Prior to undertaking postgraduate research I worked in rare books, publishing, and marketing. Recently I’ve worked on the design of the online census at Stats NZ, and managed Boosted, New Zealand’s crowdfunding platform for the arts. I’m currently based at University of Otago, in beautiful Dunedin City of Literature.
I hold a Master of Information Studies (Victoria University of Wellington), a BA Honours in English/Digital Humanities (University of Canterbury), a BA in English and Art History (University of Auckland), and a Diploma of Publishing (New Zealand Institute of Business Studies).
Several academic awards and scholarships have enabled my research, including a Trinity Term Scholarship at Oxford University. During my time at Oxford I got up close and personal with the crowd’s contributions to the original Oxford English Dictionary, and gatecrashed the project launch of What’s the Score at the Bodleian? where I discovered the wonderful world of crowdsourcing cultural heritage.