I am a Research Fellow in Social Policy at University of Birmingham, UK. I graduated with a Ph.D from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling in bonnie Scotland (where I was an Economic and Social Research Council collaborative doctoral student). I received an MSc in Applied Social Research from Stirling and a BBs in Information Systems from Cork Institute of Technology.

My research centres on charitable organisations, studying their accountability behaviour and motivations, and regulatory environment. My research employs large-scale administrative datasets that are mostly held by charity regulators in numerous jurisdictions. See my Research page for more information.

I am a former Social Impact Strategy Doctoral Fellow at the School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, and winner, with Dr Alasdair Rutherford, of the Campbell Adamson Memorial Prize for best paper at the Voluntary Sector Studies Network 2017 conference.

I am interested in academic and practitioner collaborations, particularly on the topic of leveraging novel, open and/or large-scale datasets for studying charitable organisations.