I am a PhD candidate in the Faculty of History, and research the economic, financial, and public policy history of nineteenth-century Britain.
During 2013-14 I was on sabbatical from my academic research to serve as the President of the Cambridge University Graduate Union. This meant I represented the interests of some 12,000 postgraduates across Cambridge, and sat on most of the University's major decision-making bodies, such as University Council, the General Board of the Faculties, and the Senior Tutors' Committee.
In 2011 I co-founded the Urban History Workshop within the History Faculty, and convened this for two years. During this time I was a member of the Graduate Teaching and Learning Committee.
I was involved in marking the bicentenary of Luddism in 2012, and discussed my research on this with Sarah Montague on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. I take a close interest in public history, and have been a member of History & Policy since I started my PhD.
Away from work, I am Treasurer of Cambridge University Wine Society.