Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of King’s College (Halifax, Canada), and is an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Classics, Dalhousie University (Halifax). He has served as Director of the History of Science and Technology Programme at King’s, and also teaches in the King’s Foundation Year Programme. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Trent University, and in the field of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology he holds an MA from University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is active nationally and internationally in the field of early modern history and philosophy of science. Recent work has focussed on contemporary uses of environmental science and technology analysis at the intersection of industry practice, government regulations and public engagement in the resource extraction industries. He is a research member of the Environmental Information: use and influence (www.eiui.ca) within the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University.