PhD candidate Kieran Taylor, studying at the University of Stirling, talks about his research into Belgian refugees in Glasgow during the Great War.

Pathetic scene. A refugee with her dog [74547666]  Photographed by John Warwick Brooke. National Library of Scotland License: CC BY 4.0

Kieran Taylor attended the University of Glasgow where he gained BA and MA degrees in History and Politics which were followed by a PGCE to become a history teacher. He also completed an MEd in education policy analysis. He taught for a period in North Lanarkshire before joining Andersen International School in Italy where he taught for six years. During this time he became a part time associate tutor at the Università degli Studi di Milano. It is this university experience which led him to study for a PhD joining the University of Stirling in 2017; he has since successfully completed his PhD.