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Dr Meriel McClatchie

Dr

Meriel McClatchie

Lecturer/Assistant Professor In Archaeology
School of Archaeology
01 716 8314
University College Dublin, School of Archaeology, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

RESEARCH FOCUS Dr Meriel McClatchie's research is focused on archaeology in Europe, with a particular interest in food, landscapes, settlements and archaeobotany (the analysis of preserved non-wood plant macro-remains such as cereal grains and chaff, seeds of other crops, weed seeds, fruit stone and nut shell). She is an Assistant Professor in Archaeology at UCD School of Archaeology, Director of the UCD Ancient Foods Research Group, and Founder and Director of the UCD Archaeobotany Laboratory. PUBLICATIONS She is the author of individual and collaborative publications in high-impact, refereed international journals and books -- Google Scholar h-index 10, citations >500 (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RnswG-0AAAAJ&hl=en). CAREER OUTLINE Dr McClatchie began her studies in Archaeology and History at University College Cork, then completed a Masters degree at University College Cork, funded by departmental studentship. For the next four years, she worked as an archaeobotanist and archaeologist (licence-eligible) at University College Cork. She then began PhD studies at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, funded by NUI Travelling Studentship in Archaeology. Following completion of the PhD degree, she worked as a Research Fellow in several institutions: School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast, funded by Heritage Council INSTAR programme; School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, funded by NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and funded by Heritage Council INSTAR programme; Dept of Archaeology, University College Cork, funded by Heritage Council INSTAR programme. She was appointed an Assistant Professor in Archaeology (Above the Bar) at UCD School of Archaeology in 2016, which is her current role. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY Dr McClatchie is strongly committed to promotion of best professional practice and has taken on a number of roles relating to management of professional bodies. She is a founding member of Environmental Archaeology in Ireland (2015) and the Irish Archaeobotany Discussion Group (2007). These groups were established to build professional relationships, discuss discoveries, tackle problems and establish strategies for development of the profession. She was a member of the Board of Directors at the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) from 2009 to 2014. She previously spent a number of years on the Managing Committee of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, which is the world's largest organisation of environmental archaeologists (Secretary, 2005-10; Ordinary member, 2004-05).

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Co-Chair, School Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee
    University College Dublin, School of Archaeology, Dublin, Ireland18 May 2017
  • Chair, Athena SWAN self-assessment team
    University College Dublin, School of Archaeology, Dublin, Ireland11 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2018
  • Member, Gender Equality Action Group
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland27 Jun 2017
  • Member, Athena SWAN Data Group
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland21 Jun 2017
  • Member, EDI Committee, College of Social Sciences and Law
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland27 Nov 2018

DEGREES

  • BA
    University College Cork
  • MA
    University College Cork
  • PhD
    University College London
  • Prof Cert University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin