Interdisciplinary Interests

Situated in contemporary art practice, the themes I am concerned with cross into
many disciplines, including: Film Studies, Memory Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology,
Anthropology, History and Geography. The following list of interdisciplinary academic
conferences that I have taken part in during recent times demonstrates my interest in
an interdisciplinary approach to research. For example, in 2014, I will participate in a
weekend conference at The Women's Library and Information Center Foundation Istanbul,
Turkey, in conjunction with Yeditepe University, conference title, Writing Women’s Lives:
Auto/Biography, Life Narratives, Myths and Historiography (with publication). In 2013,
I presented my research at Art and Geography Ireland 16th – 18th May at NUI Galway
at a conference titled, Bodies & Spaces; Landscapes & Environments; and Creative
Research Practices. In 2011, I presented at University in College Cork, History Dept.,
Ireland, conference title, Backward Glances: History, Imagination and Memory. In 2011,
my paper was accepted for the 10th Sief International Congress, Conference Title:
People Make Places: Ways of Feeling the World, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. In May 2011, I contributed a paper to
Interpersonal and Intergenerational Remembering of War, Conflict and Transition, an
interdisciplinary conference at Aarhus University, Denmark. In 2010, at University
College Cork, Film Studies Dept., Ireland I created a sculptural installation and gave
a paper at a conference titled: Saving Private Reels: Presentation, Appropriation and
Recontextualisation of amateur moving image. Also in 2010, I presented my PhD
research at The European Social Foundation ESF, Linköpling, Sweden, conference
titled: Home Migration and the City: New Methodologies New Narratives.

International Academic Conferences/artists talks:

2017 University College Cork
Women's Voices in Ireland: from the decade of revolution to the decade
of centenaries

2015 National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
Mind the Gap! One day national workshop for PhD practice-based
research

2014 Women’s Library and Information Center Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
Writing Women’s Lives: Auto/Biography, Life Narratives, Myths and
Historiography
(with publication)

2013 University College Galway, Geography Dept., Ireland
Art&Geography Ireland/Galway Dance Days

2011 University College Cork, History Dept., Ireland
Backward Glances: History, Imagination and Memory

2011 Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
Portugal:10th Sief International Congress, Conference Title: People Make Places:
Ways of Feeling the World

2011 Aarhus University, Denmark: Interdisciplinary Conference
Interpersonal and Intergenerational Remembering of War, Conflict and
Transition

2010 European Social Foundation ESF, Linköpling, Sweden
Home Migration and the City: New Methodologies New Narratives

2010 University College Cork, Film Studies Dept., Ireland
Saving Private Reels: Presentation, Appropriation and
Recontextualisation of amateur moving image.

2007 The National Gallery of Ireland: Annual Research Day, invited
contributor

Academic Publications Essay Inclusions

2016 Mind the Gap! Working papers on practice-based doctoral research in the
creative arts and media, edited by Desmond Bell, Distillers Press in association with
The National College of Art and Design,Dublin: ISBN 978-1-870225-02-1

2019 Research in the Creative and Media Arts: Challenging Practice, looks at
contemporary art, design and media practice, arguing that research activity is now a
vital part of the creative dynamic.edited by Desmond Bell, Routeledge Taylor and
Francis Group: (paperback) ISBN 9781138589063