About

In my teenage and early adult years I travelled the world representing Ireland at International level in the sport of Racewalking. I also managed leisure centres for several years before falling ill with acute anxiety and depression. My rehabilitation journey led me to suicide prevention , social care work and now childhood trauma research.

In 2020 I graduated with a 1:1 hons degree in Social Care Work from Limerick Institute of Technology after returning as a mature student. My time spent in academia has made me hungry to learn more and I am now a masters postgraduate researcher.

Awards

LIT Research Fellow Scholarship recipient

SUI Award for outstanding activism in mental health

Volunteer Ireland Emergency Services Award

Award for overall excellence in the Undergraduate Hons Degree LIT

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Social Care Work 1:1

UCC Certificate Mental Health in the Community 1:1

QPR Suicide Intervention Instructor

Water Safety Instructor

Cardiac First Responder

First Aid Responder

Swim Ireland Swim Teacher

Speedo Aqua Instructor