I am a postdoctoral researcher aligned with the ‘Neurohumanities’ ISSF network and based at the Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research institute at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). My interdisciplinary research focuses on pre-modern experiences of speech disorders, and therefore collaboration is central to the project. My fellowship is in association with Trinity’s School of Histories and Humanities and the Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures research theme.
I was previously a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellow for 2017-18 at the Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub. Over the course of that year, I made a palaeographical study of the work of ageing and elderly scribes in medieval and early modern manuscript books and documents, with a focus on Irish resources. The overarching aim of my research was to better understand the handwriting changes associated with normal physiological ageing, as well as the stylistic developments that occurred as fashions changed, and scribes were influenced by patrons and other scribes around them. Book forthcoming … watch this space.
I joined TCD from the University of York where I was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Electronics and Department of English (2014-17). I remain a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of York.
I have developed a keen interest in public engagement, and in policy surrounding healthcare and ageing. Therefore, my blog reflects this diversity in my interests.