My innovative work as a museum professional over several decades has been effected in a range of creative, curatorial and strategic leadership roles, and has encompassed science, engineering, medicine, natural history, and art and design museums. Many of my research and exhibition projects have investigated and reflected on museum practice itself, and on the history of collections as an episteme of wider knowledge practices. Museums are inherently interdisciplinary knowledge institutions, and through them, research activities can extend both out of and into material culture — and range across all fields of human endeavour. I have worked in, researched with and taught through museums in the UK, the USA, Denmark and Canada.

Museum Godeffroy, Hamburg: The South Sea in the North Sea

For most of the academic year 2019-2020 I have been effecting research on the Museum Godeffroy as a Petra Kappert Visiting Research Fellow with the University of Hamburg’s Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures.

Politics of Natural History

Natural historical materials, beyond the more obvious case…

Research Fellow, University of Göttingen (2018)

Deepening and renewing the connections between university…

Deputy Director: V&A Research Institute

VARI -- the Victoria and Albert Museum Research Institute is…

Senior Research Associate, Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage

Senior Research Associate, Assembling Alternative Futures…

Collections-Based Research: University of Reading

Collections-Based Research Programme Director, University…

Museums as Social Learning Spaces: Denmark

'Inclusion and Interdisciplinarity' at Social Learning Space…

Artists Work in the (Science) Museum

'Science Lesson,' Artists work in the museum: histories,…

Senior Research Associate: Reconstructing Sloane

Research and Project Management, Reconstructing Sloane (2011…

Science Voices, Museum Lives

Co-organiser, Science Voices: Scientists Speak About Science…

Natural History Museum: CAHR

Vice-Chancellor's Investment Fund Secondment, Centre for…

Split + Splice

Split + Splice: Fragments from the Age of Biomedicine, Exhibition…

Materials Library

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Materials Library, School…
Full Solar Spectrum

You are Here: The Design of Information

You Are Here: The Design of Information, Curatorial Advisor,…

From Le Musée des Sciences to the Science Museum

From Le Musée des Sciences to the Science Museum: fifteen…

Consultant: Science Museum

Consultant to the Science Museum, London (2003 to 2004)

Consultant: Wellcome Trust

Consultant to the Wellcome Trust, London (2003 to 2004) I…

Atomism & Animism

Atomism & Animism, Science Museum, London (1997 to…

Open Book

Open Book: Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Science Museum…

The Spirit and The Letter and The Evil Eye

The Spirit and The Letter and The Evil Eye, Bath Festivals…

The Wilds and The Deep

The Wilds and The Deep: Martha Fleming & Lyne Lapointe,…

Eat Me / Drink Me / Love Me

Eat Me / Drink Me / Love Me:  The New Museum (New York,…