Susan McKay is an award-winning journalist, commentator and author of five books: Sophia’s Story, Northern Protestants: An Unsettled People, Northern Protestants: On Shifting Ground, Without Fear: A History of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Bear in Mind These Dead.

She has made award-winning television documentaries, including The Daughters’ Story about the daughters of the murdered musician Fran O’Toole of the Miami Showband.

She was a founder of the Belfast Rape Crisis Centre and from 2009 to 2012 was CEO of the National Women’s Council of Ireland. She works with NGOs, including WAVE Trauma Centre for which she has made podcasts as part of the ‘Stories from Silence’ project.