I lecture in Digital Humanities at University College Cork. My research interests include: Spatial Humanities, Cultural and Historical Geography, Economic History, History of Health and Medicine, Medical Humanities, Data Visualisation, Information Architecture, Social Computing and Informatics.
Formerly I was Project Manager of the Digital Humanities Observatory with the Royal Irish Academy. I have lectured at Trinity College Dublin, Queen’s University Belfast and Maynooth University. My current research project explores the neolocal and extralocal aspects of the Irish Public House through the cultural geography of two towns in West Kerry. I completed a Master’s degree in Canadian History at the University of Guelph entitled “The Keepers’ Trade: Skills, Attributes and the Pursuit of the Hotel Trade in late Nineteenth-Century Guelph”, under the supervision of Professor Douglas McCalla. I completed undergraduate work in Management Economics also at the University of Guelph.
Apart from my academic research, I am also an active member of the Open Data community.
My semi-professional blog resides at Randomosity.
I occassionally post pictures on Flickr.
I have an active Twitter feed.
There’s a Collection of Archived Posts at Blogaway
I have a presence on LinkedIn.
There’s a few interesting Data Visualisation examples at: Research Stuff”
You may well be interested in things that I have been or remain involved with.
I note a variety of these projects in the links on the right of this page.
As always, please do be in touch.