Annie is a Trustee and a Senior Lecturer in History at Newcastle University, with a strong track record in leadership and strategic direction, including consortium directorship of the AHRC Northern Bridge Consortium. Her field of expertise is in modern Scottish, British, Irish and imperial history, with particular focus on landed estates and their management from the mid-eighteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, environmental perspectives and rural history.
Annie has researched John Hancock and his taxidermy using NHSN library and collections. She is an honorary adviser for National Trust Scotland advising on land management plans and a keen walker interested in landscape management. As Communications Officer for the Scottish History Society Annie runs archival and publication masterclasses and have been involved in a major digitisation programme to reach new audiences. In Northern Ireland Annie has worked with Forest Schools attracting 50,000 children annually, using archival material as an educational resource. With Northern Scotland she helps with the production of two journals a year, covering natural history as well as history/ folklore and running some conferences.
“In both my work for Northern Bridge Consortium and as an academic I enjoy building partnerships, collaborations and making a positive difference.”