News and features journalist. Researcher and editor.  Regular contributor to The Irish Times and The Huffington Post.  Writer on education, science and technology, people, folklore, music, consumer affairs, travel, health, and more.

UCD Today, the official in-house publication of University College Dublin

I have been a regular contributor to UCD Today, the in-house publication of University College Dublin, for over five years. Produced by the university's Corporate Communications office, UCD Today is distributed across campus and to alumni and stakeholders throughout the world, highlighting academic work and ongoing research (note: this is not a student newspaper or student-produced publication).

I have written on a wide variety of topics, including science, literature, history and folklore, law and linguistics. The attached article, "Prosecutions, Prisons and Punishment: UCD's Institute of Criminology Drives Forward Change", is based on an interview with Professor Ian O'Donnell of the Institute, and features on page 5 of the Summer 2013 edition.