Dr Tim Ellis-Dale holds a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Oxford (2014) and an MA in History from Queen’s University Belfast (2016). Tim studied for a PhD at Teesside University between November 2016 and May 2020. His doctoral thesis ‘Visual Culture and Visuality in the politics of the Irish Free State, 1921-1939’ examined the deeply significant role that visual culture and visuality played in the political culture of the Irish Free State. As a PhD student, Tim co-ordinated the ‘NEE-HIP’ network for Postgraduate students working on Irish History research in the North-East of England. In February 2019, Tim also worked with fellow PhD student Sean Donnelly to organise a two-day conference for Early Career Researchers in Irish History entitled ‘New Directions in Irish History,’ which welcomed attendees and presenters from across Britain, Ireland, Continental Europe, and North America. During this time, he also had work published in Éire-Ireland and Irish Historical Studies. He has also presented his research at a range of conferences in Great Britain, Ireland and Spain.
Since the summer of 2020, Tim has worked as a Lecturer in History at Teesside University. He attained a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2021. In the spring of 2022, Tim was awarded £9,950 through the British Academy’s Small Grants Scheme to undertake a two-year research project entitled ‘Neuterality? Masculinity, Politics and Neutrality in Emergency Ireland. He is currently a member of the British Association of Irish Studies, the Women’s History Association of Ireland, the Irish Association of Professional Historians, the Royal Historical society and the Social History Society. Outside of academia, Tim has presented his research to public audiences at events organised by the Tyneside Irish Centre and Teesside Irish Society. He has also commented on contemporary issues around Irish history and politics for the Conversation and the Czech media outlet Seznam Zprávy.