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I am a social and cultural historian of medicine interested in activism and voluntary action, social policy construction, health, expertise, experience, and childhood in modern Britain

I am passionate about engaged research, and co-lead the public engagement for the major Wellcome Trust project, the People's History of the NHS. This has involved organising events and exhibitions with hospitals, museums, retirement homes, patient groups, and campaigners, looking to understand public feelings towards, and attitudes about, the NHS over time. I maintain our public-facing project website, and organised an 'NHS Editathon' with the Wikimedian-in-Residence at the Wellcome Trust, Dr Alice White, in November 2016. I have spoken about the NHS project in popular press, and on BBC Radio Sheffield and the popular television programme, Sunday Brunch.

I have significant teaching experience at the University of Warwick. I am currently a convenor of the third-year undergraduate module, the Cultural History of the NHS, and provide seminar teaching and lectures on a range of modules about history of medicine, modern British history, and historical methods (including, this year, Mind, Body and Society and Historians' Toolkit and, previously, Matters of Life and Death, Britain in the Twentieth Century: Narrating the Nation, and Britain in the 1970s: Between No Society and New Society.





Journal Articles

Book Reviews

Policy Pieces

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Methodological Piece

Selected Blogs


I have received a doctoral studentship, two small grants, and Parliamentary Fellowship funding from the Wellcome Trust. Within the University of Warwick, I have successfully bid for funding from Warwick Food Global Research Priority Group, the Humanities Research Centre, the History Department, the Centre for the History of Medicine, and the Research Student Skills Programme.

Academic Responsibilities