I was an undergraduate in History at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where my studies took me from classical Athens to modern Europe. I then took my MA in Medieval Studies at the University of York but decided to return to Cambridge for my PhD, this time in the Classics Faculty, finding my natural home in the world of Late Antiquity. I taught at the University of Reading from 2000-1 and from 2002-4, while I was lucky enough to be Rome Scholar at the British School at Rome in 2001-2. I came to Edinburgh as a lecturer in 2004 and have since enjoyed teaching ancient history at all levels, with occasional forays into Latin as well as ancient visual culture. I currently work part-time (80%) as I have three small children, all of whom are being indoctrinated to find the Romans fascinating.
Member of the Governing Board of the International Late Antiquity Network
Committee member, Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies (past)
Area editor for Late Antiqutiy: Oxford Classical Dictionary