Centre for Lifelong Learning

Genealogical Studies Programme welcome newly appointed Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Maurice Gleeson has been appointed Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Genealogical Studies.

Maurice brings extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of genetic genealogy to the department and his own personal research interests include Genetic Genealogy, Clan research, surname research and unknown parentage.

He was awarded the honorary title of Education Ambassador, ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy) in 2016 in recognition of his educational and advocacy work in the field of genetic genealogy. He is the founder of Genetic Genealogy Ireland and has run annual genetic genealogy conferences in Dublin since 2013 and Belfast since 2018. Maurice is a regular contributor to genealogy magazines, authors several blogs associated with his DNA Projects, and has a popular YouTube channel devoted to genetic genealogy.

Maurice will provide guidance on aspects of knowledge exchange and on methodologies relating to genetic genealogy in his new role. Current students will also benefit from the opportunity to participate in both video chat sessions and a presentation during the academic year.

Tahitia McCabe, Course Leader said, ‘we are delighted to have Maurice join the Programme and share his knowledge in the field of genetic genealogy and look forward to working with him during his time with the department.’

Learn more about the Genealogical Studies Programme at The University of Strathclyde