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Conny Guell

Biography I am a medical anthropologist and my research focuses on healthy living practices and policies and how these are shaped across the lifecycle, population groups, and socio-cultural, historical, political and economic contexts. After completing a first degree in sociology and social anthropology at the University of Heidelberg and graduate training in medical anthropology at […]

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Victoria Tischler

Biography Professor Tischler is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has a PhD in psychology from the University of Nottingham where she worked for 12 years. She retains an honorary position at the University of Nottingham Medical School. Her research interests focus on creativity and mental health and multisensory […]

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Jan Ewing

Biography I was a family law solicitor in private practice, including at partnership level in a career spanning 20 years. Having acted for countless clients whose relationship fell apart through neglect, I became interested in how to keep relationships vibrant and thriving. I undertook an MJur at the University of Durham (2005) examining legislation aimed, […]

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Des Fitzgerald

Des Fitzgerald, a sociologist of science and medicine, joined us on 1st March 2020, as Associate Professor of Sociology, having been at Cardiff University since 2015. His work has focused on space, environment and mental health; he won the Philip Leverhulme Prize for sociology in 2017, and the research from this focuses on the use […]

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Tamsin Newlove-Delgado

Biography I graduated as a doctor from Leicester Medical School in 2003, following which I trained in psychiatry and child psychiatry, gaining my Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Working with families living in challenging circumstances led me to develop a growing interest in how services work and meet (or do not meet) the […]

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Lora Fleming

Biography I graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Hispanic Studies in 1978, followed by a MSc in the History of Science at Imperial College, London University in 1979. I studied Occupational and Environmental Health in the context of a post graduate MD MPH at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Public Health School graduating […]

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Felicity Thomas

Biography I graduated from University College London with a BA (Hons) in Anthropology and Geography, and then spent several years working in the international NGO sector, focusing on educational provision and development in post-conflict states within sub-Saharan Africa. I returned to academia to undertake a PhD on the impacts of HIV and AIDS on rural […]

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Dora Vargha

Biography I completed my PhD in Modern European History and Women and Gender history in 2013, at Rutgers University in the United States. Before joining Exeter, I was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin and a postdoctoral fellow at The Reluctant Internationalists research group at Birkbeck, University […]

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Laura Salisbury

Biography After studying for a BA in English and European Literature at Warwick University, I completed an MA in the Theory and Practice of Modern Fiction at Exeter University in 1996. Following this, I studied for a PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London. From 2003-7, I was a lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature […]

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Robin Durie

Biography I wrote my PhD at Edinburgh University on the phenomenology of time and of our consciousness of time. My first post was at Staffordshire University, where, in addition to teaching philosophy, I was also fortunate enough to set up interdisciplinary post-graduate programmes for artists and designers who wanted to conduct research in philosophy alongside […]

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Luna Dolezal

Biography I am an Associate Professor in Philosophy and Medical Humanities. My research is primarily in the areas of applied phenomenology, philosophy of embodiment, philosophy of medicine and medical humanities. My work is driven by an interest in understanding lived experience and embodiment, and how these intersect with, are co-determined by, the socio-political and technological […]

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Manuela Barreto

Biography I graduated in Psychology at the University of Porto, Portugal, and obtained a PhD in Social Psychology at the Free University, Amsterdam, funded by a Marie Curie Fellowship. I then worked at Leiden University, the Centre for Social Research and Intervention (Lisbon), and came to the University of Exeter, in 2011, as a Professor […]

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Anne Barlow

Biography I graduated from Sussex University with a BA (Hons) in Law with French and European Studies. I also studied at the University of Strasbourg, France and the College of Law, London, before qualifying and practising as a solicitor in London for 10 years, specialising in Family and Housing Law. I began my academic career […]

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Katrina Wyatt

Biography I joined the Medical School in Exeter in 2000 as Lecturer in Research Methods with the Research and Development Support Unit (RDSU), now Research Design Service. As part of the RDSU I became the lead for Folk.us, a Department of Health funded research programme which sought to create a culture of meaningful service user, […]

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Steve Hinchliffe

Biography I studied Geography at Durham and undertook an MPhil and PhD at the University of Bristol. The PhD was concerned with public engagement in environmental issues and involved work in the UK and Denmark with a stint at the European Parliament. After this I lectured at Cambridge, Keele and then the Open Universities. At […]

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Mark Jackson

Biography I graduated initially in Immunology (BSc, 1982) and then in medicine (MB BS, 1985) from St. Thomas’ Hospital, University of London. Following a brief period in clinical practice, I completed doctoral studies, funded by the British Academy, at the University of Leeds on the history of infanticide in eighteenth-century England. Having taught undergraduate history […]

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Judith Green

Judith Green joined the Centre in March 2020 as Professor of Sociology, after posts at King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  With a background in anthropology and medical sociology, her research has bridged public health and the social sciences, most recently focusing on issues of mobility, environments systems and […]

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