I joined the University of Portsmouth in September 2009, having previously taught at the University of Warwick and the University of York. My main interests lie in religious change in early modern England and Europe. I am particularly interested in religious exile, its impact on the home and host societies, and what it reveals about the complex interactions between groups of coreligionists in different parts of Europe. My PhD explored the English Catholic community in Paris in the reign of Elizabeth I, a subject which was the focus of my monograph. I have published on various aspects of early modern Catholic exile, including the exiles’ use of saints’ cults overseas and the ways in which exiles interacted with their host environment.
I am developing a new project which explores the complex and interrelated phenomena of English Catholic exile, resistance and conformity in an international context through a study of the Percy family, earls of Northumberland.