I am a lecturer in drama and theatre studies. I teach on level C, I and H courses. I lead two level I courses, Performance Skills and Community and Applied Drama, while also leading the level H course Advanced Community and Applied Drama.
I hold a PhD from Trinity College University Dublin, titled 'Theatre in Urban Regeneration: Global Cities, New Narratives and the Regeneration of Ballymun (1998-2010)'. I have an Honours Masters Degree awarded by Dublin City University (St. Patrick’s College). My MA dissertation was titled' Inverted Images and Tilted Realities - Staging Historical and Fictional Narratives'. I initially trained as a classical actor at the Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines, Dublin. I also trained with the Bil Keating Centre for Television Dublin, and hold a certificate in television production, direction and presenting. While living in Ireland, I was an examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music. I lectured in Drama at Newry Institute of Higher Education. I worked with community groups and developed and delivered a range of educational drama programmes for primary and secondary schools, and for adults with learning difficulties. I am currently working on an interactive arts project titled 'The Edo Project: Materiality of the Imagination, an Invitation to Dream'.
Research interests include: Community Theatre, Global cities, Urban regeneration, and Narrative/Storytelling and Identity.