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  • Academic Biography

    Academic and professional qualifications

    I gained my BA (Hons) at Royal Holloway, University of London and my PhD on Wales and the Crusades in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

    Previous Employment

    I have previosuly taught at Aberystwyth University and the University of Wales, Lampeter

    Other academic service (administration and management)

    Nations and Civilisations Research Cluster

    Research Committee Member

    Admissions Tutor

    Timetabling Committee

  • Teaching & Research Supervision

    Undergraduate courses

    Unit Leader 'The Wars of the Roses' (Level 6)

    Unit Leader of 'Medieval England, 1066-1400’ (Level 5)

    Contributor,  'Myths of the Medieval and Ealy Modern World' (level 4)

    Postgraduate teaching

    Unit Leader: Britain, Ireland and the Crusades (MA taught module)

    Postgraduate supervision (completed/in progress)

    I am able to offer postgraduate supervision (MA, MPhil or PhD) in the following subject areas:

    • Medieval Welsh History, c.1000-1500
    • The Welsh March in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries
    • The Crusades Medieval England, c.1066-1300

    PhD students (in progress)

    • Spencer Smith, 'Parks, Gardens and Designed Landscapes of Medieval North Wales and the North West Shropshire'. 
    • Gavin Moore, 'Lordly Power and Lordship: Earls Ranulf III and John le Scot of Chester, a case study, c.1181-1237.'

  • Research Expertise, Publications & Grants

    Research expertise

    Medieval Wales and the Welsh March, c.1066-1282, Crusading and the British Isles from the eleventh to sixteenth centuries, and Pilgrimage in Medieval Wales.

    Academic collaborations

    I have contributed to the Monastic Wales project, run by Professor Janet Burton and Dr Karen Stober www.monasticwales.org

    • Publications

      • Books (authored/edited/special issues)

        Britain, Ireland and the Crusades, c.1000-1300 (Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2013) http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=472777

        Wales and the Crusades, c.1095-1291 (University of Wales Press, Cardiff: 2011). This title has been reviewed in English Historical Review, Speculum, The Catholic Historical Review and History.

      • Refereed journal articles

        'Cheshire and the Crusades'. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire 59 (2011)

        'The Crusades to 1291 in the Annals of Medieval Ireland', Irish Historical Studies 148 (Nov 2011)

        ‘Crusades and Crusading in the Welsh Cistercian Chronicles’, Trivium, Occasional Papers, No 5 (2009)

        ‘Counselling the Prince: Advice and Councel in thirteenth century Welsh society’, History 34 (2009), 20-35

        'The Welsh Wife of Malcolm, earl of Fife', Scottish Historical Review (October, 2009), 352-355.

      • Chapters in books

        'Pilgrimage', in Monastic Wales: New Approaches, eds Janet Burton and Karen Stober (University of Wales Press, 2013)

        ‘‘Power, Preaching and the Crusades in Pura Wallia c.1180- c.1280’, in Thirteenth Century England XI, (Boydell, 2007), 94-108.

      • Other

        http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/M/bo15484824.html'Chivalry', Oxford Bibliographies in Military History (2013) http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199791279/obo-9780199791279-0032.xml?rskey=EcDuF4&result=7&q=chivalry#firstMatch

        Reviews I have written book reviews for Intelligence and National Security,, H-Albion, History and the Printing Historical Society (2009).

    • Forthcoming

      • Books (authored/edited/special issues)

        Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World, eds. Kathryn Hurlock and Paul Oldfield (Boydell, 2015)

        Medieval Welsh Pilgrimage, c.1100-1500 (Palgrave, forthcoming)

      • Chapters in books

        'The impact of the Normans on crusading from England', in Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World, eds. Kathryn Hurlock and Paul Oldfield (Boydell, 2015).

        'Welsh Pilgrimage and Crusade: exchange and impact,' in Beyond Arthur: the Welsh and the World in the Middle Ages c.500-1500 ed. P. Skinner (University of Wales Press, Cardiff, forthcoming)

    Conference organisation

    Co-organiser (with Dr Paul Oldfield, Manchester University) of a two day Symposium on Pilgrimage and Crusade in the Norman World, September 2012, held at Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Expert reviewer for journals and publishers

    I have reviewed works for Palgrave, University of Wales Press, and Historical Research.

  • Awards, Honours & Distinctions

    Prizes and awards

    HLSS RKE Fellow for 2015-2016

    Visiting and honorary positions

    Honourary Research Fellow, Cardiff University

    Membership of professional associations

    Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

    Member of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East