Principal Lecturer, Department of English, Linguistics and History, University of Huddersfield

I did my first degree at Keele University where I studied English and History. I then went to the University of York to do an MA in Medieval Studies and followed this up with a D.Phil in Medieval History which was on hospitals and charity in medieval Yorkshire. I then worked at Newcastle Polytechnic, which turned into Northumbria University, teaching medieval and early modern History. I came to Huddersfield in 1993 to join what was then a Department of History and Politics. I was Head of History 2003-13. I now look after Student Experience across the School of Music, Humanities and Media

Research Expertise and Interests
Late medieval understandings of gender especially in relation to masculinity
Late medieval secular clergy
Late medieval forms of lay piety, particularly gendered masculine or feminine
Charity: informal and institutional in the late medieval period

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, Department of English, Linguistics and History, University of Huddersfield