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Dr Hilary Bishop

Dr Hilary Bishop

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 member of LJMU Faculty Research and Scholarship Committee and part of the Consumption, Social Engagement, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research Group at Liverpool Business School.

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

Publications

Journal Articles

Bishop HJ. 2018. Memory and Legend: Recollections of Penal Times in Irish Folklore, 1

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

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

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 >Link

Bishop HJ. Myth or Memory? Recollections of Penal Times in Irish Folklore Folklore,

Theses / Dissertations

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

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Best Placement Supervisor, Liverpool Business School, Awarding body: Liverpool John Moores University

Award title: Best Placement Supervisor, Liverpool Business School,, Awarding body: Liverpool John Moores University

Award title: Staff Citizenship Award, Awarding body: Liverpool John Moores University

Award title: Willard Potts and Don Jordan Emerging Scholar Award, Awarding body: American Conference for Irish Studies - West

Award title: British Association of Irish Studies Research Grant, Awarding body: British Association of Irish Studies

Award title: John Lennon Memorial Fund Scholarship, Awarding body: University of Liverpool

Award title: Bibby Undergraduate Scholarship, Awarding body: University of Liverpool

Award title: Bibby Undergraduate Scholarship, Awarding body: University of Liverpool

Award title: Arthur Frederick Price Memorial Prize, Awarding body: University of Liverpool

External committees:

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

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

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Organisation: Royal Geographical Society

Fellowship title: Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Industrial connections:

Company: North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee for the Environment Agency, Position or project: Community Engagement Specialist

Media Coverage:

Links #1: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/Features/Pages/Mass-Rocks.aspx, Media coverage: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Other invited event:

Title of event: Cork Heritage Week, Location: Cork, Republic of Ireland, Description: A Public Lecture at Cork County Library 'Mass Rocks of County Cork'

Title of event: Landscapes, Environment & Heritage in Irish Studies, Location: University College Cork, Description: 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.

Title of event: Mass Rocks of County Cork, Location: Cork, Ireland, Description: Guest Lecture for Cork Historical and Archaeological Society

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: Member of the Irish Memory Studies Network based at University College Dublin

Research Grants Awarded:

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

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

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

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

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy