My research is mainly in 20th century Scottish and British literature and popular culture. Current research focuses on the First World War. I am working on a book, provisionally titled 'Scotland's War?: Scottish Literature and Culture 1914-1918'. This follows on from articles I have published in The Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World War (2013), the Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature (2012, the International Journal of Scottish Literature (2010), and the Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry (2007).
I have written and co-edited four books, From the Line: Scottish War Poetry 1914-1945 (2014) (with Roderick Watson); Scotland and the Nineteenth Century World (2012) and Beyond Scotland: New Contexts for Twentieth Century Scottish Literature (2004) (both with Gerard Carruthers and Alastair Renfrew), and A Critical Difference: T. S. Eliot and John Middleton Murry in English Literary Criticism 1919-1928 (1998).
I have published essays on issues in Scottish literature and culture in a number of works, from the Oxford History of the Novel and the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism to the London Review of Books.
I recently completed the supervision of an AHRC-funded project, 'Ecloga Journal, Scottish Network of Modernist Studies Special Issue 2013', which was edited by Andy Campbell, and have been since June 2014 a strategic and academic member of the AHRC Peer Review College. I am a member of the School of Humanities Literature, Culture and Place research group, and of the War and Representation Network and the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies, and am a member of the committee of the Scottish Universities International Summer School and the Universities' Committee on Scottish Literature.
I have examined doctorates at the universities of Oxford, Glasgow, Kent, and Strathclyde.