I studied Economic and Social History at the University of Bristol. This was followed by a Masters in the History of Technology at the University of Bath specialising in civil engineering and manufacturing history in the Bristol-Bath region. 

In 2019, I independently researched, wrote and self-published a book on aspects of the history of architecture and engineering in Victorian Britain called ‘Building Passions’. My professional career has mainly been in STE(A)M education working for The Royal Society (the UK’s Academy of Sciences since 1660), as an independent contractor for a range of clients, and most recently for the Institution of Structural Engineers (worldwide professional body for structural engineering). 

My PhD which I started in September 2020 as a Cotutelle Scholarship between the Universities of Kent and Lille, is focused on the development of early ‘modern’ architecture during the period of the ‘Belle Epoque’ in late 19th- and early 20th-century Belgium and Northern France.

Research interests

  • Architectural history
  • Construction history
  • History of science and technology
  • History of industry standards

PhD Title

The impact of building standards (professional, design and technical) on the development of early ‘modern’ architecture in Belgium and Northern France, 1872-1914.


First supervisor: Professor Gerald Adler
Second supervisor: Professor Alan Powers

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