I am a first-year PhD student based in the Centre for the History of Medicine (CHM). My project is supervised by Professor Hilary Marland, and kindly funded by a Departmental Scholarship. I am broadly interested in the history of psychiatry, the history of food and diet, and how gender intersects with these fields.
My research looks at orthorexia nervosa and historical obsession with clean and healthy eating. I am particularly interested in the attribution of moral characteristics to food and diet, and psychiatric treatment of disordered eating.
In its initial stages, my research will track the history of this relatively new psychiatric condition, looking at its development into a cause for concern, along with the creation of the cultural context which is frequently blamed for its rise.
2nd March 2019 - '"Eat Better Not Less": The Rise of Clean Eating Through Cookbooks', 'Cookbooks: Past, Present and Future' Symposium, University of Portsmouth.
8th-9th June 2017 - ‘Homosexuality, Medicine, and the Law in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Britain’, ‘A Cabinet of Curiosities’ HSMT Postgraduate Conference, University of Oxford.
8th-9th June 2017 - Panel Chair, ‘War in the Twentieth Century’, ‘A Cabinet of Curiosities’ HSMT Postgraduate Conference, University of Oxford.
2018-2019 – First-year PhD Student Representative, Postgraduate History Staff Student Liaison Committee, University of Warwick.
2018-2019 – Contributions Editor, Pubs and Publications: The PhD Blog.
2017 – Co-organiser of ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ HSMT Postgraduate Conference, University of Oxford.
2013-2015 – Academic Editor, Retrospect Journal, University of Edinburgh.
2018-2022 – PhD Student, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick.
Provisional Title: “Eat Better, Not Less”: Contextualising Orthorexia Nervosa in Medical History. Supervised by Professor Hilary Marland.
2017-2018 – Student Association Co-ordinator, Highlands and Islands Student Association, University of the Highlands and Islands.
2016-2017 – MSc in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, University of Oxford.
Dissertation Title: Homosexuality, Medicine and the Law in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Britain. Supervised by Dr Sloan Mahone.
2011-2015 – MA (Hons) in History (2:1), University of Edinburgh.
Dissertation Title: “The Gravest Offence”: Homosexuality and the Law in Late-Nineteenth Century Scotland. Supervised by Dr Gayle Davis.
Received the Edinburgh Award for my work during a library internship, based at the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology.
louise dot morgan at warwick dot ac dot uk