Current job and affiliations

  • Director of Libraries and Museums, University of St Andrews
  • Board Member, Dundee Science Centre
  • Board Member, Fife Cultural Trust
  • Steering Group member, Towards a National Digital Collection, and Peer Review College Member, Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Affiliated Research Scholar, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Previous positions

  • Associate Director, Office of Curatorial Affairs (Chief Curator), National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (USA)
  • Head of Asian and African Collections, British Library, London
  • Curator of Modern Money, British Museum, London
  • HSBC Money Gallery Development Curator, British Museum, London
  • Assistant Curator, Science Museum, London

Previous honorary and voluntary appointments

  • Museum Programs Advisory Committee member, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (USA)
  • Specialist Assessor, Cultural Protection Fund, British Council
  • Designation Panel member, Arts Council England
  • Board member, ICOMON (International Committee for Money and Banking Museums), part of ICOM (International Council of Museums)
  • Trustee, Ragged School Museum, London
  • Honorary Secretary and Trustee, Royal Numismatic Society


  • PhD, History of Science, University of Cambridge
  • MA, Museum Studies, University of Leicester
  • MPhil, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
  • MA, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Professional development

  • Certificate in Art Law, Institute of Art and Law (in progress)
  • Getty Leadership Institute, 2018 Fellow
  • Clore Leadership Programme, short course
  • Certificate in Fundraising Management, Institute of Fundraising