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Sarah-Anne grew up in Cobh, Co. Cork and received her PhD from University College Cork in 2010. A social historian of modern Ireland, she is an internationally recognised expert in the history of child welfare and gender history in Ireland. Current chair of the Irish History Student’s Association (IHSA) and past President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland (WHAI), she has authored/co-authored/edited eleven books and over twenty peer-reviewed articles/chapters. In 2020, Old Ireland in Colour which she co-authored with Professor John Breslin won the Best Irish-Published Book of the Year Award. Co-PI with Dr John Cunningham of the Tuam Oral History Project (TOHP), her projects have been widely cited in the media in recent years including articles in CNN and contributions to BBC Women’s Hour. In 2023, she was awarded an ENLIGHT Societal Impact Award representing the TOHP team and is currently an ENLIGHT Impact Ambassador for 2023/24.

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