I am a researcher, writer, lecturer, and advisor working at the intersection of cultural institutions, arts and Web3. Working in partnership with the National Museums Liverpool and the University of Manchester, my PhD research explored the application of blockchain (specifically Non-Fungible Tokens, (NFTs)) in museum audience engagement practices and considered how this technology supports and/or disrupts concepts such as digital ownership, guardianship, authority, authenticity, and value. I use my experience and knowledge from this work to provide both formal and informal support and guidance to cultural organisations exploring NFTs and Web3.
I am currently a research associate on the DECaDE project, Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh, which experiments with DLTs, AI, and HDI technologies to develop research in collaboration with industry partners and end-users and create tools and techniques that will shape the evolution of the digital economy. In addition, I am
an associate research fellow at Art & Antiquities, Blockchain Consortium. My current interests focus on exploring the themes of Web3 to critically unpack questions around ownership design, decolonisation, reciprocation, and digital 'thingness'.
I have previously lectured at University of Manchester where I taught modules including Arts Management, Business Strategies for the Arts, and Digital Heritage. I am currently a consultant lecturer at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London where I set up and led the Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies module for the MA Art and Business course, and currently lead the Digital Futures in Contemporary Art Study Abroad programme.
I have previously written for peer-review publications such as Museum & Society, and media such as Right Click Save, Flash Art, Art Quarterly, Artnome, and Cultural Practices.
I provide consultancy services including evaluation and web3 workshops.