Phelan - Postdoctoral Researcher And Author - Dublin, Ireland

Mark Phelan

Dublin, Ireland


Postdoctoral Researcher And Author


I am currently working as teacher and administrator at the National University of Ireland, Galway. In this capacity, I am recognised by colleagues and students as someone who communicates clearly and effectively, has a friendly and approachable manner, and who has a proven record in helping learners to progress.

In addition, I have acquired excellent research, analytical, presentation and IT skills. I am also highly proficient in the English language, and I have solid experience of teaching English composition and oral presentation techniques. Equally, as a teacher, administrator, researcher, and conference organiser, I have earned a strong reputation for self-motivation, collegiality, creative thinking, workplace innovation and the ability to complete assigned tasks in an efficient and timely manner.

Work History

Part-time Teacher & Administrator

National University of Ireland, Galway

From August 2010

Tasks and duties:

- Planning and delivering modules and courses (lectures; small group tutorials; syllabus design; devising and applying innovative teaching aids; grading coursework)

- Organising and coordinating faculty meetings
- Developing and managing online learning environments to share information and resources with students

- Collaborating with colleagues and partner institutions to organise and deliver seminars, workshops, and conferences

- Onboarding Erasmus and other visiting students

- Mentoring Final Year and Masters students

- Record keeping; writing reports based on course evaluation feedback; managing databases

Government of Ireland History Scholar (full-time researcher)

Irish Research Council

August 2007 - August 2010

for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Position: Government of Ireland History Scholar (full-time researcher)
Tasks and duties:

- Designing and executing a major research project
- Conducting archival based enquiries
- Networking and collaborating with other researchers and experts in the field

- Disseminating research findings (publications; conference presentations; public lectures; media contributions)

Part-Time Retail Assistant

Vodafone Galway

September 2006 - August 2007

Tasks and duties:

- Retail techniques & customer care
- Responding to customer queries; processing sales
- Assisting in general duties (stock-taking, store upkeep, etc.)

Clerical Officer

Irish Rail

August 1999 - July 2006

- Responding to telephone and email enquiries
- Ticket sales, revenue protection & book-keeping
- Staff rostering / supervision
- General clerical administration
- Complaints resolution
- Assisting mobility-impaired passengers
- Collaborating with partner transport companies

General Operative / Trainee Maintenance Manager

C. & M. Europe

June 1997 - July 1999

Tasks and duties:

- operating relevant machinery
- quality control and shipping
- stock control and purchasing


The Emergency: Ireland in Wartime

Two-day International Conference (Galway, June 2014)
Lead organiser

The Irish Battalions in the BEF, 1914

Article (History Ireland, 2014)

Wartime Echoes of the Lockout, 1914-1915

Book Chapter, 2014 (Book: The Lockout in Irish History)

Prophet of the Oppressed Nations: Gabriele D'Annunzio and the Irish Republic

Article (History Ireland, 2013)

Wherever the Firing Line Extends: Ireland at War, 1914-1918

Book; under contract with Collins Press

The Free State and the Fasces: debating dictatorship and democracy in 1920s Ireland

Research monograph, based on my Ph.D. thesis

Qualifications & Certifications

Ph.D. (History)

National University of Ireland

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