Conor has been a lecturer in archaeology in Dundalk Institute of Technology since 2002. He has also been carrying out landscape-based archaeological fieldwork in the Brú na Bóinne area since the late 1990s. He was a contributor in the preparation of the Brú na Bóinne WHS Research Framework for the Heritage Council. He was a member of the Royal Irish Academy Committee for Archaeology 2008-2014 and was secretary of the Royal Irish Academy Committee for Historical Studies. He is also a member of Council of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society.