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I read English and Philosophy at university in Canada, before reading History at the University of Sussex, graduating in 1999. In 2005 I completed a PhD at UCL (University of London): The Church Association and the Evangelical crusade against Ritualism in England, 1865-1890.

I joined the University of Westminster in 2007. I had previously taught at the University of Hertfordshire. I am the BA History Course Leader.


I currently teach:

  • 1HIS417 The French Revolution 1789-1815
  • 1HIS419 Modern America: Social and Political Change 1850-1920
  • 1HIS526 Empires in the Age of the New Imperialism 1870-1939
  • 1HIS670 The End of Empire: Decolonization since 1945
  • 1HIS677 Race, Society and Politics in the USA, 1919-1970

I have previously also taught: Britain Abroad: British Foreign Policy Since 1815; The Great Wen: London in the Age of The Victorians 1837-1900; Reaction and Reform, British politics 1782-1870; and Jack the Ripper: Myth, Reality and Popular History.


The influence of Irish evangelical emigrants to Britain on the policy of the Church of England in the nineteenth century.