Alice wrote her PhD (University of Manchester) on the art patronage and devotional practice of the Medici grand duchesses of the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. In 2003–4 she was a Rome Fellow at the British School at Rome where she undertook research on the role of sacred relics in Baroque art and aristocratic devotion. Alice has taught on Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture at the Universities of Manchester and York, and at University College London, and on film at Royal Holloway University of London. She joined the Open University as an Associate Lecturer in 2005 and currently tutors the MA in art history as well as undergraduate modules, A226 Exploring Art and Visual Culture, A344 Art and Its Global Histories and AA315 Renaissance Art Reconsidered. Alice is Managing Editor of the Open Arts Journal.