I am a PGR student studying for my PhD in the School of Modern Languages covering British memory of the First World War.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Swansea University, graduating in 2019 and have since been at Cardiff on an ESRC funded Welsh DTP Studentship. This has allowed me to complete a Social Science Research Methods MSc at Cardiff and progress on to my doctoral study.
My research interests centre around memory of the First World War in Europe. I have been carrying out research in this area since my undergraduate dissertation. It has allowed me to explore the long-term social impact that the First World War had on British public consciousness.
In the course of my research I have travelled to a number of sites Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites in the UK and I will be travelling to Ieper, Belgium in order to carry out research for my doctoral thesis.
Evaluating the Legacy of the Great War Centenary on British Tourist Experiences in Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
My thesis explores British tourist experiences and their consumption of extra-territorial heritage in Ieper, in order to assess the legacy of the Great War centenary. This covers a range of research areas such as memory studies, heritage studies and tourism studies, especially in relation to Thanatourism (Dark Tourism).