Campus: Guelph
Office: 716 MacKinnon Building

My current research examines industrialization, inequality and the standard of living for Europeans and indigenous populations in Canada, Australasia and South Africa, and the health of soldiers recruited across the British Empire 1914-1918.

Publications since 2011

  • “Fighting Fit? Diet, Disease and Disability amongst Canadian Expeditionary Force Recruits, 1914-1918”, War and Society 33, n2 (2014), w J. Cranfield & N. Clarke.
  • “Labour Market Dynamics in Canada, 1891-1911: A First Look from New Census Samples”, in G. Darroch ed., The Dawn of “Canada’s Century:” The Hidden Histories (McGill-Queens University Press, 2013), w M. MacKinnon & C. Minns.
  • “Diverse Paths to Industrial Development: Evidence from Late Nineteenth Century Canada”, European Review of Economic History 16 (2012): 311-333, w I. Keay.
  • “A New Prosopography: The Enumerators of the 1891 Census in Ontario”, Historical Methods 45 (2012): 65-77, w G. Kennedy.
  • “Counting the Scots: What can we learn from Canadian census and military records?”, History Scotland September 11 (2011), August-September: 38-45, w J. Cranfield & A. Ross.
  • “Longitudinal Studies of Human Growth and Health: Review of Recent Historical Research”, chapter 3 in Economics and History: Surveys in Cliometrics (John Wiley, 2011), eds. D. Greasley and L. Oxley, w E.Roberts.
  • “The Aboriginal Population and the 1891 Census of Canada”, chapter 5 in Indigenous Peoples and Demography. The Complex Relation Between Identity and Statistics (New York: Bergahn, 2011), eds. in P. Axelsson and P. Skold, w M.Hamilton.