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  • University College Cork, Sep 16 – Sep 17

MA Digital Arts & Humanities

Modules: Teaching & Learning Digital Humanities, Audio & Sound Engineering, Digital Skills, Humanities & New Technologies, and Communities of Practice in Digital Scholarship.

Grade: 1.1 First Class Honors

  • The University of Huddersfield, England, Oct. 2003 – June 2005

BA (Hons) Degree  Advertising, Media & Design Management

Grade: 2.1

  • University College of Cork, Cork, Ireland, Jan 2009 – March 2009

Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (C.E.L.T.A)

A highly respected qualification from Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge offering the essential skills, knowledge and hands-on teaching practice to teach English. Consists of approximately 120 hours tuition to include methodology, language analysis, lesson planning, classroom management, teaching practice with feedback and the observation of experienced teachers.

Grade: Pass B


  • PACE Peace Action Cooperation in Europe. Long-term Training Course PACE carried out over time period 27 November 2017 – 23 March 2018 in Georgia & Poland. Enhancing the competences of educators in planning, implementing and evaluating educational activities on peace education. Chosen focus; inner wellbeing & environmental wellbeing.
  • Transform Your Life Teacher Training. Grade: Distinction. (Qualified 2010) D.C. Foundation. Transform Your Life Teacher Training consists of 9 days and 60 teaching hours. Core Content & Modules Include: Personal development and preparation. Looking in – exploring and transforming my beliefs. Looking outwards – how I create my own reality. Learning and teaching skills. Creating a safe environment. Preparing meditations and visualizations. Setting up activities. Preparing and running workshops.
  • Fetac Level 6 Professional Trainer (Train the Trainer) Professional Development, Ballycoolen, Dublin, Grade: Distinction. The course included training delivery skills, teaching assessment and evaluation methods.
  • Social Awareness & Community Empowerment Certificate. A 6-month course undertaken with SHEP – Social Health & Education Project, Cork
  • Foróige Youth Leadership Certificate
  • Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship, DCU Ryan Academy, Dublin
  • 10 Week Pink Program for Female Entrepreneurs, The Rubicon Centre, Cork
  • Holistic Qualifications in a number of modalities.

Experience & Skills

Entrepreneur on The Ignite Programme, September 2018 – September 2019 

Based at UCC, The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme helps graduates to turn innovative ideas into successful businesses.

Every year they select 10 businesses to work with their extensive team of Mentors, ‘Coaches on Campus’ and Industry Partners. The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme is sponsored by Cork City Council, Cork County Council, the Local Enterprise Offices of Cork City, South Cork and North & West Cork, Bank of Ireland and University College Cork.

Entrepreneur, Cork, Ireland, Oct 2012 – ongoing. 

  • Leading the research and development of a start-up enterprise
  • Building rapport and liaising with key potential business figures
  • International Travel to China, Canada, America, Egypt, and the Middle East building business contacts, whilst exploring ancient cultures, and indigenous ‘wisdom’ practices.
  • Skills: Initiative, Entrepreneurial Skills, Self-motivation, Organizational skills, Leadership, Presentation and Communication skills, Project management, Sales and Networking

Meditation Teacher & Workshop Facilitator Oct 2012 – Present

    • Designing, planning and implementing wellness workshops for adults and the corporate sector.
    • Designing and implementing weekly guided meditation classes, for adults, children, and children with autism spectrum disorder, Cork, Ireland
  • Teaching and coaching wellness practitioners

Apple Inc, E-commerce Payment Specialist, Cork Ireland, Oct 10 – Oct 2012

  • VAT – Reconciliation of VAT invoices and issues
  • Efficiency in resolving issues and prioritizing cases depending on the urgency
  • Train and mentor interns and work placement colleagues
  • Attend and contribute to weekly process improvement meetings
  • Involved in systems upgrade to improve invoice process, UAT (User acceptance testing)
  • Contributed to streamlining processes
  • Skills: Analytical Skills, Office Skills, Software packages, Teamwork, and Interpersonal Skills, Presentation and Communication skills


Shafston University, English Teacher, Brisbane Australia, Sept 09 – Dec 09

Cork English College, English Teacher, Cork Ireland Jul 10 – Sept 10

  • Lesson plan design for English language teaching
  • Teaching and classroom management of 20 +  students
  • Skills: Presentation and Communication Skills, Organizational Skills, Time Management, Initiative, English Language


Angel Brides, Personal Assistant, Midleton Co Cork Mar 2007 – Aug 2007

  • Skills: Project Management, Leadership, Decision Making, Initiative


Haymarket Publishing Ltd, Advertising Sales Executive, London England Jan 06 – Jul 06

  • Sales Skills, Customer Service, Communication, Teamwork, Interpersonal Skills


  • Coder Dojo mentor – ongoing.
  • Designing and delivering a well-being programme for youths, assisting a government-initiated re-focus programme for youths with challenging behavior
  • Designed and delivered innovative fundraising events, raising €15,000 to support Child Aid. Child Aid fund schools for street children in Africa. 2010 – 2011.
  • Volunteered as a teacher in a school for street children in Nairobi, Africa. August 2011.
  • Assisted in the organization and project management of a large community event to raise awareness around youth mental health and suicide in Cork.
  • Youth Leader at Foróige Youth Club in Shanagarry and Turners Cross Youth Communities, Cork Ireland.


  • Digital Skills: website creation and management. Record and engineer audio using Logic Pro, short movie creation using i-movie
  • IT Skills – Microsoft word, excel, keynote, PowerPoint, prezie.
  • Workshop Creation: Design, implement and facilitate classes, programmes and workshops; holistic, youth, corporate and English language teaching
  • Professional training of trainers and facilitators


Indigenous Wisdom. Meditation. Nature & Ecology. Entrepreneurship. Traveling. Writing. Dancing. Music. Game Design


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