I am a freelance writer and maker of radio documentaries with an interest in social history, women’s history, place & arts. My work has appeared in places such as The Irish Times, Real Homes, and the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts (2023) publication. I co-wrote the memoir of activist Martin Naughton, Never Know Your Place: Memoir of a Rulebreaker (O’Brien Press, March 2024).

I produced & presented the RTE Lyric Feature ‘Building a Ballet’ (March 2024) and was a co-maker of ‘A Boy from the North West – The Jack Kerrigan Story’ (Silver for Best Documentary at 2016 PPI Radio Awards) and ‘Letters from Midwinter'(Silver at New York Festival Awards 2021)

I’m drawn to the experiences of marginalised people and like to explore the emotional or artistic trajectories of people’s lives, and how they interact with points in social history. I often use unpublished memoirs & papers to build the backbone of a compelling script or story.

For many years I worked as a Publications Manager in the not-for-profit sector, and I also edited & wrote for health, disability & homes magazines – work that introduced me to people, places & ideas that inform my recent work in arts & media.

I have a a BA from the University of York and a M. Phil in Irish Writing from Trinity College Dublin. My post-graduate dissertation was on Beckett’s Trilogy and twenty plus years later, Beckett remains one of my favourite writers.