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PhD Researcher, Lancaster University

I am a third year PhD student at Lancaster University studying "problem families" in post-war Britain from 1945-74. My thesis has particular relevance and impact in considering policy and practice continuities with the current government's Troubled Families Programme.

Before starting my PhD in 2013 I worked as an out of hours duty officer for the local authority in Sheffield, using my experiences as a street-level official to inform my historical analysis.

Throughout, one of my main personal interests has been with Spain and the Spanish Civil War; being a member of the International Brigades Memorial Trust for several years and continuing involvement in promoting, publicising and popularising the activities of the Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica which campaigns for the exhumation and identification of victims of political repression under Franco. I am also a member of the postgraduate community at the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies at LSE.


  • 2013–present
    PhD Researcher, Lancaster University


  • 2009 
    University of Sheffield, MA Twentieth Century History
  • 2008 
    University of Liverpool, BA Modern History and Politics