Projects per year
BA(Hons), MA, PhD Bristol
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
I joined the Department of Humanities at Roehampton in December 2017. Prior to this, I lectured in Roman history and Latin at the University of Queensland, Australia (2015-17) and the University of Manchester (2013-15). My research interests include the role of Roman emperors in the classical tradition, Roman religions, and imperial historiography. In particular, I have worked extensively on the Emperor Nero’s portrayal in Christian history as the Antichrist, and have published on portrayals of Roman emperors in the works and letters of Oscar Wilde. My first monograph The Nero-Antichrist: Founding and Fashioning a Paradigm is forthcoming (2020) with Cambridge University Press.
I am also co-author of a series for the online media outlet The Conversation, entitled ‘Mythbusting Ancient Rome’, and have twice appeared on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s national radio programme Conversations with Richard Fidler. I have twice contributed to BBC Radio programmes on ancient Roman topics: BBC Radio 3's Sunday Feature: The Deluxe Edition, and BBC Radio 4's In Our Time: Nero.
I am currently the Co-I (PIs Dr Marta Garcia-Morcillo [Roehampton] and Prof. Filippo Carla-Uhink [Potsdam]) on the joint AHRC-DFG funded project '“Twisted Transfers”: Discursive Constructions of Corruption in Ancient Greece and Rome' (2020-2023) . The project explores notions of corruption in discourse in Graeco-Roman Antiquity that move beyond the definition of corruption in law in order to investigate their interaction with specific cultural, political and economic contexts. By concentrating on the law courts of classical Athens to the ethics of Byzantine diplomacy, the project will identify the influence on the formation of later discourses in Western societies today.
LCL020C110Y - Latin for Beginners
CAH020N210Y - Intermediate Latin
CAH020N305A - Latin: Special Author
CAH020C102A - Rome: Epic and Empire
CAH020X309A - Nero: The Emperor and his Legacy
Research Output per year
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Activities per year
Activity: Visiting an external institution › Visiting an external academic institution