My undergraduate degree was in English, and I came to CELL to take the MRes in 2009. My dissertation was on early-modern taxonomy. My PhD, also at CELL and Queen Mary, was supervised by Lisa Jardine and Markman Ellis, examined by Simon Schaﬀer and Adam Smyth and looks at the construction of early science (or natural philosophy) in seventeenth-century Royal Society literature.
I am interested in how scientiﬁc facts are made and communicated; and the idea and reality of the environment through history. I have taught in the English department at Queen Mary on Early Modern Fantasies (ESH360) and, for the past three years, Shakespeare (ESH101).