I am a Lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and an independent consultant, writer and photographer specialising in architectural and urban history in a wide range of cultural contexts. My work for various international organisations in places as diverse as Africa, China and Europe regularly features in print, electronic and broadcast media internationally. Among my published works are several definitive studies, including: Architecture and the Landscape of Modernity in China before 1949 (Routledge, 2017); Ultra-Modernism: Architecture and Modernity in Manchuria (HKUP, 2017); Luke Him Sau, Architect: China's Missing Modern (Wiley, 2014), The Life of the British Home - An Architectural History (Wiley, 2012), McMorran & Whitby (RIBA, 2009), Modernism in China - Architectural Visions and Revolutions (Wiley, 2008), Building Shanghai - The Story of China's Gateway (Wiley, 2006) and Asmara ­ Africa's Secret Modernist City (Merrell, 2003).