PhD Communication Studies
Dissertation title: Broadcasting In An On-Demand World: Creating Community Radio In The Era Of Podcasting And Webcasting
MA Communications and Cultural Studies
Dublin City University
Thesis title: Organisational structure of participatory media: Flirt FM: a case study
National University of Ireland, Galway
Irish Research Council
SUSTCOMMED: Exploring the sustainability of the community radio sector
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Supporting the conference Towards Resilient Community Media
Lecturer in English
2014 to date
Teach in the English BA programme; teach media studies and journalism courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including political economy, journalism studies, broadcasting, and overseeing experiential learning modules); supervise research students; engage in research.
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
2009 to 2014
Teach a range of mass media and media production-focused classes, including Journalism, Broadcasting, and Media Management.
2008 to 2009
Supported writers in one-on-one review sessions through the campus Writers’ Workshop.
U Illinois / WILL AM
2004 to 2009
Producer of Media Matters with Bob McChesney, a weekly public affairs program. Coordinated guest bookings and management, managed listener calls, liaised with station management.
2005 to 2008
Teaching Assistant, primarily as instructor of record, in the media studies program.
Pricing Analyst / Market Analyst
1998 to 2002
Headed up market analysis function in Strategic Pricing Unit.
1995 to 1996
Founded one of Ireland’s first college radio stations. Built vibrant student activist group, secured institutional commitments and support, and engaged with national efforts to build community radio sector.