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.

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. 

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…

Looking and Healing: Artists and their Doctors

Looking and Healing: Artists and their Doctors, Lecture Seminar,…

Navigating Interdisciplinarity

Navigating Interdisciplinarity, Wellcome Trust 75 Event,…

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…

Thinking Through Objects

Thinking Through Objects, presentation at The Exhibition…

Materials Library

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Materials Library, School…

Visiting Professor, Faculty of Health, Copenhagen

Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, University…

Image, Data and the Mathematical Sublime

Painting by Numbers: Image, Data and the Mathematical Sublime…

NESTA Fellowship

Fellow, National Endowment for Science Technology and the…

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…

Development Manager, Royal Society

Manager, Development Office, the Royal Society, London (2001…

Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust

Founding Trustee, Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust for Art and…

Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford

Research Residency, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art…