Sean is currently working on a new monograph Passions for Birds: Science, Sentiment and Sport to be published by McGill-Queen's University Press. It is an interdisciplinary study drawing upon environmental and cultural history, animal geography and sociology. It explores the shifting relations with wild birds within Britain and the wider Atlantic world from the first decades of the twentieth century to the late 1970s. It seeks to bring together the practices of bird conservation and bird-centred field sports to explore the interplay of different passions for birds and competing configuration of human/avian relations.
His previous research has focused on the history of advertising and commercial culture.