2009–2012      Ph.D (AHRC-funded) 
2008–2009     MSc. by Research (Distinction) Scottish Studies    
2003–2007      MA (Hons) First Class in Scottish Ethnology & Scottish Literature

(All degrees undertaken at the University of Edinburgh)

Awards & Prizes

2012                  The Michaelis-Jena Ratcliff Prize for ‘an important contribution by an individual to the study of Ethnology in Great Britain'
2009–2012       Arts and Humanities Research Council Award (AHRC) for doctoral research
2007–2008      School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Scholarship, University of Edinburgh
2006                 Angus McKenzie prize for highest attainment in Scottish Studies (Honours)
2005                 Barnson Bequest Award for fieldwork research
2004                 Strömbach prize for field-based research report in Scottish Ethnology 2
2003                 Delargue prize for highest attainment in Scottish Ethnology 1