Hi I’m Oonagh
I’m a big fan of the internet, and annoyingly enthusiastic about most things in life.
I’m currently working on a PhD Research project at the University of Ulster which looks at digital uptake, engagement and innovation within museums in Northern Ireland and internationally. My research is practice led, and responds directly to the needs of the local museum sector. As my project has developed I have become increasingly interested in transmedia experience design and am currently researching and developing a number of projects which blur the boundaries between physical and digital cultural experiences.
Alongside my PhD research I work as a freelance arts manager. I graduated with a 1st Class Hons degree in Arts Management from De Montfort University in 2008 and since then have worked for a wide range of cultural organisations. My experience is varied to say the least; I have worked as an event manager, project manager, marketing team leader and admin assistant for organisations as diverse as the Frieze Art Fair and Young at Art.
I treat this blog as my digital notebook, you’ll find interesting case studies I’ve come across, and some development notes on projects I am currently working on.
Awards, Fellowships and Funding:
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship 2012
Fellow of the RSA 2012
Ulster Fund Award: University of Ulster 2012
Helene Roberts Bursary: Computers and the History of Art Committee 2012
DEL PhD Studentship 2010-2013
DEL Masters studentship 2009