I am a design historian working within and through visual and material culture, specialising in the history of technology and media. My research is focused on making objects speak in different voices through different disciplinary practices.

I also work as an editor, publisher and broadcaster in the visual arts more broadly, communicating academic research in visual and material culture to as broad and diverse an audience as possible. I am the managing director of the research, media and communications agency The Arts & Culture Unit, which works to help researchers communicate their work. I also direct the Modulations: Broadcasting Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences initiative for the London-based arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm.

In addition I am a design research consultant for market research, insight and analysis agencies, working predominantly for technology clients.


My current academic research projects include UCL's The 100 Hours Project and the creative practice Art Vapours: Feminism and The Everyday.

I am part of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon and am developing a cross-disciplinary book project on material culture studies.

My commercial research projects includes topics such as technological futures, contemporary parenting and urban regeneration.


This year I am teaching the courses Material Cultures for the Design Deparment, and London: Arts Capital and Contemporary Art Worlds for the CELAW Department, both at Goldsmiths, University of London. In January, I will be teaching a course on critical histories of technology for the V&A/RCA MA History of Design programme.

I have previously taught visual and material culture courses in the School of Art and Design History at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University London, and in the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster.


11 July 2015
Speaking for The Technical Body
Knowing, Doing, Living, Telling: Oral Histories of Scientific Practice as
Document, Narrative and Testimony Roundtable
Oral Histories of Science, Technology and Medicine:
The 2015 Oral History Society Conference
Royal Holloway University of London

6 May 2015
Design History Practice: A Manifesto
History of Design Professional Practice Workshop
Royal College of Art

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