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Academic | Journalist | Broadcaster
'This was raw, cutting edge journalism at its best'
Jury Citation - Inaugural Private Eye/The Guardian Paul Foot Award for Investigative Journalism
Dr Eamonn O'Neill is an academic and internationally-award winning journalist based in Scotland. He took both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Strathclyde, where he went on to lecture for 14 years, until taking up his current position as Associate Professor in Journalism, at Edinburgh Napier University, recently ranked as the UK's No 1 institution for journalism education.
He has written articles, books, plays, scripts, and major works of non-fiction.
His journalism has been published in top broadsheet titles in the UK and on major domestic and international broadcast networks. He has held senior positions with GQ magazine and Esquire, including Writer-at-Large and Contributing Editor. Specialising in investigations, he has interviewed terrorist leaders, senior politicians, convicted murderers, whistleblowers from the public and private sectors, and intelligence operatives from MI5, MI6, and the CIA. He has appeared internationally on broadcast channels such as the BBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CNN, and Al Jazeera.