My research is in the field of Legal History. I research and write on, predominantly, nineteeenth century lives, trials, and punishments- with a focus on the North East of England. My specific research interest is in coroners and inquests; legal personnel and trials,in the nineteenth century. I am interested in legal biography, the use of digital newspapers for research, and microhistorical inquiry.
I am in the final stages of part time PhD research, at Newcastle University, into the life and work of the Victorian Coroner for Newcastle upon Tyne (titled: The Coroner in an Emerging Industrial Society: John Thedore Hoyle and Newcastle upon Tyne 1857-1885).
PGCHE, Northumbria University2015 -
MA, History, Newcastle University2005 -
DipHE, Law, Northumbria University2000 -
College of Law
Law Society Finals1990 -
LLB (Hons), Newcastle University1989 -
Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA),
Law Society- Member,
Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS),
Society for Education and Training- Member,
Solicitor (Non-Practising), Roll of Solicitors