I am a historian of science and technology working on the politics and provenance of data and machines in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. My work combines traditional close-reading and archival study with computational techniques.

I am currently a Senior Researcher at The Alan Turing Institute in London where I work on the Living with Machines project, a collaboration with The British Library. The project is a radical collaboration between historians, curators, data scientists and computational linguists exploring the Industrial Revolution in Britain during the long nineteenth century using digitised sources. I am also a Research Fellow in the Department of History at Queen Mary, University of London.

From 2022 I will also be fractionally seconded to the ‘Congruence Engine’ Discovery Project at the Science Museum Group: part of TaNC (Towards a National Collection).

Until 2018 I worked at CRASSH at the University of Cambridge as part of the Technology and Democracy project, alongside David Runciman and John Naughton.

I continue to be affiliated to the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in Cambridge where I occasionally teach and examine the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge and the History of Modern Science and Technology.