I am the Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Periods at Nottingham Trent University, UK and currently research leader for History. My Phd was published as Women, Crusading and the Holy Land in Historical Narrative by Boydell in 2007, and I have continued to research and write on issues relating to religion, violence, gender and social status i across the medieval period. I also have interests in Digital Humanities and am involved in interdisciplinary projects incorporating Manuscript Studies and Heritage Science. I am currently working on a monograph (Gendering the Crusades) and my most recent publications are two essay collections (Crusading Masculinities and Religion and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Europe). As part of my work on crusading masculinities I have written articles on Honour and Shame, Norman identity and clerical masculinities, but I am interested in all aspects of history with a focus on religious conflict, clash of cultures, social relationships and historical writing. I co-edit edit the journal Nottingham Medieval Studies and two book series for Routledge, Advances in Crusades Research and Themes in Medieval and Early Modern History.