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Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine; University of Manchester
I am interested in the history of medicine and biomedical science in the 20th century. I have done work on medicine in interwar Germany and more recently on issues of health and risk in the English-speaking world. I am also interested in the role that commercial interests have played in the history of medicine, especially with a view to medical innovations.
Current research projects:
- Translational research in medicine
- Lung cancer and modern society
- The pressure of life: arterial hypertension in post-war society
University of Manchester
Simon Building, Brunswick Street
Manchester, Lancashire M13 9PL
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My first degree was in biochemistry at the Freie Universita"t Berlin (Diplom in 1993 - roughly equivalent to an MSc). I also took a series of history courses and got interested in the history of science. When working as a laboratory assistant at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, 1993-1995, I sat in on some courses in the Science Studies Programme at University of California, San Diego. I then enrolled for an MA in History and Social Anthropology of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester (1995-1996) and in 1999 completed a PhD, also at the University of Manchester, on Weimar Medical Culture: Doctors, Healers and the 'Crisis of Medicine' in Interwar Germany.
Since 1999, I have worked first as a Wellcome Trust Research Associate, later as a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, and now as a lecturer at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. I have been a frequent visitor, sometimes for longer periods, at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin and have collaborated closely with colleagues in continental Europe, the United States and Canada. My teaching experience includes a variety of courses in the history of medicine and the life sciences. I have also taught courses dealing with the historiography of science, technology and medicine for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
I am treasurer of the Society for Social History of Medicine.