I am a Public Historian concerned with how history shapes us all and how we shape the past in the present day. As such, I am dedicated to writing accessible and readable histories - there is no reason for history to be boring! My research is always attentive to the Country that historical events are played out on and I believe our landscapes can be read like a form of archive. I feel history is much, much more than just the written word and Iunderstand the importance of the historians’ role in truth-telling and in fostering collaborative and shared understandings of the past.
As an author of history books I spend a lot of time in libraries and archives reading manuscripts and books, many out of print.