Senior Research Fellow, Leverhulme Trust Rethinking Petitions project, Durham University

PhD from Queen Mary, University of London (2009), MA also from Queen Mary (2005), BA in History and Politics from University of Nottingham (2003). Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (admitted 2015).

Published widely on British political culture in the 'long' nineteenth century (1780-1914) including in English Historical Review, Historical Research, Parliamentary History and Cultural and Social History. Contributed over 200 biographies and constituencies histories to the History of Parliament's 1832-1868 House of Commons project.

My first book, Politics Personified: Portraiture, Caricature and Visual Culture in Britain, 1830-1880 was published by Manchester University Press in 2015.

I am currently writing a history of petitioning in Britain, 1780-1918.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Leverhulme Trust Rethinking Petitions project, Durham University
  • 2013–2016
    Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century British History, University of Manchester
  • 2009–2013
    Research Fellow, House of Commons, 1832-1868 project, History of Parliament Trust

Education

  • 2009 
    University of London, PhD History

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Rethinking Petitions, People and Parliament in the Long Nineteenth Century (1780-1918)
    Role:
    Project Co-ordinator and Senior Research Fellow (and co-author of grant proposal)
    Funding Source:
    Leverhulme Trust