I’m a Heritage Officer for the Norwegian Church Cardiff Bay charitable trust; I took on this position in October 2022 while working on corrections for my doctoral thesis.  Additionally, I was a doctoral candidate at Swansea University until I obtained my PhD in February 2023; during my time as a doctoral candidate at Swansea University, I also held the position of Teaching Assistant and completed a teaching placement in the College of Arts and Humanities at the university.

My decision to study history came late as in high school in Norway; I studied “Academic Specialization focused on Sciences”, at Akademiet VGS in Aalesund, before adding Social Science and Humanities subjects to my high school diploma as a “privatist” (private student). These subjects include Law, Marketing and Management, Sociology, and International English. After this, I travelled to Swansea for a BA Joint Honours in Ancient History and History. There I developed a strong interest in studying the Hellenistic period and went on to do an MSc at the University of Edinburgh focused on Hellenistic history.

I am now working a professional heritage job in Cardiff, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund; after an application, I was a part of writing myself.


  • Swansea University; PhD, Ancient History, 2018-2023.

  • The University of Edinburgh; MSc, The Hellenistic World, 2014-2015.

  • Swansea University; BA Joint Hons, Ancient History and History, 2011-2014.


  • Chapters in Conference Proceedings and Edited Collections:

  • “Thessaly and The Narratives of Ethnic Identities in Central Greece” in Narratives of Power in the Ancient World edited by U. Furlan., T. Husøy., and H. Bohun (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2022a), 153-187.

  • “Building Identities on Legendary Genealogies” in Genealogy and Social History: Understanding the Global Past through Family Case Studies edited by E. Martone (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2022b), 1-26.

  • “Xenophon, Callisthenes, and Diodorus: The Importance of the traditions of Omens and Oracular Prophecies for Ethno-Symbolism and Ethnic Renewal in the Historiographical Accounts of the Battle of Leuctra” in Stranger Things: Fantasy in Antiquity: Historiography and Reception edited by M. Mendoza, M. and B. Antela-Bernárdez (Bochum and Freiburg: ProjektVerlag, 2021), 59-87.

Edited Collections: 

  • Narratives of Power in the Ancient World (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2022).

Blog Posts


    • Norwegian Church Collation of Heritage, Lead Researcher, Norwegian Church Cardiff Bay

    • From Phocis to Aetolia: Ethnicity and Federalism in Greek Antiquity, Doctoral Research Project, Swansea University.

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