Before joining LANS, I was a teaching associate in the Department of Arts and Sciences (BASc) at UCL and also in the Department of English at Queen Mary, University of London. I have been and am still a researcher on a project on the post-war life of Otto Wächter, the Nazi Governor of Galicia (now western Ukraine). The research on this project formed the basis for the BBC Radio 4 documentary Intrigue: The Ratline and will appear in Philippe Sands’s forthcoming book A Death in the Vatican. After an undergraduate degree in languages, I spent three years working in social policy communication, before gaining a completing degree in English at Queen Mary, University of London, and a PhD in History at UCL. I have published journal articles on Francis Bacon’s method and his work on light and on the Shakespeare scholar Harold Jenkins’s copy of a radical collection of essays, Alternative Shakespeares.