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 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 also lecture annually at the V&A Academy.
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.