Jessica is an interdisciplinary researcher in the field of 20th century British History, specialising in the intersection of business, society and media. As well as being a Visiting Fellow in Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, Jessica holds a professional position as digital collections/scholarship manager at Archives & Research Collections, King's College London.
Jessica’s main research interests lie within the fields of 20th century social, business and media history (broadly defined); the history of marketing practice incorporating Public Relations; media regulation (advertising, pharmaceutical advertising); British television and film in relation to corporate and social interest (trade, advertising, publicity); comparative market cultures and the history of retailing, especially in relation to difficult-to-sell products and services.
Her monograph, Protective Practices: A History of the London Rubber Company and the Condom Business is published by McGill-Queens University Press. For more information, see www.londonrubbercompany.com