Trained as a historian, I have worked as a freelance heritage and interpretation consultant and writer since 2006, following a previous interpretation career that spanned a wide range of heritage organisations: a private-sector museum; a national museum; a government agency running national historic sites; and a commercial interpretive design company.
Principal Interpretation Consultant,
Haley Sharpe Design Ltd, Leicester
A senior member of an in-house interpretation team for this international heritage design company, with projects covering the UK and Europe, the United States, Canada and the Middle East. Responsible for interpretive concept and strategy development, interpretive master planning, design brief development, research co-ordination, copy writing, client team liaison and project coordination on a wide variety of heritage design projects.
Head of Interpretation & Education,
Historic Royal Palaces, London
Responsible for all Interpretation Department and Education Service strategy, development and management for the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, and the Banqueting House in Whitehall.
National Museum of Science and Industry, London
Responsible for in-house copy editing, proofing and production of guidebooks and academic publications for the Science Museum, the National Railway Museum and the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television.
Interpreter and Researcher,
Thackray Museum, Leeds
Responsible for all aspects of research and interpretive development for the original creation of this multiple award-winning museum on the social and technological history of healthcare in Britain, including concept and design brief development, copywriting and audio-visual script writing, interactive concept development and scriptwriting.
King's College, Cambridge University
BA (Hons) History, Class 1
Double first, including a first-class dissertation on the symbolism of political graphic satire of the Georgian era.