Research Interests

Research Themes

  • The poor law and the history of welfare, 1600-1948
  • Churchyards and Cemeteries
  • The oral history of 'Belonging in Modern Britain'
  • English and Welsh rural history, 1600-1945
  • The history of 'Community'
  • Victorian religion
  • The history of the family and historical demography
  • The regional novel in the British Isles
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Loneliness in history


Current Research Projects

Books on:

  • Ideas of the past community decline
  • Churchyards and Cemeteries
  • Belonging in Modern Britain: An Oral History

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