I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of York, researching at the Centre for Diseases and Disorder (C2D2) on a project entitled: ‘Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Handwriting of Medieval Scribes: Using the Past to Inform the Future’. Last year, I was a Discipline-Hopping Intern in the same centre, learning the skills necessary to analyse handwriting digitally, and forming interdisciplinary networks. My work is part-funded by the Wellcome Trust.
In 2012-13, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the British Library, employed by the University of York on the Digital Index of Middle English Verse. I was transcribing manuscripts and mining them for the textual and historical information that they contain. This has fostered a growing interest in the digital humanities, which I would like to develop further. I’m also interested in medieval gentry networks, the socio-political history of the fifteenth century, and literary studies of the texts and writers of the late-medieval period.
I have developed a keen interest in public engagement, and in policy surrounding healthcare and ageing. Therefore, my blog reflects this diversity in my interests.