Kellie A Vernon
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- Thesis title: ‘Mad Men Cannot Be Heroes’: The Significance Of Mental Health, Illness And ‘Character’ In The Representations Of Heroic Age Antarctic Expeditions (1899-present)
- Supervisors: Dr Michael A. Finn, Professor James Stark
I joined the University of Leeds in 2021 as a Postgraduate Researcher looking at attitudes to mental health, stigma, and serious mental illness for men in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Alongside my research I am a specialist in Mental Health and Specialist Disability Issues working for His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service. I am a consultant for the European Ewings Consortium Surgical Working Group and am involved in primary research into improvements in patient’s quality of life, working alongside a consortium of international Oncologists and Orthopaedic Oncologists.
I received my MPhil from the University of Manchester in 2014. My research was on Masculinity and Religion in the Life and Posthumous Representations of Antarctic Explorer H. R. Bowers, c.1902 - 1939. I also hold an MA in Early Modern and Reformation Studies from the University of Birmingham as well as a BA (Hons) in Identity Studies and Theology and Religion from the University of Liverpool. I qualified as a Registered General Nurse from the University of Manchester in 1998.
My research interests include:
- serious mental illness for both men and women
- schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders
- affective disorders, and delusional disorders
- masculinity and imperialism
- Antarctic and Arctic exploration and science, religion and theology
- biography, representations and life writing
- childhood cancer in history
- child and infant loss.
- MPhil History - University of Manchester.
- MA Reformation and Early Modern Studies – University of Birmingham
- BA (Hons) Identity Studies and Theology and Religious Studies – University of Liverpool
- Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing – University of Manchester