An Irish writer and playwright, I am a Doctoral Fellow with Lincoln University (School of Performing Arts scholarship) researching a PhD on Irish playwrights at the Royal Court Theatre, London. I am also a UEA Creative Writing MA alumna. My short-stories have won seven prizes including the Molly Keane Memorial and the HISSAC Awards and short-listed for a further fifteen. My drama credits include four BAI-funded radio plays: Cow (2013), The Daffodil (2014) , Cake (2014) and Strongbow’s Clock (2014), all directed by acclaimed playwright Jim Nolan. I also won the Sussex Playwrights’ Award, shortlisted for the BBC International Playwriting, BBC Writersroom 4, The Script HotHouse and Shoreline Screenwriters’ Awards. My three staged readings include the 2013 Festival of Contemporary European Drama. My prose is published in seven international literary publications. I am also a 2013 Escalator Writer.