Academic Background

I read Theology for my first degree, specialising in the Hebrew Bible but my other strengths include Ancient Greek and Latin patristic literature. In 2002-2003 I spent a year at Paideia, The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden as a Martin Buber Fellow. In London I obtained a professional qualification in library studies (MA, Information Services Management). I hold a doctorate in Jewish Studies (UCL), specialising in medieval Ashkenazi Bibles.


Professional life

I have now worked for ten years as the Deputy Curator of the Hebrew and Judaica Collections of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford.

Additionally, I work as the Antiquarian Cataloguer of Hebrew and Judaica Collections in Oxford colleges. Up to now I have worked at Lincoln College, at Merton College and currently am based at Christ Church.


Fellowships and Awards

The Rothschild Foundation (Europe) Doctoral Fellowship

Leo Baeck Fellowship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes


Professional bodies

World Union of Jewish Studies

European Association for Jewish Studies

British Association for Jewish Studies

Oxford Bibliographical Society

Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles



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