I am a sound practitioner and academic whose main research interests are in the theory, history and practice of film sound. I teach film and television studies in the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow. I am also an Avid Certified Instructor teaching Pro Tools 9. I teach and write about film sound design and I specialise in sound effects, the voice and sound archiving. I completed a BDes in Film and Video Production (Sound Design) at the National Film School, (IADT) Dun Laoghaire in 2001, an MA in Film Studies at University College Dublin in 2003 and obtained a PhD from the University of Ulster in 2008. I have worked as a boom operator in the Irish film and television industries for the last 10 years. I worked on the multi-award winning drama series “Pure Mule”, which received an Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) Award for best sound in film and television at the 2006 awards ceremony. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of IFTA and Sound Women UK. I also create sound art, music, and radio shows – check out the Sound Art calendar for examples of these pieces. I am currently creating the sound design for a documentary film on women’s experience of Long Kesh/The Maze prison during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.