Assistant Professor (Development Studies, Social Justice & Public Administration), Dept of Politics & Public Administration, University of Limerick Research: Women's rights, Decolonial Critiques, Understanding Peace, Rights-based approaches to food, Food Governance

Research Interests

Women/ Gender
Development Studies
Feminist Research Methods
Good Governance
Food Security
Understanding Peace
Non Government Organisations
Social Justice

Professional Activities


  • 2023 Athena Swan AHSS,
  • 2022 EADI,
  • 2020 Steering Committee,


  • 2022 University of Limerick - Lecturer
  • 2022 Dublin City University - Post Doc Researcher
  • 2021 University College Dublin - Part time Lecturer
  • 2019 University College Cork - Post Doc Researcher
  • 2017 Maynooth University - Guest Lecturer
  • 2016 University College Cork - Research, Tutor, Guest Lecturer
  • 2016 Trinity College Dublin - Part time Lecturer


  • 2022 Executive Committee member & Director, European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
  • 2020 Chair, Development Studies Association Ireland
  • 2020 Peer Panelist, Arts Council
  • 2020 Director, Childrens' Rights Alliance
  • 2019 Director, National Council of Parents (Post Primary)
  • 2013 Director, Comhlámh


  • 2020 - Erasmus+ staff mobility for training at University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, Würzburg
  • 2020 - Solidarity Fund Award,
  • 2015 - UNIDEV (University Development Education)
  • 2014 - Strategic Research Fund Award,


  • 2018 University College Cork -
  • 1995 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - M.Phil


  • 2002 National Council of Applied Economic Research - State Consultant for Literacy for Odisha, (Department for International Development project)
  • 1997 MacArthur Foundation - Program Associate: The Population and Health Fellowship Program
  • 1996 Ford Foundation - Program Assistant- Rural Poverty & Resources' Program
  • Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Development Talk (DTALK), - Rapporteur for the Irish Joint Consortium on Gender Based Violence Rapporteur for Master Class on Organisational Capacity Development


  • Hindi
  • English

Peer Reviewed Journals


Creating a community of praxis: integrating global citizenship and development education across campus at University College Cork

Cotter, G., Bonenfant, Y., Butler, J., Caulfield, M., Prestwich, B.D., Griffin, R., Khabbar, S., Mishra, N., Hally, R., Murphy, M., Murphy, O., O'Sullivan, M., Phelan, M., Reidy, D., Schneider, J.C., Isaloo, A.S., Turner, B., Usher, R. and Sinalo, C.W (2022) Creating a community of praxis: integrating global citizenship and development education across campus at University College Cork. London :1-12


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