Northern Centre for the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities

Research

 

Postgraduate Research

PhD Programmes
Research students (MLitt/MPhil/PhD)

Current:

  • Natalie Hawkes: Beyond the Sun King’s bedside: Antoine Vallot and the broader identity of the premier médecin du roi in Louis XIV’s reign. From 2008 to 2011, Natalie's PhD project was funded by a Wellcome Trust PhD studentship. The Centre's Iain Lonie PhD completion grant enabled her to complete it in 2013. In January 2014, Natalie passed her viva (Supervised by: PD Dr Thomas Rütten and Professor Tony Spawforth).
  • Amy Hill: The Occupations of Puglia by the Allies, 1943-1946 (Supervised by: Dr Claudia Baldoli and Professor Tim Kirk).
  • Fiona Howarth: Ludwig Edelstein: Towards an intellectual biography. From 2011 to 2014, Fiona's PhD project is funded by an AHRC PhD studentship (Supervised by: PD Dr Thomas Rütten and Dr Rowland Smith).
  • Sonja Lapraik: The Hippocrates Portrait in the Studiolo of Urbino: Imagery in Context (Newcastle University. During the first three years of her PhD project, Sonja's work was funded by the Wellcome Trust (Supervised by: PD Dr Thomas Rütten and Dr Rowland Smith).
  • Caroline Nielsen: Chelsea Hospital Pensioners: disability and welfare in the eighteeenth century (Supervised by: Professor Jeremy Boulton and Dr Jonathan Andrews). 
  • Brianne Preston: Hippocratic Commentary in Early Modern Spain: An examination of Lázaro de Soto's exegesis of De locis in homine (Supervised by: PD Dr Thomas Rütten and Dr Susanna Phillippo).

Past:

  • Graham Butler: Disease, Medicine and Mortality in Newcastle upon Tyne, 1750-1850 (Completed 2013; Supervised by: Professor Jeremy Boulton and Dr Jonathan Andrews).
  • Michelle Gamble: Differentiation in Chalcolithic Cyprus: An examination of diet, disease and trauma (Completed 2011; Supervised by: Dr Kirsty Lorentz and Dr Chris Fowler).
  • Todd Curtis: Medicine, Science and Spin. Rhetorical Strategies and Generic Constraints in the Galenic Corpus (Completed 2009; Supervised by Professor Philip van der Eijk and Professor Jaap Wisse).
  • Glenda McDonald: Concepts and Treatments of Phrenitis in ancient medicine (Completed 2009; Supervised by: Professor Philip van der Eijk and Dr Jonathan Andrews).
  • Nadine Metzger: Psychopathology and Concepts of Demonical Possession in Late Antiquity and the Byzantine Period. From 2006 to 2009, Nadine's PhD project was funded by a Wellcome Trust PhD studentship. A German translation of her thesis was published under the title Wolfsmenschen und nächtliche Heimsuchungen: Zur kulturellen Verortung vormoderner Konzepte von Lykanthropie und Ephialtes. It appeared as vol. 4 in the book series Studien zur Geschichte der Medizingeschichte und Medizingeschichtsschreibung published by gardez in Remscheid. For this publication, Nadine was awarded a book prize of the German Society of the History of Medicine, Natural Sciences and Technology in 2012. She is working as a lecturer in the Institute of the History and Ethics of Medicine at the University of Erlangen (Completed 2009; Supervised by: PD Dr Thomas Rütten).
  • Maithe Hulskamp: Sleep and Dreams in Ancient Medicine: The status of dreams in the diagnostic process (Completed 2008; Supervised by: Professor Philip van der Eijk and PD Dr Thomas Rütten).
  • Roberto Lo Presti: Aisthesis polytropos. Teorie e rappresentazioni della percezione sensoriale e della cognizione negli scritti della Collezione Ippocratica (co-supervised with the University of Palermo by Professor Philip van der Eijk; Completed 2008).
  • Sarah Francis: Aristotle on the role of nature in human ethical development (Completed 2006; Supervised by: Professor Philip van der Eijk)
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