Work History

Work History
2005 - Present

Executive Producer, Multimedia

Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

I manage all elements of a major Internet project exploring how the brain, biochemicals, and genes contribute to human thinking.  I have worked with more than 80 leading scientists, including two Nobel Laureates, to produce relevant articles, interviews, animations, and interactive media. The site examines multi-level interactions between biological systems and the environment, and their differential contribution to disorders such as autism, ADHD, depression, and schizophrenia.

2006 - Present

Writing Consultant

Department of Public Affairs, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

I consult as a freelance writer for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Harbor Transcript publication.  I have written widely on themes such as oncology, education, and genomic technologies. 

2002 - 2005

Teaching Fellowship

Trinity College Dublin

I coordinated, lectured, and assisted in lecturing Critical Thinking, an advanced General Studies course.  This course developed an understanding of scientific process through the lens of neuropsychology.  I placed a strong emphasis on self-guided learning.

1999 - 2004

Postgraduate Research/Tutoring

Trinity College Dublin

I conducted my doctoral research into the neuropsychological processes underlying spatial attention.  I worked on a variety of research projects with stroke patients, ADHD patients, and non-clinical population samples.  I liaised with specialized rehabilitation streams from two Dublin hospitals, coordinating research with departments of physiotherapy, genetics, neurology, and occupational therapy.

I regularly taught undergraduate laboratories in Statistics, and small-group tutorials in Introductory Psychology.  My main focus was to provide students with the requisite tools to understand the scientific method, and to foster an open and healthy skepticism of psychological research.

2001 - 2002

Research Assistant

I conducted research with the Laboratory for Motor Learning and Neural Plasticity, primarily involving the statistical analysis and interpretation of brain imaging data.  I also prepared and taught three classes in eating disorders and aging as part of a final year undergraduate course, The Brain and Behavior.

Education

Education
1999 - 2004

PhD. Studentship in Neuropsychology of Attention, under the supervision of Professor Ian H. Robertson

Trinity College Dublin
1994 - 1998

Bachelors Degree

Trinity College Dublin

REFERENCES

Available upon request

AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS

2009 G2C Online chosen as the flagship project for the Dana Foundation's 2009 Brain Awareness Week

2009  Appointed to the National Association of Biology Teachers Committee for Cyberlearning

2006  Organized the meeting, New Horizons in Internet Site Development, which brought together world leaders in science, education, and technology to strategize techniques for integrating the disciplines. Attendees included a former Under Secretary for Education and a Nobel Laureate. 

2006  Co-PI on a $470,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to assess and disseminate online content

2003  Higher Diploma in Statistics, Trinity College Dublin. Completed with first class distinction

2002  One of 16 recipients of the Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin

2001  Guest Lecturer of the Royal Hospital, Dublin

1999  Postgraduate Award, Trinity College Dublin

1999  One of four recipients of the National Rehabilitation Authority Postgraduate Award 

Skills

Skills

Project Managment

German

Microsoft Office

Presenting

Data Analysis - SPSS

Advanced Research

Writing