I am a historian interested in the intersection of science, society, policy, and the environment.
After spells as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Nottingham and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Science and Technology Studies at York University, Toronto, I am now a postdoctoral research associate at Newman University. I obtained my PhD from the Centre for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Manchester in 2012 (for more see the Research tab).
When I'm not wrangling with my research (or tweeting/blogging), I enjoy playing and watching football (I am a season ticket holder at Manchester City), cycling, walking, and socialising with friends. I love listening to a wide variety of music, especially live, and whilst my proudly Mancunian world-view began with two generations of Manchester musicians, I can now often be heard waxing lyrical about the region in connection to its rich industrial, architectural, and scientific heritage.
A resident of south Manchester all my life, due to my partner and my work, I now split my time between the rainy city, Birmingham and Toronto, Canada. Despite having completed all my studies in my home town, I love nothing more than wandering in new climes; having travelled extensively throughout Europe, N.America, Morocco, Tibet, and Nepal.