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PEOPLE – Research Fellows

Rebecca Lynch

Dr. Rebecca Lynch is an anthropologist of the body and of (bio)medicine and is Lecturer in Medical Anthropology based in WCCEH. She completed her PhD in Social Anthropology at University College London (UCL).  Rebecca is interested in the dynamic, changing, fluid body and its boundaries, moral aspects of health and medicine, and (bio)medical categorisations (including […]


Thomas El-Hoss

Biography My research expertise is in the mapping, conceptualisation and comparison of child protection systems. After winning a prestigious ESRC scholarship and overseas fieldwork grant I completed doctoral research analysing the implementation of Lebanon’s first child protection legislation. This culminated in 16 months of fieldwork and interviews with a range of government, juvenile justice, religious […]


Sebastian Fonseca

Biography Sebastian Fonseca is MD, MA, PhD – currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Connecting 3 World: Socialism, Medicine and Global Health after WWII” (PIs Prof Drs Dora Vargha, Edna Diaz-Suarez, and Sarah Marks). His current research focuses on integrating historically neglected voices in the configuration of health in Latin America’s “long” Cold War. […]


Cristian Montenegro

I’m a health sociologist specialising in the histories and politics of mental health policy reform, focusing on Latin America. I’m a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of Exeter. I also serve as an adjunct researcher at the Millennium Institute for Research on Depression and […]


Michael Flexer

I am the the publicly engaged research fellow working on the Wellcome-funded ‘Waiting Times’ project.


Arthur Rose

Biography I am interested in how literary cultural studies can help us to unpack some of our assumptions in the modern world. This has led me in different directions, from authorship debates in late modernism to coal mining in the Naturalist novel, but all with the aim of figuring out how literary culture can help us understand about […]


Martin Moore

My work in the centre I work on the Wellcome-Trust funded project “Waiting Times“, led by Laura Salisbury and Lisa Baraitser. The project is an interdisciplinary exploration of waiting in and for healthcare, asking what it means to wait “now”. As part of this project, I am writing a history of time and waiting in […]


Fred Cooper

I am a contemporary historian of medicine and transdisciplinary researcher, usually working under the broad umbrella of the medical humanities. My primary interests are in shame and loneliness, specifically their histories (and futures) as objects of analysis, anxiety and intervention in medicine, public health, the humanities, and the psy and social sciences. Most recently, I […]


Lorraine Hansford

Overview Lorraine Hansford is a Research Fellow based at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, and is also part of the Relational Health Group at the Medical School. She has a professional background in youth and community work, and takes an engaged approach to research, working alongside communities and community organisations. Research […]