I come to the project directly upon completion of my PhD in the law school at Trinity College Dublin. My current research straddles moral and legal philosophy and focuses on determining the necessary conditions under which blame and/or responsibility may legitimately be ascribed. This work is conducted largely within Razian jurisprudence, and uses defences as a tool for understanding such conditions. I am most particularly interested in understanding the bases in rationality the ascriptions of blame and/or responsibility have.
Prior to studying law I trained and practiced as a teacher for a number of years, in a variety of settings. I then returned to higher education to pursue legal studies in The Honorable Society of King’s Inns (Inns of Court) and Trinity College Dublin, where I trained as a barrister and engaged in my postgraduate legal education respectively. I was fortunate enough to have been awarded a distinction in my LLM, followed by a University of Dublin Postgraduate Studentship, a Graduate Fellowship of Trinity' interdisciplinary research institute ‘The Long Room Hub’ and an Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship.