Martin Mitchell

Martin Mitchell


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Personal Statement

I have taught at the University of Strathclyde since 2005. Before then, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. My teaching and research interests lie in the fields of British History, Scottish History since 1700 and Irish History since 1660. I am the Year 1 Coordinator for History at Strathclyde.

Research Interests

My research is mainly focused on nineteenth century and early twentieth century Scotland. My main research areas are

  • The Irish in Scotland
  • Social History of Religion
  • Catholic Church in Scotland
  • Communal Relations
  • Political Movements
  • Scottish Labour Movement

I have published on all these topics, including the monograph The Irish in the West of Scotland, 1797-1848: Trade Unions, Strikes and Political Movements (1998.) I also published the edited volume, New Perspectives on the Irish in Scotland (2008.) My current research project is on the impact of Irish immigration on the Catholic Church in Scotland in the nineteenth century.

Teaching Interests

I am module leader for the two first year History modules:

  • V1102 History 1A: Britain, c1750-1900
  • V1103 History 1B : Britain since 1900

I ran V1327/V1482 Irish Society (1660-1860) for three years, and have also taught on other modules, including Scottish Society, 1700 -1832; History of Glasgow; Historiography.

I am the History Module Leader for the Access to University Study Course run by The Centre for Lifelong Learning.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 4 Jul 1997

Bachelor of Arts, University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 11 Jul 1990


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