Academic CV

My PhD thesis at the University of Strathclyde is provisionally titled “A Social History of Vasectomy in Britain, c.1920-2000”, and explores eugenics, contraception, and masculinity throughout the twentieth century. For my research, I use archival sources and oral history interviews.

If you would like to find out more about my research, please get in touch.

My research is funded by the University of Strathclyde Research Excellence Award, and my oral history research has been granted ethical approval by the Ethics Committee.


MLitt (Merit) in Twentieth Century British and Irish History from University of Dundee

BA(Hons) Upper Second Class Honours in English Literature and Linguistics from Queen’s University, Belfast


Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) Post-graduate Conference 2019 – “”

Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) Post-graduate Conference 2019 – “”


Musto Centre Fellowship at Shanghai University, Autumn 2019
Co-organising a medical humanities reading group session on the AIDS epidemic, and presenting two papers to masters students: “Ambiguous Legality: Voluntary Sterilisation in Britain, c.1920-1950” and “Feminist Approaches to Historical Research: Exploring (Inter-)Subjectivity”.

Teaching on Disease and Society medical history course for second year undergraduates, Spring 2020.

Teaching on Introduction to British History course for first year undergraduates, Autumn 2019.