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Last Name
University of Westminster, Techne AHRC CDA/RUSI, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
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Imperial history, women's history, post colonialism, museum studies, material culture, bibliography, women writers
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About Me

In 2020 I was awarded a Techne AHRC CDA as a PhD researcher at the University of Westminster. My research project ‘The ‘lost’ museum’ is a collections-based project to reconstruct the RUSI Museum, 1831-1962, from archival records and its ghostly traces in other collections, such as those of the Imperial War Museum, the National Maritime Museum and the National Army Museum. I am an experienced special collections librarian and collections manager. I’m currently working to develop and promote RUSI’s heritage more widely. I have previously worked as a collections development consultant for SOAS, Manager, Special Collections at the University of Sydney Library and as Librarian at Chawton House.

Recent Publications

  • 2020 ‘Digital cultural heritage: Collaborating with students and discovering lost museums’, Education for Information, 37:1. pp. 97-111 (with Kristen Schuster, KCL)
  • 2020 ‘RUSI and its collections and history’, AMOT Annual Report (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
  • 2019 ALISS Quarterly, 15.1, October, ‘Discovering women in the collections of the Royal United Services Institute’.
  • 2019 RUSI web editorial for International Women’s Day, ‘Women, the Institute and the Collections’.
  • 2018 RUSI Journal, ‘Women and RUSI: 75 years, 1942-2017’, Issue 1, February/March.
  • 2017 RUSI Newsletter, ‘Few Eggs and No Oranges by Vere Hodgson’ – collections highlight.
  • 2017 RUSI Newsletter, ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom: a Triumph by T. E. Lawrence’.

Please ask me for my Cv and check the RUSI website and journal.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
Australia, British Isles, England
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Colonialism, Gender, Libraries & Archives, Literary History, Material Culture, Military, Museums, Pedagogy, Women, World War I