Until April 2014 I was Curator of Community and Maritime History at the Museum of London Docklands, at Canary Wharf. And was one of the team of four curators who created the museum which opened in 2003.
I curated the musem's first exhibition 'Londoners at Work', and co-curated the permanent 'London, Sugar and Slavery Gallery'. I also curated the museum's Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story which opened in May 2011.
I now work on a freelance basis.
I have worked with the University of Westminster as a part-time Visiting Lecturer, and still lecture occasionally to a wide range of organisations. I am available for talks to organisations and recent talks and lectures have included - Nelson's Funeral, The Organisation and Evolution of London's Slave Trade, The Development of London's East End Riverside, and Conflict and Competition in London's 19th century Docks, The Career of the pirate Captain Kidd, and the Princess Alice disaster.
I am also available for media work and have worked on numerous radio and television documentaries.
My documentary work has included a program on Admiral Thomas Cochrane for Wark-Clements; working with Peter Ackroyd in 'Peter Ackroyd's Thames; for Colonial Pictures in ; 'Limehouse - A Victorian Chinatown'; for the Revisitation of the Best of Dr Who box-set; two documentaries on Captain Kidd for National Geographic; and two programmes filming with Tony Robinson for a Time Team Special.