My memoir, 'Re-Tyred: Discovering India', which has just been published, is based on my experiences as a volunteer, teaching English and Maths in village primary schools in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, and working with street children in Kolkata.

I first visited India shortly after I retired from a lectureship at Trinity College Dublin, and returned several times as a volunteer. 'Re-Tyred' is actually my third book. But the previous two were totally different. Addison Wesley published my undergraduate text 'Quantum Mechanics' in 1993, and, to my amazement, used copies are still available on Amazon! My second book, 'Mathematics as a Language' was published in 2010, and was aimed at first year science students. It is available from the Trinity College gifts page. I had to change my style completely to write 'Re-Tyred', and I was helped greatly in this by creative writing classes for returned volunteers, run by Monica Corish.

Walking in the French Alpswith my husband Brian, summer 2018.

I was born in England, obtained a BSc from London University and a DPhil in Theoretical Physics from Oxford. After one year as a temporary lecturer at Durham University I moved to Dublin and have lived here ever since. Brian and I have two married sons, two granddaughters and a grandson.

I have always enjoyed travelling. I have spent many holidays in different parts of Europe, and visited relations in the USA and Canada, as well as spending time in India and making two memorable trips to Bhutan.