I am an interdisciplinary historian interested in the relationships between people and the things around them. I have taught at Imperial College London, 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, 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 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.