I am a Post-doctoral Fellow and Tutor in History. Since 2017, I have and writing a book on Swansea University's history to mark its forthcoming centenary in 2020. In conjunction with more traditional forms of research, this involves co-ordinating and undertaking a large oral history project as well as speaking to various groups and societies from the local community and the wider region. I also lecture and tutor on several undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the department, concentrating generally on the politics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and, in particular, the politics, society and culture of post-1945 Britain.
I was born and raised in Pembrokeshire, and studied my BA and MA degrees in History at Cardiff University. I came to Swansea University in 2013 to research and write a Ph.D. thesis on the Conservative Party in Wales, 1945-1997, which was fully funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and much of the research for which was conducted in Oxford and in local record offices across the country. I have written several academic, newspaper and think-tank articles based on this work and I am also a regular contributor to the Welsh and British broadcast media on the subjects of historic and contemporary politics.