I am the Arnold Thackrary Director of the Othmer Library at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia. My research focuses on the intellectual and cultural history of early modern science and medicine, with particular interests in domestic science, medical remedies, and women practitioners. My book Lady Ranelagh: The Incomparable Life of Robert Boyle’s Sister is forthcoming with the Synthesis Series from the University of Chicago Press (2020).
I am also interested in technology, strategic planning, and library leadership. I used to manage the Hagley Heritage Curators program and Manuscripts and Archives department at the Hagley Museum and Library. Prior to that, I was Director of Digital Library Initiatives at the Science History Institute and at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. I hold a PhD in English and History from the University of Warwick and a Certificate in the Curation and Management of Digital Assets from the University of Maryland.