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Adams, Jane (Dr)

was awarded her PhD, entitled ‘The mixed economy for medical services in Herefordshire c.1770-c.1850’ from Warwick University in 2004. She then worked as research assistant on the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Healing cultures, medicine and the therapeutic uses of water in the English Midlands, 1840-1948’ led by Professor Hilary Marland. Jane has written several articles and book chapters arising from this research and is currently preparing a book manuscript for publication. Jane has also taught on undergraduate courses in the social history of medicine at the University of Warwick and at the Open University. Her new research, which focuses on holistic approaches to health in interwar Britain, includes herbal medicine, naturopathy and spiritual healing.

Arnold, David (Emeritus Professor)

FBA, was Professor of Asian and Global history at the University of Warwick from 2006 to 2011. Since the 1980s he has worked extensively on the history of medicine and disease in modern India, and has published a number of articles on the subject, as well as a book, Colonizing the Body: State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth-Century India (University of California Press, 1993). Current research includes an enquiry into poisons and poisoning in India.



Bycroft, Michael (Dr)

Michael Bycroft is a historian of early modern science with a focus on France and England and a particular interest in the role of materials in the development of the physical sciences. He studied at the Universities of Canterbury and Toronto before completing his doctorate at the University of Cambridge. In 2013-14 he was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, in the research group “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe.” Michael's Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship project at the University of Warwick (2014-2017) is 'Jewellers, Travellers and the Science of Gems in France, 1630-1830.'



Capp, Bernard (Professor)

FBA, is Emeritus Professor History at Warwick, where he has taught since 1968. His books include a study of astrological almanacs in early modern England. Almanacs, which reached a huge audience, included medical information and advice and many were compiled by astrological physicians. His current research projects include a study of masculinity and the display of emotion in early modern England.

Christie, John

spent much of his career (1973-2006) in the Division of the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds, teaching history of science, medicine and technology, and additional courses in the departments of History, Philosophy and English. He is now a member of the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, and in 2010 was a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institut fur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin. His early research was on the socio-politiical, institutional and intellectual history of science and medicine in the Scottish Enlightenment. Latterly he has returned to Enlightenment studies, working on the place of science and medicine in English Enlightened Dissent (Joseph Priestley, John Jebb, on medico-chemical theories of animal heat in C18th. Scotland, and on what happens to the Scottish medico-chemical curriculum in the Atlantic world, as it is developed and altered in late colonial and revolutionary America.

Cooter, Roger (Emeritus Professor)

Roger Cooter was Professor at UCL until his retirement in 2014. He knows the Centre well. In 2014 he delivered a skills session for CHM's postgraduate students and also donated a large number of useful books and other materials to the Centre’s library. He brings considerable expertise to the Centre as a distinguished academic with a wide range of relevant interests, and is actively engaged in ongoing work with Dr Claudia Stein.



Greenway, Sophie (Dr)

Sophie recently completed her PhD at the Centre for the History of Medicine and is now an Institute of Advance Study Fellow. Her thesis, 'Growing well: Dirt, health, the home and the garden in Britain, 1930-1970', investigates the relationship between concepts of dirt as healthy soil and dirt as germ-laden filth, in the context of domestic vegetable growing in early and mid-twentieth-century Britain. While a PhD student Sophie undertook a undertook a Wellcome Trust Secondment Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, working on the project 'Hygiene and our relationship with nature - achieving a better balance?' and continues to collaborate with external partners and conduct public engagement.



Hardiman, David (Emeritus Professor)

Long-term CHM academic staff member, retired 2013-14. Specialism: South Asia during the British colonial period; Indian nationalism; history of subordinate groups; environmental history; medical missionaries; healing practices of Indian adivasis.

Hardwick, Elizabeth (Dr)

works for Combat Stress, the veterans' mental health charity. Dr Hardwick knows the CHM well, having completed a part-time MA here in 2014, while continuing to work in the health services. She brings considerable expertise to the Centre as a practising health professional, and is actively engaged in ongoing work with Professor Hilary Marland. She was one of the panel of experts for CHM's production of ‘Trade in Lunacy’ in 2013.

