I studied BA Modern History at the University of Westminster from 2003-06, and gained a MA in Irish History from Queen's University in 2007 and was awarded my doctorate there in 2010. I have been lecturing in history at the University of Westminster since 2011. My teaching has a 20th century focus and cuts across Irish British and US history.
I am the Course Leader for the BA History Degree
- History Tutorial
- Blood and Iron: The Making of the Modern World Part One 1750-1914
- Civil War to Civil Rights: Race Society and Politics in the USA 1850-1970
- Fenians to Free State: The Making of Modern Ireland 1868-1923
- The Troubles Britain and Ireland 1968-1998
- History Dissertation
- History and Politics Dissertation
- Practical Work in Historical Archives -History Internship
Irish communism and more broadly the left in Ireland from the development of New Unionism until the end of the Cold War; Irish political organisations in Britain; twentieth century social and political history. Urban History with focus on Belfast.
Current Research Projects
- Patrick is currently working on journal articles pertaining to Irish Communism
- 'Sectarian suburbs ' a book which examines the impact of 'the Troubles' on Housing policy in Belfast