Caroline is a Dubliner, and lectures at Champlain College Dublin, and All Hallows College (Dublin City University), where she teaches courses in Irish literature, creative writing, academic writing and Irish music.
Currently completing a PhD at Queen's University Belfast, Caroline is a graduate of St. Patrick's College Drumcondra (Dublin City University), where she earned a B.A. (Hons) in English and Music; and subsequently undertook postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin, where she read for both the Higher Diploma in Education, and an M.Phil in Anglo Irish Literature. She is an experienced educationalist, and has taught at primary, secondary and third level.
Her PhD research focuses on representation of gender, anti-feminism and anti-Semitism in the works of James Joyce, tracing the influences of Otto Weininger, a fin de siècle Viennese philosopher, misogynist and anti-Semite, whose treatise, Geschlecht und Character, had a remarkable impact on some of the finest intellects of the time, including Wittgenstein, Kraus, Kafka and Joyce. Enjoying a lifelong interest in Irish writers, Caroline was awarded the inaugural National Library of Ireland James Joyce Dedicated Scholarship 2008. She has lectured widely on Joyce, both in Ireland and abroad, and recent lectures/events include the International James Joyce Symposium in Utrecht (NL), James Joyce Summer School, Trieste, (IT), and the annual series at the Dublin James Joyce Centre, where she also facilitates the 'Ulysses for All' and 'Dubliners' study groups.
Caroline also enjoys traditional Irish music, and plays the fiddle, tin whistle and mandolin.