Sinéad arrived at Stowe in 2018 where she completed her PGCE as a teacher of biology. Prior to this she completed a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Virology at Edinburgh University followed by 5 years as a post doctoral researcher of polio vaccines at the University of Reading.
At Reading she trained as an Associate Fellow of the HEA which inspired her to return to teaching to share her passions with a new generation.
Sinéad has been an Assistant Houseparent and Third Form Tutor at Lyttelton since her arrival. In order to foster the continued development of biological and medical interests among keen pupils in the Science department she took on the leadership of the Biomedical Society; which had gone from strength to strength.
In 2020, Sinéad was appointed Houseparent of Lyttelton, supported by her partner Ross. They are parents to the beloved house puppy Blaze who regularly provides the girls in house with a break from their studies. Sinéad and Ross are both keen sports enthusiasts with a passion for learning and constant growth and believe Lyttelton can be the place where every girl finds her passion and skill in life.
'My five years in Lyttelton house have been full of laughter and tears, from winning house events to losing them, from scoring highly in exams to failing them, but the thing I will remember the most is the positive and happy atmosphere within Lyttelton and the people within it who were part of my journey and supported me along the way.'