Why Sinead O’Connor’s nipple on the cover of Hot Press is a complicated anomaly

Jun. 3, 2019 by

In 1990, SinĂ©ad O’Connor featured on the cover of Hot Press depicted nude as a recreation of Madonna & Child. It’s a complicated moment in Irish pop culture

The cross-cultural branding of artists on the covers of Hot Press and Rolling Stone is a problem

Mar. 15, 2019 by

It bothers me that only a minority of socially impactful academic research is communicated effectively to the public. Coming from that side of things, I understand the massive time constraints that researchers are under, which ultimately results in a lop-sided

Nationwide research project to investigate branding, gender and music in Ireland

Jan. 18, 2019 by

A new nationwide music research project invites participation, to investigate branding, gender, and music Ireland.

A site for change: Woman are Boring continue to shift perceptions of women in research

Aug. 9, 2018 by

Women are Boring is a digital footprint with a unique agenda – to provide a platform for critical research undertaken by women worldwide. Since 2016, WaB has developed into the nucleus for a very special kind of subversive orbit. Today

Gender, identity, sexuality and objectification in the music industry: An investigation of Hot Press and Rolling Stone

May. 7, 2018 by

*NOTE*: An updated and summarised version of this research, with data up to year end 2017, can be read here. In August 2017 I completed the research I had undertaken for my MA dissertation, entitled Why are there so few

The (brief) argument for research in resistance

Apr. 27, 2018 by

I believe in resistance, and I believe in knowledge as resistance. When I look in the mirror I see a woman, a journalist, a bisexual and a potential voice – in that order. In my lifetime I have realised myself

Researching gender in music: gendered space, female visibility & redesigning environments

Feb. 7, 2018 by

Discussing the environment of the music industry and the research that led me to question female visibility, and gendered space in music.

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