My undergraduate degree was in History at University College London; I wrote a DPhil entitled 'Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens' at Wadham College, Oxford. For two years before coming to Manchester I was Walsh Family Lecturer in Ancient History at Trinity College, University of Dublin.
I am a supporter of the teaching of ancient history at all levels and am currently Chair of Ancient History Committee of JACT (the Joint Association of Classical Teachers).
I have published on Athenian politics and political history, Greek epigraphical habits, Greek historiography, and the reception of ancient Greece in modern historiography. I am currently engaged in two separate book-length projects on fourth-century Athenian decrees in the literary record and on the deployment of inscriptions in ancient Greek literary texts. Forthcoming articles include a study of George Grote's use of analogy in his History of Greece, a study of the early modern study of Greek epigraphy, and an exploration of the reception of the Parian Marble.
I am happy to supervise doctoral projects in any of my areas of research interest.