I arrived in UCD School of English, Drama and Film in September 2006 having completed my doctoral thesis at Queen's University, Belfast, earlier that year. I specialize in the literature and culture of early modern Ireland, particularly women's writing and the memory cultures of the 1641 rebellion. I teach on Shakespeare and Renaissance literature at undergraduate level, co-ordinate the MA in Renaissance Literature and Culture, and in 2013-16 supervised a PhD on the life writing of the Boyle women. I completed my Graduate Diploma in University Teaching and Learning in 2013, and was the recipient of UCD's President's Teaching Award 2012 in recognition of excellence in teaching. More recently in 2017 I received a Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Arts and Humanities. I served as Head of Teaching and Learning for the School of English, Drama and Film in 2016-17 and am now Vice Principal for Teaching and Learning in the College of Arts and Humanities.
- BAQueen's University of Belfast
- MAQueen's University of Belfast
- PhDQueen's University of Belfast
- DiplomaUniversity College Dublin
- Grad Dip University Teaching & LearningUniversity College Dublin