I completed my PhD on Roman Marriage at the University of Reading in 1987. Since then I have worked for the Jewish Inscriptions Project (Cambridge) and the University of Wales Lampeter. I was an Associate Lecturer with the OU for A340 The Roman Empire (2015-20) and A219 Exploring the Classical World (2005-18). I also have an MA in Biography. I have published nine books and about fifty articles. Apart from my Classics activities, I completed a biography of Topham Beauclerk (1739-80), a friend of Dr Johnson, and I run the Winslow History website (www.winslow-history.org.uk). I am general editor for the Buckinghamshire Record Society and regularly give talks on my area of North Buckinghamshire.
How One Man Transformed A Town: Winslow 1640-1770 and William Lowndes (Aylesbury: Buckinghamshire Archaeological Soceity, 2020)
Dr Johnson’s Friend and Robert Adam’s Client Topham Beauclerk (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2016)
Foreigners at Rome: Citizens and Strangers (Duckworth/Classical Press of Wales, 2000)
Inscriptiones Judaicae Orientis I: Eastern Europe (Mohr-Siebeck, 2004, co-authored with Hanswulf Bloedhorn and Alexander Panayotov)
Inscriptiones Judaicae Orientis III: Syria and Cyprus (Mohr-Siebeck, 2004, co-authored with Hanswulf Bloedhorn)
The Winslow Manor Court Books, 1322-1377 and 1423-1460. Buckinghamshire Record Society vols 35-36, 2011
“Electa mihi domus est Ostia felix: The burial and commemoration of migrants at Ostia and Portus”, in Reflections: Harbour City Deathscapes in Roman Italy and Beyond, ed. Niels Bargfeldt & Jane Hjarl Petersen (Analecta Romana Instituti Danici, Supplementum LIII, Rome: Quasar, 2020), 53–62.
“Martha Janes (1601–1687), an earl’s mistress: from Turville via Winslow and Granborough to the siege of Bolton Castle”, Records of Buckinghamshire 60 (2020), 249–263.
“Jews and Christians in the City of Rome: epigraphic evidence”, in Jews and Christians in Antiquity: A Regional Perspective, ed. Pierluigi Lanfranchi & Joseph Verheyden (Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion 18, Leuven: Peeters, 2018), 229–241. ISBN: 978-90-429-3461-0.
“Social structure and the plebs Romana”, in A Companion to the City of Rome, ed. C. Holleran & A. Claridge (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018), 155–171. DOI: 10.1002/9781118300664.ch7.
“La Magna Grecia ebraica: Sicilia e Calabria”, in Ebrei, una storia italiana. I primi mille anni, ed. Anna Foa, Giancarlo Lacerenza & Daniele Jalla (Milan: Electa, 2017), 100–108. ISBN: 978-88-918-1716-7.
“Dr Johnson’s friend Molly Aston”, Transactions of the Johnson Society (2016), 31-43.
“Extended families and family substitutes among migrants in the Roman World”, in Mediterranean Families in Antiquity: Households, Extended Families, and Domestic Space, ed. Sabine Huebner & Geoffrey Nathan (Chichester: Wiley, 2016), 121–136.
“Winslow in 1341: the Nonarum Inquisitiones and the reliability of medieval tax self-assessment”, Records of Buckinghamshire 55 (2015), 137-46.
“The antiquities collection of Topham Beauclerk and Richard Topham”, Journal of the History of Collections 25.2 (2013), 185-193.
“ ‘Dreams inspired by Phoebus’: western visitors to Delos from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century”, International Journal of the Classical Tradition 18.3 (2011), 373-393.
“Foreign families in Roman Italy”, A Companion to the Greek and Roman Family ed. B. Rawson (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), 145-160
“Goodbye Livia: Dying in the Roman home”, in Memory and Mourning, ed. V. Hope & J. Huskinson (Oxford: Oxbow, 2011), 1-20.
“The Jewish life course in the Roman Empire”, in Age and Ageing in the Roman Empire, ed. M. Harlow & R. Laurence (JRA supplement 65, 2007), 81-94.
“ ‘Half-burnt on an emergency pyre’: Roman cremations which went wrong”, Greece & Rome 47 (2000), 186-196.
“Building a Roman funeral pyre”, Antichthon 34 (2000), 30-45.