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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, activism, lesbians
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About Me

Hannah J. Elizabeth is a research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine working on their Wellcome funded research fellowship ‘What’s love got to do with it? Building and maintaining HIV-affected families through love, care and activism in Edinburgh 1981–2016′

Before joining LSHTM, they most recently worked as a research fellow for the Wellcome Trust project ‘The Cultural History of the NHS’ at the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick, where they researched lesbian health activism in the British Midlands in the 1990s. Prior to joining Warwick, Hannah worked as a research assistant at LSHTM on Alex Mold’s Wellcome project, ‘Placing the Public in Public Health: Public Health in Britain, 1948-2010’, investigating the role of emotion in public health. They completed their PhD in 2017 at the University of Manchester, it was titled ‘[Re]inventing Childhood in the Age of AIDS: The Representation of HIV Positive Identities to Children and Adolescents in Britain, 1983-1997’.

Recent Publications
Hannah J. Elizabeth, Love Carefully and without ‘over-bearing fear’: The Persuasive Power of Authenticity in Late 1980s British AIDS Education Material for Adolescents’, Social History of Medicine, October 2020
Hannah J. Elizabeth ‘The Slippery History of the Dental Dam’, History Workshop Website, March 2020,
Hannah J. Elizabeth, ‘“Private things affect other people”: Grange Hill’s critique of British sex education policy in the age of AIDS’, Twentieth Century British History, March 2020
Alex Mold, Hannah J. Elizabeth, ‘Superman vs. Nick O’Teen: anti-smoking campaigns and children in 1980s Britain, Palgrave Communications, October, 2019
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, March 2019,
Hannah J. Elizabeth, ‘Getting around the rules of sex education’ Wellcome Collection Website, June, 2018
Amy C. Chambers & 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.

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