Story Terrace UK Senior Writer – January 2021- present

British Library Research AffiliateApril 2018 – April 2019

Caird Research Fellow, National Maritime Museum – May-July 2018

Caird Senior Research Fellow, National Maritime Museum – October 2016-October 2017

Part-time tutor panel, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education – Michaelmas term 2016


D.Phil Economic & Social History

Wolfson College, University of Oxford (2010-2015)

Supervisor: Professor Jane Humphries, Professor of Economic History, All Souls, Oxford

MSc English Local History (Distinction)

Kellogg College, University of Oxford (2007-2009) (part-time)

BA History: 2:1 (Modern History)

Christ’s College, University of Cambridge (1994 -1997)

Research funding awards

Caird Senior Research Fellowship, National Maritime Museum

ESRC Studentship award (maintenance and fees) for D.Phil


‘And since that time has never been heard of…’ The forgotten boys of the sea: Marine Society merchant sea apprentices, 1772–1873, Journal for Maritime Research, 10 March 2020

‘Liverpool’s pioneering role in commercial architecture’, Liverpool History Society Journal, 2011

‘Victorian Liverpool’s maritime economy and child labour’, Liverpool History Society Journal, 2010

Professional Memberships

Economic History Society

Society for Nautical Research

Liverpool History Society