I am PhD student with The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. I am working within the LINCS programme (Leverhulme Trust and DEL funded) under the supervision of Dr Tom Walker and Dr Fabian Schuppert from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics and Dr Kieran McLaughlin from the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology. My research predominantly looks at the right to privacy. In particular specific interests in privacy that have been overtly affected by the development of technologies such as methods of data storage, communication and surveillance.
While studying I have assisted in the teaching of the Ethical and Legal Issues in Cybersecurity Module, part of the MSc in Applied Cybersecurity within The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). I have also been a teaching assistance within the School of HAPP (History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics) on the following modules; An Introduction to Logic, and, Skills and Methods.
During the Summer of 2017 I took a break from my PhD in order to complete an internship at the National Crime Agency.
Before joining Queen’s University Belfast, I completed my MEng in Systems Engineering at University of Warwick (2015). My Masters research project was entitled ‘Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Application’ and was supervised by Dr. Simon Leigh. As part of the project we designed and built an innovative manufacturing process which would print free-standing wireframe structures before wrapping components with a complimenting composite material. My undergraduate research project was entitled ‘Lighting in Homes for Older People’ and conducted in partnership with McCarthy & Stone under the supervision of Professor Elizabeth (Libby) Burton. Using four research methods including a literature review, practical study, focus group and light modelling I produced a comprehensive list of appropriate recommendations and solutions for McCarthy & Stone’s lighting scheme, many of which were implemented successfully.