I went to school in Orkney, so my university years in Edinburgh never felt too dark or windy. I completed a PhD in History in 2016, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, then held postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh, and the Warburg Institue, London. Since 2018 I have been a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick. I am also on the Council of the Scottish History Society.
I live with my partner and small children, and spend my non-work hours playing board games and singing The Wheels on the Bus on repeat.