Sinead is a passionate Novocastrian with a background in tourism studies at the University of Newcastle and a passion for the performing and creative arts. She believes both are powerful and transformative elements of our society. She has been an active member in our community advocating for our environment, Indigenous rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights and refugee rights across a wide range of different community groups. 

Having grown up in Jesmond, Sinead knows that Newcastle is far more than just what our CBD has to offer. Her extensive travel experience helps her appreciate the facilities in Newcastle but also see the potential of how public spaces have been used around the world. Sinead studied Japanese throughout secondary school and university then lived in Kanagawa prefecture for a year where she taught English. 

Sinead does some freelance writing and has been published in Global Hobo magazine also self-publishing through her blog, The Globetrotters Grind. Her postgraduate research focused on land use conflict in the Upper Hunter Valley which required her to engage with a range of stakeholders to understand their perspectives. Sinead represented the Newcastle Greens as candidate for Wallsend in the 2019 NSW election.