My research centres on the ancient economy, with special focus on factors prompting structural economic change in the Hellenistic period. In my current project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, I explore the role and presence of paid labour in the civic economies of the Hellenistic world, as well as the ways in which wage labour can be related to the period’s increasing monetisation and growing reliance on market exchange. This research builds on my Ph.D. thesis, in which I analysed the socio-economic impact of paid military service in the late Classical and early Hellenistic periods from a labour history perspective, and argued for the emergence of a large-scale, military labour market during the wars of the Successors.
For my BA, I read Literae Humaniores at Wadham College, Oxford, after which I took a Research Masters in Ancient History at the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology. I then returned to the United Kingdom to study for a Ph.D. at the University of Leicester, which I completed whilst holding the Macmillan-Rodewald Studentship at the British School at Athens. I have taught Ancient History at the University of Groningen and at the University of Leicester, where I am an Honorary Visiting Fellow.