Kaija-Liisa Koovit


My thesis will look at the development and history of the partial knee replacement throught the example of 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 years medical students at the Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University fo Tartu between 2014 and 2018. I have been the curator for the medical collection of the University of Tartu Museum 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 intersts include 19th and 20th century history of medicine and medical sciences, with a special interest in the development of surgery. 


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