Niav GallagherEditorial Support Officer
Dictionary of Irish Biography
Dr Niav Gallagher is a medieval historian, specializing in the links between religion and politics in thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth century Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Having completed an M.Litt. in University College Dublin, she then undertook a Ph.D. in Trinity College Dublin examining the role of the Franciscans in the medieval wars of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. She was awarded a Government of Ireland postdoctoral scholarship in 2006 and published several articles as a result of her research. In addition to third-level teaching, she has also worked as a researcher for Eneclann, a genealogical and historical research company, on several collaborative projects including the National Archives Millennium Project and the Irish Battlefields Project. She is Editorial Support Officer with the DIB, responsible for researching and writing biographies.