ISTJA Treasurer (temporary)
Maria is the editor of Noteworthy, an award-winning crowdfunded investigative platform from Journal Media. As an investigative journalist, she specialises in health, social justice and science.
Previously, her writing has appeared in The Sunday Times, The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, Guardian.co.uk, Ars Technica, Creative Nonfiction, and more. She has radio production and reporting experience with national stations including RTÉ Radio 1 and Newstalk.
Recently won the Business Feature of the Year at the UCD Smurfit School Business Journalism Awards 2022, the Mental Health Content – Special Interest Award at the Headline Mental Health Journalism Awards 2022, the Human Rights/Social Justice Reporting Award at the Justice Media Awards 2022, the Journalism Excellence Award at the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards 2021 and the Research Policy / Funding Story of the Year 2021 by the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW). Shortlisted for the Mary Raftery Prize 2019 and 2021.
Maria is a passionate science communicator, and was co-curator of the best-selling book A Neutron Walks into a Bar.
Graduating from the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, she then worked for Abbott Laboratories for a number of years. Following the success of her science blog, ScienceCalling.com, she made the move into journalism when she was awarded a scholarship to complete an MA in Journalism in Dublin City University.
Former president of the ISTJA from 2021 to 2022.