I joined the University of Dundee in 1994. My teaching focuses primarily on Europe in the early modern era (i.e. between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries). I offer a range of related Honours modules: Imperial Spain 1476-1840 (Level 3); Enlightened Despotism in Europe 1763-1789 (Level 4 Option); and The French Revolution 1789-1799 (Level 4 Special Subject).
My current research focuses on what has been called "Spain’s Dark Ages", between 1665 and 1746, and – focusing on the example of the Savoyard state in Italy - on the process of state formation, and the nature of the state in the early modern era. Issues related to these topics are important to some of the Honours modules I teach.
I am a member of the Scottish Centre for Global History