Larry Geary, M.A., Ph.D, H.Dip.Ed (NUI), was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He was educated at Mitchelstown C.B.S. primary and secondary schools and University College Cork. He was Assistant Lecturer in History, University College Cork, 1985-6. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Australia, 1986-8; Wellcome Research Fellow, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989-1992; Wellcome Research Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1992-5.
He is currently Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History, University College Cork, since 1995.