Lisa Jardine is Director of the AHRB Research Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, and Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London; she is an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.
She is an academic historian, who also writes and reviews for the major UK national newspapers and magazines, and has presented and appears regularly on arts, history and current affairs programmes for TV and radio. Her most recent book is a biography of Newton's great scientific rival Robert Hooke
- The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The man who measured London (published by HarperCollins).
Lisa Jardine is a Trustee of the V&A, and a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Board. She judged the 1996 Whitbread Prize, the 1999 Guardian First Book Award, the Orwell Prize, and was Chair of Judges for the 1997 Orange Prize and the 2002 Man Booker Prize.
Lisa Jardine is married to architect John Hare. She has three children and lives in London.