About me

The basics

I am a freelance researcher, writer and consultant based in London. Until 2013 I was a senior researcher at the Arts Council where I led a variety of research projects to inform policy and strategy across the cultural sector. I also dabble in matters wine-related (see elsewhere on this site for more about that).

A bit more about me

I have a background in archaeology and my PhD examined the evolution of archaeology public policy in England. Before joining the Arts Council I worked at the Council for British Archaeology where I worked on a range of public engagement activities and was an editorial assistant for British Archaeology magazine. I also spent a short time at the BBC developing archaeology TV programmes. I am currently on the advisory board of the journal, Cultural Trends, an Honorary Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Archaeology and a Research Associate at King’s College London. I also sit on the Steering Committee for the Cultural Research Network, an international community of practice for research in arts and culture.