Research centres and academies, whether inside universities or other institutions, are often places where divergent disciplines meet to tackle new questions from unique perspectives. This can produce crucial new interdisciplinary methodologies as well as new knowledge. My work with such centres ranges from strategic development activities to individual and collaborative research in a variety of fields from history of physics to early modern taxonomics. I have participated in fundraising and corporate planning for major institutions such as the Royal Society and the Natural History Museum, London, and I have governance experience of educational trusts, editorial boards and artist-run centres.

Research Centres + Academies

Any Minute Now

A ‘lecture list’ of colloquia and conferences at which I am speaking or participating, presenting research in a range of fields of knowledge in which I have expertise.  Upcoming publications of conference proceedings and articles related to earlier
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Research Fellow, University of Göttingen (2018)

Deepening and renewing the connections between university research and collections, the University of Göttingen has created a ‘Zentrale Kustodie’  as a development centre for its extraordinarily rich collections, amassed over 250 years. It has a dedicated and highly trained staff under the
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Deputy Director: V&A Research Institute

VARI — the Victoria and Albert Museum Research Institute is a new programme of research and teaching partnerships to enhance access to the V&A’s collections and develop new approaches to research, training, display and interpretation. I have been appointed
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Senior Research Associate, Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage

Senior Research Associate, Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage (2015-2016) AAFH — or ‘Heritage Futures’ — is a flagship four-year research project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council in the ‘Care for the Future’ strategic programme.
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Looking and Healing: Artists and their Doctors

Looking and Healing: Artists and their Doctors, Lecture Seminar, Centre for Humanities and Health, King’s College London (May 2012)   Artists and doctors share highly developed observational skills and a fundamental love for humankind.  This lecture explores some
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Navigating Interdisciplinarity

Navigating Interdisciplinarity, Wellcome Trust 75 Event, University of Dundee Life Sciences and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (2011)   The extraordinary potential of interdisciplinary practice often meets bureaucratic obstacles. Enumerating them — and working strategically to eliminate
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Senior Research Associate: Reconstructing Sloane

Research and Project Management, Reconstructing Sloane (2011 – present)   The vast Enlightenment-era collections amassed by Sir Hans Sloane are the foundation-stone of the British Museum, British Library and Natural History Museum. A major interdisciplinary digital humanities research
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Science Voices, Museum Lives

Co-organiser, Science Voices: Scientists Speak About Science and Themselves, Royal Society, London (May 2011)   This conference explored the creation and use of historic recordings, bringing science and scientists to skilled historians and the general public through their
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Natural History Museum: CAHR

Vice-Chancellor’s Investment Fund Secondment, Centre for Arts and Humanities Research, Natural History Museum (London):  Kingston University  (2009 to 2011)   This key two-year post was central to a small dynamic team developing an arts and humanities research hub
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