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

Image, Data and the Mathematical Sublime

Painting by Numbers: Image, Data and the Mathematical Sublime in Late Twentieth Century Astrophysics, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (May 2006)   Very large data sets are ‘collections’ too: in an increasingly digital world,
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NESTA Fellowship

Fellow, National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (2004 to 2007)   Three year Senior Fellowship awarded by closed nomination for research exploring observational practice across scientific disciplines — astronomy, particle physics, spectroscopy, ophthalmology — and identifying
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Consultant: Science Museum

Consultant to the Science Museum, London (2003 to 2004)   The revival of national museums as research centres, and an increasing recognition of museum culture as inherently a research culture, has been an important feature of the last
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Consultant: Wellcome Trust

Consultant to the Wellcome Trust, London (2003 to 2004) I have been a judge of the Wellcome Trust SciArt Research and Production Grants and also participated in the international development workshop exploring the form and direction of what
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Development Manager, Royal Society

Manager, Development Office, the Royal Society, London (2002 to 2003)   Successful fundraising is always closely connected to exciting ideas — and is vital to enabling ideas to become form. Having been effective in convincing a variety of
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Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust

Founding Trustee, Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust for Art and Science (2000 to 2003)   My governance experience of this art-science educational trust extended to the creation of a lecture series portfolio for our partnership with the Royal Institution
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Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford

Research Residency, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art (1996 to 1998)   The Laboratory at the Ruskin School has been at the forefront of articulating the research activities of artists and making the case for its value.
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