Current Projects

Measuring mental capacity: a history

Funder: Wellcome Trust Date: 1st March 2018 – 28th February 2021 Principal Investigator: Professor Virginia Berridge Staff:  Dr Janet Weston Description: Formal assessments of mental capacity determine whether adults should make decisions regarding their own personal and financial lives, and are usually prompted by the presence of impairments such as mental illness, learning disabilities, and dementia. […]

Electronic cigarettes: history, evidence and policy

Funder: Wellcome Trust Date: 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018 Principal Investigator: Professor Virginia Berridge Collaborators: Professor Wayne Hall, University of Queensland; Professor Amy Fairchild, Texas A and M University; Professor Ronald Bayer, Columbia University New York. Description: Electronic cigarettes are controversial. This new technology in the smoking field has been welcomed by some, […]

Placing the Public in Public Health: Public Health in Britain 1948-2010

Funder: Wellcome Trust Date: 2nd September 2013 – 31 August 2018 Principal Investigator: Dr Alex Mold Staff:  Gareth Millward, Daisy Payling and Hannah Elizabeth Kershaw Description: The place of the public within public health is a critical issue for contemporary public health in Britain.  Whether it involves appealing to individuals to stop smoking, or asking […]

Health Systems in History: ideas, comparisons, policies

Funder: Wellcome Trust Date: 1st September 2015 – 31st August 2020 Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Gorsky Staff:  John Manton, Chris Sirrs and Hayley Brown Description: The overarching purpose of this award is to provide an intellectual and policy history of ‘health systems’ thinking. The term implies a holistic conception of the organisational structures within which […]

HIV/AIDS and prisons in England and Ireland

Funder:  Wellcome Trust Dates: March 2016 – February 2018 Principal Investigators:  Professor Virginia Berridge, LSHTM;  Hilary Marland, University of Warwick and Dr Catherine Cox, University College, Dublin. Staff:  Janet Weston Description: This study explores how prisons and the prison medical service responded to HIV/AIDS from the 1980s in England and Ireland. The crisis of HIV […]