I received my B.Sc. (Hons.) (2008) and M.Sc. (2010) from York University in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, and my Ph.D. (2015) in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Upon completing my Ph.D., I began a post-doctoral research fellowship at both the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry and at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), in the Adult Neurodevelopmental Services Research Unit. In October 2015, I began a limited-term assistant professor faculty appointment at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), where I lead the development of a transformative accredited curriculum entitled 'Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice', which offers university students with intellectual disabilities a high academic standard of learning. In November 2016, I began working at Edinburgh Napier University in the School of Health and Social Care as a lecturer in learning disabilities.