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I joined the University of Westminster as Reader in French Studies in 1995. Before that I had been a lecturer in economic history in the History department of the University of Manchester; a visiting fellow in the department of History and Civilisation, at the European University Institute, Florence; and held a one-year British Academy fellowship.


I have a long history of teaching nineteenth and twentieth century European economic and political history, French history (in French) as well as the history of European integration. 


My research interests include the history of France in the twentieth century; the history of European integration; relations between Britain and France; and the history of taxation. I am happy to supervise students in any of these fields. 

I am a member of the Economic History Society and the University Association for Contemporary European Studies

Recent research grants

  • ESRC grant number: 2005, RES-000-22-1408 Who Pays for the State? Personal Taxation in Western Europe, 1958-2007
  • Leverhulme Trust: 2000, F/07004 Personal Tax Regimes in Post-War Europe