Dr Sandra Joyce

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Dr Sandra Joyce, Project Lead, University of Limerick

Dr Sandra Joyce is the Project Lead for the National RPL Project at the University of Limerick.

Dr Sandra Joyce is Director of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. She is also currently the Course Director of the MA Irish Music Studies at the Academy. Her research interests include the Irish harp and song traditions, historical ethnomusicology and, most recently, environmental humanities. 

Together with Helen Lawlor, she is the editor of Harp Studies: Perspectives on the Irish Harp (Four Courts Press, 2016), with a second volume focusing on international harp practices to be published shortly. Sandra is also a member of the Irish Humanities Alliance Environmental Humanities Working Group.  A traditional singer and bodhrán player, she has performed all over the world.

As the institutional lead for the RPL project at the University of Limerick, Sandra is delighted to have the opportunity to promote RPL activities right across the institution. RPL has been an integral part of the Irish World Academy from its inception and UL more generally has a number of units engaging in RPL in meaningful and sustained ways. The opportunity to promote these interactions more and look to further potential for RPL at UL is what Sandra finds particularly inspiring about her role as institutional lead.