I joined the History Department at The Open University in June 2015. Before that, I lectured on a part-time basis at University College Dublin for the School of History and Archives and the UCD Access to Arts & Human Sciences programme. I also worked in further education as Assistant Co-ordinator of the National Print Museum Culture & Heritage Local Training Initiative.
I am interested in eighteenth-century Irish history. My PhD research looked at print and party politics in Ireland from 1689 - 1715. I am currently investigating the representative system in eighteenth-century Ireland.
Print and party politics in Ireland, 1689-1714 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
‘A “lost” Quaker-Baptist pamphlet debate between William Penn & John Plimpton in 1698’, Eighteenth-century Ireland / Iris an dá chultúr, xxxii (2017), pp 44-64.
‘“Publick and Solemn Acknowledgements”: Occasional days of state-appointed worship in Ireland, 1689-1702’ in Irish Historical Studies, xxxviii, no. 152 (2013), pp 559-578.
‘David Hayton and Andrew Holmes (eds), Honoring a Mentor.(Ourselves Alone? Religion, Society and Politics in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Essays Presented to S.J. Connolly), Irish Literary Supplement, xxxvii, no. 2 (2017), p 11.
‘Andrew Sneddon, Possessed by the devil (Dublin: The History Press, 2013)’ in Eighteenth-century Ireland, xxviv (2014), pp 188-90.
‘David Ryan, Blasphemers and Blackguards: The Irish Hellfire Clubs (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2012)’, Eighteenth-century Ireland, xxviii (2013), pp 227-229.
Pressing Matters: A guide to collections of letterpress era printing and related equipment in Ireland and Northern Ireland (Dublin: National Print Museum, 2015).
At The Open University I have been on the module teams for AA100, A105, A200 and the taught MA in History. I have recently contributed two units to A225, the new Level 2 history module on modern British and Irish history.
I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2016.