I am a historian of the early modern world specialising in the history of religion, culture and identity at the time of the Protestant Reformation. Currently I am employed as a Lecturer in Early Modern History at Birkbeck University, London.

academic roles

Co-convenor of the IHR seminar

Co-convenor of the IHR seminar

Director of MA Programmes


Professional experience

2014 –  2017        Lecturer in Early Modern History, University of East Anglia

2011 – 2014     British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Oriel College                                University of Oxford

2010 – 2011          Teacher of History at Latymer Upper School, West London




Oct 2007 – Sep 2010       Balliol College, University of Oxford, Doctor of Philosophy in History,                                              supervised by Professor Lyndal Roper 

Oct 2005 – June 2006      Balliol College, University of Oxford. Master of Studies in Historical                                                  Research with Distinction, supervised by Professor Lyndal Roper

Oct 2002 – Jun 2005        Balliol College, University of Oxford, B.A. in Modern History (1st)         

Sep 2000 – July 2002        Shrewsbury High School Sixth Form College,  A-Level:  French                                                          (A), German (A)  History (A),  Latin (A)
Sep 1995 – Jul 2000          Shrewsbury High School GCSE: 12 A*

Key themes of my work

  • Cultural history

  • History of memory and memorialisation

  • Communities and belonging

  • Religious identity in the Reformation era

    • History emotions and feelings

  • Material culture of the Reformation