In addition to specialised history of science topics (such as Darwinism, evolution, science and religion, and twentieth-century genetics), I am also very willing to co-supervise students with broader interests in C19/C20 Anglo-American cultural history, particularly where topics involve using popular cultural sources, such as fiction (especially science fiction).

Cultural history. Science fiction. History of the 19th and 20th-century life sciences, especially natural history museums and botanic gardens; Joseph Dalton Hooker; history of taxonomy and classification; Charles Darwin, evolution and related issues; development of twentieth-century evolutionary biology; history and sociology of experimental organisms; Constantine Samuel Rafinesque; Orchids; Hugo de Vries, the Mutation Theory and Oenothera Lamarckiana.