I am a cultural historian with a PhD (2010) from the University of Manchester. I published The Georgian Menagerie: exotic animals in eighteenth-century London with I.B.Tauris in 2015. My thesis doctoral was titled “Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Britain” and has been published as a series of articles in journals. I will update this blog regularly with material either from my thesis, current research, or from forthcoming publications.
In 2009/10 I was a predoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science). More recently, I was temporary lecturer in Museology at the University of Manchester for the academic year 2010/11.
My doctoral thesis and several of the publications to come out of it were generously funded by a doctoral studentship award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) in 2007-2009 and by a predoctoral fellowship granted by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Germany) in 2009/10.