I joined Strathclyde in September 2002. My research and teaching interests lie in the field of international history, and in particular the history of the Middle East (the interwar period, the history of the mandates, Arab nationalism and the emergence of nation states, pan-Arabism and post war conflicts), propaganda and political communication, twentieth century Europe (Italian Fascism and post-war European political history), widening access in higher education. I currently lead a project that investigates widening access students' transition from undergraduate to postgraduate studies.
I am Associate Dean for Postgraduate Taught courses in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
I am the Course Director of the MSc in Historical Studies.
I am Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I was awarded the Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Award 2015.