Originally from the North East of England, Andrea has a particular interest in the social history of the First World War.  Her own great grandfather was with the 180th Tunnelling Company and is buried somewhere near Givenchy. Based in Leeds, Andrea combines a career as a part-time criminal defence solicitor with that of an increasingly full-time historian.

Andrea is the author of three books on the First World War – Lawnswood’s Great War Stories (Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery, 2015), Britain’s First World War Widows- the Forgotten Legion (Pen and Sword, 2018) and Deserters of the First World War – the Home Front (Pen and Sword, 2021).  She has also contributed chapters to several anthologies.

Andrea has provided consultancy services to a number of Great War commemorative projects and conducted research for several strands of BBC programming. She is a regular speaker at a wide range of venues from academic conferences to family history societies.