Dr Eilís Phillips

Creative Consultant


PhD in History. Passed without corrections. University of Portsmouth. 2016-2019
Master of Research in History. Distinction. UoP. 2015-2016
B.A (Hons) in History. 1st Class. UoP. 2012-2015
National Diploma in Popular Music South Eastern Regional College. N.I. 2000-2003
GCSEs: A* English. A* English Literature. B Mathematics. B Science. B History. Belfast Metropolitan College. 1998-2000


  • Awarded fully-funded 3 year PhD bursary by the Centre for European and International Studies Research.
  • Awarded full amount of £10,000 by University of Portsmouth Postgraduate Support Scheme to undertake MRes in Humanties and Social Sciences.
  • Granted the University of Portsmouth Masters Prize Bursary of £2,000: (cash award superseded by the PSS. Bursary mentioned above).
  • Winner of the Elizabeth Prize for Highest Overall Grade in B.A (Hons) History and Combined Honours Programmes.

Recent Employment Experience

Creative Media Lead: From August 2020 Terry Bradley Art

  • Project Management Consultant: Video Team Lead, Copywriting, PR, & Marketing.

Creative Consultant: May – August 2020 Wild Penny Flowers

  • Business Consultant: Creative Media, PR, Marketing, Communications and Financial Management

Grant Officer: Ards & North Down Borough Council Feb-March 2020

  • Rural Development Grant Officer: Project Management and Administration. NB: My agency contract was terminated due to Covid-19 restrictions.

University of Portsmouth: 2016-2019

  • PhD Researcher
  • Events & marketing manager for the University-run Portsmouth ‘DarkFest’ 2016-2019
  • Lead organiser for Supernatural Cities Conference 2019.
  • Organiser for Humaninties and Social Sciences Conference 2015 & 2016.
  • Undergraduate tutor
  • Research Assistant: Lost Voices: Spiritualism in the First World War Project

Full-time Self-Employed Musician: 2008 – 2012

  • Bass guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Marketing of the band and events
  • Networking, public relations and promotion
  • Booking gigs
  • Project management experience: creating and managing marketing campaigns, liaising with artwork designers, overseeing printing, and CD production and sales

Belfast Community Telegraph: 2011

  • Staff reporter

Communisis Print Management, Newcastle Upon Tyne:  2007

  • Print management consultant

More details & for previous experience incl. retail & catering available upon request.