Environmental History of the North Atlantic region, with particular emphasis on climate change and resource use, the resilience of communities in marginal zones, and the impact of non-anthropogenic agency on human social development.
Epidemic disease and its associated social impacts in medieval and early modern Scotland.
Lordship and landscape in medieval Britain and Ireland, with particular emphasis on 'castle landscapes' and hunting.
Monastic landscapes in northern Europe c.1100-c.1350, principally in the broad arc extending from ireland through Scotland and northern England to southern Scandinavia and Poland. The principal focus is on themes of continuity and change and the divergent management strategies of the various religious orders (principlally Cistercians, Tironensians, Augustinians and Premonstratensians).
The institutional structures and architectural settings of the Scottish medieval secular church, especially parish and collegiate churches.