Elaine Pereira Farrell holds a First Honours Bachelor Degree in History and a Teaching Qualification from the Federal Fluminense University (UFF), Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. She completed her doctorate degree in the University College Dublin, specializing in the History of Early Medieval Ireland. After the completing her doctoral thesis she worked in UCD for the School of History and Archives and for the School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics teaching various modules about Late Antiquity, Medieval and Modern History, and Celtic Civilization. Recently she worked in Trinity College Dublin in the IRC funded project ‘Monastic Ireland: Landscape and Settlement’ for which she is currently a collaborator.
She has been awarded an ELEVATE: Irish Research Council International Career Development Fellowship – co-funded by Marie Cure Actions to work on the research project entitled: 'Religious Landscapes in the Eighth Century: Ireland and Northern Francia in Comparison'. It is a three-year collaborative project between the Department of History and Art History of the University of Utrecht and the School of History and Archives of the University College Dublin. This research is being jointly mentored by Dr Rob Meens (UU) and Dr Roy Flechner (UCD) and counting with the collaboration of Prof. Dr. Ludger Körntgen (University of Mainz).