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- United Kingdom
- Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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- Health and medicine, sexuality, prisons, HIV/AIDS, mental health, mental capacity, crime, law, ethics
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- About Me
I am an Assistant Professor at the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I am currently working on a twentieth century history of mental capacity in the UK and Ireland, and the activities of the Court of Protection. My next project will be on the history of public health ethics in Britain.
My first postdoctoral position was as part of the research team ‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000’, where I focused on HIV/AIDS, and my PhD examined twentieth century medical approaches to sexual crime.
- Recent Publications
‘Positive in Prison: HIV Stories from a Dublin Jail‘: audio docu-drama based on oral history interviews, produced with Digital Drama
‘”Prison will not cure a sexual perversion”: Sexology, forensic psychiatry and patients in 20th century Britain’, in Japhet Johnstone & Oliver Boeni (eds), Crimes of Passion (de Gruyter, 2015)
‘Sexual crimes, medical cures: the development of a therapeutic approach towards sexual offenders in English prisons, c.1900-1950’, Canadian Journal of History, 49.3 (2014), 395-422.
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- Country Focus
- Britain, Ireland
- Expertise by Geography
- British Isles, Ireland, United Kingdom
- Expertise by Chronology
- Modern, 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Disability, Human Rights, Law, Medicine, Public History, Science, Sexuality, Sexual Violence