I returned to the University of Leeds as a PhD candidate in April 2020 having completed my MA here in 2018. I am currently undertaking an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with The National Archives. The project explores the intersection of public health policy, science communication and human-animal interactions during the BSE crisis in the United Kingdom.
- How were the identities of BSE and vCJD constructed by scientists and how did this influence the establishment of the Phillips Inquiry?
- How did lay expertise (livestock farmers) interact with scientific knowledge and practice, and were disease control methods contested?
- What interactions between stakeholders (scientists, farmers, policy officials, food industry, consumer groups) can we recover from the activities of the Phillips Inquiry?
- How did the findings of the Phillips Inquiry influence the formulation of policy?
- How did the public perceive and respond to the emergence of a new disease and the human-animal interactions involved?
- History of medicine
- 20th century science policy
- History of human-animal relationships
- History of science communication
- The impact of war on health and medicine
- MA History and Philosophy of Science
- BA History