Wellcome Trust Lecturer

School: Literature and Languages

Department: English Literature

Expertise: arts and humanities research, medical humanities, Wellcome Trust Open Access policy, public engagement

About me

I am a Wellcome Trust University Award holder in the Department of English Literature. My research focuses on early modern representations of self-wounding. Previously, I was a Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at Reading and Long-term Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and I have taught at Bristol and Exeter universities. I have published two Open Access monographs, Surgery and Selfhood in Early Modern England (CUP, 2020) and Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England (Palgrave, 2015), as well as numerous journal articles. I am also interested in public engagement. I have written for The Conversation and organised numerous public engagement events as well as speaking at a variety of heritage and charity events.

I am the School Lead Champion for Literature and Languages.

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