I have been fortunate to be able to develop my practice in two outstanding schools in Britain and China. After completing my University degree in Chemistry and Physics in Trinity College Dublin, I moved to the United Kingdom to qualify as a teacher and began teaching physics at All Hallows Catholic School, Farnham. It is an outstanding school that has been named in the top 100 schools for progress within the United Kingdom, and during my time there I had the opportunity to learn from some exemplary practitioners.
After a year as a teacher of physics, I progressed into a leadership position, becoming Deputy Head of Science. I have always been interested in working abroad and started looking into the possibility in 2013. When I was presented with the opportunity of moving to the British School of Guangzhou I was initially reluctant to move to China, however, after a discussion with the head teacher I was so impressed by the ethos and values of the school that I agreed to the challenge. I am delighted with my decision to join Nord Anglia and I enjoyed three great years in China. During my final year I was appointed Head of Science and had the opportunity to further develop my leadership skills.
In July 2016 my partner and I had our first baby. We are delighted to be able to start our family in such a beautiful part of Europe. I am currently spending most of free time with my young son however I am also a keen sportsman and I am looking forward to involving myself in local clubs. I have twice represented Hong Kong in the Gaelic football Asian games, I have won an All Ireland schools medal at basketball and I competed in the China Cup final in rugby. I have also completed several marathons. During a night marathon though the mountains in Hong Kong, I accidently went the wrong way and ran 65km, demonstrating my will to succeed and my bad sense of direction.