On Wednesday 15th November the Centre for History in Public Health held a book launch in the Manson Foyer at the School’s Keppel Street building to celebrate the publication of Professor Susanne MacGregor’s new book by Palgrave: The Politics of Drugs: Perceptions, Power and Policies ▶ Questions the current public representation of UK drugs policy ▶ Aims […]
On the 20th of May 2016 the Centre held a ‘retreat’ at the Wallacespace in Covent Garden to consider future strategy across a number of areas including: research; teaching; policy and public engagement; and networks across the School. The retreat will help inform the Centre’s strategy for future development. Programme: Programme for Chiph retreat May […]
Research Fellow in History Department of Social and Environmental Health Research Salary: £37,889 to £43,028 per annum inclusive Closing Date: Sunday 08 January 2017 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: PHP-SEHR-13 We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the research project ‘‘Progressives to laggards’? Health system reform in […]
Research Assistant Department of Social and Environmental Health Research Salary: £33,006 to £37,889 per annum inclusive Closing Date: Sunday 08 January 2017 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: PHP-SEHR-11 We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on a project examining the history of emotion in post-war British public health. […]
Funder: Wellcome Trust Dates: March 2016 – February 2018 Principal Investigators: Virginia Berridge, LSHTM, Hilary Marland, University of Warwick and Dr Catherine Cox, University College, Dublin. Staff: Janet Weston 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 highlighted the […]
Professor David Rosner, Disease on Trial: the Courts, the Lawsuit and the Public Negotiation over Responsibility for Disease, 20th November 2014.
Abstract: Over the past twenty years a vast public negotiation has taken place over the causes of, and responsibility for, disease. For the most part this discussion has flown under the radar of doctors, historians and public health professionals. To the extent they have participated, professionals and scholars have been called in as “experts”, […]
‘How much VD was there in Georgian London? Can we estimate the population prevalence of STIs before the twentieth century?’ The venereal diseases feature strongly in Boswell’s diary and consequently Georgian London has passed into literature and popular history as a byword for sexual licence. But is this at all justified as a general […]