I am Lecturer in the History of Modern Christianity at the University of Manchester. My research focuses on apocalyptic thought in historical and contemporary contexts, Christian Zionism, and the development of English national identity.
My forthcoming book, The Restoration of the Jews: Early Modern Hermeneutics and National Identity in the Works of Thomas Brightman (Springer, 2014) explores some of these themes into the 1660s. My current project involves looking at links between national identity and Christian Zionism in England from 1600-1920, and focuses on the development of the idea that England would play the key political and religious role in restoring the Jewish people to Palestine.
I also work on religion and popular culture, and am co-editor (with James McGrath) of Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith: Religion and Doctor Who (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2013).