The day job.
An ambitious four-year project (2013-17) that will use digital technologies to bring together existing and new genealogical, biometric and criminal justice datasets held by different organisations in the UK and Australia. It will explore the impact of the different types of penal punishments on the lives of 66,000 people sentenced at The Old Bailey between 1780 and 1925, develop new and transferable methodologies for understanding and exploiting complex bodies of genealogical, biometric, and criminal justice data and create a searchable website.
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 trials held at London’s central criminal court.
A fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from 8 archives and 15 datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names.
Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to 16th-19th-century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates.
Manuscripts Online enables users to search an enormous body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in medieval Britain.
Search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and map the results on to John Rocque's 1746 map.
This project investigated user engagement and impact of the Old Bailey Online, and generated a number of website enhancements, study guides and tutorials.
I was a researcher for this online course on data management designed specifically for historians and the research data and materials they use and create.