I am a historian of early modern Ireland and England with a special
focus on sixteenth-century Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations. My current
research examines the socio-political impact of war on identity formation
amongst Ireland's minority Old English population during the Nine Years' War
(1594-1603). I have published a number of articles exploring aspects of the political, economic, and legal history of late Elizabethan Ireland, and my forthcoming monograph, The Old English in Early Modern
Ireland: The Palesmen and the Nine Years’ War, 1594-1603, will be published by Boydell & Brewer in 2018.
I have had significant success securing research funding. I was awarded a Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowship in 2017. Before coming to Liverpool Hope I held a three-year Marie Curie International Research Fellowship at University College Cork and Concordia University in Montreal. I was also an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral fellow on a project which explored William Penn's Irish experiences and his early trans-Atlantic networks. I completed my PhD at University College Cork, my MA at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and my BA at Mount Allison University.