Grants, Scholarships and Awards
2017 – 2018 Visiting Scholar, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
2015 Fort Foundation Visiting Scholar in European Studies, Columbus University, Georgia, teaching courses on Modern Irish Drama and British Literature 1890-1945.
2012 Visiting Professor in Irish Studies at Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, teaching courses on Politics and Gender in Irish Drama (Year 1) and Fiction and Poetry of the Troubles (Year 2).
2010-2011: Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship to carry out research on the poetry, drama and translations by Seamus Heaney
2009 -2018: Fellow of the English Association .
2009: Emory University, Atlanta, USA: Short Term Research Fellowship, and British Academy Small Research Grant to support research in the Heaney archives at Emory University
2008: British Academy Overseas Conference Grant to attend ACIS Conference in St Ambrose, Davenport, Iowa.
2007: British Council (Hungary) travel grant, to support discussions leading to the establishment of a European research network involving universities in UK, Hungary, Poland, and Czech Republic.
2005: British Academy Overseas Conference Grant to attend IASIL Conference in Prague,
2004-2007 British Academy award to develop links between UCLan, Charles University Prague, and the University of Ulster
2002-2005: British Council (Poland) research grant to establish an exchange between UCLan and the University of Lódź, Poland, 2002-2005
2001-2003: North West Arts funding to support community project, Writers and Writing at UCLan.
2000-2001: Arts and Humanities Research Council research leave for Northern Irish Literature 1956-2006: The Imprint of History.
1991-2010 Honorary Fellowship in Irish Literature at the University of Liverpool, Institute of Irish Studies