Scholarly Communications Officer
I am the Administrator for Aberdeen University Press and am part of the Scholarly Communications Team based in the Sir Duncan Rice Library.
Originally from Dublin, I graduated with a BA (Mod) in History from Trinity College Dublin. My PhD (2003) on Quaker Theology and Discipline in seventeenth-century Ireland and England was supervised by Professor Aiden Clarke at Trinity College Dublin. I then moved to NUI Maynooth as a Government of Ireland (IRCHSS) Postdoctoral Fellow for two years (2004-6) to work on dissenter biographies.
I have served an an Outer Board Assessor for the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral awards.
I am a member of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society and have research interests in the Enlightenment, the University of Aberdeen (King's College and Marischal College) and religion.
My research concerns the religious communities in the three kingdoms of England, Ireland and Scotland in the long eighteenth century with a particular emphasis on religious toleration. I am particularly interested in Catholic and dissenting communities.
I am currently working on Aberdeen in the eighteenth century, particularly in the Enlightenment, the University of Aberdeen (King's College and Marischal College) and the interaction between religious communities.
I am the Reviews Editor and regular Issue Editor for the Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies.
Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies (with Michael Brown), 7.1 (2013): Contested Witnesses in Irish and Scottish literature, 205pp.
Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies (with Michael Brown), 6.2 (2013): Social Order and Social Ordering in Stuart Ireland and Scotland, 138pp.
Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies (with Michael Brown) 6.1 (2012): National Cosmopolitanisms, 213pp
Mapping friendship and dissent: the letters from Joseph Boyse to Ralph Thoresby, 1680-1710 in Arial Hessayon and David Finnegan (eds) Varieties of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century radicalism in context (Ashgate, 2011)
Changing their path: Quaker adaptation to the challenge of Restoration, 1660-1680 in Coleman Dennehy (ed.) Restoration Ireland (Ashgate, 2008)
Dissenters in a trans-national context: The Quakers in Ireland 1660-1690 in Claudia Schnurmann (ed.) Religious refugees in Europe, Ireland and America from the 6th to the 21st centuries, Atlantic Cultures Series (LIT-Verlag, 2007)
Becoming convinced: the use of Quaker testimonies in late seventeenth-century Ireland in Michael Brown, Charles Ivar McGrath and Tom P. Power (eds), Converts and conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2005), 107-128
I am a member of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society.