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Academic Staff

Mathew Thomson

Professor Mathew Thomson

Director of the Centre

Coordinator, MA in the History of Medicine

Sophie Mann

Dr Sophie Mann


Professor Hilary Marland

Specialism: 19th and 20th century British history; history of social policy; psychology and eugenics.

Specialisms: History of science, medicine, and religion

Specialisms: History of psychiatry; migration and mental illness; the health of adolescent girls; household medicine; midwifery and childbirth; medical practice in the nineteenth century.
Claire Shaw

Dr Claire Shaw

Elise Smith

Dr Elise Smith

Claudia Stein

Dr Claudia Stein


Specialisms: History of Russia and the Soviet Union; the formation of Soviet identity; the history of disability and marginality; contemporary Russian fashion and Soviet public space.

Specialisms: The history of medicine in Britain and the British Empire during the modern period. Specialisms: Medicine and science in early modern Germany (1500-1800); enlightenment science and medicine, strategies of biopower (1800-today); visual culture and medicine (1500-today); the history of epistemology.
Roberta Bivins

Professor Roberta Bivins

Specialisms: Medicine, ethnicity and immigration in the late 20th century; domestic medical technologies; post-war medical research and healthcare delivery patterns in the UK and USA.