Equality, diversity and inclusion

Equality in Colleges in Scotland: results from the 2017 staff survey and focus groups, with Dr Julia Halej and Stephanie Millar (May 2018), Equality Challenge Unit

Staff equality in colleges in Scotland – how can we build on recent research? (April 2018), Advance HE Scotland equality and diversity conference, Glasgow

Reflecting on the Discipline: Gender, leadership and power in the history of art (April 2018), Association for Art History conference, King’s College London

‘Qualitative data and descriptive analysis’ (March 2018), Athena SWAN biosciences best practice workshop, Royal Society of Biology

The experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual staff in UK higher education (February 2018), Equality Challenge Unit

Reflexivity: positioning yourself in equality and diversity research (December 2017), Equality Challenge Unit


Invited speaker at the University of Glasgow, Centre for Gender History (October 2017)

‘Histories of Men and Masculinities: Using the Past to Change the Present’ (June 2017), Rethinking Gender: New Perspectives and Future Directions, Royal Holloway, University of London

Man of the House – a study of masculinity in the mid-20th century home (April 2016), Architecture Ireland Extra

Visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Historical Studies, the University of Texas at Austin (2015)

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 (April 2014), with funding from the Royal Historical Society, Economic History Society and UCL Department of History


Co-organiser of ScotRes, a London-based research forum that explores and debates subjects related to Scotland and Scottish independence

Review of The Hero Building: An Architecture of Scottish National Identity (October 2017),  Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, Volume 37, Issue 2

Advancing Scottish independence outside of Scotland (October 2017), Bella Caledonia

Review of Independence or Union: Scotland’s Past and Scotland’s Present (April 2017), Scottish Historical Review, Volume 96, Issue 1

Learning from the past: Housing and masculinities in 20th century Scotland (April 2016), Common Space

Everyday Ireland Shows the Opportunity Scotland Missed (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 (August 2016), The Impact Blog, London School of Economics

Lessons from London: what happens when universities place PhD students in museums? (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 (March 2015), Conditions of Display: Research and Practice, National Gallery of Ireland