Personal profile

Research overview

I joined the University of St Andrews in October of 2022, researching "Scots and the Protestant International, 1685-1748": an examination of the consciousness of a "European Protestant Cause" in Scotland, its political impact, and the roles of those Scots at its military and diplomatic frontlines. I am extremely grateful to the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities for fully funding this research. 

In this study I am most deeply interested in the Scottish-Presbyterian identity, Scottish politics, relations with European nations, Williamism, Hanoverianism, and the Union. I intend to have it build on my MPhil thesis, completed with Distinction at the University of Cambridge (2021-2022) on Presbyterian monarchism in post-1688 Scotland. This was funded by the Cambridge Trust, and in turn built upon my undergraduate studies, which were also at the University of Cambridge (2018-2021). 

Here at St Andrews, I am supervised by Professor Guy Rowlands and Dr Derek Patrick. More broadly, I am interested in religion and politics in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Britain and Europe, Calvinism, reading cultures and the history of mentalities. I hope to gain experience teaching later on in my PhD course, but for now, if you want to chat about any of these - please don't hesitate to email!

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Philosophy, Scottish Conceptions of the 'Protestant Warrior-Prince', c.1688-c.1730., University of Cambridge

5 Oct 20212 Jun 2022

Award Date: 22 Oct 2022

Bachelor of Arts, Undergraduate Dissertation: 'Scottish Presbyterians and the 'Protestant Cause', c.1685-c.1748'., University of Cambridge

5 Oct 20188 Jun 2021

Award Date: 3 Jul 2021