Originally from Northern Ireland, I hold an LL.B. from King's College London, for which I received the Albert Kiralfy Prize in English Legal History. Following my undergraduate legal studies, I embarked on graduate studies in Criminology at the University of Cambridge, where I completed my M.Phil. in 2008 and my Ph.D. in 2012. I am currently training to be a lawyer, and serving as Schools Director for Vocalise UK, a programme established by Gray's Inn to provide prisoners and primary school children with the fundaments of public speaking and debating. I enjoy travelling, reading, and good food.
Previous Teaching Experience:
I have accrued substantial experience of individual tuition and small-group teaching in various social settings and circumstances. This includes the following: Providing CV coaching and career mentoring for secondary school children in the disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Peterborough, as part of a programme coordinated by the Prince's Trust. (2011) Introducing primary school children to debating skills, as a Debating Mentor for Vocalise UK, a scheme run by Gray's Inn to teach prisoners and children the fundaments of public speaking. A Mentor for the 2013-14 academic year, I am serving as Schools Director for the 2014-15 academic year. In this capacity, I will coordinate the programme, liaise with schools, and instruct current Mentors in how to teach debating. (2013-15) Designing, overseeing, and teaching on an introductory law course for Reach Cambridge, a Summer School programme for international students at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. (2014) Providing individual tuition to a high-net-worth Hong Kong family. My responsibilities in this role included teaching English language to a 4-year old, critical thinking and reasoning to an 11-year old, and public speaking and presentational skills to their mother. (2014)