Lecturer in Holocaust and History Education, UCL

Trained as a historian with professional experience as a school teacher, I have worked in the field of Holocaust education for the past eight years, with a focus on teacher education in the last five years. I work with serving and trainee teachers around the country, delivering research-informed Continuing Professional Development. I am also engaged in educational research, having co-authored the landmark study 'What do students' know and understand about the Holocaust? Evidence from English secondary schools'.

My areas of interest and expertise lie in teaching, learning, and remembering the Holocaust in Britain and beyond. In addition, I work in Holocaust studies, memory studies, cultural history, Modern European history, contemporary British history and pedagogy.

I am the author of the most comprehensive, up-to-date study of the history of Holocaust memory in Britain. I've advised the Prime Minister's Holocaust Commission, collaborated with The Wiener Library, the Imperial War Museum, and the UK Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, and I have been commissioned by the BBC to author the iWonder Guide, 'Remembering Genocide, are we doing it right?' I've also worked with media outlets such as Sky News, and act as the Reviews Editor for the Taylor & Francis journal Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Lecturer in Holocaust & History Education, UCL

Education

  • 2010 
    Royal Holloway University of London, PhD
  • 2005 
    Institute of Education, PGCE

Publications

  • 2019
    The Palgrave Handbook on Britain & the Holocaust (ed. w/Tom Lawson), Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2018
    Remembering the Holocaust in Educational Settings, Routledge
  • 2016
    What do students know and understand about the Holocaust? Evidence from English Secondary Schools (co-author), UCL
  • 2014
    Holocaust Consciousness in Contemporary Britain, Routledge

Honours

PhD, MA, BA (Hons.), PGCE