I currently hold a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Arts, Design and Media at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, where I am also the composer in residence at Integra Lab. My postdoctoral research focuses on the development of Integra Live electronics to explore and reanimate early medieval literature, to reclaim the aural tradition in a contemporary context.

In 2019, I and a group of researchers and performers founded TiMP (Technology in Musical Performance). TiMP is a study group with an annual symposium to bring together all who are interested in this field. I am currently chair of the TiMP committee. More information can be found at timp.integra.io

More information about Integra Live can be found on the Integra Live website.

Other research interests include early medieval languages and literature of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia, and musical composition in Ireland.


Pouring Oil On To Troubled Waters? Alchemies of Choral Composition, Alchemies of Research Conference, PGR Studio, Birmingham City University, 5th of July 2019.

Dialogue or Monologue? Early Medieval Text in Contemporary Composition, Research(er) Dialogues Conference, PGR Studio, Birmingham City University, 6 July 2018.

Ancient Texts – Contemporary Voices? Sound Agendas Composers’ Conference, University of Sheffield, 27–29 April 2018.

Musical Composition for a PhD: Documenting Processes and Evaluating Outcomes, Sense | Experiment | Surprise | Understanding: A Symposium for PhD Students in the Creative Arts, Nottingham Trent University, 21–22 January 2016.

From deibide nguilbnech ndialtach to ochtfhoclach: Early Medieval Text in Contemporary Composition, Composition in the 21st Century Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 5–7 March 2014.


‘“A National School of Music Such as the World has Never Seen”: Re-appropriating the Early Twentieth Century into a Chronology of Irish Composition’ in Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyond, ed. by Mark Fitzgerald and John O’Flynn (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), pp. 53–67.

Between 2008 and 2012, eight entries were commissioned for the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (EMIR), ed. By Barra Boydell and Harry White (Dublin: UCD, 2013).


I am currently guest editor of two special issues of the journal Riffs, focusing on music and technology.

I am a peer reviewer for a number of contemporary music and musicology journals.

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