I am an academic and sound practitioner whose main research interests are in the theory, history and practice of film sound. I am a Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at the Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University. I am an Avid Certified Instructor teaching Pro Tools. I teach and write about 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, Ireland in 2001, an MA in Film Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland in 2003 and obtained a PhD from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland in 2008. I have worked in the Irish film and television industries for the past 15 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) UK, and a member of IFTA and Sound Women, UK. I recently completed the location sound for Breathe (James Doherty, 2015), a sound edit and mix for Yakov Yanki Jack (Colette Lewis, 2015), and the sound design and music for a 60 minute documentary film We Were There (Laura Aguiar & Cahal McLaughlin, 2014).