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Associate Professor of History, The University of Queensland

I am an Associate Professor of History in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at The University of Queensland. My books include Of Apes and Ancestors: Evolution, Christianity, and the Oxford Debate (2009), The Science of History in Victorian Britain (2011), Victorian Jesus: J. R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity (2017) and A History of Big History (2023). I'm currently working on a project that seeks to reassess the Darwinian Revolution.


  • –present
    ARC Future Fellow, The University of Queensland


  • 2006 
    York University, PhD in Modern History