Fields of activities:
|» Ethnic studies |
|» Other social sciences |
Brief description of your activity focus
Experienced researcher and co-ordinator on projects exploring transnational lives in European contexts
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
20 peer-reviewed publications [including 10 articles, 3 co-authored/edited books, 3 co-edited special
issues and 4 book chapters]
Central role in generating significant levels research funding since 2008
Significant experience in administration, research management and leadership in the University sector
14 years experience lecturing and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Ireland and the
I have worked in UCC since 2006 on successive externally funded research projects (Migrant Children
Project [2006-9], funded through a Marie Curie Excellence Grant and the Transnational Childraising
Arrangements between Africa and Europe [TCRAf-Eu project, 2010-12], funded by NORFACE). I have
extensive experience developing international and national research funding applications with UCC staff
as research co-ordinator for ISS21 (2012) and Research Officer in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and
Social Scienes (2012-present).
My research interests lie in exclusion of specific transnational groups (including migrant children and
youth) in Europe with a particular focus on African migrants in rapidly globalised environments such as
I have worked as postdoctoral researcher and national co-ordinator of the TCRAf-Eu Transnational
Childcare project. The TCRAf-Eu project is an international research project involving researchers in
the Netherlands (P.I. Valentina Mazzucato), Portugal, Norway, Ireland, Nigeria and Angola and is funded
by a 1.5 million euro grant (360,000 euro to UCC) from NORFACE Transnational Programme on
Migration. I played a central role developing and co-ordinating the Irish input into this funding bid.
I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate classes in UCC and have 10 years full time lecturing
experience in universities in the UK.
I have authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications. I have co-authored a book
Childhood and Migration in Europe: portraits from contemporary Ireland and co-edited another 2 books
Migrations: Ireland in a Global World and Childrens roles in Transnational Migration.
I have presented at international and national conferences and been invited to present research
seminars in London, Cork, Worcester, Dublin and Galway.
Prior to coming to UCC I worked as a full-time member of lecturing staff in Nottingham Trent University
(2001-2006) and the University of Wales in Lampeter (1998-2001).