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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 13 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr Andrew Sneddon is a social and cultural historian, with a special interest in Britain and Ireland, viewed in an international context. His latest research explores Irish witchcraft and magic in a comparative framework from the medieval to the modern period. His third monograph, Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland, was published by Palgrave.  

He completed a BA (hons) in History and English at the University of Hertfordshire and an MRes in early modern history at the University of St Andrews. His PhD was awarded by Lancaster University for a thesis entitled, 'The Life and Thought of Bishop Francis Hutchinson, 1660-1739’. 

His post-doctoral work was completed at Queen's University, Belfast on the Levelhulme funded Irish Legislation Project, directed by Professor David Hayton and Professor James Kelly. He was then junior research fellow in the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's working on a project entitled, 'Institutional medicine in eighteenth-century Ireland.' He was appointed lecturer in International History at Ulster University in 2009. 

Dr Sneddon is a fellow of Higher Education Academy and the Royal Historical Society, and president of the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies ( He is a member of the editorial board of the journal, Irish Historical Studies, and regularly reviews and peer reviews for leading academic journals and publishers.

He has received research grants from the Wellcome Trust, the Lottery Heritage Fund, and Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. He also regularly undertakes outreach work, presenting talks and hosting workshops for wider community and educational groups, while working with the British and Irish media. 

He has supervised master’s and PhD dissertations on a number of topics, ranging from witchcraft and magic and the wider supernatural, to medicine and disease in modern Ireland.

External positions


23 May 2016 → …


  • D204 Modern History

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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 13 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 3 Book
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Other contribution

Florence Newton’s trial for witchcraft, Cork, 1661: Sir William Aston’s transcript

Sneddon, A., 11 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Irish Historical Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Witchcraft, the Press and Crime in Ireland, 1822-1922

Sneddon, A. & Fulton, J., 1 Sep 2019, In : Historical Journal. 62, 3, p. 741-764 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Witchcraft Belief, Representation and Memory in Modern Ireland

Sneddon, A., 31 Mar 2019, In : Cultural and Social History. p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

twentieth century
twenty-first century
nineteenth century
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Self Medication

Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland

Sneddon, A., 1 Sep 2015, Basingstoke. 232 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook