Diane is originally from Northern Ireland. She worked in theatre, event management, and as a researcher and writer before becoming a Mum to three daughters. She lives in Dublin, Ireland with her family and recently gained a Masters in Applied Spirituality, from which her book, Spirituality at the School Gate, was born. She is by now a veteran of the school gate, and yet knows there is still much to be learned there about the ways in which God is present in the practice of encounter.