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First Name
Hannah J.
Last Name
London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Website URL
Public health, emotion, HIV, AIDS, childhood, adolescence, sex, sexuality, sexual health, representation, children's media, sex education, safer-sex, teenage culture, teenage magazines, 1980s, 1990s,
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About Me

Hannah J. Elizabeth is a research assistant at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine working on the Wellcome funded project ‘Placing the Public in Public Health’.

Their PhD ‘[Re]inventing Childhood in the Age of AIDS: The Representation of HIV Positive Identities to Children and Adolescents in Britain, 1983-1997’, from the University of Manchester, investigated the under-explored area of HIV/AIDS-related media produced for the consumption of children and young adults in Britain. Focusing on gender, childhood, sexuality, anxiety and stigma, it examined the cultural, ideological, emotional and political context of the HIV-positive identities which populated a wide variety of British children’s media and public health education.

Recent Publications


Hannah J. Elizabeth, Gareth Millward, Alex Mold, ‘Injections-while-you-dance’: Press and poster promotion of the polio vaccine to British publics, 1956-1962’, Journal of Cultural and Social History,

Hannah J. Elizabeth, ‘Getting around the rules of sex education’ Wellcome Collection Website, (June, 2018)

Chambers, Amy C., & Hannah J. Elizabeth, ‘It’s Grimm up North: Domestic Obscenity, Assimilation Anxiety, and Medical Salvation in BBC3’s In the Flesh,’ in Ewa Hanna Mazierska (ed.), Heading North: The North of England in Film and Television, (Palgrave, May 2017), chapter 9.
Hannah J. Elizabeth, ‘Thinking AIDS, Teaching AIDS and Playing Games’, Viewpoint, 105 (October, 2014) pp. 8-9,
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Britain, England, Scotland
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Material Culture, Medicine, Sexuality, Women