Richard is an Associate Professor in Modern British History at the University of Nottingham. His work focuses on everyday life in England in the twentieth century. Previously, he has collaborated with Boots Archive on collecting oral histories about the D10 Beeston factory. He has also explored the changing experiences of British women via the No7 brand. This was the subject of a 2016 exhibition, ‘Inspiring Beauty: Boots No7 – 80 Years of Making-up the Modern Woman’. He is the author of The Spiv and The Architect: Unruly Life in Postwar London (University of Minnesota Press, 2010) and is currently working on a book about the cultural impact of mass production on English life in the 1920s and 1930s.