As a consequence of my research interests and knowledge of medieval and early modern Kent, as well as my consultancy work for various archaeological and other bodies, I am on the Advisory Council for Kent Archaeological Society. I am also a Trustee of the Wye Rural Museum Trust and the Oxus Foundation. Such appointments have offered opportunities to engage in organisational activities, including the provision of outreach activities and the provision of research skills to members of KAS and the general public. This experience has been valuable for my recent work for the Centre for Kent History and Heritage that has also involved the creation and organisation of History Weekends, Study Days, Workshops, Conferences and Lectures.
Additionally, I edited two volumes in the Kent History Project: Early Medieval Kent, 800-1220 (2016) and Later Medieval Kent, 1220-1540 (2010), as well as being one of the editors of Maritime Kent through the Ages (2020).
Since 2005 I have been a reviewer for the following history journals: Age of Chaucer Studies, Agricultural History Review, Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies, Journal of British Studies, Social History, Social History of Medicine and Southern History.
Since 2015 I have been a reader for Boydell, Routledge, Manchester University Press and Nottingham Medieval Studies.
I contributed to several projects organised by the 'Christianity and Culture' group, University of York.
Topics of lectures and talks given recently
- 'Canterbury's Medieval Hospitals and Almshouses'
- 'Looking to the Past: the St Thomas Pageant in Early Tudor Canterbury'
- ''Going to Visit': an Imaginary Tour of Sir Peter Buck's House in Seventeenth-Century Rochester'
- 'Medieval Hospitals in Hythe and in the Kentish Cinque Ports'
- 'Agricultural Practice in the Medieval Kentish Marshlands'
- 'Neighbours across the Religious Divide in Henrician Kent'
- ‘Mayor-making and other civic ceremonies at the Kentish Cinque Ports’
- ‘Religious women in the landscape: their roles in medieval Canterbury and its hinterland’
- ‘The pilgrimage experience in late medieval Canterbury’
- ‘Starting a new life in Ricardian and Henrician Canterbury’
- ‘Crossing the Channel: immigrant artisans and traders in 15th-century Canterbury’
- ‘Pigs in medieval Kent’
- ‘Pigs, naming practices and symbolic meanings’
- ‘Seasonal settlers: pig herders in the medieval Kentish dens’