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- 2018 onwards: Senior Teaching Fellow in the History of Science and Medicine, University of Warwick
- 2015-2018: Teaching Fellow in the History of Science and Medicine, University of Warwick
- 2014-2015: Lecturer in Early Modern History, University of Essex
- HI175 The Historian's Toolkit (undergraduate first-year option module)
- HI281 Being Human: Human Nature from the Renaissance to Freud (undergraduate second-year option module)
- HI323 Historiography (undergraduate final-year core/option module)
My research interests lie in the history of science, medicine and religion, focusing on the interactions between these realms of belief and practice c.1500-1800. My current project explores the socio-cultural aspects of dissection practices beyond the well-studied context of university instruction. I am particularly eager to explore the meanings such anatomies acquired in the context of changing attitudes towards death, the body and the soul. I am also completing a book manuscript on religion and medicine in Reformation England. The work seeks incorporate the notion of 'double care' into our thinking about early modern medical treatment. ‘Double care’ was a term employed by laypeople and practitioners alike, and was used to characterise the healing process, which involved concurrent attendance upon the souls and bodies of patients.
- Double Care: Religion and Medicine in Reformation England [Book manuscript in preparation]
- [Forthcoming] “A Double Care: Prayer as Therapy in Early Modern England”, Social History of Medicine (2018).
- “Physic and Divinity: The Case of Dr John Downes M.D. (1627-1694)”, The Seventeenth Century 31, 4 (2016): 451-
- “A Dose of Physic: Confessional Identity and Medical Practice within the Family”, Studies in Church History, Volume 50: Religion and the Household, eds. John Doran and Charlotte Methuen (Woodbridge, 2014).
- Review of Anne Stobart, Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016), English Historical Review.
- Review of Isla Fay, Health and the City: Disease, Environment and Government in Norwich, 1200-1575 (Boydell Press, 2015), English Historical Review.
- Review of Gary B. Ferngren, Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction (John Hopkins University Press, 2014), IHR Reviews in History.
- Review of Sarah Apetrei and Hannah Smith (eds), Religion and Women in Britain, c. 1660–1760 (Ashgate, 2014), Women’s History Review.