I was awarded my PhD in 2015, for a thesis on the significance of the Korean War (1950-1953) within British social and cultural history, entitled ‘Thinking Soldiers: the Construction of Subjectivity in the Era of the Korean War’. I am interested in topics relating to the Cold War, military subjectivity, prisoners of war, life writing and oral history.
In 2014/15 I was Research Fellow in Oral History at the Institute for Advanced Study, where I was also an Early Career Fellow. As Research Fellow in Oral History, I co-ordinated the university's oral history project 'Voices of the University: Memories of Warwick, 1965-2015', to mark Warwick's fiftieth anniversary.
- ‘"Write Your Life!": British Prisoners of War in the Korean War (1950–1953) and Enforced Life Narratives', Life Writing, 12, 1 (March 2015), pp. 2 - 23. (see advanced copy here)
- ‘Representing Prisoner of War Experience: An Interdisciplinary Conference’, Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal, 1, 2 (April 2014). Available here.
- 'Review: Gilly Carr and Harold Mytum (eds), Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War: Creativity Behind Barbed Wire' , Journal of Contemporary History, 48 (July 2013), pp. 627-8. Available here.
- 'The "Finest Spectacle in P.O.W. History": The 1952 "Inter-Camp Olympics" and British Prisoners of War in the Korean War (1950-1953)', in Dave Day (ed.), Sport and Leisure Histories, (Crewe, 2013), pp. 53 - 67.
- Institute of Advanced Study, Early Career Fellowship (2014-15)
- Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Chancellor's Scholarship), 2011-2014
- Social History Society Prize for Best Postgraduate Paper (2013)
- Royal Historical Society Postgraduate Research Support Grant (2013, 2014)
- HRC Scholars Program (2012-13)