My research focuses upon contemporary British political history, literature and culture, particularly in relation to Thatcherism. I have recently edited an essay collection on the legacy of Thatcherism and have forthcoming essays on the same topic.
I have developing interests in T.S. Eliot's legacy among conservative intellectuals and the place of literary studies on the National Curriculum in England.
I am the Director of the Thatcher Network, an interdisciplinary research group which promotes research relating to Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. The network has an international membership and has been funded by the Social History Society and the Political Studies Association among others. It holds an annual conference (though the planned 2020 conference at Newcastle University is now postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19).