Primary Department
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
Research staff - SFI/IRC Pathways PI community health
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
Research Centre, SNPCH

Academic biography

I am an academic/researcher specialising in Health, Governance, Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability. I work at DCU's School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health. I am the principal investigator of a 4-year research project focusing on unsalaried health workers in Sierra Leone. 

From Sept 2019 until Feb 2022, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher with professor Anne Matthews (also at DCU's SNPCH), focusing on health policy implementation in Malawi, specifically in relation to breastfeeding and infant feeding support at community level.

My doctoral research focused on social accountability interventions in Sierra Leone. In recent years I worked as a researcher for the Ethiopia Social Accountability Program (VNG/World Bank), Making All Voices Count (IDS/University of Sussex) and UNICEF ESARO and UNICEF Ethiopia, and have further strengthened my academic and practical experience of citizen engagement programmes.