Consultant: on various historic buildings and design projects; leading project teams including architects, surveyors and researchers on conservation/conservation management reviews (with Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd & Caroe Architecture Ltd: on Chartwell, Red House, Emmanuel College, Nymans)
Author & Journalist: My recent books include Secret Houses of the Cotswolds, Frances Lincoln, 2018, Robert Adam: Country House design, decoration and the art of elegance, Rizzoli, 2017; The Country House Ideal, Merrell, 2015; The Drawing Room, Rizzoli, 2014; English Country House Interiors, Rizzoli, 2011; a regular contributor to Country Life, World of Interiors, Art Newspaper and Historic House.
University: I teach regularly for the Faculty of Architecture & the History of Art, University of Cambridge, lectures, supervisions and examining for the Masters in Building History, and for University of Buckingham, MA in the English Country House, since 2015.
Previous employment: Architectural Editor, Country Life, 1998-2007; Freelance TV presenter, BBC 2 The Curious House Guest, 2005-2007; Architectural Writer, Country Life, 1995-1998; Assistant Curator, National Trust, East Anglia: 1993-1995; Architectural Adviser, Victorian Society: 1990-1993
Committee roles: Ely Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee, & trustee, Stowe House Preservation Trust and the Country Houses Foundation.
Education: 1987-1989: Warburg Institute, M.Phil. (The Renaissance); 1984-1987: University College, London, LL.B. (Hons) Law