Scroll down to enjoy a selection of my health-care articles, published in the Irish Times. 

After attending Art College in Bristol (Fine Art Painting), Anna obtained a B.A Degree in Environmental Politics at Oxford Brookes University, and a Masters in Journalism & PhD from NUI, Galway.

Media Experience

  • 20 year experience as freelance writer for national & local newspapers in Ireland (Irish Times, Galway Voice, Galway City & Connacht Tribune, Galway NOW Magazine, as well as a weekly full page column in the Galway Independent for 7 years.

  • Ghostwriter for a column in a local newspaper for 3 years.

  • Secured & and co-ordinated a production for RTE Nationwide.

Publication:  PhD.  National University of Ireland, Galway. 

2014  An Alternative Gathering: Public Space & Shared Agency in Multicultural Ireland.       

Awards & Funding:

2019: Successful funding for Culture Night at Katie’s Claddagh Cottage, Galway:

Event: Stories, Songs & Music : From Inchagoill Island to Galway Bay.  In collaboration with Micheal O’Cinneide from Corrib Beo. Music & Song by Don Stiffe, Aine Maire Nic Aodh, Gerry Hanley & Joe Clancy. Percussive Dance by Aneta Dortová. Special Guest: Author Ultan Macken.

2018: Successful Galway 2020 Small Town, Big Ideas Award:

Culture, Environment & Heritage in Annaghdown, Galway.  FILM PROJECT. 

2018: Successful Galway County Council Cultural Heritage Award. 

Historical Landscapes in Modern Rural Ireland.  Aim: To re-imagine an old Irish tradition (The Visiting House) through a unique online-offline art project. 

2018: Successful Galway County Council Cultural Heritage Department & Creative Ireland Award, to work with Film Maker & Videographer, Paul Murphy on a mobile film-making course. Title: The ‘Lovely Anne’ Hooker Restoration Project.

By Anna King & Film-Maker Paul Murphy. Filmed on a mobile device as part of a training programme award, from Galway County Council & Creative Ireland.

2017: Successful Galway City & County Culture Night Awards in collaboration with Back West & Katie's Claddagh Cottage. 

Back West Music.

Back West Music.

2012 Won an award from The Galway Film Centre I.D Film Project to produce a documentary out of an intercultural development project in the East Galway community of Doughiska, Roscam and Ardaun (one of four awards out of 200 applicants) 2012-2014.

Co-produced and project managed Making History, a community documentary that used the tools of film-making to explore intercultural relationships in diverse social settings. This film was screened in the Town Hall Theatre, Galway, 18th, November 2012, and as part of the Galway Film Centre community screenings at the Galway Film Fleadh, on July 10th, 2013.  Making History was covered in local newspapers.

2010 - 2013. Won a 3 year, full time, highly esteemed Irish Research Council Scholarship.    

Nominated for the 2008 Oxygen Student Media Awards - News Category.

1996  Successful EU Funding Application: Women’s Study Centre, NUI Galway.

Designed & submitted a successful application to the European Union (LEONARDO DA VINCI) to develop training programmes promoting gender equality in the workplace and community. This two month full-time contract brought in approximately €75, 000 from the EU, representing 75% of the income with an additional 25% coming from NUI Galway in matching funds. 

Selection of most popular articles:



This stunning garden brings together Irish mythology and sensory design to create a healing environment for visitors to the 5 * SCCUL Sanctuary, a much loved therapeutic retreat centre in Clarinbridge, Galway.   

Turn Despair into Triumph


Turn despair into triumph with attitude. More and more athletes are using sport psychologists to help them use mind over body to realise their winning ambitions. Reports Anna King.

Finding the upsides to the downturn.


Finding up sides to the downturn.  The feelings of failure associated with the recession can be as damaging as its material consequences. But fragile confidence can be restored, three experts tells Anna King.

Gluten intolerance may play a role in mental illness


Gluten intolerance may play role in certain mental illness. Schizophrenia is a little understood illness, however, ground-breaking work suggests there may be a dietary link, writes Anna King.