I am based in the Department of History at the University of Limerick where I have been teaching on the MA History of Family for two years. I also work as a consultant to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project.

A graduate of the University of Oxford, I was awarded an MA in the History of Family from the University of Limerick (UL) in 2007.

In 2011 I was awarded a 4-year PRTLI 5 studentship to study towards a structured PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities through the School of History at University College Cork (UCC).  During this time I learned how to apply new media and computer technologies to historical research and became particularly interested in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), completing a Higher Diploma in GIS at UCC in 2013.

After completing my PhD I worked as post-doctoral researcher at University College Cork (UCC) on the ‘Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures’ project.

In 2018/19 I taught on the MA Local History at UCC, and started teaching on the MA History of Family at the University of Limerick, where I supervised four students through to graduation.  I also undertook a graduate certificate in Teaching and Learning at UCC.

This year I continue to teach on the MA History of Family at UL, where I am supervising ten students as they work on their dissertations. I am currently studying towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, also at UL.