Kaija-Liisa Koovit


My thesis will look at the transnational comparison of the partial knee replacement surgery in the late 20th century via the Oxford Knee.

In 2009 I received my BA with Honours from the University of Liverpool, followed by an MA the year after. As a junior lecturer I have taught History of Medicine to first year medical students and dentists at the Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University fo Tartu between 2014 and 2018. I have been a curator for the medical collection of the University of Tartu Museum since 2014, focusing on the medical case file collection from the 19th and 20th century. I am also the board member and science secretary for the Estonian Association of the History and Philosophy of Science. In 2017 I was the project manager and lead organiser for the 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science.

Research interests

My research interests include 19th and 20th century history of medicine and medical sciences, with a special interest in the development of surgery and surgical procedures.


  • 2009-2010 MA, Cultural History, University of Liverpool
  • 2006-2009 BA (Hons), History, University of Liverpool