Gearóid Ó Domagáin
Dr Gearóid Ó Domagáin studied Irish Language and Literature at Ulster University where he graduated with a 1st class honours degree in 2005. He then completed a PhD in 2009 with a study of linguistic contact and change in the Donegal Gaeltacht. During his PhD study he undertook a part-time teaching and research role at Ulster. Since then he has worked as an RCUK Research Fellow in Lexicography (2009 - 2011) and as an Academic Fellow in Irish and Celtic Studies (2011 - 2014) and Lecturer in Irish (2014- Present). He has served as Associate Head of School of Irish (2017) and has designed and managed language courses from ab-initio to MA level heading up the subject’s most recent course revalidation. He has served as a reviewer for Research Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland and has acted as External Examiner for student teacher courses at St Angela’s College, Sligo (2017-2021) and, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (2021 -present) as well as currently holding the role of External Examiner for the International Baccalaureate in Irish Literature (2021-present). He is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Language and Culture Subject Benchmark Statement.
His main research interests include sociolinguistics, language change, language contact, lexicography, language standardisation and language acquisition.