I completed my BA (English and History) and MA (History) at Queen's University Belfast, where I developed my interest in eighteenth-century European History and visual culture. I received a PhD in Modern History from the University of St Andrews in 2021 for a thesis entitled '"Those Scandalous Prints": Caricatures of the Elite in France and Britain, c.1740-1795.' I joined the Open University as an Associate Lecturer in History in 2021.
My current research focusses on the British monarchy and public opinion in the eighteenth century. I have published two articles in peer-reviewed journals and am currently working on my first monograph: a biography of Queen Charlotte which will be published by Routledge.
My research focusses on public opinion, the press, and social elites in eighteenth-century Europe. My work often explores the significance of visual culture, as well as issues of identity including national and gender identity.
I currently teach on A113 'Revolutions', A223 'Early Modern Europe: society and culture, 1500–1780', A225 'The British Isles and the modern world, 1789–1914', and A326 'Empire: 1491-1975'. For 2022/3 I am a member of the Module Teams for A223 and A883 'MA History part 1'.
Royalty, Celebrity, and the Press in Georgian Britain, 1770-1820 (2022-12-15)
Royal Studies Journal, 9(2) (pp. 99-115)
‘Albion's Queen by All Admir'd’: Reassessing the Public Reputation of Queen Charlotte, 1761‐1818 (2022-01-19)
Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 45(3) (pp. 351-370)