I was born in the Republic of Ireland where I studied and worked until 1993. I then moved to Manchester UK to work at the University of Salford, where I teach media and cultural studies.
Education
BA (Hons), National University of Ireland (Cork), 1988
MA, National University of Ireland (Cork), 1991
MA, University of Leeds, 2000
PhD History, Manchester Met University, 2009
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I have two main areas of research:
- history of parks and public leisure
- history of newspapers and newspaper journalism.
I have published widely on both areas.
Personal Interests
Reading, walking, local history and heritage