I teach the creative writing program for Imperial Horizons alongside my professional practice as literary writer. I spent thirteen years as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and was the first woman managing director on the London trading floor. My writing has been awarded a Thayer Fellowship at UCLA and a number of writing residencies in the US and Europe including, most recently, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
My forthcoming book, The Love Makers (2021) takes an interdisciplinary approach to the social impact of AI & Robotics and combines a novel with essays from STEMM academics. Previous novels: On the Floor, longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize (now the Women's Prize) is . The Semantics of Murder, inspired by the unsolved murder of Richard Montague, a brilliant logician at UCLA and The Loss Adjustor.
Born in Ireland, I studied at the University of Goteborg and hold a PhD from the University of East Anglia. I've written for The Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Telegraph, The Irish Times and the Guardian (about the creative science students at Imperial). Speaking engagements include the London School of Economics, Global Economics Forum Dublin, the Brexit summit Dublin and various literary/ business/ socio -cultural topics.