Julie Morrissy is an Irish poet, academic, critic, and activist. She is the inaugural John Pollard Newman Fellow in Creativity at University College Dublin. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Ulster University, where she was Vice Chancellor Research Scholar. She also has degrees in Creative Writing (University College Dublin 2013), Literature (Ryerson University 2014), and Law (University College Dublin 2006). Morrissy is a recipient of the MAKE Theatre Award, and the Arts Council ‘Next Generation’ Artist Award. Her first collection Where, the Mile End (2019) is published by Book*hug (Canada) and tall-lighthouse (UK).