Sam was born and raised in Pembrokeshire, and studied his BA and MA degrees in History at Cardiff University. He came to Swansea University in 2013 to research and write a Ph.D. thesis on the Conservative Party in Wales, 1945-1997, and is now a Post-doctroal fellow and tutor in the history department. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Britain since 1945
  • British politics since 1945
  • The history of the Conservative Party
  • Wales since 1945
  • Universities since 1945
  • Oral history


  • HIH124 Modern British History

    This module explores the broad sweep of the history of the United Kingdom since its modern creation in 1801. It brings together different approaches from political, economic, social and cultural history to consider the different ways the history of a nation can be studied. At the module's heart are questions of what constitutes a nation and the extent to which British society can be considered to be unified.

  • HIH3300 History Dissertation

    The History dissertation is a free-standing, 40-credit module that runs across both semesters of Level Three. Candidates conduct research upon a subject of their choice, devised in consultation with a member of staff teaching for the degrees in History, and concerning a topic that falls within staff research and teaching interests.