Academic work

I’ve completed a taught postgraduate Masters degree (Cultural and Urban Histories 1650-1850) and a PhD (“Reading habits in Scotland circa 1750-1820” – thesis online), both studied at Dundee University. Previously I studied history and classical studies at the Open University, and before that studied computer science (undergraduate + postgraduate in the Persistent Programming Research Group) at St Andrews University.

Here is a list of publications co-authored both during my time at St Andrews and more recently as a single-author historian.

I am currently converting my PhD thesis into more academic journal papers as well as undertaking new research projects. I am an Honorary Research Fellow of History, University of Dundee. My academic research interests are Scottish social, cultural, urban and reading history, particularly in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

I have a dedicated blog for musings on academic issues.