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.
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
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