Honorary Research Fellow
The University of Aberdeen
Research Institute for Irish & Scottish Studies
19 College Bounds
Appointed Honorary Research Fellow in 2008 following award of PhD in History by the University of Aberdeen, Dr McInally is a graduate of the University of Glasgow (BSc - Pure Science) and the Open University (BA - European Humanities). Prior to engaging in academic research his career was as an industrial engineer and consultant in a wide range of industries and commercial business.
Dr McInally's research interests derive from his doctoral thesis on the Scots Colleges abroad during the times of penal legislation against Catholics in Scotland - 1560 to 1829. His work on the Alumni of the colleges and the networks they formed in the 17th and 18th centuries has produced a data-base of prosopography of nearly 2,000 entries. His wider interests include Scottish History, European Catholicism, Early Modern Catholic Studies and the Scottish Diaspora.
He is finalising a history of the Scottish Benedictine monasteries in Southern Germany from 1575 to 1862. A monograph on the subject is being edited for publication by Aberdeen University Press in Autumn 2014.
Work is ongoing on Catholic loyalties in Britain in collaboration with leading scholars from England and Ireland. A collection of papers is due for publication in 2015.
Participant in international research project on foreign communities in Rome organised by Istituto di Storia dell'Europa Mediterranea funded by Italy's National Research Council (CNR).