About the Creator of History Skills

I am a high school History teacher in Australia and have created this site to help History students and teachers.


The History Skills website was launched in 2014 using the website creation platform, Jimdo.com.

Originally called History Skills Online, the name was shortened in 2017.


Textbook Author for HTAV Publishing

I am currently working as a contributing author on a new series of Ancient History textbooks for the History Teachers' Association of Victoria.

Fact-Checker for the BBC History Magazine

I work for the British Broadcasting Corporation as a historical fact-checker across three of their publications: BBC History Magazine, BBC World Histories, and HistoryExtra.com.

Global Museum: How Flipboard Can Help Bring a World of Ancient Wonders to Classrooms Half a World Away

This was a guest blog post for the Flipboard social media platform, specifically written for educators.


Speaking Engagements

Teach Meet Toowoomba

I am co-hosting Teach Meet events in Toowoomba in conjunction with the University of Southern Queensland.

QHTA State Conference

I have presented seminars on research, source analysis and evaluation to History teachers from across Queensland.

t21c Conference

I held a session on digitising the modern classroom, giving students the power to 'choose their own lesson'. The core of my presentation can be read in the following blog post.

Other Areas of Interest

Learning Ancient Languages

I have a passion for learning to read ancient languages, including Koine Greek, Classical Latin, Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs, and Biblical Hebrew.