Department Name Centre for Health, Medicine and Society: Past and Present
Institution Name Oxford Brookes University

Departmental Information

Department Profile The Centre, which is based in the School of Arts and Humanities, seeks to promote the study of the social and cultural history of medicine and is one of the leading research groups of its kind in the UK. Members of the Centre work collaboratively with staff in a number of Schools within the University and have research links with a wide network of associates, both national and international.
Faculty Teaching Staff Dr Tom Crook; Professor Anne Digby; Professor Waltraud Ernst; Dr Elizabeth Hurren; Dr Peter Jones; Dr Anna Maerker; Dr Timothy J. McHugh; Dr Viviane Quirke; Professor Est?e Dvorjetski(visitor); Dr Yolanda Eraso;
Research Staff Dr Sam Sneddon; Dr Katherine Watson; Professor Paul Weindling; Dr Jonathan Andrews; Dr Tapti Roy; Dr Projit B. Mukharji; Dr Veenu Pant; Dr Kim Price; Dr Ina Scherder;
Areas of Expertise Victorian public health; South African medicine; medical markets and healthcare systems; history of British social policy and welfare; History of psychiatry; History of western science, psychiatry and medicine; inter-relationship between modern medicine and indigenous healing from the eighteenth to the twentieth century; History of anatomy and poverty in the nineteenth century; Material culture of medicine and science in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; anatomical models; collections and museums; the history of expertise; History of early modern France; French medicine; History of science, technology and medicine in Britain, France and the USin the twentieth century, with a special focus on the history of drug discovery and the pharmaceutical industry;

Course & Degrees

Undergraduate Courses Medicine and Society c1650-1914; Medicine in the Twentieth Century; The Genesis of Medicine; Dearth, Death and Disease 1650-1850 The History of the Body, 1650-1900; Forensic Medicine in Western Society; Medicine and Biopolitics in Eastern Europe, 1900-1945; Science and Medicine in Enlightened Europe, 1650-1850; Medicine, Family and Life Cycle in Early Modern Europe; Mental Illness and Psychiatry in Britain c.1700-2000; Children in Sickness and Health, 1750 – 1950; Medical Science and the Modern World; Debating Current Issues in Health Care Medicine and War: Vermox: Britain and its Empire 1640 to present; Plague and Pox in Medieval and Early Modern Western Europe; Flesh and Stone: Public Health and the English City, 1750-1950; Brainstorming: A History of the Brain; Comparative Histories of Healing: Britain, China and India;
Undergraduate Units The History of Medicine is a combined-honours subject and you can study it in conjunction with a variety of other fields.Taught
Postgraduate Courses MA in the History of Medicine, with Courses suach as Medical Experience in the Countryside, 1500-1800; The Hospital in History; The History of Death and Dying in Britain, 1750-1900 – P68579;
Research Degrees PhD

Contact Details

Contact Name Simon Baalham
Postal Address Director, Centre for Health, Medicine and Society, School of Arts and Humanities, Tonge Building, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP
Phone +44 01865 484220
Email [email protected]