John began teaching at Anglia Ruskin in 2004, having previously taught at the University of Glasgow where he had worked since 1999. John greatly enjoys teaching and is fortunate to teach students from first year undergraduate to PhD level. He has won a University teaching Fellowship and was one of three people selected by Anglia Ruskin to go forward for a National Teaching Fellowship.
John’s other great passion is research. His findings are disseminated in various ways, such as the monograph – John’s book Poetry and Popular Protest; Peterloo, Cato Street and the Queen Caroline Controversy (2011) was shortlisted for the ESSE book award; articles – some of which can be read from links on this webpage; and oral papers. John has talks around the world including the USA, India, France and, closer to home, Saffron Walden Library.