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I am a second year PhD Student at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH). Funded by an ESRC CASE Studentsthip.  My primary supervisor is Simone Turchetti (CHSTM) and my co-supervisor is Kieron Flanagan (AMBS/MIOIR).

My project title is: A UK Backchannel?: A Science Diplomacy History of the British Council in the Twentieth Century. The project investigates the science intiatives and programmes of the British Council during the twentieth century to analyse the Council's impact on international science, Cold-War era international relations and British foreign affairs. Using a science diplomacy framework to evaluate whether the Council utilised their science initatives as a form of alternative or 'backchannel' diplomacy.

I am a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) at CHSTM and currently the sole organiser of our CHSTM postgraduate seminars. A weekly seminar series where we invite postgraduate students from around the world to discuss their research in the broad areas of the history of science, technology and medicine. 

Supervision information

Supervised by Simone Turchetti (CHSTM). Co-supervised by Kieron Flanagan (AMBS) 

Research interests

Science diplomacy; cultural diplomacy; twentieth century British foreign policy; western science policy; cold war international relations; identity politics; post-colonialism

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, History , University of Nottingham

1 Sept 201911 Dec 2020

Award Date: 11 Dec 2020

Bachelor of Arts, (Joint Honours) History and Politics, University of Nottingham

1 Sept 201622 Jul 2019

Award Date: 22 Jul 2019

Areas of expertise

  • D839 Post-war History, 1945 on


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