This is my personal blog and webspace where I can post my thoughts, disseminate my research and generally promote who I am and what I do.
I am currently a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Warwick’s Centre for the History of Medicine. My research focuses on the rhetoric around the sick note and medical certification in Britain from the foundation of the NHS to the present day. I am working with Mathew Thomson and alongside the Cultural History of the NHS project at Warwick.
Previously, I was at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine, working on Alex Mold’s Placing the Public in Public Health project. From this post, a book on the history of British vaccination since the 1940s is due to be published by Manchester University Press in 2018. My PhD, completed in 2013 at LSTHM, was on UK disability policy from the mid-twentieth century to the present day. In addition to this, I have researched and written a briefing for Parliamentarians on the tests which are currently used to determine eligibility for disability benefits.
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