Ecocritical Theory Specialist
Niamh holds an MA from NUIG’s Culture and Colonialism program, where her dissertation investigated alternative modes of knowledge production in eco-critical theory.
She is an avid environmentalist, gardener, mother of two girls and is currently studying for her forest school leader certificate, in order to facilitate meaningful time in nature for children through crafts, mindfulness and bush skills.
She has worked and lived in diverse countries and job positions including; primary school teacher in Oman, quality analyst in Australia, stay at home mother in Germany, waitress in Holland and in insurance and HR in Galway.
She is passionate about the intersection between culture and nature with an emphasis on indigenous and ancestral teachings reimagined in everyday life.
Her love of volunteering has allowed her to connect with people in many different walks of life such as in a free medical centre in Muscat, in a family centre in Galway, a food van for the homeless in Sydney and various projects with Cope Galway.
In her free time she enjoys running 5ks out in nature and the odd dip in the lake with her husband Tom.