My Phd was published as Women, Crusading and the Holy Land in Historical Narrative in 2007, and as a senior lecturer at NTU I have continued to research and write on issues relating to religion, violence, gender and social status in the Middle Ages. I am currently working on a monograph (Gendering the Crusades) and two essay collections (Crusading Masculinities and Sources for the Crusades). 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 am the director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Periods at NTU. I edit the journal Nottingham Medieval Studies and the book series Themes in Medieval and Early Modern History (Routledge).