An Irish writer and playwright, I have recently been awarded a doctorate research scholarship from Lincoln University (LSPA) to produce a PhD thesis on “New Writing at the Royal Court Theatre”. 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 three BAI-funded radio plays: Cow (2013), The Daffodil (2014) and Cake (2014) directed by acclaimed playwright Jim Nolan. I additionally 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.