Edward worked as a professional investigator for ten years before a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis forced him to consider a change of career. After enrolling as a mature student through NUI Galway’s Access Programme, he achieved a First Class Honours in Classics & Psychological Studies with Creative Writing, winning the Athenry Prize twice and being awarded the title of University Scholar. His research interests include the application of psychological theory to ancient texts, the placebo effect and the psychology of conspiracy theories. In his spare time, Edward enjoys dictionaries, video games and producing rave music.