I joined Brunel University as Lecturer in Intelligence & Security Studies in October 2021. Previously, I was an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded PhD student (2009-2013) and Lecturer in International History (2014 - 2021) at the University of Salford.
My research specialises in the use of intelligence to support policymaking, particularly the history of the UK's intelligence community. Currently, my research focuses on the areas of national security vetting, diversity and inclusion in the UK's agencies and, most recently, a new history of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). My work has been published in the Journal of Intelligence History, Intelligence & National Security and The Historical Journal. My monograph on Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945 - 1951 was published by Manchester University Press in December 2016.