I’m currently a postgraduate student at the University of Kent doing an Imperial MA, after having previously done my undergraduate degree in History at the University of Glasgow. While up in Scotland I was fortunate enough to work as a member of staff at the New Lanark World Heritage Site, an eighteenth-century cotton mill and was a crucial historical site of the Industrial Revolution.
My main research interests, however, focuses on the colonial communities of North America and British India during the late eighteenth and nineteenth century. My current research is on American Loyalists who settled in the Atlantic colonies of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia after the American Revolution. My interests in the project stem from both the political refugees that fled the American Revolution and the global economic and commercial networks that emerged from the Industrial revolution which transformed the lives of ordinary British people.