I am a qualified (non-practising) solicitor in two jurisdictions (the Republic of Ireland and England & Wales). I joined the university as a teaching fellow in 2015. 

Prior to working at UoP I was employed as a solicitor in private practice in Portsmouth in the area of private client and prior to that for the Legal Aid Board in Ireland in the area of child protection and family law. During 2014, I was part of a research project undertaken by the Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission [IHREC] into Direct Provision of asylum seekers and delays in the Irish asylum system. I also lectured in Griffith College Cork, Ireland.

I am a graduate of University College Cork, Ireland.

Research interests

I am Co-Investigator on an AHRC funded year-long research project entitled 'International trafficking and exploitation of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) within England and Wales'. The PI on this project is Prof. Anita Franklin (Dept. of Sociology).

Teaching responsibilities

I currently coordinate the Family & Child Law module and am on the teaching team of Public Law.

In previous years I have coordinated the following modules: Public international law, Jurisprudence & Ethics, Public Law, Legal Project and Legal Writing & Research. In previous years I have also been on teaching teams for the following modules: Equality & Human Rights, Business & Employment Law and Research & Professional Development.

I have UG and PG dissertation supervision.