I see teaching as a way in which all researchers can and should contribute to having an immediate positive impact on society. I believe that the skills that studying history fosters – critical thinking, writing persuasively, using evidence – are valuable ones, and that we owe it to all our student to teach them effectively.
I’m currently a Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, where I’m teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on skills and methods, modern European and global history and Nazi Germany. If you’re a student looking for more information on my office hours or contact details, you can find them here.
My previous roles include:
Teaching Fellow in Modern European History, University of Edinburgh
After finishing my PhD, I was employed as a Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh, where I helped teach a range of courses covering modern British, European and Global history. I also supervised student research projects relating to ‘Transnational Anti-Fascisms’.
Tutor – Making of the Modern World, University of Edinburgh
Co-convenor – History & Politics, LEAPS Summer School.
I was invited back to the LEAPS Summer School in 2018, and asked to take on wider role as part of the core team with responsibility for course design and delivery, including all course content and assessment relating to modern Britain and Europe.
Lecturer – History & Politics, LEAPS Summer School.
In June 2017, I was part of a team-led course on modern History & Politics, aimed at school leavers from local state schools, offering them preparation for university-level study. I planned, wrote and delivered two lectures, along with accompanying seminars, on interwar ideological history, and designed and marked the essay component of their assessment.
Tutor – ‘Scottish History since 1914’ and ‘Themes in Scottish History’, University of Edinburgh.
Tutor – European History 1b (1789-present), University of Edinburgh
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