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PhD candidate, Durham University

BA in History from University College Dublin (2015), MA in History also from University College Dublin(2016). Currently a history PhD candidate in Durham University under a Leverhulme Trust studentship.

As a BA student I completed a thesis on 'The Catholic Church’s Construction and Influence of Youth Culture in Ireland in the 1960’s'. The following year as a MA student I turned my focus towards 19th Century Ireland and completed a thesis entitled 'Re-examining the Ladies’ Land League: Composition, Influence and Legacy.'

As a PhD student I have chosen to research women's movements in 19th Century Ireland and their use of petitioning as part of their political campaigns. Alongside this I am working with my supervisors Dr Richard Huzzey and Dr Henry Miller on the Petitions, Parliament and People project.


  • 2016–2019
    PhD Candidate, Durham University