Having completed my undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Liverpool, I came to Keele in September 2012. I am currently in the final year of an AHRC funded doctorate, undertaken in collaboration with Staffordshire Record Office.
Research and scholarship
My thesis examines the role of aristocrats and their agents in the nineteenth century growth of industrial towns in Staffordshire. I am specifically examining the impact of the economic and social policies of the dukes of Sutherland and the earls of Bradford on the development of Longton and Walsall respectively.
In 2014/5 I am scheduled to assist in the Modern Local History Modules HIS-10035 and HIS-10036, and on HIS-20081 (Victorian Society) as a sessional tutor.
Conference papers given:
January 2014: ‘Both Sides of the Counter: Collaborating with a Record Office’, Making Connections: Collaboration in Research and Practice, King’s College London
March 2014: ‘The Potter Family: the Walsall agents of the Earls of Bradford, 1830-1870’, Staffordshire History Day, Kingston Centre, Stafford