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I am a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth's Centre for Port Cities and Maritime Cultures. My work involves researching the complex history of port cities (industrial relations, port management, politics, trade, national and international comparisons etc), and supporting the research activities of the Centre. 

I completed my PhD on the history of the Port of London (1900-1939) from Birkbeck, University of London, in 2022.

I have written about the history of workplace accidents in the docks and
legislation to reduce these risks (Reducing the dangers of dock work in the UK, 1899-1939: How past approaches could prevent future tragedies, Lloyd's Register Foundation, Hindsight Perspectives for a Safer World, Report 2, May 2023), and have compared London’s Great Dock Strike of 1889 with the Australian Maritime Strike of the following year ("Hands across the sea": Strikes, solidarity and diverging outcomes in port cities in Britain and Australia in the late nineteenth century, Coastal Studies & Society, Online First, 2024). 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

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