Professional Background


September 2015-

    • Lecturer in Medieval History, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London. Progression in post:
      • February-July 2019, selected participant in the HEA Aurora Programme
      • 2018-present, elected Academic Staff Governor
      • 2017-present, Director of Teaching, Learning and Student Experience, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
      • February 2018: Promotion to Grade 8 awarded
      • 2016-17, Deputy Programme Director, BA History, Programme Director MA Medieval History

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).

July 2013-January 2014

    • British Academy Open Access research project – research assistant, working with Prof. Chris Wickham and the British Academy to collect and present data concerning the potential impact of UK policies on Open Access on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences.

July-November 2013

    • Freelance curator, ‘Faith and Fortune: visualising the divine on Byzantine and early Islamic coinage’ exhibition, Barber Institute of Fine Arts (Birmingham).

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.



June 2017

    • Following successful completion of the Birkbeck PGCHE, awarded fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

September 2009-August 2013

    • PhD (Byzantine Studies), Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham. AHRC scholarship awarded for PhD research.
      • Thesis title ‘Indo-Byzantine exchange 4th-7th centuries: a global history’. Supervisors: Prof. Leslie Brubaker, Dr Archie Dunn. Examiners: Prof. Naomi Standen (University of Birmingham), Dr Roberta Tomber (British Museum).

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.