Professional Background


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 confirmed (equivalent to Associate Professor)
      • 2018-2020, elected Academic Staff Governor
      • 2017-2020, Director of Teaching, Learning and Student Experience, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
      • February 2018: Promotion to Lecturer B awarded
      • 2016-17, Deputy Programme Director, BA History, Programme Director MA Medieval History
      • 2015, appointment to Lecturer A (equivalent to Associate Professor)

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.


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.