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.
My current research explores the cultural geography of craft beer in Ireland. I am studying the recent bloom in both consumption and production from independent brewers and the associated aspects of identity construction, place attachment and the craft of consumption.
Formerly I was Project Manager of the Digital Humanities Observatory with the Royal Irish Academy. I have lectured at University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Queen’s University Belfast and Maynooth University. 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.
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.