Hi there…

I’m a researcher working at the intersection of literary history—specifically early modern news—and data science. This site is a place for my recent publications, some projects and applications I’ve been working on, as well as some blog posts relating to Digital Humanities, R, and other random topics.

I’m currently on the lookout for long and short-term projects. As well as academic historical research and consulting on DH projects, I’m interested in visualisation design, and have experience with R, ggplot, Shiny, Python, and teaching DH courses. Feel free to get in touch if you’re looking for help with any of the above!

This site was built using a bunch of open-source tools: R-studio, Blogdown and Hugo, and is hosted on Github Pages.

Download my resumé.

  • Digital Humanities
  • Network Analysis
  • History of News
  • PhD in English Literature, 2020

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • MA in History, 2009

    University of Limerick

  • BA in English and History, 2008

    University of Limerick


University of Helsinki
Postdoctoral Researcher
Feb 2022 – Present London
  • Working on the project ‘Rise of Commercial Society and Eighteenth-century Publishing’
  • Applying network analysis and other computational approaches to publisher networks
  • Primary data is the Early Short Title Catalogue.
Oxford University, History Faculty
Consultant Researcher
Sep 2021 – Feb 2021 London
  • Consultant research for the Networking Archives project
  • Contributed to research and data analysis of the Bodleian Card Catalogue, for an article to be published on the Bodleian Library Record
Queen Mary, University of London
Research Fellow, Networking Archives
Queen Mary, University of London
Mar 2020 – Sep 2021 London
  • Using big data to write new histories of 17th century diplomacy and intelligencing
  • Creating interactive visualisations
  • Extensive data cleaning of a 170,000+ letter archive
British Library
Curator of Newspaper Data
British Library
Oct 2018 – Feb 2020 London
  • Promoted use of the Library newspaper data holdings
  • Released openly-available newspaper data to public repository
  • Published a metadata list of all British and Irish newspaper titles held by the library
Queen Mary, University of London
Associate Teacher
Queen Mary, University of London
Sep 2016 – Oct 2018 London
Goldsmiths, University of London
Associate lecturer
Goldsmiths, University of London
Jan 2016 – May 2016 London

Recent Posts


UK Coronavirus Test Providers Dashboard
This page takes the list of providers for 2 and 8 day corona tests as found here and converts it into a simple dashboard. Use the sliders and selecter to filter the table to a preferred range of providers. Made using R, particularly rvest and crosstalk. Brief code tutorial available soon!