He studied for a degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Studies at Magdalene College Cambridge. After a year of living in London, he went to Oxford University to study for a master's degree in Medieval Studies at, funded by the AHRC. He then went on to study towards a doctorate in history at the University of Bangor funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol through the Research Scholarships scheme. After completing a doctorate in 2013, he was appointed as a lecturer in the department through the Coleg’s Academic Staffing Scheme, where he developed a new module on the Viking kingdom of Mann.
Subject / Speciality
- The Middle Ages (any historical subject between 500 AD and 1500 AD)
- The History of Wales from the Middle Ages, including the Age of the Princes
- Medieval chronicles, especially Brut y Tywysogion
- Geoffrey of Monmouth
- Cistercian Abbeys in Wales, especially Glyn y Groes (Valle Crucis)
- The history of the Vikings in Britain, especially links between Wales, Mann and Scandinavia
- The American Revolution 1760–90.