My primary research focus is the economic history of the working classes in Great Britain and Ireland, and I am especially interested in regional inequality, deindustrialisation, and migration. My DPhil is mostly concerned with the erosion of working-class community in the face of structural change, and attempts to quantify the geographical, sociological, temporal, and political factors which shaped the various deindustrialisation experiences. Domestic migration (a common response to changing circumstances) and the inter-generational transmission of socioeconomic attributes are also explored. It is hoped that this research will contribute to debates about regional decline, 'stayers', 'leavers', and the 'left behind'.
Previously, I read History and Politics at St Catherine’s College and in the 2018-19 academic year I completed an MSc in Economic and Social History at Mansfield College. My research is funded by an ESRC-Sloane-Robinson scholarship.