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.

I’m an interdisciplinary early modernist scholar with a specialism in gender and sexuality. At present, I am a postdoctoral researcher on the AHRC-funded project ‘Gendering Interpretations of the Collections of the V&A and Vasa Museums’, based in the Department of History at the University of Plymouth; and a Teaching Assistant in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University. 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.