I am an interdisciplinary historian interested in the relationships between people and the things around them. I have taught at the University of Hertfordshire, Queen Mary, University of London, the Royal College of Art and V&A, and the University for the Creative Arts, Epsom. I have held fellowships from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Economic History Society. My thesis, currently being converted into a book, explored the social and cultural significance of linen in everyday life in England 1678-1810. Structured around life cycle it examined diverse topics from child labour to emotional engagements with textiles.
I have developed my knowledge and love of objects through a Research Fellowship at Winterthur Museum, Delaware, studying at the V&A for my MA and internships at the V&A and the Ashmolean, Oxford.
As part of ‘Spinning in the Era of the Spinning Wheel’ I collaborated widely with practitioners and curators. I’m keen to engage in further collaborative work because I’ve had so much fun over the last three and a half years, examining objects, processing fibres and sharing knowledge. So if you are up for a collaboration let me know.