I am an economic historian with research interests in banking crises, corporate governance, cultural economics, and demographic change. My research mostly addresses issues in the business and financial history of the Netherlands in the early twentieth century, and the economic and social history of Ireland in the nineteenth century.

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Queen's Management School, Queen's University Belfast, where I teach economic history and managerial economics. I am a Research Associate at the university's Centre for Economic History, and an Associate Fellow at its Institute of Irish Studies.

Before joining Queen's, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. I completed a PhD at the London School of Economics in 2011, and I was an undergraduate student at the University of Bristol. I have worked at the Office of Fair Trading, and have been a visiting scholar at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universiteit Utrecht, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, and the University of California, Davis.

I won the 2012 European Business History Association Dissertation Prize 'for the best business history PhD dissertation submitted to a European university in the previous two years'. And I won the 2013 Economics Network Best New Lecturer Award 'in recognition of exemplary teaching practice that encourages understanding of and inspires interest in economics'.