I am Training and Education Officer for DARIAH-EU (the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities), which aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research and teaching across the arts and humanities. My responsibilities within this role relate to DARIAH’s array of online and face-to-face training and no two days are the same. Within my job, my interests are in enhancing the reach and accessibility of training and educational materials and initiatives, and generally widening and deepening involvement with digital tools and approaches within the humanities.

Prior to this, I have been a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellow for 2017-18 at Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub. My fellowship was in association with Trinity’s School of Histories and Humanities and the Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures research theme. I joined TCD from the University of York where I was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Electronics and Department of English (2014-17).


I completed my PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of York in 2012. Before then, I took an M.St. in English at the University of Oxford and a BA in English at the University of Birmingham.

Other Publications

‘A history of left-handed writing’ – http://www.historyextra.com/article/bbc-history-magazine/history-left-handed-writing

‘Unusual things found in medieval manuscripts’ – http://www.historyextra.com/article/bbc-history-magazine/unusual-things-found-medieval-manuscripts

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