Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary British History, Newcastle University

Ph.D in Modern History, University of Glasgow, (1998)
B.A. (Hons.) Politics, University of Exeter (1990)

2000- Senior Lecturer, School of History, Newcastle University

Broadcasting
Television: BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC News, BBC News 24, ITN, UKTV History, Tyne Tees TV, Dene Films, Border TV, More4, Press TV (Iran), Al Jazeera (London), Tokyo Broadcasting System News, Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan), FNN News (Japan), TRT World (Turkey), Local News 8 abc (USA), France 24, Nyhetsbolaget Sverige (Sweden).

Radio: BBC World Service, BBC Radio Four, BBC Radio Five Live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Newcastle, BBC Radio Gloucester, BBC Radio Cumbria, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Tees, BBC Three Counties Radio, BBC Radio Sunderland, BBC Radio Leeds, LBC, Voice of Islam Radio, TalkRADIO, Metro Radio (Newcastle), Global Radio, Spark Radio (Sunderland), Sputnik Radio UK, Talksport; National Public Radio (NPR, US), Newstalk (Ireland), Newstalk 93 FM (Jamaica), HOT102 FM (TODAY with Beverley Manley) (Jamaica), Polskie Radio PR1 (Poland), VIP Radio, SPARK FM, CityTalk FM, China International Radio, HIT107 Adelaide (Australia).

Online: ‘Margaret Thatcher’s World’, British Scholar Documentary series

Journalism
Contributor: BBC History Magazine, The Times, The Guardian, The Journal, The Northern Echo, The Evening Chronicle, MSN, The Conversation, History & Policy.

Interviewee: New York Times, New York Daily News, Toronto Star, Christian Science Monitor, Sunday Sun, CSN News, The Economist, The Independent, Daily Mirror, The Sun, News of the World, Sunday Express, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, North East Times, Breathe, Sunday Herald, Yorkshire Post, Harpers, O Globo (Brazil), Netherlands Press Association, Dziennik (Poland), Wprost (Poland), Pravda (Slovakia), Associated Press, Bloomberg, International Herald Tribune, Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil), Veja (Brazil), Rzeczpospolita (Poland), Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan), Mainichi Shimbun (Japan), To Vima (Greece), L'Avvenire (Italy), LA Croix (France), Nikkei (Japan).

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary British History, Newcastle University

Education

  • 1998 
    University of Glasgow, PhD History (Modern)

Honours

BA, PhD, FRHistS