I come from South Shields, an ex-mining and shipbuilding town in the North East of England that boasts its very own Roman fort. I stayed close to home to study Classics (BA) and Ancient Epic (MA) at Durham University, and was awarded my PhD in Classics in October 2012.
I then spent a year in Heidelberg, Germany, as Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellow, and came to Edinburgh as Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in autumn 2013. I was born a Fraser, my Dad’s family coming from Shetland, and though I’ve left the surname behind I am enjoying rediscovering my Scottish roots.
Treasurer for the Scottish Hellenic Society of Edinburgh