Harry Hendrick

Harry Hendrick is an independent researcher focussing on the history and sociology of children. Recent publications include: 'Age as a category of analysis in the history of childhood', in Maria Luddy & James M. Smith, eds. Children, Childhood and Irish Society (Dublin, 2014 , pp 389-413), and 'Der sozialinvestive Kindheit', in Mieke S. Baader, et al. eds. Kindheiten in der Moderne. Eine Geschichte der Sorge (Frankfurt, 2014, pp 456-491).



Jones, Claire (Dr)

is now Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Kent. Prior to that appointment, she held roles as Director of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Leeds and Access and Learning Officer at Worcester University where she worked on the HLF funded project to establish a permanent exhibition of health and medicine. The exhibition, opened in July 2012 in Worcester's former eighteenth century hospital, accompanied by a wide range of events, conferences and workshops relating to the history of medicine and wellbeing. Claire also continues her Warwick research on contraception and the relationship between medicine and commerce.



King, Laura (Dr)

is now Associate Professor in Modern British History at the University of Leeds. She previously held the role of Arts Engaged Impact and Innovation Fellow at the University of Leeds. This involved impact and innovation in the Faculty of Arts, as well as conducting her own research project entitled 'Men, Masculinity and Maternity in Britain, from the 1950s to the Present'. This built on her postdoctoral work in terms of both research and public engagement at the CHM in 2011/12, where she ran the project 'Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord? Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain from the 1950s to the Present'. She is currently also writing a monograph based on her doctoral thesis, which was completed at the University of Sheffield in 2011. The book is entitled Changing Fathers, Changing Men: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, c.1914-1960 and was published with Oxford University Press in 2014.



Oswald, Ute (Dr)

Ute Oswald is currently an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick. Her doctoral thesis, supervised by Professor Hilary Marland, explored recreation in nineteenth-century asylums, and she has now started to research the role of religion in these institutions. She is particularly interested in material and visual culture and in new digital approaches to historical research, for example the application of GIS mapping tools and web publication systems, to innovate the way sensory dynamics of historic places and experiences are presented. She is also keen to reach out to other disciplines and audiences and has engaged with stakeholders at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Crichton Royal Institution in Dumfries, the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and Asylum Magazine.



Pearson, Chris (Dr)

is Professor in Twentieth Century History at the University of Liverpool. His research interests lie predominantly in animal, environmental and cultural history. They initially focused on modern French history and the environmental history of war, and have since branched out into animal history, the history of emotions, the history of medicine, urban history, and transnational history. His doctoral research and subsequent monograph form the first environmental history of Vichy France and outline the material and cultural importance of nature during the ‘dark years’ and their aftermath. This led to postdoctoral work on French and transnational militarized landscapes and my second book on the environmental history of war and militarization in France from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. His most recent book Dogopolis: How Dogs and Humans Made Modern New York, London, and Paris was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2021, and explores the role and presence of dogs as workers, pets, pests, and beyond in nineteenth and twentieth century London, New York, and Paris. He also blogs on dogs and history at

Price, Elfed Huw (Dr)

is a historian of medicine with interests in neuroscience. From 1998 to 2006 Dr Price was based at the University of Oxford. In his doctoral thesis, “The Emergence of the Doctrine of the ‘Sentient Brain’ in Britain, 1650-1850,” he explored the reasons for the rise of brain-based theories of mind to the status of mainstream medical orthodoxy. After a year working on the ILA Global Project for the History of Leprosy, and a semester lecturing on the History of Medicine at the University of Southampton, since 2008 Dr Price has worked in academic journal publishing at Oxford University Press and at Taylor & Francis. He continues to pursue his own work during the twilight hours and his current research focuses on the theories of mind and body expounded by the Victorian polymath, George Henry Lewes.



