Awards

I have been awarded several scholarships and research prizes during my academic career. My PhD was funded by the Irish Research Council (€48,000+), which funds pioneering research in Ireland. The awards support excellence in research and are extremely competitive. Since beginning my academic career, I’ve been awarded (as Co-I) a £1 million EPSRC bid on designing IOT connected objects for dementia and end of life with collaborators at Northumbria University and Sheffield Hallam, and have won other small grants from CHERISH-DE and the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (totalling £20,000+). I have also been a visiting researcher at Aarhus University’s Participatory Information Technology Centre (2014), funded by a grant from the Utrecht Network.

2011 – College Scholar in Applied Psychology (University College Cork)

2012 – AWC Scholarship Fund for Women in Computing (Edinburgh University)

2012 – Studentship in Applied Psychology (UCC School of Applied Psychology)

2012 – University College Cork PhD EU Scholar (University College Cork)

2013 – Utrecht Network Young Researcher’s Grant (Utrecht Network)

2014 – Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship (Irish Research Council)

2015 – PhD Essay Prize (University College Cork)

2016 – Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Grant (Newcastle University)

2017 – Enabling Ongoingness (EPSRC Content Creation & Consumption Call)

2017 – CHERISH-DE Crucible Small Grants Prize (CHERISH-DE; project – Artificial Intelligence and Informed Consent)

2017 – CHERISH-DE Crucible Alumni Prize (CHERISH-DE; project – RnR: Digitally Expanding Possibilities for Creative Practice in Dementia Care)

2018 – CHERISH-DE Crucible Alumni Prize (CHERISH-DE; project – Social Isolation, Drinking Behaviours & Mental Health – Technology Markers in Students)

2018 – Global Challenges Research Fund – Network Prize for Global Ageing Research