I am a part-time PhD student studying the history of seismology in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My thesis will explore the interplay between so-called 'pure' and practical agendas in the forging of seismology as a scientific discipline. I am particularly interested in the various roles seismological instruments play in this process.
When not working on my PhD, I am Curator of Earth Sciences at the Science Museum in London, with responsibility for collections relating to meteorology, geophysics, oceanography and surveying. I am also currently curating a gallery on early modern science in London, to open late 2019.
History of science, especially earth sciences
Museums, collection and display
Communication of climate change
- MSc Science Communication, Imperial College
- MA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
Research groups and institutes
- History and Philosophy of Science