Following many years in the dark depths of the music business, Niall eventually emerged into the sunlight to teach sound engineering and DJ skills, as well as kick starting music technology projects for urban youth.
This led him to SARC in Belfast where he became a Master of Sonic Arts and began to focus on biosignals as a means of human-computer interaction. His PhD research continues this exploration and applies it in the fields of music, emotion, interactive art, interface design and assistive technologies.
He is also a researcher with the EU funded CAPSIL consortium, roadmapping future directions for research and policy collaboration between the EU, US and Japan in the field of assisted living solutions for older adults and technologies for independent ageing.
Niall continues to produce and DJ contemporary electronic music under his alter-ego 2BiT, with releases on the Alphabet Set, Invisible Agent and !kaboogie labels, as well as live performances all over Europe.