Political cultures and policy
I'm interested in how governments have made and implemented policy and how outside groups have sought to influence, resist or initiate policy change. While my work generally focuses on national government, my public history projects have increasingly taken me into local-level policy, public services and activism.
post-war British political history
I'm interested in how history is put to use in the present, what meaning different groups ascribe to it and how that is contested and debated in public life, including politically at the highest level. I have methodological and conceptual interests here but am also committed to doing collaborative projects with local groups and organisations.
Archives and archiving
I'm interested in the big questions of how archives are made, organised and managed but also how we can advocate for archives and their value today. I've been working in particular with business and organisational archives on projects that demonstrate their value as assets to the present-day parent companies, and the value of history more broadly.