I was born in Scotland but have lived most of my life in England. Between 2003-2006, I read Applied Social Science at the University of York. After graduating I worked in a vibrant, international and student-orientated Pentecostal church for four years. During this time, I read for an MA in Theology. I began pursuing doctoral research, on the significance of the Anglican-Pentecostal pioneer Cecil H. Polhill (1860-1938), in 2012 at the University of Birmingham.