Associate Professor in English Language and Literature

Sep 2017 – Feb 2018: Assistant Lecturer in English, School of Nursing, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal.

Jul 2017 – Aug 2017: Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, Sintra Linguas, Sintra, Portugal.

Oct 2016 – May 2017: PhD Tutor, The Brilliant Club, Birmingham.

Sep 2014 – Sep 2016: Lecturer in English Literature and Drama, Soran University, Iraqi Kurdistan.

Feb 2014 – Jul 2014: Lecturer in 20th Century British Theatre, The School of Drama, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Oct 2011 – Dec 2013: Associate Lecturer, The School of Drama, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Theatre Notebook (submitted Apr., 2018).
‘Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (1953) and Modern(ist) Time(s)’

Ireland, Memory and Performing the Historical Imagination (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). ‘“Why do you always be singin’ that oul song?”: The Subversion of Emigrant Ballads in John B. Keane’s Many Young Men of Twenty (1961).’

Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, Vol. 2 (Nov., 2013).
 ‘“Gar O’Donnell and the Philadelphia”: Traditional Song and “The Irish Showband” in Brian Friel’s Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1964).’



2017: TEFL Academy.
TEFL Course (120 hours) with Distinction.

1997 - 1999: City College, Manchester.
HND in Music Technology with 17 Distinctions and 10 Merits.

I have supervised a number of undergraduate dissertations, covering a variety of research subjects, including: William Shakespeare, John Milton, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, George Orwell, the poetry of Seamus Heaney, and the short stories of Saki.


Oct 2011: Larmor-University Scholarship, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Jul 2011: IASIL (The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures), Carvalho Memorial Scholarship.

Sep 2010: Brian Friel Doctoral Scholarship, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Sep 2009: AHRC Research Preparation Masters Scheme Award, Queen’s University Belfast.

Sep 2009: MA Scholarship in Drama, University of Kent (offered).


‘Hear My Song’: Irish Theatre and Popular Song in the 1950s and 1960s (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017)

Irish Theatre, Renaissance Theatre, Modern British Theatre, Song Studies, Memory Studies, Performance Studies, Cultural Identity

20th Century English Theatre (MA)

Comparative Literature (MA)

Academic Speaking (FND)

Oct 2011: Larmor-University Scholarship, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Jul 2011: IASIL (The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures), Carvalho Memorial Scholarship.

Sep 2010: Brian Friel Doctoral Scholarship, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Sep 2009: AHRC Research Preparation Masters Scheme Award, Queen’s University Belfast.

Jul 2009: Head of Department Prize, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Philadelphia, Here I Come!, 50th Anniversary Performance, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, February 2014.
‘Songs in Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1964)’  in Theatre Programme.

Sheffield Theatres’ Brian Friel Season, February 2014.
‘Songs in Wonderful Tennessee (1993)’ in Theatre Programme.

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