I hold a PhD in Sociology from the Queen’s University Belfast and a Masters in Communications Studies from Dublin City University.
I have trained as a mentor with Entrepreneurs Institute becoming Ireland’s first consultant certified in Wealth Dynamics and Talent Dynamics business development pathways for building trust and flow.
I am passionate about bringing knowledge, skill and compassion to complex situations. I am a committed lifelong learner in sociology, community development, writing, music, spiritual, health and wellbeing practices.
I engage regularly in lecturing in areas including health promotion and social justice, training in areas such as personal development for entrepreneurs and mentoring of learners at all ages and stages.
I have worked across many sectors including business, public health, community development, education and social innovation. I have led many multi-stakeholder initiatives and have been a driver of key national initiatives including the pioneering youth charity SpunOut.ie. I work part-time with the Institute of Technology, Sligo as a community-based education mentor.
Creative collaborations include Yeats 150 Harp Festival of Moons; a series of 13 harp events across Ireland inspired by the poetry of WB Yeats. These recitals were hosted in Yeats-connected locations on each full moon during 2015.