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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)

        2013. Britain, Ireland and the Crusades, C.1000-1300. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

        Medieval Welsh Pilgrimage, c.1100-1500. New York: Palgrave.

        Pilgrimage and Crusade in the Norman World. K. Hurlock, P. Oldfield. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer.

        Pilgrimage and Crusade in the Norman World. K. Hurlock, P. Oldfield. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer.

        2012. Wales and the Crusades.

      • Refereed journal articles

        2011. The Crusades to 1291 in the annals of medieval Ireland. Irish Historical Studies. 37, 517-534.

        2011. Cheshire and the Crusades. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire. 159,

        2010. Fourteenth Century England V. HISTORY. 95, 112-113.

        2009. The Welsh wife of Malcolm, earl of Fife (d.1266): An alternative suggestion. Scottish Historical Review. 88, 352-355.

        2009. Counselling the prince: Advice and counsel in thirteenth-century Welsh society. History. 94, 20-35.


      • Chapters in books

        'The Norman influence on crusaders from England and Wales'. In: K. Hurlock, P. Oldfield. Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World. Boydell and Brewer,

        2013. Pilgrimage. In: K. Stober, J. Burton. Monastic Wales: New Approaches. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 119-131.

        2007. Power, Preaching and the Crusades in Pura Wallia, c1180-1280. In: B. Weiler, J. Burton, K. Stober. Thirteenth Century England XI. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 94-108.

    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