My Story So Far...

I graduated with a degree in classical music performance (classical guitar) from Trinity College Dublin in 1994, after which I relocated to the US where I worked as a media manager in the Image and Sound Acquisition Group at the Microsoft Corporation, Seattle.

I returned to Europe in the late 1990s, completing an M.Sc. in Music Technology at the University of Limerick before taking up a position as a web programmer/manager at the company Creative Inc. in Dublin. I relocated to London in 2005 to complete a second master’s degree (MA in Interactive Media) at Goldsmiths College and have lived in London ever since. I concluded my formal education in 2015, graduating with a PhD from Imperial College Business School where I was a member of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Group.

Outside of academia, I have developed several interdisciplinary skills as a musician, photographer, and filmmaker. My photographic series ‘Portraits of Iran’ featured in a solo exhibition in King’s College London’s Bush House between March and April 2019 – www.portraitsofiran.com. A select number of photographs from this series were recently featured in book titled ‘From a Persian Kitchen’ (Little Brown Publishing, London 2018). Finally, as a classical guitarist, I spent two years teaching at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and have won several prizes, including the Arthur Darley Memorial Gold Medal at the Dublin Conservatoire of Music.

Academic Qualifications
  • PhD, Imperial College Business School, London

  • MA Interactive Media, Goldsmiths College, London

  • M.Sc. Music Technology, University of Limerick

  • B.Mus Classical Music Performance, Trinity College, Dublin

  • Associate of the London College of Music (ALCM)