Naomi’s role involves facilitating and supporting research projects and collaborations at the British Library. She works primarily with curatorial colleagues in Western Heritage and Digital Scholarship, and with external partners working with British Library collections in these fields. Research collaborations that Naomi supports at the British Library include fixed-term projects funded by external bodies, and longer-term strategic partnerships.
Before joining the British Library, Naomi was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester, where she was involved in a variety of research collaborations, including co-founding the Manchester Centre for Correspondence Studies. She previously held research roles at the Diocese of Chichester and King’s College London.
Naomi’s doctoral research focused on the figure of Christ in the art of William Blake, and she has since researched and published on topics including William Blake, twentieth century ecclesiastical art, and biblical painting and illustration in late eighteenth century Britain.