I am a historian of modern Britain and the British Empire, with a particular focus on intersections between the media, politics and popular culture.
I am originally from Manchester in the UK, and I did my undergraduate and Master's degrees at the University of Liverpool and my PhD at the University of Sheffield. I have previously taught a wide range of courses at the University of Sheffield, Queen Mary University London, the London School of Economics and City University London.
‘The Gutter Press’, History Today, 72.7 (2022), p. 101.
‘Radical and/or Respectable Revisited: Coverage of Radical Politics in The Times and the Manchester Guardian in Inter-war Britain’, Historical Research, 95.268 (2022), pp. 240-63.
‘“That King Over All the Children of Pride, Is the Press—the Press—the Press!”: Rudyard Kipling, the Press Barons, and Visions of Empire’, Kipling Journal (April 2022).
‘The Young Crusaders’, History Today, 72.1 (2022), pp. 12-16.
‘The Political Economy of the Guardian’, in D. Freedman (ed.), Capitalism’s Conscience: 200 Years of the Guardian (London: Pluto Press, 2021).
‘Free Speech and the British Press: From Popular Culture to Culture War’, in C.L. Riley (ed.), The Free Speech Wars (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020).
‘Professional Identity’, in M. Conboy, A. Bingham (eds), The Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press: 3: Competition and Disruption, 1900-2017 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020).
International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, edited by Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi J.S. Tworek, H-Net (March 2020).
‘The Case for High Wages’, History Today, 69.9 (September 2019), pp. 22-24.
Historic Newspapers in the Digital Age: ‘Search All About It!’, by Paul Gooding, Media History, 25.2 (2019), pp. 261-64.