I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at University College Dublin. My PhD research focuses on the impact of poor mental health on financial outcomes over the lifespan. I am supervised by Professor Orla Doyle and Professor Liam Delaney. My research is funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC).

I received a B.A in Economics from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the United States and a M.Sc in Applied Economics from University College Dublin.

I am on the 2021/2022 job market for post-doctoral research positions.


Research

Job market paper:

The Impact of Automatic Enrolment on the Mental Health Gap in Pension Participation: Evidence from the UK

(Working Paper)

Awards

  • TFI-SABE 2020 Impact Essay Award at the IAREP-SABE 2021 Conference

  • Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship 2020-2022 (€55,000)

    • I was awarded this highly competitive grant which has an acceptance rate of ~5% for non-EU students

Policy

  • Invited to give a presentation for the 2021 OECD Conference on Well-being and Mental Health.

  • With Professor Liam Delaney and Professor Orla Doyle, I organized The Role of Mental Health in Public Policy workshop in March 2021 which encouraged discussions on how to effectively consider mental health when designing and implementing public policy. Further details of the workshop can be found here.