In Hope's Department of Media and Communication, I lecture in the areas of media history, media industry, news, media production, and research methods. I served as a Faculty Senior Academic Advisor in the academic year 2012-13 and as an Assessments Coordinator in 2013-14. I am the Department's Research Coordinator for REF 2020. I also act as the Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Security Innovation (CASI).
My research interests include the development of online journalism in Ireland, the response of legacy media (print) organisations to the emergence of the World Wide Web, and news-media framing of the economic crisis and of Ireland’s overseas aid budget. I am developing a research interest in the implications of Big Data for media. My research has been disseminated through international conferences and peer-reviewed journals, including Journalism Studies, Media History, Information, Communication and Society, Irish Communications Review, Telecommunications Policy, and the International Journal of Cultural Policy.
I have recently (2015) had original research articles accepted for publication in two international peer-reviewed journals. The first article is on the Irish print-media's positioning of Credit Rating Agencies as news-sources during the economic crisis. The second article is on news-media representations of overseas aid budgets during the economic crisis.
Before joining Hope in January 2012, I was employed as a Research Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Knowledge in Society (ISKS) at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Between 2003 and 2008, I worked as a researcher in the Society, Information and Media (SIM) research centre in Dublin City University. I was awarded a PhD by Dublin City University in 2003 for research on innovation in Ireland's digital media industry.