A Bit About Me
I am a Copenhagen-based historian, writer, and grant specialist. As a faculty member in English studies at the University of Copenhagen I teach the history and culture of the English-speaking world. My current research explores the history and contemporary study of the occult and its intersection with the sciences. I have written two academic monographs, edited several collections, and published multiple articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed publications. In addition to my academic work, I have co-produced a series of creative performances, films, podcasts, non-specialist articles, and historical recreations as part of my role on the AHRC-funded Media of Mediumship project (https://mediaofmediumship.stir.ac.uk/).
Before moving to Denmark I worked in higher education and the museum sector for nearly twenty years. I earned a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds, specialising in historical anthropology. Currently, I am Associate Director of Research for the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies International at Durham University. Prior to taking on this role, I was Senior Researcher and Research Grants Manager (permanent contract) for the Science Museum Group in the UK, and Lecturer of Modern History (permanent contract) at Leeds Trinity University. I have also held faculty positions at the University of Cambridge, York University, Canada, and Brock University, Canada. Full details about my professional work experience can be found via my Linkedin profile.
As an expert in science communication, I am passionate about engaging and inspiring a broad-range of audiences across different demographics within and beyond academia, delivering exciting cultural programming that showcases new research discoveries, world-leading scholarly outputs, high quality learning resources, and bespoke public events. You can see some examples of these creative activities via The Media of Mediumship's YouTube channel.