Dr Joanna Phillips

Dr Joanna Phillips


As Management Support Officer, my main responsiblities are HR related, and include:

  • All casual and ad hoc engagements
  • Recruitment of academic and professional services staff
  • Recruitment and administration of the School’s PGR tutors
  • The School’s programme of paid internships
  • The School’s visiting research fellow programme

In addition to my HR functions, I also provide specialised support to the Director of the Instittue for Medieval Studies for the general activities of the IMS.

Research interests

I gained my PhD from the Institute for Medieval Studies in 2017. My thesis was entitled ‘The Experience of Sickness and Health during Crusader Campaigns to the Eastern Mediterranean, 1095–1274’, and is available for consultation here.

I maintain a keen interest in the subject, and my key publications are:

  • ‘Who Cared: Locating Caregivers in Chronicles of the Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Crusades’, Social History of Medicine (2021), https://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkz100
  • ‘Crusader Masculinities in Bodily Crises: Incapacity and the Crusader Leader, 1095-1274’, in Crusading and Masculinities, ed. by Natasha Hodgson, Katherine J. Lewis, and Matthew Mesley (London: Routledge, 2019), pp. 149-164.
  • ‘William of Malmesbury, Medical Historian of the Crusades’, in Discovering William of Malmesbury, ed. by Rodney M. Thomson, Emily Dolmans, and Emily A. Winkler (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2017), pp. 129-138.