About

I’m a 28-year-old non-binary transgender man, living in Leeds with my husband Alex. I’m an academic researcher and trans awareness trainer.

My research interests concern transgressive sexual behaviour in medieval and early modern England and France, and my PhD (University of Leeds, 2017) investigated Edward II’s developing historiographical reputation during the period 1305-1700. For my research background, please see my academic page.

As an experienced trans awareness trainer, I specialise in tailored training sessions for public sector, higher education and non-profit organisations (including choirs). You can find more information on my training page. If you’d like to discuss how I can help your staff or volunteers develop confidence and familiarity with trans issues, please get in touch.

I’m an LGBT public history activist. In 2016-17 I was lead coordinator of the charity York LGBT History Month, who coordinate a programme of public events to celebrate LGBT history in York each February. From 2014-16 I served as outreach coordinator, supporting schools to include LGBT history in their curriculum. I also coordinate the Rainbow Plaques project, and have co-curated two exhibitions: please see my academic page for more information.

As well as training, academia and activism, I’m a musician with Hall Royd Band and acapella choir Free Range.