I am a member of the Department of History at the University of Limerick, where I teach on the MA History of Family which is offered as a blended (in classroom and online) and online course. Over the last four academic years I have supervised 20 students for their Masters dissertations and co-supervised a further two students.

I am also working as a post-doctoral researcher on the Irish Research Council-funded, Death and Burial Data, 1864-1922 project (IRCLA) 2017/32, led by Dr Ciara Breathnach.

I am chair of the Digital Working Group at the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project at the Royal Irish Academy and a committee member of the Committee of Genealogy and Heraldry at the National Library of Ireland.

My research interests include the history of family, landed estates, migration, local history, online pedagogy and digital humanities.


I teach on the MA History of Family (Online) which attracts students from all over the world.  Previous students have come from Australia, Britain and Canada to name but a few. Feel free to contact me if you would like to ask any questions about the course.