I’m a historian of Victorian asylums, crime, masculinity and psychiatry. I completed my Ph.D at Queen Mary University of London in 2013, where I also taught history for five years. My thesis, ‘Victorian Madmen: Broadmoor, Masculinity and the Experiences of the Criminally Insane 1863-1900’, examined the crimes, trials and asylum experiences of men committed into Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. I’m currently working on my first monograph, Broadmoor’s Men: Masculinity, Class and the Victorian Criminal Lunatic Asylum, and a number of small research projects: the impact asylum committal had on patients' families (emotions, family structure, relationships, agency...); the treatment of the criminal in Victorian prisons and asylums: wrongful confinement in criminal asylums.
I convene, co-convene and teach on a number of modules across all levels (UG and PG).