Moira's work has received awards from the Arts Council of Great Britain, Dublin City Council, Wicklow County Council, Business to Arts and a FujiFilm Script Scholarship for her short drama The Gift. Her films have received Best Documentary nominations from the Irish Film and Television Academy, the Kerry Film Festival and the Boston Irish Film, an honorary screening at the Retina Film Forum and a Merit at the the Cork Film Festival. Her work has been screened on RTÉ, BBC, Channel 4, TG4, ZDF and at key film festivals (London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Melbourne, Cork, Galway, Dublin, Viennale, Bonn, Hamburg, Tokyo, Madrid, Manila). Recent screenings include the Yokohama Art Museum, Japan and the BFI Southbank (2016), Tate Modern (2017), Dublin's Lab (2018) Washington DC's National Gallery of Art (2018) and the Irish Film Institute (2017, 2019).
Moira has a BA (Honours) in Fine Art from Northumbria University, an MA in FIlm and TV Drama from Goldsmiths, University of London and a Practice-based PhD in Social Documentary Film from the Technical University Dublin. Her film and television masterclasses and lecturing include Waterford Institute of Technology, Limerick Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, North Staffordshire University and Birbeck, University of London. She has presented at the Geographers Conference of Ireland (2014, 2016, 2018), the Royal Geographic Society International Conference, London (2016) and UCD's Women and The Sea (2016). She has published chapters in Media & The City: Urbanism, Technology and Communication (2013) and Mind the Gap: Working papers on practice-based doctoral research in the creative arts and media (2016). Her film approach is explored in Creative and Media Arts: Challenging Practice (Desmond Bell, 2019)