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Current Team

Roibeard Ò Maolalaigh

Professor Roibeard Ò Maolalaigh

Rob(by) is originally from Dublin where he studied as an undergraduate and postgraduate at University College Dublin. He graduated with a PhD in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh. He has worked at University College Dublin, the University of Edinburgh and the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, where he was Assistant Professor. He has worked as Professor of Gaelic at the University of Glasgow since January 2005 and was appointed to the established Chair of Gaelic in April 2010. He set up the project Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic in 2006 and Corpas na Gàidhlig in 2008. Other digital projects in which he has been involved include Bibliography of Irish Linguistics and Literature and People of Medieval Scotland 1093–1314. Visit his page here.

  • Stephen Barrett

    Stephen Barrett
    Research Systems Developer

    Stevie is responsible for creating and maintaining DASG's web applications. He has 15 years experience as a developer and has created sites and systems for a wide range of organisations including The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Glasgow Housing Authority, and Deutsche Bank.

  • Andrew Dunn

    Andrew Dunn
    Corpus Assistant

    Andrew is one of the DASG corpus assistants and proof-reads the texts to be digitised. He is originally from the Isle of Lewis and studied at Aberdeen University before coming to Glasgow, doing Gaelic Studies and then Creative Writing. He has written one book and is working on his second.

  • Kate Langhorne

    Kate Langhorne
    Corpus Assistant

    Kate is from Baldernock, to the north of Glasgow. She learned Gaelic at Aberdeen University. After graduating in 2012, she did the Diploma in Gaelic Media, at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, and since then has been working for Radio nan Gàidheal and BBC Alba. She also produced her own radio programme, which was broadcast on Radio nan Gàidheal in summer 2014. It was called ‘Justice for the Left-hand.’ Kate is involved in promoting Gaelic language and song through various community heritage projects across the country. She began work with DASG in December, 2014.

  • Abigail Lightbody

    Abigail Lightbody
    Corpus Assistant

    Abigail Lightbody is from Fintry, near Stirling. She learnt Gaelic at the University of Glasgow and graduated in 2014 with an MA in the department of Celtic and Gaelic. She started working at DASG in September 2014. Abigail is involved in traditional music and singing in Glasgow and Stirlingshire.

  • Tòmas MacAilpein

    Dr Tòmas MacAilpein
    Corpus Assistant

    Tòmas was brought up in Renfrewshire and the Black Isle. He studied Gaelic at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, and then carried out postgraduate research in History at the University of Glasgow. He started at DASG in December 2016 where he is working on digitising the periodical, Gairm.

  • Mark McConville

    Dr Mark McConville
    Researcher / Project Manager

    Mark’s role in the DASG project involves advising the team on technical and linguistic issues. He completed his PhD in Informatics at the University of Edinburgh in 2006 and worked as the Soillse Research Fellow at Glasgow University from 2010 to 2015. He is currently building a new kind of dictionary for Gaelic: Lexicopia.

  • Olga Szczesnowicz

    Olga Szczesnowicz
    Senior Corpus Assistant

    Ola is from Poland. She received an MA degree in Celtic Studies from University of Glasgow in 2009 and she has been working on the project since March 2008. After digitising most of the fieldwork materials generated by the Historical Dictionary of Scottish Gaelic (HDSG), she is now mainly involved in Corpas na Gàidhlig.

  • Edit Wenelius

    Edit Wenelius
    Corpus Assistant

    Edit originally belongs to Finland and came to Scotland in 2009 and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a MA in Gaelic and English Language in 2013. She spent the following year at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig to improve her Gaelic. She also completed an internship with the Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland in summer 2014. She has newly completed a Masters degree in Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh and began working with DASG in October 2015.

  • Alasdair Whyte

    Dr Alasdair Whyte
    Corpus Assistant

    Alasdair is from the island of Mull. He studied as an undergraduate at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and the University of Glasgow. He was awarded a PhD in Celtic Studies by the University of Glasgow in January 2017. He sings in Gaelic.

  • Anndra Wiseman

    Dr Anndra Wiseman
    Corpus Assistant

    Hailing from Fort William, Lochaber, Andrew is a graduate of the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. He has published many articles on various aspects of Gaelic cultural history. With a great interest in the digital humanities, he has previously worked on the Calum Maclean and Carmichael Watson projects, and is now currently working at DASG.

Past Staff

  • Shelagh Campbell
  • Garry Cooke
  • Wojtek Dziejma
  • Kerr Gibb
  • Dr Aonghas MacCoinnich
  • Ian MacDonald
  • Alana MacInnes
  • Ruaraidh MacIntyre
  • Calum MacLeod
  • Linda MacLeod
  • James MacParland
  • Shona Masson
  • Cailean Masterson
  • Susanna Naismith
  • Rosaidh Phillips
  • Ealasaid Pyper
  • Mairead Roberts
  • Daibhidh Robinson