I am a Lecturer in the Digital Humanities Department, King’s College, London where I lecture on the Digital Asset and Media Management Master’s programme.
I hold a PhD from Imperial College Business School in London where my research investigated how organisations operating in the cultural sector (e.g. orchestras, opera companies, museums etc.) are adapting digital strategies in response to digital innovation and changing stakeholder expectations.
I recently contributed a book chapter to a new book titled ‘The Classical Music Industry’, which is published by Routledge (2018). Titled ‘Reimagining Classical Music Performing Organisations for a Digital Age’, this text considers how professional orchestras and opera theatre companies are adapting digital technology to reach new audiences – View on Amazon
I grew up in Ireland where I studied classical music and was awarded a degree in music performance from Trinity College, Dublin in the early 1990s. Shortly after graduating, I relocated to the city of Seattle in the U.S. where I worked as a media assistant in the Image Acquisition Group at Microsoft, which sparked an interest in photography and all things digital; I was inspired to undertake an M.Sc. in computer science and returned to Ireland where I completed an M.Sc. in Music Technology at the University of Limerick (UL). Following my graduation from UL, I worked as a web developer/manager in Dublin for three years before taking up a temporary position as a classical guitar teacher at the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin. I relocated to London in 2005 to complete my second master’s degree at Goldsmith’s College where I studied Interactive Media, graduating with an MA in 2006. I then spent three years working in a managerial role for the London-based Bridgeman Art Library, after which I received funding to undertake PhD research at Imperial College Business School. I completed my PhD in 2015, immediately after which I was offered the position of Teaching Fellow in the Digital Humanities Department at King’s College, London, where I teach on the MA in Digital Asset and Media Management programme.
While I’m not teaching, or marking dissertations, I engage in my passion for photography and music. I am currently working on a series of images titled ‘Portraits of Iran’, some images from which I have included on this website. I first visited Iran in 2016 and again in April of this year; I am planning to return in October to continue work on this project, which I plan to exhibit in London early next year. I also enjoy photographing artists (musicians, actors etc.) and have been fortunate enough to snap some wonderful musicians and actors in my home city of London.