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Academic interests

I am a senior lecturer in history, with research interests in the history of propaganda, and the history of aerial bombardment.

I am the author of The Blackout in Britain and Germany, 1939-1945 (Palgrave, 2018), and co-editor of Allied Communication to the Public During the Second World War: National and Transnational Networks (Bloomsbury, 2019).

In 2019 I led the digitization and publication of the British Ministry of Information's Home Intelligence Reports and the Wartime Social Surveys, as part of the MOI Digital project.

Courses taught

I am course leader for the module HIS4230 - Introduction to International History: readings and perspectives.

I am also currently teaching on the following modules:

I have previously taught on the following courses:


I was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, and before settling in England lived in Germany, Cyprus, and Hong Kong.

I received my doctorate in history in 2011 from the University of Exeter, for a comparative study of the development and impact of the blackout system of civil defence in Britain and Germany during the Second World War. This was part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council project on the impact of the European bombing war, led by Professor Richard Overy.

I have an MA in International Relations (2006), and a BA(Hons) in Journalism, Film and Broadcasting (2002), both from Cardiff University. 

Tags: Propaganda, Transnational History, War, International History
Published July 1, 2020 10:53 AM - Last modified Aug. 16, 2021 2:20 PM