Rawling, Katherine (Dr)

IS currently a Lecturer in Nineteenth Century British History at the University of Leeds. She was History of Medicine Teaching Fellow in the History Dept at the University of Warwick. Her current research project explores patients’ complex interactions with doctors who were also photographers, the ways their bodies and conditions were displayed and appropriated through photography, and the ways in which patient images reflected and were informed by discourses of degeneration, abnormality, otherness and non-medical photographic conventions. This research forms the basis of my first book, Photography in English Asylums, c.1880-1914: The Institutional Eye which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. She is also develoing a new project, Photomania: Anxiety and the Camera in Britain, 1839-1914. I will examine the connections between nineteenth-century and present-day responses to photographic images and health to ask the question: ‘Can photography damage our health?’



Steedman, Carolyn (Emeritus Professor, Warwick)

is an historian with a wide range of interests, including literature and writing. Her most recent book was An Everyday Life of the English Working Class (CUP, December 2013) and she is now looking at new ways of doing and writing history. She is hoping to write a book called Poetry for Historians, about the meaning and practice and writing of history in the modern world.

Swain, Simon (Professor)

in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick has long-standing interests in medical history. He is currently working on the transmission of Greek thought and learning to the Islamic world, and holds Leverhulme and AHRC funding for two related projects in this area which touch on aspects of Greek medical theory and its reception. His earlier work on the Greek culture of the Roman period naturally led him to Galen and other medical figures, and future plans include a project with Peter Pormann on some of Galen's commentaries on Hippocrates which survive only in Arabic. He has from time to time contributed to the Centre's Taught MA on aspects of Greco-Roman medicine.  



Vernon, Patrick (OBE)

was awarded an OBE in June 2012 as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for contribution in tackling health inequalities for ethnic minority communities and is a current committee for Healthwatch England and the independent Commission on Policy and mental health. He was former Chief Executive of the Afiya Trust one of the leading race equality health charities in the country and has previously worked as a senior civil servant at the Department of Health and Local Government Association; Director of the Brent Health Action Zone (Brent Primary Care Trust), and Regional Director for MIND. Former member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for mental health, Equality and Diversity Council.

Patrick has also been a former Non-Executive Director of Camidoc (GP out of hour's service in North London) and a trustee for Social Action for Health in East London and a Councillor in Hackney where he has chaired Health Scrutiny and Public Health Peer Reviewer. He is also a former Non-Executive Director East London & the City Health Authority, and Independent Chair of Westminster Partnership for Race Equality where he played a key role with the Met Police and the Muslim community with the aftermath of 7/7 bombings in Westminster.

Patrick has been a Councillor since 2006 in the London Borough of Hackney where he served as the former Chair of Health Scrutiny and is a film maker and cultural historian and founder of Every Generation Media (http// In 2003 he launched '100 Great Black Britons' (, published in 2006 'When We Ruled', produced and co-directed in 2008 the film 'A Charmed Life'. Patrick is also one of the leading experts on African and Caribbean family genealogy.



Woloshyn, Tania (Dr)

was a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in the Medical Humanities, based in CHM from 2012-2016. Her project: 'Soaking up the rays: the reception of light therapeutics in Britain, c.1899-1938.' drew on her background in art history, and included several successful exhibitions, publications and workshops. Her monograph Soaking Up the Rays (MUP) is nearing completion.

Wright, David (Professor)

has been appointed Professor of History and Canada Research Chair in the History of Health Policy at McGill University in Montreal. At McGill, David will continue to explore his two areas of primary research interest: the history of mental hospitals in the nineteenth-century British World and, secondly, the globalization of health human resources in the second half of the twentieth century.  



York, Sarah (Dr)

was Departmental Impact Officer in History at the University of Warwick during 2012-13. She was previously Research Fellow, based in the Centre for the History of Medicine, where she taught on two undergraduate modules and conducted the public project, ‘War, Memory, Trauma’. She has also worked as Research Fellow on the Wellcome-Trust funded project, ‘Madness, Migration and the Irish in Lancashire, c.1850-1921’, led by Dr Catherine Cox (University College Dublin) and Professor Hilary Marland (University of Warwick). She specialises in the history of psychiatry and asylums, the history of suicide, and migration and mental illness. She has published several articles arising from this research and is currently preparing a monograph based on her PhD thesis.