I gained my BA (Hons) at Royal Holloway, University of London and my PhD on Wales and the Crusades in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
I have previosuly taught at Aberystwyth University and the University of Wales, Lampeter
Nations and Civilisations Research Cluster
Research Committee Member
Unit Leader 'The Wars of the Roses' (Level 3)
Unit Leader of 'Medieval England, 1066-1400’ (Level 2)
Contributor, 'Myths of the Medieval and Ealy Modern World' (level 1)
Unit Leader Culture and Identity in the Medieval North West (MA)
I am able to offer postgraduate supervision (MA, MPhil or PhD) in the following subject areas:
PhD students (in progress)
Medieval Wales and the Welsh March, c.1066-1282, Crusading and the British Isles from the eleventh to sixteenth centuries, and Pilgrimage in Medieval Wales.
I have contributed to the Monastic Wales project, run by Professor Janet Burton and Dr Karen Stober www.monasticwales.org
Britain, Ireland and the Crusades, c.1000-1300 (Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2013) http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=472777
Wales and the Crusades, c.1095-1291 (University of Wales Press, Cardiff: 2011). This title has been reviewed in English Historical Review, Speculum, The Catholic Historical Review and History.
'Cheshire and the Crusades'. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire 59 (2011)
'The Crusades to 1291 in the Annals of Medieval Ireland', Irish Historical Studies 148 (Nov 2011)
‘Crusades and Crusading in the Welsh Cistercian Chronicles’, Trivium, Occasional Papers, No 5 (2009)
‘Counselling the Prince: Advice and Councel in thirteenth century Welsh society’, History 34 (2009), 20-35
'The Welsh Wife of Malcolm, earl of Fife', Scottish Historical Review (October, 2009), 352-355.
'Pilgrimage', in Monastic Wales: New Approaches, eds Janet Burton and Karen Stober (University of Wales Press, 2013)
‘‘Power, Preaching and the Crusades in Pura Wallia c.1180- c.1280’, in Thirteenth Century England XI, (Boydell, 2007), 94-108.
http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/M/bo15484824.html'Chivalry', Oxford Bibliographies in Military History (2013) http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199791279/obo-9780199791279-0032.xml?rskey=EcDuF4&result=7&q=chivalry#firstMatch
Reviews I have written book reviews for Intelligence and National Security,, H-Albion, History and the Printing Historical Society (2009).
Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World, eds. Kathryn Hurlock and Paul Oldfield (Boydell, forthcoming).
Medieval Welsh Pilgrimage, c.1100-1500 (Palgrave, forthcoming)
'The impact of the Normans on crusading from England', in Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World, eds. Kathryn Hurlock and Paul Oldfield (Boydell, forthcoming).
I have reviewed works for Palgrave and Historical Research.
Honourary Research Fellow, Cardiff University