I am a postdoctoral researcher on the Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures project at University College Cork.
I successfully defended my doctoral thesis in History and Digital Humanities at University College Cork in April 2017. I hold an MA in the History of Family from the University of Limerick and an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford.
My doctoral research explored the relationship between space, place and community on the Courtown Estate (situated in Wexford, Carlow and Cheshire) between 1649 and 1977. I combined traditional research techniques with digital technologies such as geographical information systems and databases.
As well as landed estates, my research interests include environmental, rural and maritime history. I also enjoy researching local history, family history and life-writing.
Before returning to academia, I spent almost 20 years working in business development, strategy and marketing roles with companies including Accenture, PayPal and eBay.