I was awarded a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London in January 2002 and joined the Open University History Department as a lecturer in June 2009. Previously I had been employed as an Associate Lecturer in the OU London Region for seven years from 2002 and I also taught at Royal Holloway, University of London for five years.
My main research interests include British eighteenth-century and early nineteenth century history of political ideas and cultural history. I have undertaken research on the English response to the French Revolution, popular radicalism and loyalism; Politicisation and identity and radical ‘citizens of the world’ in the 1790s; Linguistic usage and digital history; and Popular attitudes to monarchy within the Hanoverian era. At present I am working on a book to be published in the Routledge, Enlightenment World Series, working title Henry Redhead Yorke, Colonial Radical: Politics and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1790-1813.
Research related activities
Member of the History Department’s British and Irish Research Group: Locality, ideology and economy.
Convenor, Institute of Historical Research seminar; British history in the Long Eighteenth Century
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
Adviser to, and author in connection with, the British Library’s forthcoming exhibition; The Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain, Nov. 2013 to March. 2014.
Currently I contribute to:
A223 Early Modern Europe: Society and Cutlure, c. 1500-1780 as a production team member.
A207: From Enlightenment to Romanticism c.1780-1830 as module team chair
As an Associate Lecturer I have taught:
A103: An Introduction to the Humanities
A207: From Enlightenment to Romanticism c.1780-1830