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
“The first mate is a Polish count, a very quiet fellow”: Some New Torrens Documents (2017)
The Conradian, 42(2) (pp. 69-87)
Conrad's Reading: Space, Time, Networks (2018-04)
New Directions in Book History (NDBH)
ISBN : 978-3-319-76486-3 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan, Cham | Published : London
The Torrens as a Space of Writing, Reading, and Performance (2022-01-01)
In: Liebich, Susann and Publicover, Laurence eds. Shipboard Literary Cultures: Reading, Writing, and Performing at Sea. Maritime Literature and Culture (pp. 185-210)
ISBN : 978-3-030-85338-9 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Cham
‘Le traducteur E. M. (une femme)’: Conrad, The Hueffers and the 1903 Maupassant translations (2016-08-15)
In: Becquet, Alexandra and Davison-Pégon, Claire eds. Ford Madox Ford’s Cosmopolis: Psycho-geography, Flânerie and the Cultures of Paris. International Ford Madox Ford Studies (15) (pp. 155-173)
ISBN : 978-90-04-32837-2 | Publisher : Brill Rodopi | Published : Amsterdam
“Fine-Weather Books”: Representations of Readers and Reading in Chance (2015-11-24)
In: Simmons, Allan H. and Jones, Susan eds. Centennial Essays on Conrad's "Chance". Conrad Studies (9) (pp. 98-115)
ISBN : 978-90-04-30899-2 | Publisher : Brill Rodopi | Published : Leiden & Boston
‘“A Sort of Still Uproar”: Conrad’s Reading of Periodicals’ (2013)
Conrad First, The Joseph Conrad Periodical Archive, Uppsala, Sweden.