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Talks &




January 2021 (Pending)

Editor and Contributing Author - Glass Ireland, published by Glass Society of Ireland


Autumn 2018      

Growing up in ‘The Mental’: childhood experiences at Cavan and Monaghan Mental Hospital on the Irish border, 1930-1950, Oral History: The Journal of the Oral History Society, University of London, Egham, Vol. 46, No. 2

January 2017  

Editor and Contributing Author - Communities of Culture Phase II Report, Hunt Museum

March 2016  

Review of Museum Space: Where Architecture meets Museology, Kali Tzortzi, ISBN 9781472439017, Irish Museums Association Journal, Vol. 25

May 2015  

Contributing Author - World Within Walls: From Asylum to Contemporary Mental Health Services, Chapter: Any News From Inside? Published by the Health Service Executive, Monaghan


February 2014  

Editor and Contributing Author - A celebration of Irish glass 2011-2014, Glass Society of Ireland

Talks, Papers, Lectures


March 2019         

Crafts and Heritage week, National Heritage Week training day, Heritage Council, National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts, Collins Barracks

July 2018            

Building a culture of Visitor Research in Irish Museums and Galleries, Irish Museums Association Education and Outreach Forum, National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts, Collins Barracks


June 2018            

Through the eyes of a child: A different perspective of life within the walls of an Irish mental hospital. Centuries of Childhood Conference, The History of Irish Childhood Network, Dublin City University, School of History and Geography, Ireland


May 2017            

Using IPA to investigate how dependency and the precarity of labour in the Irish museum and gallery sector has impacted on visitor research, The UK Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Conference 2017: ‘IPA: where are we now?’, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland

September 2016  

Where is the Art? Arts place in standard visitor evaluation, Paper for 9th MIDTERM CONFERENCE OF THE RN-SOCIOLOGY OF THE ARTS: Arts Management Research Stream, University of Porto, Portugal 

October 2016  

Creating a digital resource with sensitive material: The St. Davnet’s archive on the Digital Repository of Ireland, Paper for People and Place: Oral History in Ireland, University College Cork,Cork

July 2016   

HOME: Community based engagement, Paper for Irish Museums Association: Education and Outreach Forum, Collins Barracks, Dublin


May 2016  

Trying to Understand: Do we really understand why we do what we do when evaluating audience experiences? Paper for DOING RESEARCH ON PARTICIPATION: Methods and data for understanding everyday participation, conference at the University of Manchester, Manchester, England


Jan 2016   

Professional Practice: Websites and Blogging, Lecture delivered to glass and ceramic students at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Conferences Organised

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Jan 2017  BIG Ideas Bootcamp, Hunt Museum, Limerick


Nov 2015  Digital History, Hunt Museum, Limerick


Oct 2014  CONTOURS, Glass Society of Ireland, The Clarence Hotel, Dublin


Nov 2013  Orientate, Glass Society of Ireland, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork

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