I am a Senior Lecturer and Digital Learning Developer in UCL's Academic Communication Centre. I have a specific interest in language and identity, particularly at an intersection of personal, political and cultural identities. I am also actively engaged in causes and issues relating to social justice, community engagement and EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion). My academic work involves educational and pedagogic research focused on having a real-world impact, as evidenced by my body of work to date. This has involved regular interaction with the media and business worlds, including TV appearances and consultancy in such areas as educational and EDI initiatives within football clubs. I have written for numerous newspapers and magazines, as well as a series of online blogs.
In more recent times I have written about Northern Irish and Irish affairs in both the academic and regular media domains. This has included a recent publication in the Taylor & Francis National Identities journal and opinion pieces in publications such as The Conversation, The Irish Times and The Belfast Telegraph. My published works of fiction also contain social and political themes relating to Britain, Ireland and popular culture.