I am a film sound practitioner and academic whose main research interests are in the theory, history and practice of film sound. I teach in the Film Studies Department in the School of Creative Arts at Queen’s University Belfast. 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 B Des 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 IFTA 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 the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA). I also create sound art and music, check out the Sound Art calendar for examples of these pieces. My current research project is a book on dubbing in film and television, focusing on various national cinemas and media. My specific focus at the moment is a chapter on the Broadcasting Ban in Northern Ireland between 1988-1994 and how actors voices were used to portray banned organisations and their representatives in the news.