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Biography

I joined King’s in 2016 first as a teaching fellow, and from 2017 as Lecturer in Early Modern British History.

I hold a BA in History and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin (2011), and an MPhil in Early Modern History from the University of Cambridge (2012).

I was awarded my PhD in 2016 by the University of Cambridge, and I am currently writing a book addressing religious violence in Ireland in the seventeenth century, and its intersections with issues including ethnicity and empire.

In the 2019-20 academic year, I am a David Walker Memorial Fellow at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Previously, I was a Scouloudi Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, and an AHRC International Placement Fellow at the Huntington Library in California.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Early modern Irish and British history
  • History of violence, protest and rebellion
  • Religious history
  • Identity and ethnicity in the British Isles

For more information, please see my full research profile.

Teaching

I teach across a range of early modern history, including the history of crime and violence, British and Irish political and religious history, and the Reformation.

Expertise and public engagement

I have written for The Irish Times on issues including academia and Brexit.

In 2019, I was a contributor to the BBC Radio 4 series ‘The Invention of Britain’, with my contribution also featuring as a standalone podcast.