I am currently a freelance art historian with a specialist background in architecture of the churches, cathedrals and monasteries of medieval England in their wider European context. I took a BA in art history and visual studies at the University of Manchester, and then a masters and PhD at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Since then I have undertaken freelance research projects for English Heritage (regarding new Battle Abbey site interpretation); and the Burrell Collection (architectural sculpture). I have numerous academic publications (downloadable here), have lectured widely, and taught my own courses at undergraduate level (BA1) and acted as a teaching assistant at BA2 and masters level at The Courtauld, lectured at the V&A Academy and at the University of Cambridge, as well as leading architectural tours for Martin Randall Travel and Villiers Park Education. Currently I am doing some casual freelance work for Bill Harvey Associates on the design and authorship of masonry bridges on Britain’s railways, and have worked on-site aiding in photogrammetry surveys of bridges on the Warwickshire Avon, including the Clopton Bridge in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
I’m always happy to be contacted, but under COVIDgeddon more than ever! Any paid opportunities for consultancy or lecturing (probably online!) to firstname.lastname@example.org will be gratefully received.
I also do have a decent picture archive of English parish churches and beyond. Please do ask if you after any specific photos of obscure medieval English parish churches. I used to upload to Flickr until it got paywalled off, which gives you a bit of an idea of my scope.
Being unwaged, I will expect a modest payment for any use in publications from people who are lucky enough to be in a job where that involves publishing research, as my photographs cost me a fair bit in petrol, church donations, accommodation etc over the years. I will happily make exceptions for students etc.