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WRITING

I write for radio, stage and screen. My articles on music, sex, film and travel have appeared in a variety of publications. I've blogged on technology, privacy, politics, music and podcasting since the late 1990s.

 

F I L M  R E V I E W S

No More Workhorse

The Girl with all the Gifts
Hell or High Water
War Dogs

Kikizo.com

Alexander (Film Review)
The Polar Express (Film Review)
Team America Word Police (Film Review)

Tuppenceworth.ie – Why we Bebo

F I C T I O N

 

The Runt
 

AN HISTORY OF THINGS WHAT HAS (NOT) HAPPENED
The Mighty Tenets of Post Reasonabilism

This is Not Where I Belong
Happy Together (2013 – Issue 3)
Marley (2013 – Issue 2)

 

Albedo One – Creepdoll (2009 – issue 37)

 

Piranha! magazine – Various articles (2008 – issue 1)

P O E T R Y

This is Not Where I Belong

Airport Romance (2014 – Issue 8)
Electrafied (2014 – Issue 7)
Diaspora (2014 – Issue 5)

Icarus Magazine – Extended Procedure

Non-Fiction

In Transit magazine – The Fremont Street Experience

Aontas Explore Magazine – Turning Learning On It’s Head (2012)

S E X

Blue Ireland Magazine
 

If Music Be the Food Of Love, Fuck an Orchestra (Issue 1)
Problems Page (Issue 1)
The Irish Bondage Scene (Issue 2)
Problems Page (Issue 2)

M U S I C

Analogue Magazine

Feature: X-Ray Spex Retrospective (Issue 1)
Interview: Simple Kid (Issue 1)
Interview: Seasick Steve (Issue 1)
Review: Electric Picnic 2007 (Issue 1)
Interview: Buck 65  (Issue 1)
Interview: Andrew Bird (Issue 2)
Interview: King Tut  (Issue 2)
Interview: Magnetic Fields (Issue 3)
Album Review: Parenthetical Girls (Issue 4)
Feature: Album Swap (Issue 4)
Editorial (Issue 5)
Album Review: Jenny Lewis (Issue 5)
Album Review: Brendan Canning (Issue 5)
Album Review: Bowerbirds (Issue 5)
Interview: Dublin Duck Dispensary (Issue 6)
Album Review: Skeletons (and the doll faced girls) – Money (Issue 6)
Album Review: Simon Bookish – Everything / Everything (Issue 6)
Album Review: Lambchop – Oh (Ohio) (Issue 6)
Variety of online features and blog posts.

S T A G E

Mic Drop, play staged at the Scene + Heard Festival.
One Night, Forever Ago, play staged at the New Irish Playbook.

R A D I O  D R A M A

 

Mic Drop - adapted from the play, broadcast on Newstalk.

The Wall in the Mind – Radio series, broadcast on Newstalk
The Wedding Tree – Radio drama, broadcast on Newstalk
Choices – Radio series, broadcast on Dublin City FM.
Any Other Dublin – Radio Series, broadcast on Dublin City FM
Been There; Seen There – Radio Series, broadcast on Near FM
(with Gordon Rochford & Allison Spittle)
The Emerald Arts – (Radio Series, broadcast on Near FM)
(with Andrew Booth & John Hoysted)
The Invisible Tour Guide – 2009 – episodes 1 – 6

A C A D E M I C

Please note, these essays are made available for reference purposes only. As they’re publicly available handing them in at undergraduate level would be inadvisable. If you find these essays of use in your work, please cite me.

Broadcast Production Masters, IADT

The Impact of the Net.
 

Professional Course In Psychotherapy
 

A Detailed Look At Winnicott – Book Review: Playing & Reality, by D.W. Winnicott

An Argument for Psychoanalysis. Book Review: The Gossamer Thread, by John Marzillier

Person Centred Psychoanalysis. Book Review: On Learning From The Patient, by Patrick Casement

Further Learning from the Patient, by Patrick Casement

At the Edges of Reason. Book Review: Understanding the Borderline Mother, by Christine Lawson.

The Object is Connection. Book Review: John Bowlby & Attachment Theory, by John Holmes.
 

Professional Diploma in Integrative Counseling & Psychotherapy
 

Examining Miller and Rollnick’s Motivational Interviewing approach through the “Ways Paradigm”

How transsexual and intersex identities inform and challenge our understanding of sexual development

The Supervision Relationship

Critically examine one theoretical framework for resolving ethical dilemmas and the estimated value as a beginning practitioner.

A Comparative analysis of Person Centred Therapy and Choice Theory / Reality Therapy


Trinity – Single Honours Psychology

 

4th Year
 

Thesis – An Assessment of Cognitive Impairment in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.

Critically Evaluate the Contribution of Cognitive and Psychoanalytical Models to Our Understanding of Mental Health Difficulties in Terms of Emergence, Maintenance and Intervention.

Evaluate the merits and feasibility of integrating research findings from behavioural economics with social psychology

Discuss the claim that emotion and cognition are intrinsically linked and should be studied together

Where Does the Mind Begin and End
 

3rd Year
 

The Relevance of Culture to Contemporary Psychology.

Review: ‘The BDNF val66met polymorphism affects activity-dependent secretion of BDNF & human memory & hippocampal function’ (Egan et al, 2003).

Has the application of psychological theory aided us in understanding criminal behaviour? Discuss with reference to terrorism.
 

2st Year

Exploring Qualitative Analyses utilising Semi-Structured Interviews on Beauty.
The Ownership of Ideas.

A modest Proposal: Why ‘Youth’ Doesn’t Vote, and how to change that.
 

1st Year
 

Measuring grandparental investment. Do grandparents invest more when genetic relatedness is more certain?

Manipulating the EPI. Can knowledge of the traits measured enable psychology students to influence scores?

“Jagged Little Pills”. Antidepressants, effective medicines or palliative narcotics ?

Psychometric Assessment: Evaluation of the MMPI-2

Evaluate Our Understanding of the Processes Involved in Creative Thought

Measurement of forward and backward digit span recollection, a correlate of I.Q

Reaction times related to congruence in a Stroop test of undergraduate students
 

FETAC – Social Studies Elective


Sociology Assignments
 

From a sociological perspective critically evaluate the concepts of stratificationand class together with the relationship of class to inequality of outcomes for members of society.

Discuss the impact of globalisation on the modern world – Some quotes and ideasI had to leave out.
 

Psychology Assignments
 

    1. How significant has Freud been to the development of Psychology?

Politics Assignments

    2. Define the term ‘cleavage’. Outline the main cleavages found in modern Europe
 

Older Work
 

Violence in Cinema

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