2022-25 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. ‘Making North Sea coasts in England, Flanders and the Netherlands, c.1800-1950’.

2020-22 Visiting Researcher, Universiteit Antwerpen. ‘A history of estuary ports and the North Sea, c.1800-1914’. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust.


2016-20 PhD Architectural History, The University of Edinburgh. ‘Urbanism, environment and the building of the Anglo-Egyptian Nile valley, 1880s-1920s’. Supervised by Dr Alex Bremner. Funded by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

2013-15 MA Urban History, University of Leicester. Dissertation: ‘“A Cathedral worthy of the British name and Nation”: Imperial space and the building of All Saints Cathedral, Khartoum’.

2005-08 BA Ancient History and History, University of Leicester. Dissertation: ‘“Democracy, such as antiquity had never dared to imagine”: The place of the classics in British and American politics, 1776-1832’.

Other Experience and Memberships

2021-2022 Member of the University of Antwerp’s Research & Societal Delivery Working Group.

2020-present member of Historians for Future.

2020-present Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

2020-present member of the International Advisory Council for the Global Urban History Project.

2017-2020 Various roles, Pubs and Publications. This blog is run by a committee of PhD students, and roles are regularly rotated. Over the years I was: a Contributions Editor, working with guest writers to improve and format their posts; Chair, leading on strategy, planning and organisation, Deputy Chair, taking charge of timetabling; and Technology Editor, ensuring that the site runs smoothly.

2017-2019 Organising committee member for the annual Architectural History Workshop for the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, for the 2018 and 2019 workshops.

Summer 2016 Digital Capabilities Intern, St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Working with the Technology Enhanced Learning team to improve the digital skills training offered to staff and students.

2014-15 IT Help Zone Assistant, David Wilson Library, University of Leicester.

2013-15 New History Lab committee member and poster designer.