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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

Managing mental incapacity: a history of the Court of Protection of England and Wales

With Virginia Berridge, AIDS inside and out: HIV/AIDS and penal policy in Ireland and England & Wales in the 1980s and 1990s

Medicine, the Penal System, and Sexual Crimes in England since 1919: Diagnosing Deviance (Bloomsbury, 2017)

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.

Media Coverage
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