After a state grammar school education I read Classics at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1977-80). I have an M.A. in Classics from the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate in Hellenistic History from King's College London. I have taught at King's College London and, from 1992 to 1994, the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations in Changchun in northeastern China. I have worked in Oxford since 1994 and was a Research Fellow at Wolfson from 1997 to 2004. I came to Queen's in 2010 after my appointment as University Lecturer in Greek Epigraphy.