Keele University


Research into literature, science, and medicine at Keele University is conducted by a group of researchers, some of whom have contributed to the LitSciMed programme: Professor David Amigoni, English, is a specialist in the relations between literature and evolutionary science in the nineteenth century; and Dr Alannah Tomkins, History, is a social historian of medicine of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, who is currently researching aspects of the English social history of medicine. Dr Tomkins co-organises the seminar series Science in the Humanities and has taught history of medicine for the University’s School of Medicine. A key focus for the further development of the relationship between medicine and the humanities is the recently validated route, MRes (Humanities) Medical Humanities.

Contributors to the programme have also included: Dr Lisetta Lovett, Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer based at the Clinical Education Centre, University Hospital of North Staffordshire. She has a particular interest in history of medicine, is a Fellow of the Society of Apothecaries, History of Medicine division, and has published on the madhouse-keeper and moral therapist, Thomas Bakewell; Professor Susan Bruce, who has published on Bacon and on eighteenth-century century debates about gynaecology and midwifery; and Dr Emma Waterton, RCUK Fellow in Heritage Studies (History).