I recieved a BA in History from the University of Manchester in 2008, and an MA in History from Queen Mary University of London in 2010. I then embarked on a collaborative doctoral degree with the Open University and the Britsh Library, completing my thesis in 2014. Since then I have worked for the Museum of London, in addition to teaching Book History at Oxford Brookes University. I returned to the Open University as Lecturer in early 2017.
My research interests lie in the field of modern British History, with a particular focus on the cultural history of the First World War, and on the history of publishing and reading. My forthcoming monograph, Publishers, Readers and the Great War (Bloomsbury, 2017), discusses the role played by the publishing industry in constructing the popular memory of the First World War in Britain.