After graduating in medicine with first class honours from Monash University, Australia I followed a postgraduate career path as a specialist pathologist and pathology researcher, for over 30 years in Canadian, Australian, and UK university hospitals, including as visiting senior lecturer (2004-5) at Imperial College, London. In 2006 I made a radical career change, gaining an MA Lit (Open) with distinction in 2008, followed by a PhD (Open) in 2014, with a thesis on an evidence-based investigation into Joseph Conrad's reading. Since 2015 I have since been an Honorary Associate in the English Department, a member of the project group of the Reading Experience Database UKRED and of the Book History Research Group now HOBAR (History of the Book and Reading ) Research Collaboration and actively involved with hisory of reading research at UK and European level.
I have no formaL teaching role at present but I am interested in demonstrating the linkage of literary study with book history/history of reading, and in training UKRED conributors.
Maritime Cultures of Reading (Universities of Bristol and Heidelberg)
EuRED project now READ-IT