I specialise in researching, evaluating and analysing Art projects, especially those working within a social, youth or community field.
I have worked extensively with Galway Community Circus, Caravan- the European youth and social circus network, and ISACS – the Irish Street Art, Circus and Spectacle Network, to name but a few.
I received my PhD in the Philosophy of Art from UCD in 2011. I completed a 2-year post-doc in youth and social circus in UL in 2016.
Now, I offer workshops and training in Communication, Career Development, and with my partners in ISB, Irish Pop Culture.
I am an educator and researcher based in Dublin, Ireland. My primary area of research is the effectiveness of circus arts as a tool for social and personal development among young people and marginalised communities. I analyse the aesthetic and emotional aspects of this field using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. This allows me to blend my academic expertise with my practical experience as an arts practitioner