Wayne is a Graduate of the Institute of Technology, Sligo in North-West Ireland. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Management in 2015, achieving first class honours.

He also received a Governing Body Medal for achieving the highest grade in his programme. Wayne works for the Irish Environmental Protection Agency where he is a member of the Hydrometric and Groundwater Section. He has a large interest in the use of new technologies and specifically in telemetry.

Wayne is also interested in developing new synergies between hydrometric data and other data sets to increase the understanding of hydrological processes in, and between, catchments. Outside of work Wayne has a major interest in environmental history and in micro-toponymy in particular. He has written two books on the subject based on two depopulated areas in the north-west of Ireland.