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Curator of Scientific Collections, University of Cambridge

Katrina Dean is Curator of Scientific Collections at Cambridge University Library, having previously worked as an archivist, curator and researcher at the University of Melbourne, the British Library, the University of Bristol and the National Archives of Australia. She has published articles on history of physics, technology and earth sciences in Australia, Britain and Antarctica and co-edited (with Mirjam Brusius and Chitra Ramalingam) an archival study of inventor of photography and Victorian scholar William Henry Fox Talbot, published by Yale University Press. Katrina is the General Editor of Archives and Manuscripts, the journal of the Australian Society of Archivists.


  • 2017–present
    Curator of Scientific Collections, University of Cambridge
  • 2011–2017
    University Archivist, University of Melbourne
  • 2006–2010
    Cutrator, History of Science, British Library
  • 2004–2005
    Research Assistant, University of Bristol
  • 1996–1999
    Various, National Archives of Australia


  • 2005 
    University of Cambridge , PhD
  • 2000 
    University of Cambridge, Master of Philosophy
  • 1999 
    Australian National University, BA (Hons)
  • 1995 
    University of Tasmania, BA