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I am an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Law and Criminal Justice. I currently teach the following modules as part of the Criminal Justice Programme:

  • Irish Social Policy 

I currently teach the following modules as part of the Higher Certificate in Custodial Care Programme:

  • Workplace Reflective Practice
  • Custodial Care: Law, Policy and Practice
  • Learning to Learn

I am a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, under the supervision of Associate Professor Paula Mayock. My PhD aims to explore sexuality and relationships for women in Irish prisons, using a human rights-based approach. My PhD research aims to
a)understand women's experience of sexuality, sexual identity and relationships in prison, directing particular attention to their healthcare, safety, identity, and resource needs.
b) understand practitioners' experiences supporting women and managing this complex and hidden issue.

I also have experience lecturing the following modules

  • Criminal Law
  • Desistance (designed the module)
  • Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice

I also have experience supervising MA students in Comparative Criminology. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, PhD Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin

18 Sep 201631 May 2023

Award Date: 31 May 2023

Masters Degree, Master of Social Science: Rights and Social Policy, Maynooth University

20 Sep 201428 Oct 2015

Award Date: 28 Oct 2015

Masters Degree, Masters in Law, Maynooth University

18 Sep 201230 Sep 2013

Award Date: 31 Oct 2013

Bachelors Degree, Business and Law, Maynooth University

10 Sep 200930 Oct 2012

Award Date: 30 Oct 2012