Personal profile


Sinead is a PhD candidate at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosphy, and Politics. Sinead graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a BA (Hons) (First Class) in History 2018 and with an MA (Distinction) in History in 2020. In 2019, Sinead was awarded a funded PhD studentship from the Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland).

Research Focus

Sinead's research focuses on photographic representations of West Belfast between 1969 and 2005. Her work uses a visual and oral history approach to examine the effects of poverty, deprivation, social inequality, and economic decline on working-class communities. Sinead maintains interests in visual history, oral history, modern British and Irish social and cultural history, material culture, urban history, histories of the family and deindustrialisation.