I completed my PhD in History at University College London in August 2016 and now work as a Researcher for Equality Challenge Unit. My historical research explored the relationship between masculinities, planning knowledge and domestic space in Britain in the decades after the Second World War.
I am from Aberdeen and previously worked as Student Engagement Coordinator for UCL Culture, a project that provides a platform for PhD students to share their research with non-academic audiences. I am skilled in academic impact assessment and have worked for UCL’s Departments of Geography, Anthropology and School of Life and Medical Sciences as a Research Assistant, gathering evidence for their 2014 Research Excellence Framework submissions. I also taught history at secondary school and university levels and led historical walking tours of Dublin.
Man of the House – a study of masculinity in the mid-20th century home (25 April 2016), Architecture Ireland Extra
Visiting Research Associate (2015), Institute of Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
Review of Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London (April 2015), H-Histsex, H-Net Reviews
Review of Modern Women on Trial: Sexual Transgression in the Age of the Flapper (March 2015), Twentieth Century British History, Volume 26, Issue 1
Co-organiser of New Directions: Gender, Sex and Sexuality in 20th Century British History workshop (8 April 2014), with funding from the Royal Historical Society, Economic History Society and UCL Department of History
Learning from the past: Housing and masculinities in 20th century Scotland (26 April 2016), Common Space
Everyday Ireland Shows the Opportunity Scotland Missed (21 March 2015), Bella Caledonia
Engagement and impact
‘The Student Engager Project’ (2016), University Museums and Collections, International Council of Museums Conference, Milan
UCL Student Engager project provides platform for PhD students to develop skills in public engagement (3 August 2016), The Impact Blog, London School of Economics
Lessons from London: what happens when universities place PhD students in museums? (16 November 2015), Not Even Past, University of Texas
Nice Gaff: The Guinness Power House (2015), Totally Dublin
Engaging in museums and galleries: University College London’s Student Engagement project (6 March 2015), Conditions of Display: Research and Practice, National Gallery of Ireland