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Deputy CIO; Member of English Faculty; Member of Merton College, University of Oxford

My main area of research started as Old English (my PhD was on Ælfric's Old Testament Homilies). In 1991 I began work in elearning and applying these to the arts (hence humanities computing) developing my first package to teach online around Rosenberg's 'Break of Day in the Trenches'.

My research since then has been primarily in elearning, electronic libraries, digital publishing etc. I also have run major projects on the War poets which culminated in two large online projects; have worked on the fiction and manuscripts of J R R Tolkien, and ran the 2013 Tolkien Spring School at Oxford.


  • –present
    Lecturer in English Literature, University of Oxford


National Teaching Fellow; Oxford University's Reader in Elearning and Digital Libraries