Health, Medicine and Society

The Health, Medicine and Society research group examines the social and cultural history of health and medicine.

Health medicine and society

Health, Medicine and Society

Our research

The Health, Medicine and Society group examines the health, illness and treatment of individuals and communities in a social and cultural history context. Our research expertise ranges from the 14th century to the present day, and covers a number of different geographies and cultures, including Mediterranian Europe, Uganda, Kenya and India. Our research focuses on the social and cultural history of medicine and health, and thinking about the human life course, from birth to death.

We are interested in six key themes:

  • The human life course from birth to death;
  • How health and medicine are shaped by gender, race and age;
  • Health and medicine during periods of war and conflict;
  • Health and family life;
  • Medical practitioners and caregivers;
  • Policy and public health initiatives and how they were developed, received and used by different individuals and societies

Discover our subject specialists who lead our research - from postgraduate research students to internationally-renowned academic staff.

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