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Brendan O'Neill

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Archaeology
01 716 8739
University College Dublin, School of Archaeology, Roebuck Offices Belfield Dublin 4


I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Archaeology. I was appointed in the summer of 2018 to develop and enhance teaching and research in Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture. I am a module coordinator on undergraduate and graduate level Experimental Archaeology modules as well as a Masters level module exploring Material Culture. Added to these I contribute to a number of other modules with individual formal lectures, workshops and hands-on, practical content. My teaching approach is heavily influenced by Active/Experiential Learning techniques, providing students with well rooted, deep learning on a range of topics. I am also very much focused on providing different and dynamic learning environments, providing a wide range of access points to education for students. Since 2013 I have been the Deputy Director of UCD's Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture (CEAMC). In this role I am responsible for coordinating the strategy and day-to-day running of CEAMC, generating and disseminating research and managing its outreach activities. I am also responsible for site space management, Health and Safety and Material procurement. Through these roles I have seen first hand the benefits of teaching (experimental) archaeology practically.


  • BA (Hons)
    Trinity College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin