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HiI am a researcher, web developer and writer from Oxford, currently living in Edinburgh.

I was awarded my PhD in 2013 from the University of Sussex.

Examples of some of my coding projects are available at GitHub.

I have written for Reform Scotland, the British Library and The Historical Journal, amongst many others.



2014 – present
Researcher, Institute of Intellectual History, School of History, University of St Andrews.

Researcher, Bentham Project, Faculty of Laws, UCL.

Associate Tutor, School of History, Art History and Philosophy, University of Sussex.


2008-13 PhD Intellectual History, University of Sussex
Thesis: James Mill’s Commonplace Books and their Intellectual Context, 1773-1836
See also: electronic edition of James Mill’s Commonplace Books.

2007-8 M.A. Early Modern History, King’s College London
Dissertation: Education, Political Economy and Le Comité d’Instruction Publique de la Convention Nationale, 1792‐93.

2003-6 B.A. (Hons) Politics and Modern History, University of Manchester
Dissertation: The influence of Rousseau’s The Social Contract on the French Revolution.


See Google Scholar for a full list of my academic publications.


The foundations of James Mill’s secular political thought
University of St Andrews, 28 February 2014

‘A monopoly of spiritual domination’: Bentham, secularism and James Mill’s political thought
UCL, 19 March 2014