I did my BA in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I went on to do an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice at KCL before doing an MSc in Neuroscience at KCL. I secured a place on an MRC funded collaborative PhD studentship between the Department of Developmental Neurobiology and the MRC Centre for Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry at KCL.
I am undertaking my PhD with the Grubb Lab (DDN) and the Complex Disease Epigenetics Group (SGDP and University of Exeter) studying neuronal plasticity. I am investigating the activity-dependent changes in the functional properties and epigenetic modifications of neurons in response to sensory experience.