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Conferences, Workshops, Publications



January 2007 Approaches to the History of Medicine: Discussing Methodology

With Lisa Grant I organised this one day workshop for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. The day included four invited speakers and discussion sessions. Please see website for more details.

Methodology Workshop Details

Workshop Report (PDF Document) (opens PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader)



Advert in the Loganiana, 1872PUBLICATIONS


Under development

‘‘WANTED: A Case of real Smallpox’. The journal of the SS Hero Passengers in Quarantine, Port Jackson, New South Wales, 1872’. To be submitted for publication 2008







September 2008 SSHM Annual Conference, Glasgow

Scurvy, Cholera and the 'Reformed' Convict Body: Disease at Sea and the Voyage to Australia


March 2008 Centre for the History of Medicine, Seminar Series

Disease at Sea: Cholera, Scurvy and Prison Reform (Seminar given with Clare Anderson in panel entitled 'Bodies of Water')


January 2008 Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, Seminar Series

British Immigrants in Australian Quarantine, 1828 - 1872


January 2008 University of Oxford, 'Imagining and Practising Imperial and Colonial Medicine' Conference

'MDs or Asses?: The SS Hero in Quarantine, 1872'


September 2007 European Association for History of Medicine and Health, Bi- Annual Conference, LSHTM.

‘Emphatically the Invalid’s Route, Travelling for Health and the Nineteenth Century Voyage to Australia’. Panel Session entitled ‘Airs, Waters, Places’ with Prof Hilary Marland and Dr Jane Adams.


March 2007 Sydney University, History Departmental Seminar Series

‘Wasting Away: The Problem of the Consumptive Condition in Voyages to Australia, c. 1800 – 1870.’


March 2007 Sydney University, ‘Nation, Empire, Globe’ Research Intensive.

‘Research Overview – Disease Places: Tropics and Quarantine’


June 2006 University of Warwick, History Postgraduate Conference

‘Airs, Waters and Social Spaces, Ideas of Disease In Nineteenth Century Emigrant Voyages’


March 2006 University of Warwick, Postgrad Arts Interdisciplinary Seminar

‘Voyages of Transportation : A Nineteenth Century Convict Surgeon’s Diary’





2006 - Present Seminar Tutor, Making of the Modern World Undergraduate Course, History Department, University of Warwick

2006 – 2007 Organiser of History of Medicine Reading Lunch Series

2006 – 2007 Student Mentor for Finalist Undergraduate