About Me

I am an author, historian, and educator from the West of Ireland. Following a research Masters from the University of Oxford I was awarded a Carnegie Scholarship to pursue a PhD in History at the University of St Andrews.

After the completion of my doctoral research I was a Research Fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna from 2009 to 2016 where I led a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund and was a team member on Austrian and European Research Council-funded projects.

I am the author and editor of five books and my work has featured in The Irish Times, The Vienna Review, and leading international scholarly journals. I returned to Ireland in 2016 where I am currently a Research Fellow at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

I am a mentor with the Carnegie Future Leaders programme of current PhD Carnegie Scholars and am developing research management solutions for the higher education sector.