Aoibhinn is a lecturer in the School of Mathematics & Statistics at University College Dublin. In 2005, she graduated with a first class honours degree in Theoretical Physics from University College Dublin and after teaching Maths, Physics, and Applied Maths at secondary level, completed her PhD with Trinity College Dublin, School of Education, in Mathematics Education. At the beginning of 2017, Aoibhinn was nominated as one of the 40 European Young Leaders for 2017. The programme helps European Young Leaders meet, debate and work together to shape the continent’s future.
Over the past ten years Aoibhinn has promoted science and mathematics, with particular focus on encouraging more girls to study these subjects. As a science communicator she has presented and directed a range of science events from the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition to City of Physics. She has also fronted TV and radio programmes in science including The Science Squad, now known as 10 Things to Know About.. on RTÉ. She also featured as a team captain on a quiz-show combining science and comedy with Neil Delamere called Eureka! The Big Bang Query.
Separately she presented a number of series of Getaways on BBC NI and RTÉ for two series and continues to enjoy presenting Fleadh Cheoil every year for RTÉ.