I hold a PhD in Film Studies (2015) from Trinity College Dublin, where I also completed an MPhil in Film Theory and History (with Distinction) and a first class BA (Hons.) in Economic and Social Studies. My studies at Trinity were supported by an Ussher Fellowship (2011-2014) and a non-foundation Scholarship (2007-2013).

Since September 2016 I have lecturd in the Department of Film Studies at the University of St. Andrews. I previously held a Film Studies contract at Maynooth University (2015-2016). I have also taught at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, National University of Ireland, Galway (2015) and in Trinity College Dublin (2014-2015).

My PhD thesis made a critical intervention into film dialogue, American independent cinema and reception studies. Edinburgh University Press will publish a monograph based on this research, entitled Engaging Dialogue: Cinematic Verbalism in Contemporary American independent Cinema.

My current research is concerned with the intersections between film, television and digital media, as well as those between critical theory and creative practice.

I'm currently working on a book project on Screening Women's Voices, which will examine the representation and reception of female voices in contemporary audiovisual and digital media.

Contact: emergingaudiovisualmedia@gmail.com or jo42@st-andrews.ac.uk