Department Name Centre for Medical Humanities
Institution Name Oxford Brookes University

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Department Profile The Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) was established in late 2014/early 2015. It builds and expands on the work of the Centre for Health, Medicine and Society: Past and Present in new directions. First and foremost, it aims to promote world-leading interdisciplinary research and actively engage with new academic and non-academic audiences. Second, it strives to encourage a fresh collaborative partnership across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University more broadly. Third, it brings together historians of medicine and scholars with interests in medical humanities from History, Philosophy, Social and Life Sciences as well as Anthropology and Religion. Finally, it seeks to explore new opportunities for extending its current academic network and establish new ones.
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Areas of Expertise Current areas of research:

  • Eugenics and the control of reproduction
  • Motherhood, family and children
  • Sexuality, domesticity and gender
  • Pregnancy, Abortion and Maternal bodies
  • Forensic medicine and crime
  • Drug treatment, hospitals and cancer chemotherapy
  • Race, immigration and multiculturalism
  • Risk, Governance and Society
  • History of Psychiatry in Asia and History of Alcohol

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