Professional Background

In this section you can find a summary of my employment and qualifications in Higher Education. It does not include my freelance work or publications.


September 2021-

    • Lecturer in Global History (500-1500 CE), School of History, University of Leeds

September 2015-August 2021

    • Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London. Progression in post:
      • February 2019: appointment to Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor)
      • 2018-2020: Academic Staff Governor
      • 2017-2020: Director of Teaching, Learning and Student Experience
      • February 2018: Promotion to Lecturer B

May 2014-September 2015

    • Research Associate, ‘Bilderfahrzeuge’ Project, Warburg Institute, University of London, an international research group exploring image theory and the mobility of images.

September 2014-June 2015

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, King’s College London, leading seminar groups in a medieval survey course (AD 400-1500).

September 2012-May 2013

    • Junior Research Fellowship, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (Trustees of Harvard University, Washington, D.C.). Full board and stipend awarded to complete PhD research and writing.

September 2011-May 2014 (with a break September 2012-May 2013)

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Birmingham, working with the departments of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology and History and Cultures, teaching on a variety of courses including the transformation of the Roman world and object handling sessions.


September 2016-June 2017

    • Birkbeck Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.

September 2009-August 2013

    • PhD (Byzantine Studies), Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham. AHRC scholarship awarded for PhD research.

September 2008-August 2009

    • MA (Greek Archaeology), Institute for Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham. A. E. Hills Scholarship (fees and stipend) awarded. Qualification achieved with distinction.

September 2004-July 2008

    • BA (History), Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge. Awarded with 1:1 **
      • Awarded College prizes for examination results in 2005, 2007 and 2008 and the Andrew and James Makin and Edward Buckland prizes for history 2007 and 2008.