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Dr Hilary Bishop

Dr Hilary Bishop

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Biography

Prior to academic study I was employed by a global financial institution for 24 years working alongside senior management to deliver corporate services to a number of blue chip multi-national companies and local government offices before progressing to a management role in Financial Services. I successfully gained qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Bankers and have been employed by Liverpool John Moores University as a Senior Lecturer within the Liverpool Business School since 2009.

I have worked in a voluntary capacity, as Community Engagement Specialist, for the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) for the Environment Agency since 2010 and am also a member of the Wirral Flood Partnership. I was recently awarded an LJMU Staff Citizenship Award for my services to the RFCC.

Between 2005 and 2013 I studied with the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, where I was awarded the Arthur Frederick Price Memorial Prize, two Bibby Undergraduate Scholarships and a John Lennon Memorial Scholarship.
In September 2008 I was awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant for MPhil research to investigate the impact of European Union funding upon the management of archaeological monuments within England and the Republic of Ireland with specific reference to agri-environmental schemes. Supervised by Professor Marianne Elliott O.B.E, my PhD focused on Mass Rock sites within the diocese of Cork and Ross, county Cork.

I have delivered papers at conferences in the UK, Ireland and America. In September 2013 I was awarded a Willard Potts and Don Jordan Emerging Scholar Award from the American Conference for Irish Studies (West) in San Francisco. I have a research dedicated website www.findamassrock.com together with a feature article on the Arts and Humanities Research Council website http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/Features/Pages/Mass-Rocks.aspx. Recent successful Grant Bids include Cork Historical and Archaeological Society and the Dudley Stamp Memorial award from the Royal Geographical Society.

I am a Chartered Geographer appointed by the Royal Geographic Society and am currently working on a British Academy/Leverhulme funded grant - A Well Trodden Path: The history and heritage of Mass paths in Ireland.

Languages

French
Irish

Degrees

2013, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, PhD, Irish Studies (Human Geography)
2009, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MPhil, Irish Studies (Archaeological Heritage Management)
2008, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, B A (Hons) First Class, Irish Studies

Academic appointments

Relationship Manager, Dublin Business School, 2012 - 2017
Link Tutor, South Eastern Regional College, 2012 - 2013

Publications

Journal article

Bishop HJ. 2018. Memory and Legend: Recollections of Penal Times in Irish Folklore Folklore, 129 :18-38 DOI Public Url

Bishop HJ. 2018. Myth or Memory? Recollections of Penal Times in Irish Folklore Folklore, 129 :18-38 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bishop HJ. 2016. Classifications of Sacred Space: A new understanding of Mass Rock sites in Ireland. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 20 :828-872 DOI Public Url

Bishop HJ. 2016. Mass Sites of Uíbh Laoghaire Journal of Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 121 :36-63 Public Url

Bishop HJ. 2014. Spatial Distribution and Location of Catholic Mass Rock Sites in the Diocese of Cork and Ross, County Cork, Ireland Geographies of Religions and Belief Systems, 4 :40-78 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bishop H. Keeping the Faith. The role of the Irish house during the Penal era and beyond. Research in Irish Studies Europe, Public Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Bishop HJ. 2013. Sacred Space. A Study of the Mass Rocks of the Diocese of Cork and Ross, County Cork. Elliott M, Morrisey K, Nugent P. University of Liverpool

Bishop HJ. 2010. The impact of EU funding upon the management of archaeological monuments within England and the Republic of Ireland with specific reference to agri-environmental schemes Nugent P. University of Liverpool

Dataset

Bishop HJ. 2013. Find a Mass Rock Website Author Url Publisher Url

Chapters

Bishop H. A Secret Affair. Researching Ireland's Catholic Mass Rocks. Wise N, Kusek W. Human Geography and Professional Mobility

Engagement & Impact

Other invited event:

A Well Trodden Path - Project Workshop, Lackagh Parish Centre, Lackagh, Galway, ROI, A community workshop related to a the mapping and recording of Mass paths in the Parish of Lackagh. 2019

Phi Beta Delta 33rd Annual International Conference, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA, Session Chair. 2019

Ireland's Mass Rocks, Moore Institute, NUIG, Ireland, Visiting Research Fellowship Public Lecture. 2018

Cork Heritage Week, Cork, Republic of Ireland, A Public Lecture at Cork County Library 'Mass Rocks of County Cork'. 2017

Landscapes, Environment & Heritage in Irish Studies, University College Cork, For those studying and researching Irish landscapes, there is a plethora of data and information available ranging from historic maps to GPS data, literary geographies, architectural and archaeological sources, oral histories and visual representations. This workshop considered the common codes and methodologies in this inherently inter-disciplinary research field.. 2016

Mass Rocks of County Cork, Cork, Ireland, Guest Lecture for Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. 2015

Award:

Chartered Geographer, Royal Geographical Society, https://www.rgs.org/professionals/chartered-geographer/. 2019

Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowship, Moore Institute, NUIG, Ireland, http://mooreinstitute.ie/visiting-fellows-scheme/. 2018

Staff Citizenship Award, Liverpool John Moores University. 2015

Best Placement Supervisor, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University. 2015

Best Placement Supervisor, Liverpool Business School,, Liverpool John Moores University. 2014

Willard Potts and Don Jordan Emerging Scholar Award, American Conference for Irish Studies - West. 2013

British Association of Irish Studies Research Grant, British Association of Irish Studies. 2010

John Lennon Memorial Fund Scholarship, University of Liverpool. 2008

Bibby Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Liverpool. 2007

Arthur Frederick Price Memorial Prize, University of Liverpool. 2006

Bibby Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Liverpool. 2006

Fellowships:

Visiting Research Fellowship, University College Dublin, Humanities Institute, University College Dublin. 2019

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Royal Geographical Society. 2017

Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy. 2013

Research Grants Awarded:

British Academy, A Well Trodden Path. The history and heritage of Mass paths in Ireland., Grant value (£): 8769.00, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2018

Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, Mass Rocks in the Diocese of Cloyne, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Grant value (£): 1000.00, Duration of research project: 2 weeks. 2014

Royal Geographical Society, Mass Rocks in the Diocese of Cork and Ross, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Grant value (£): 500.00, Duration of research project: 1 week. 2014

British Association of Irish Studies, Mass Rocks in the Diocese of Cork and Ross, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Grant value (£): 500.00, Duration of research project: 1 week. 2010

Arts and Humanities Research Council, The impact of EU funding upon the management of archaeological monuments within England and the Republic of Ireland with specific reference to agri-environmental schemes., Grant value (£): 12,000.00, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2008

Industrial connections:

Caitriona Dunnett Photographer, Photographer for British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant - A Well Trodden Path. The history and heritage of Mass paths in Ireland., http://www.caitrionadunnett.com/. 2018

Lackagh Museum and Heritage Centre, Hosts for British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant - A Well Trodden Path. The history and heritage of Mass paths in Ireland., https://www.lackaghmuseum.ie/. 2018

North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee for the Environment Agency, Community Engagement Specialist. 2010

External committees:

North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, Environment Agency, Lead - Flood and Coastal Risk Management 2030 and Beyond, https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/north-west-regional-flood-and-coastal-committee. 2014

North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, Environment Agency, Community Engagement Specialist, https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/north-west-regional-flood-and-coastal-committee. 2010

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 2012

Media Coverage:

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/Features/Pages/Mass-Rocks.aspx, Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Other Professional Activity:

Member of the Irish Memory Studies Network based at University College Dublin.