Dr Niamh Gallagher awarded Future Leaders Fellowship


The History Faculty congratulates Dr Niamh Gallagher for being awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. Niamh joins three others from the University of Cambridge in her success. Her Fellowship will fund a series of collaborations and public outputs that aim to understand the role of Ireland, the Irish, and a range of controversial ‘Irish Questions’ in the context of the dismantling of the British Empire. Niamh’s first monograph, Ireland and the Great War: A Social and Political History (Bloomsbury, 2019) won the Royal Historical Society's 2020 Whitfield Prize, and she recently co-edited The Political Thought of the Irish Revolution (Cambridge, 2022). She will lead a research team across 2024-8, deepening and extending her existing research specialisms, and her work will have direct public impact in school-level education, public policy and the media. She comments: 'I'm really excited to be a Future Leaders Fellow and it is an honour to be the only Arts and Humanities candidate within the University to be awarded a Fellowship. The Faculty of History is known for its expertise on the history of the British Empire and I'm delighted to be able to pioneer a new research strand on how Ireland, in its widest interpretative context, contributed to its reconfiguration and ultimate demise.'