My research interests are in twentieth-century British history with a particular focus on post-war class and gender relations. My PhD thesis explored the history of single mothers in the post-war period using life history interviews as well as contemporary sociological surveys and fiction by writers such as Margaret Drabble, Nell Dunn and Buchi Emecheta.
‘Love Beyond the Frame: Stories of Maternal Love Outside Marriage in the 1950s and 1960s’ in Alana Harris and Timothy Jones (eds) Love and Romance in Britain, 1918–1970, (Palgrave, 2014)
‘The Rewards of Using Archived Oral Histories in Research: The Case of the Millennium Memory Bank’, Oral History, Spring 2013
Review: Pat Thane and Tanya Evans, Sinners, Scroungers, Saints? Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England, The English Historical Review (2014)
Review: Angela Davis, Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945–2000, Twentieth Century British History, March 2013
Teaching Associate, Part-time Programmes
I am co-convenor for Adult Learning courses in the Department of English, principally our part-time BA in English Literature and Community Engagement, our range of short courses (Reading English Literature, Mastering English Literature, The Monthly Read) and community courses held at voluntary agencies in the city of Bristol.
I am teaching on the following courses in 2016-17:
Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities
BA English Literature and Community Engagement