I am Lecturer in Media at UCFB and a historian of the British popular press, politics and popular culture. I am also an ongoing PhD Researcher in the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield; a member of the Centre for the Study of Journalism and History, and a Postgraduate Member of the Royal Historical Society. I previously studied for my BA (First Class) in History at the University of Liverpool, before attaining my MA in Historical Research from the University of Sheffield in 2015.
My doctoral research explores the political content of – and political reactions to - the early popular press in Britain. I have presented this research at various conferences, including an upcoming paper at the 2017 ECREA Journalism Conference in Odense, Denmark. I am also a reviewer for both H-Net and The English Historical Review; have been commissioned to write a piece on football and the early British left for The Blizzard, and am currently the editorial assistant on the upcoming Edinburgh History of the British and Press, Volume III (eds. Martin Conboy and Adrian Bingham) due to be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2018.
Postgraduate Member of the Royal Historical Society