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Associate Professor Liam O'Callaghan

Sport and PE/Sport Psychology
0151 291 3448

Liam O'Callaghan joined Liverpool Hope in 2010. Having obtained Bachelors and Masters degrees in history from the National University of Ireland, he later completed his PhD at Leeds Met. His first book Rugby in Munster A Social and Cultural History (Cork University Press, 2011) was critically acclaimed. He subsequently wrote (with David Doyle) Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Legal and Political History (Liverpool University Press, 2019). As a researcher, he is interested in the social history of Ireland and the history of sport. He has been an invited conference speaker in the USA, Germany and Ireland and his work has also been the basis of media interviews on RTE Radio, The Irish Times, and The Wall Street Journal.