Professor of Renaissance Literature, Queen Mary University of London
The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 2015)
Sir Thomas Browne: The World Proposed (Oxford, 2008), edited with Reid Barbour.
Bee (Reaktion, 2006)
Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early-Modern Science (Cambridge 2005)
Edith Wharton's Social Register (2000)
British Society for Literature and Science Prize 2015
British Academy Research Development Award (2008)
Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2008)
Rose Mary Crawshay Prize (British Academy, 2005)
Literature and scientific investigation in the 17th century
General editor of the complete works of Sir Thomas Browne (8 vols), forthcoming from OUP 2020-2022.