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Harriet joined the Law School in September 2013 as Development Officer for the Global Justice Academy. Before this, she was the Development Officer for the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, submitting a successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a Catalyst Funding Endowment Grant. In 2015, Harriet was part of a successful funding application for a Carnegie Collaborative Grant for the project  'Agriculture and Teind Reform in Early Modern Scotland'.

Harriet's interest in global justice stems from her research on power, authority, law and the State in early modern Scotland, including the implications of ‘Statecraft’ for the lives of ordinary people.

Research Interests

Harriet's academic background is in History, having completed a PhD in Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh in 2012. Her doctoral thesis, 'Gender, Sex and Social Control: East Lothian, 1610-1640', was funded by the ESRC and awarded the Jeremiah Dalziel Prize in British History in 2012. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology on the Carnegie-funded project, 'Agriculture and Teind Reform in Early Modern Scotland'.


Harriet has lectured on the core undergraduate Social History programme and is a visiting tutor for Early Modern Scottish History. She has convened the Masters methodology module on Gender History, and supervised undergraduate Honours projects for the History in Practice course. In addition to this, Harriet has recorded guest lectures for the MSc (online) in History.

She is currently bought out of teaching as part of her research funding, but is in the process of completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice at Moray House School of Education.


Education/Academic qualification

Economic and Social History, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Gender, Sex, and Social Control: East Lothian, 1610-1640, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 29 Nov 2012

Economic and Social History, Master in Science, Gender, Sex, and Social Control in an Edinburgh Parish, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 29 Nov 2007

History, Master of Arts, (Hons) History, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 29 Jun 2006

External positions

Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland


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