Paddy represented the Queen’s Women Graduates on Women’s Forum from 1999 until 2008 and was then an individual member she now once again represents the Queen's Women Graaduates. QWG are an integral part of the Queen’s Graduates Association and maintains links with the Irish, European and International Women’s Graduate Associations.
She studied zoology at QUB and became a teacher of Biology. She taught in Dundonald Girls' High School and then took a career break to bring up her three children.She lived in Vancouver Canada for 7 years.
On her return to NI she taught in a number of schools including many years at the co-educational Dundonald High School.
Paddy has recently retired from her post as part time teacher of Biology and Drama at Campbell College. She is past President of QWGA and QGA. She is currently vice chair of Convocation at Queen's.
Her hobbies include walking her dog and trying to perfect the moves in Ashtanga yoga.