B.Ed., (Honor roll)University of Western Ontario Education
Special Ed., Part 1University of Western Ontario Education
BA (Hons), St Hilda’s College, Oxford Geography
Previous Work Experience
July 2014 – Associate Professor - History, Brescia University College
July 2008 – June 2014 Assistant Professor - History, Brescia University College
Sept 2007 – July 2008 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow - History, McMaster University
Sept 2006 – April 2008 Instructor (contract) - History, King’s University College
Sept 2005 – Aug 2006 Metcalf Post-Doctoral Fellow - History, University of Western
Sept 2004 – April 2005 Instructor (contract) - History, Huron University College
Sept 2004 – April 2005 Instructor (contract) - Modern Languages, King’s
Sept 1999 – April 2004 Teaching Assistant - Effective Writing Centre, Western
Sept 1994 – April 1999 Teaching Assistant - History, University of Western Ontario
Peer Reviewed Book Chapters
“Conserving the 'vert' in early modern Sherwood Forest,” in Abigail Downing and Richard
Keyser (eds.) Conservation’s Roots: Managing for Sustainability in Preindustrial Europe, 1100-1800. Oxford/New York: Berghahn Books. (June 2020)
“Bambi in Sherwood Forest and the Great Deer Escape c. 1703-1711,” in Estelita Vaz
et al. (eds), Environmental History in the Making, Environmental History 6, Chapter 19, 341-357, (Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2017) & DOI
"Forests of Masts and Seas of Trees: The Restoration Navy and the English Royal Forests,”
in Nancy L. Rhoden (ed.) English Atlantics Revisited. Essays Honouring Professor Ian K. Steele, 136-173. Montreal and Kingston (McGill-Queens University Press, 2007)
Papers in Refereed Journals
“Good Stewardship and the challenges of managing the Stuart royal forests in England,
1603-1714.” Journal of Markets and Morality, Vol. 17 (2), Fall 2014, 405-427.
“Fee Trees and Rogue Verderers in early eighteenth century Sherwood Forest,” Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 117, 2013, 97-107.
"The creation of Clumber Park, 1709-14: The Last Royal Park of Sherwood Forest," Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 106, 2002, 103-118.
'The Royal Forest of Sherwood in the Seventeenth Century', in Mastoris, S. N. and Groves,
S. M., eds., History in the Making, 1985 (Nottingham Museums, 1986), 9-14.
"Bestwood: A Sherwood Forest Park in the Seventeenth Century", Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 89, 1985, 57-74.
“Building England’s ‘Wooden Walls’: royal forests and the Restoration navy.” Abstract
accepted for 8th IMHA International Congress of Maritime History’s theme of “Old and
New Uses of Oceans,” at the Transdisciplinary Research Centre Culture, Space and Memory
– University of Porto, Portugal. Postponed until June 29- July 03, 2021.
“Hunting manuals and deer conservation in Tudor and Stuart England.” 50th Anniversary Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, St Louis, Missouri, 17-20 October 2019. “Conserving the ‘vert’ in early modern Sherwood Forest.” Ninth Biennial Conference
of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), held at the Estonian Centre for Environmental History (KAJAK), Tallinn University,
Tallinn, Estonia, 21 to 25 August 2019. “Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood and the early modern greenwood myth,” presented at the
12th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies interdisciplinary conference ‘Categories, Boundaries, Horizons” at the University
of Sydney, Australia. 6 February 2019.
“Forest Landscapes: Royal Forests in early modern England.” 17th International Conference of Historical Geographers, Warsaw University, Institute of History and Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw,
Poland, 16 July 2018.
“The Stuart royal forests and the “Greenwood” myth, c. 1610.” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Milwaukee, 29 October 2017.
“Traditional woodland management in seventeenth century Sherwood Forest.” Part of
the panel entitled Intentional Preindustrial Sustainability: Practices, Norms, and Ideas in Europe at
the Premodern Ecologies Conference hosted by the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University
of Boulder, Colorado, 20-22 October 2016.
“Early Stuart deer farming in Sherwood Forest.” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Vancouver, 22-25 October 2015.
“Sherwood Forest, navy building and climate change 1660-1670.” 16th International Conference of Historical Geographers (Royal Geographical Society, London) 5-10 July 2015.
“War and Environment: Sherwood Forest and navy building 1660-1670, “at Eighth Biennial
Conference of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) themed "Greening History: Studying the Environment across Disciplines, Past,
Present and Future" at University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) 30
June- 3 July 2015 Versailles, France.
“’The Hunter King’: royal forests, hunting, and James I’s kingship.” Sixteenth Century Studies Society, New Orleans, LA, 16-19 October 2014.
“Bambi in Sherwood: the history of red deer in Sherwood Forest 1616-1723.” Second World Congress of Environmental History, University of Minho and the International Council of Environmental History Organizations,
Guimarães, Portugal, 9 July 2014.
“War and Ecology: Sherwood Forest and the Restoration Navy, 1660-1670,” Britain and the World Conference, British Scholar Society, Newcastle, UK, 21 June 2014.
“The Great Deer Escape from Sherwood Forest in the early eighteenth century.” American Society of Environmental History, San Francisco, 13 March 2014.
Areas of Teaching
Early Modern European History
Tudor and Stuart England
Modern Britain & Modern Europe
Victorian Britain & Empire
Queenship: Elizabeth I & Queen Victoria
Brescia History Courses
History 1401E – Modern Europe, 1715-Present
History 2403E – Early Modern Europe and England, c. 1500-1700
History 2103 – Life and Death in Renaissance and Reformation Europe
History 2459F/G) – Midwives, Madonnas, Witches & Whores: Perceptions of Women
History 2159A/B) – in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700
History 2108/2408 – The European Witchcraze
History 3411E – Broken Britain: Modern Britain from 1688 to the Present
History 3440E/4491E – The Virgin Queen
History 3424E – Queen Victoria and the Victorians
History 4423E – Victorian Britain and Empire
History 3432/4420F/G – Victorian Britain
History 4903E – Senior History Thesis
English Royal Forests
Sherwood Forest & Robin Hood
Early Modern Resource Management
Trees, Woodlands & Landscapes
Forests and the English Navy
Environmental History & Historical Geography
Books in Progress
“The Stuart Royal Forests; an environmental history.”
Awards and Recognition
2009-2019 – Dean’s Honor Roll of TeachingBrescia University College
2008-2009 – SSHRC Postdoctoral FellowHistory, McMaster University [declined]
2007-2008 – SSHRC Postdoctoral FellowHistory, McMaster University
2006-2007 – Scouloudi Historical AwardInstitute of Historical Research, London, GB
2005-2006 – Metcalf Post-Doctoral FellowHistory, University of Western Ontario
2004 August – Fletcher Jones Research FellowshipHenry Huntington Library, San Marino,
2003 June/Aug – WM Keck Foundation Research Fellowship Huntington Library, San Marino,