I am a historian of modern British history. My research is split into two strands; British Mormonism, and the settlement of foreign-born migrants in England and Wales.

My doctoral thesis is entitled; ‘Foreigners, Aliens, and Strangers: Foreign-born migration and settlement in England and Wales, 1851-1911’.


Lancaster University

PhD, History, Oct. 2014 – early 2018

MA, History, Distinction, Oct. 2013 – Sep. 2014

BA (Hons), History, First Class Honours, Oct. 2010 – Jun. 2013

Digital Skills Certificate, March 2018


Web Development, Nov. 2017 – Feb. 2018


Other Publications

‘Geo-locating census micro-data: segregation, clustering, and residential behaviours of migrant communities in London, 1881-1911’, Current Research in Digital History, 2018.

‘British Latter-day Saints in the Great War, 1914-1918’, Journal of Mormon History, July 2018.

‘The Religious Landscape of Nonconformity in West Cumberland During the Mid-Late Victorian Period’, MA dissertation, 2014, Lancaster University.

‘An Investigation into Deception within Nazi Mass Murder Institutions’, BA (Hons) dissertation, 2013, Lancaster University.

Blog Posts

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

‘Migrant Segregation in Victorian England: Geo-Spatial Technologies and Individual-Level Data Harmonisation’, Michigan State University, MI, March 2018.

‘Geo-locating census micro-data: segregation, clustering, and residential behaviours of migrant communities in London, 1881-1911’, George Mason University, Arlington, VA, March 2018

‘An LDS Theology of Refugees’, Brigham Young University, London, December 2017.

‘The German Pork Butchers and the Mormon Community of Dublin, 1900-1947’, British & European Association of Mormon Scholars, Lancaster University, Lancaster, September 2017.

‘Like an Island in the Sea’: European Mormon Studies in the twenty-first century’, Faith and Knowledge, Harvard University, February 2018.

‘Foreign-born Migrants in the Integrated Census Microdata, 1851-1911’, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Cambridge University, Cambridge, February 2017 [invited].

‘The Great War: Impacts upon British Latter-day Saint Religiosity, 1914-1919’, Oxford University, Oxford, December 2016 [invited].

‘The Geography of Migration: A micro-study of Edwardian London’, Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL, November 2016.

‘Migration and Settlement: Foreign-born persons in London, 1891-1911’

‘A Spatial Analysis of the Foreign-born Population of London’, Spatial Humanities, Lancaster University, Lancaster, September 2017.

‘An Analysis of Integration and Segregation of Migrants in Whitechapel during the Edwardian Period’, HistFest, Lancaster University, June 2016.

‘Researching the LDS Church in the Digital Age’, Oxford University, Oxford, April 2016 [invited].

‘The Alien Problem’; Immigration into England and Wales in the Mid-Late Victorian Period’, European Social Science History Conference, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, April 2016.

‘Foreign-born Migrants in England and Wales: A Digital Spatial Approach’, Social History Society, Lancaster University, Lancaster, March 2016.

‘Exploring the foreign-born population of England and Wales’, Digital Humanities Forum, Lancaster University, Lancaster, February 2016 [invited].

‘Migration into England and Wales (1851-1911)’, Social Science History Association, Baltimore, MA, November 2015.

‘Immigration Patterns in Nineteenth Century England’, HistFest, Lancaster University, Lancaster, May 2015.


European Alliance for Digital Humanities

Social Science History

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