I am a Sociologist currently based in the Department of Sociology at Maynooth University. Prior to this position, I worked at Dublin City University, University College Dublin, and the University of Manchester. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from The American University of Greece (DEREE College), a Bachelor's degree in English from The University of London (Goldsmiths University), a Master's degree in Language Teaching from Leeds Beckett University, a Master's degree in Sexuality Studies from DCU, a Master's degree in Modern English Literature from Mary Immaculate College, a Master's degree in Sociology from UCD (University College Dublin), and a PhD from DCU.

I have authored peer-reviewed journal articles on topics related to Masculinity and Sexuality Studies for journals such as the Journal of Homosexuality, the Journal of Bisexuality, the Journal of Popular Television, the Journal of Popular Film and Television, and Sexuality and Culture. I have edited a special issue on the representation of HIV/AIDS in the TV series It's a Sin (2021, Channel 4) for the Journal of Popular Television. I am the author of three books: Contemporary Irish Masculinities: Male Homosociality in Sally Rooney's Novels (Routledge), Sexualised Governmentalities: Critical Perspectives on Homosexism (Springer), and Fashionable Queerness: Straight Appropriation of Queer Fashion (Emerald). I am the co-editor HIV/AIDS in Memory, Culture, and Society (Palgrave Macmillan, with Dr Alicia Castillo Villanueva), and the editor of the Routledge Companion to Sally Rooney which will be published by Routledge at the end of 2024/beginning of 2025. 

My research is broadly defined within sexuality and masculinity studies. In particular, I research male homosociality in society and culture, the role of sexuality in the socialisation of men, the ways in which cultural discourses contribute to societal responses to sexualities, and sexuality-related issues in education. I also conduct research that focuses on representation of masculinities in mainstream media, and the significance of such representations for the sociocultural context within which they occur. Additionally, I write about representations of sex, with an interest in non-normative sex and the way this is framed and presented in cultural productions. Another area of interest to me has been the representation of gender and sexuality in published materials used in education with attention to English language teaching.