Before coming to Tralee in 1996, I got my
PhD at the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Prof. Karen Uhlenbeck.
Prior to that, I obtained my undergraduate and masters degree in mathematics from Trinity College Dublin. My full CV can be found
Over the years I have become concerned about a serious decline in academic standards in Ireland. Together
with colleagues at IT Tralee, we have been collecting, analysing and publicising data on this issue -
further information on this can be found at here.
I am an active trade union member and was chair of the ITT Teachers' Union of Ireland branch
during very turbulent times in the late 90's. Some day I'll write up a piece on those times, although
it could well prove to be controversial.
Most recently I have been working with the Kerry Public Service Workers' Alliance fighting
against recent draconian cuts to the Irish public services.
A visual art project that I was involved in can be found