Prior to John Bradley's arrival at King's College London in 1997, he was manager of a unit called Centre for Academic Technology at the University of Toronto.
Personal research interests have centered on exploring the impact of digital tools on Humanities research. He was the principal designer for the TACT text analysis system in the 1980s and 1990s – as system that although now over 20 years old still has today an influence upon thinking about text-based tools within the Digital Humanities community. More recent work (The Pliny project: http//pliny.cch.kcl.ac.uk) has focused on tools to support scholarly research that proposes a role for tools for digital annotation to support scholarly research and interpretation development. Pliny was awarded a MATC prize from the Andrew Mellon Foundation for its innovative view on a possible role for computer technology in traditional scholarship.