My research interests lie in the portrayal of witches in early modern Irish literature and folklore, particularly upon the Islandmagee witch trial of 1711. My thesis is formed of a critical and creative component, the former being a synthesisation of scholarly work on witchcraft in Ireland and analysis of primary texts, the latter being a Young Adult novel set in contemporary times with a retrospective focus on a fictionalised version of the Islandmagee witch trial. I am supervised by Garrett Carr and Professor Moyra Hasslett.
As well as my thesis, in 2017 I with Christina Collins and Amy Finlay organised 'Damsels in Redress', a conference regarding feminist contemporary retellings of classic fairy tales, where Diane Purkiss and Amy Davis delivered key note speeches.
I taught on the module Introduction to Creative Writing (ENG1090) in 2017 and 2018.
I completed my undergraduate degree in English with Creative Writing at Queen's and my Masters in Creative Writing at Queen's, then returned as a PhD candidate. I worked as a copy editor for the Queen's Political Review journal and have had my fiction published in The Open Ear journal.