I am an economic and business historian with research interests in banking crises, corporate governance, cultural economics, and quantitive social history. My published work concerns the financial history of the Netherlands in the early twentieth century, and the economic history of Ireland in the late nineteenth century. 

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Queen's Management School, Queen's University Belfast, where I teach managerial economics and economic history. I am the school's Director of Postgraduate Research, leading the PhD programmes in accounting, economics, finance and management. I am also a Research Associate at Queen's University Centre for Economic History.

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'.