I’m currently Lead Digital Research Services Facilitator at the University of Edinburgh’s Information Services. I lead a new team responsible for supporting digital research across the University, working with academics to devise tailored digital research plans, and promoting best practice in the use of digital research services and resources.
I was previously a Project Officer at EDINA, a national data centre and centre for digital excellence at the University of Edinburgh. I worked on bibliographic and multimedia projects, and I was responsible for managing the Statistical Accounts of Scotland, a service that makes a set of over 900 fascinating historical texts available for researchers to search, analyse and engage with online.
I have also taught at the University of Edinburgh, where I’ve contributed to courses on Book History and Literature. I was previously an AHRC Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of the Book. Prior to joining the department in Edinburgh, I was an AHRC-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the project Poetry Beyond Text: Vision, Text and Cognition at the University of Dundee.
My research has engaged with a number of different fields, including book history, poetics, material culture, new media and technology studies, archive and information studies and cognitive science. I’m particularly interested in the potential of Digital Humanities methods, particularly network analysis, digital editing and TEI.