Susan Boyle is a playwright and drinks researcher and consultant. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the Technological University, Dublin. Her research in Beverage Studies concerns performance, storytelling and the sensory in immersive drinks experiences with particular reference to beer, wine and Irish spirits such as whiskey. Her research is supported by a TU Dublin Scholarship.
Her one-woman wine show “A Wine Goose Chase” premiered to a sold-out run at the Dublin Fringe Festival and garnered universal high praise from critics. The Sunday Times describing it as “a near five start performance”
She holds a BA in Drama and Theatre studies from Trinity College Dublin and the University of California, Irvine where she was an ArtsBridge and a Study Abroad Scholar. Her MA is in Performance Studies from The University of London, Royal Holloway.
Susan has worked on research projects with the British Museum and was recognised as an Outstanding Speaker at the Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery and won the OSFC Julia Childs Foundation Award. She was awarded a scholarship to attend the European Institute for the History and Culture of Food summer school in Tour, France and spent August 2021 as a resident of the Irish Cultural Centre, Paris pursuing a language bursary (this is how she ended up in Paris)
Susan is an independent drinks consultant, beverage researcher and drinks judge. She is an award-wining member of the Guild of Beer Writers and regularly contributes expert content to national and international media on the subject of beverages.
Susan is a Fulbright Creative Ireland Museum Fellow with the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington DC and is currently working with the Irish Food Bord (Bord Bia) on the Spirit of Ireland, an education program she developed to support the sales of Irish spirits internationally and to tell the stories behind the renaissance of distilling in Ireland.
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