Career History

1991-1994 Selwyn College, Cambridge

Undergraduate Supervision in English literature for Selwyn and New Hall. This was undertaken while I was researching my PhD, on Seventeenth Century religious poetry.

1994-1995 Bishops Stortford High School

Teaching English to 11-18 year olds.

1995-1996 Chadwyck-Healey Ltd, Electronic publishers

I worked in the editorial department on the Patrologia Latina and English Prose Drama fulltext databases, where I edited electronic files and marked up documents in SGML in preparation for keying. I then moved to be an editor in the Commissioning department where I worked on the development of new products, most notably what was to become Literature Online.

1996-1998 Oxford University Faculty of English and Humanities Computing Unit

My job as Resource development officer was a joint appointment. At the English Faculty my role was to encourage and support the use of digital resources in teaching and research. At the late and much lamented Humanities Computing Unit I provided support for users of the British National Corpus. My job involved designing and maintaining websites, (in the case of the faculty this was the first one they had ever had) running email discussion lists, providing support and advice to users, giving papers at conferences, and teaching classes on text encoding techniques, the use of digital resources, and electronic journalism.

1998-2002 Sheffield University, Department of Information Studies

I was a lecturer in electronic publishing. I designed and ran a new module on electronic publishing and helped to design a new MA in Web Journalism, which was run jointly with the department of journalism. I was briefly joint programme coordinator for this course before I moved to UCL. I also coordinated a module on Information systems and the information Society. Sheffield DIS team teaches modules, and so I contributed to courses on Information Management, Access to Information Resources, especially those for the humanities, Multi-media Journalism; Web design andusability.

2002-present UCL DIS

I was appointed as a lecturer in electronic communication and publishing at SLAIS (as it was then called) and became a senior lecturer in 2006. I was promoted to a readership in Digital Humanities in 2009 (having just founded UCLDH) and became a professor in 2011. I became Vice-Dean: Research for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in 2008 and was appointed Head of Department of DIS in 2011.