Research Interests: Cultural Heritage Studies, art history and theory, aesthetics and philosophy, curatorial practice, art education, gender and history, historical cultural politics, feminist aesthetics, feminist philosophy.

 

DR CILIAN RODEN

Department: Heritage & Tourism
Campus: Galway
Email: cilian.roden@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)91 742470

Research Interests: Natural Heritage Studies, aquatic ecology, algae, marine biology, terrestrial vegetation, nature conservation.

 

JOHN TUNNEY

Department: Heritage & Tourism
Campus: Galway
Email: john.tunney@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)91 742102

Research Interests: Cultural Heritage Studies, heritage tourism, Irish traditional music (especially singing in West Ulster), museum studies/design.

 

DR FIONA WHITE

Department: Business, Humanities & Technology
Campus: Mayo
Email: fiona.white@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)94 9043216

Research Interests: Built and cultural Heritage Studies, archaeology (post-medieval archaeology, ceramics), history (local history of Mayo).

 

DR SHIRLEY WRYNN

Department: GMIT CUA (Connacht-Ulster Alliance) Project Office
Campus: Galway
Email: shirley.wrynn@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)91 742794

Research Interests: Cultural Heritage Studies, heritage tourism, history, memory studies.