• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Research, Writing and Publishing

• Five academic books and edited collection with leading academic publishers. Research discussed in London Review of Books, New Yorker, Times Literary Supplement, Sunday Post, Belfast Telegraph and The Nation.
• Popular history book with Reaktion (translated into Japanese), with books forthcoming in 2023 and 2024 with Polity, Gill and Routledge.
• Medical history textbook for Macmillan International.
• Over 20 articles published in medical and historical journals.
• Over 60 book reviews published, including one in Times Literary Supplement.
• Over 70 presentation at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Auckland, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Sorbonne (Paris), Trinity College Dublin, Uppsala and Venice.


• Fourteen years experience teaching at leading universities including Manchester, Sheffield, University College Dublin and Ulster, and Senior Fellow of HEA.
• Course Directorship of Master’s course at Ulster.
• Extensive supervisory experience of undergraduate, Master’s and PhD research projects.
• External examiner invitations at TÚ Dublin, Liverpool Hope University and Royal Holloway, London.
• Guest lecture at Harrow School.

Research Funding

• Funding received from UKRI, AHRC, Wellcome Trust, Irish Research Council, European Science Foundation and DfE.
• Funding panel member for Irish Research Council and AHRC.
• Recipient of Ulster University’s Distinguished Researcher Prize (2020).
• Year’s experience at research funding management at Irish Research Council.

Podcasting, Media and Public Speaking

• PI on the podcast Epidemic Belfast podcast www.epidemic-belfast.com.
• Co-organiser of major four-month exhibition at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin.
• Event organiser for ESRC Festival of Social Science, Northern Ireland Science Festival and Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics.
• Articles and interviews with Irish Times, Independent, Guardian.
• Consultancy work and interviews with Disney+, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC1, BBC2, RTE Radio and NVTV, and films including Suffragette and 21 Days.

Publishing Experience

• Book Review Editor position with Social History of Medicine and Pharmacy in History journals.
• Editorial board member for Manchester University Press’s Social Histories of Medicine book series.
• Extensive experience copy-editing, liaising with authors, managing an assistant and attending meetings with Oxford University Press.
• Peer review invitations from leading book publishers including Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Bloomsbury and others.

Current funded projects


• PI: Engaging Local Belfast Communities in Medical History and Heritage (AHRC Impact Acceleration Award).

• PI: Feeding Children? Food Poverty across Ireland: Historical, Current and Future Perspectives (AHRC Impact Acceleration Award).

• PI: Epidemic Belfast www.epidemic-belfast.com. Listen to our podcast on Spotify Amazon and Apple.(DfE/AHRC funded).

• Co-PI: CHOICE - A Community Consortium To Tackle Health Disparities For People Living with Mental Illness (UKRI with UU School of Psychology).


Visiting Fellowships


• HEX (Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences), University of Tampere

• Max Planck Centre for the History of Emotions (Berlin)

• INSERM (Paris)

• Institute for General Practice and Community Medicine (Oslo).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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