Philip joined the Institute in 2016 as a Senior Lecturer and Head of IHR Digital. He is responsible for the IHR's digital research and publishing projects, including British History Online and the Bibliography of British and Irish History, and for the Institute's Open Access publishing programme. He also oversees the IHR's programme of academic partnerships with organisations including The National Archives.
Philip teaches and supervises on the Institute's MRes and PhD programmes; for the School of Advanced Study, he sits on the History PhD panel for the London Arts and Humanities Partnership.
Philip studied history at Magdalen and Wolfson colleges, Oxford, where he focused on eighteenth-century British social and cultural history. His other research interests include historical biography, and the relationship of national biography and digital history. Prior to joining the IHR, Philip was Senior Editor at the Dictionary of National Biography in the Faculty of History, Oxford University. He was a Scouloudi research fellow at the IHR in 1995-6.