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Research Interests

I am a social historian of poverty and welfare in Ireland and Britain, contextualised in the transatlantic world. My publications to date have examined begging and alms-giving in pre-Famine Ireland, charitable societies in 19th-c Dublin and Belfast, women and paid work in 19th and 20th-c Dublin (with particular regard to charwomen), murder in 19th-c Ireland, humane societies in Ireland and Britain. I have also published editions of documents relating to the history of Catholic female religious and a Methodist charity in late-18th-c Dublin.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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