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I am an Assistant Lecturer/Tutor in Sociology in Waterford Institute of Technology. Previously, my research interests focused on the lived experiences of immigrants in Ireland and how immigrant communities accumulate social capital. Recently, my research has focused on understanding academic-activism from an intersectional perspective. This particular research explores the influence of the current neoliberal climate and academic environment on academic-activism. Prior to lecturing and before returning to do my PhD, I worked in Youth and Community Work both in Ireland and Australia for 5 years.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities