Projects How might we integrate the unique qualities of water and the sea for healing and restoration? #BlueCare
“When you are in the ocean you can feel the power of something stronger than you, and when you get your first wave, it feels like you can do anything.”
– Female participant in ‘Be Like Water’ program, Iran
Role: Blue Health Researcher
European consortium of 7 organizations from 5 countries – This project seeks to foster and promote greater inclusion and accessibility for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities in surfing in Europe. A wave of change towards equal opportunities in sport.
UN World Oceans Day
Role: ‘Faces of the Sea’ guest speaker
The virtual celebration of United Nations World Oceans Day. Produced by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of the United Nations, in partnership with non-profit organization Oceanic Global, this year’s annual event shed light on the wonder of the ocean and how it is our life source, supporting humanity and every other organism on Earth.
Role: Researcher and Coordinating Author
The NEAR-Health Toolkit, “Connecting with Nature for Health and Wellbeing”, aims to help people to find ways to engage with nature and improve their health and wellbeing (joint funded by EPA and HSE).
Oceans and Human Health
Role: Post-doctoral Reseach Fellow, NUIG
The Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) project has developed a research road map for the next decade of oceans and human health science across Europe. This work has been funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
The Finisterre Seasuit Project
Role: Innovation, testing & community building
“From day one, this has been about a collaboration between women, to take what they love to do – surfing – and make it easier for more women to do.”
How a functional piece of surf wear aims to make surfing more accessible.
An annual social impact leadership retreat: Where social innovation and creativity meet the sea.
A Lunar Cycle
Role: Writer, voice-over, performer
Award-winning short film, fusing cold water surfing, dance & poetry, ALC explores a synodic month from a female perspective. Taking us on an emotive journey through the places in-between, as we connect with ourselves and the environment around us.
NEAR-health, NUI Galway
Role: Post-doctoral research fellow, Whitaker Institute, NUIG
The Nature and Environment to Attain and Restore (NEAR) Health Project at National University of Ireland Galway aims to connect people in Ireland with blue & green nature spaces.
Into the Sea
Role: Presenter / Co-Producer
Award winning documentary directed by Marion Poizeau documenting the remarkable story of the women who pioneered surfing in Iran.
Pink Nose Revolution
Role: Advisor and facilitator
A powerful and innovative campaign to raise awareness about issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment, using surfing as the tool to engage local communities on-board.
Surf + Social Good Summit
Co-creator, convener and facilitator at the world’s first Surf for Social Good Summit, an action-focused conference, using the unifying power of surfing to connect and bring about positive impact globally.
Like Water seeks to foster positive relationships with water and the sea through immersive learning experiences and visual, creative storytelling.