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Dr Jane Hand

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Academic Profile

  • 2017: Wellcome Trust Secondment Fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, Westminster
  • 2016-2019: Research Fellow for the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award 'The Cultural History of the NHS', University of Warwick
  • 2015-2016: One-Year Research Fellow for the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award 'The Cultural History of the NHS', University of Warwick
  • 2013-2014: Curator and Exhibition Coordinator, Healing Arts, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
  • 2012-2013: Seminar Tutor for 'Making of the Modern World', History Department, University of Warwick
  • 2011-2015: PhD, History Department, University of Warwick funded by a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship
  • 2010-2011: MA Social and Cultural History of Medicine, University College Dublin, funded by a Wellcome Trust Masters Award
  • 2007-2010: BA Single Subject History Major, University College Dublin

Public Engagement

  • June 2014: Assistant Researcher, public engagement event A Malady of Migration, a threatre performance organised by Professor Hilary Marland and performed by Talking Birds on mental health and Irish migrants in nineteenth century Lancashire.
  • September 2013 to October 2014: Curator and co-ordinator, public engagement event Eating for Health in Wartime and Postwar Britain an exhibition based on my own research on health education and food at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire in conjunction with the UHCW Healing Arts Programme. This involved liaising with the Imperial War Museum, the Science Museum and the Thackray Museum in Leeds to organise the display of public health posters, composing accompanying information leaflets and explanatory boards, developing a user-friendly blog space and mechanisms for receiving feedback.
  • September 2013 to November 2014: Organiser of reminiscence sessions at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, broadly on the subject of food and health during the war and after the lifting of rationing in 1954. I liaised with the Ward Activity Coordinator to organise regular sessions with interested patients, allowing them to recall their war and postwar experiences and often using photographs, pictures and generalist history text as aids.
  • June 2013: Assistant Researcher, public engagement event Trade in Lunacy, a chamber theatre performance organised by Professor Hilary Marland and inspired by the practices of treating ‘diseases of the mind’ in private homes during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This involved condensing large amounts of complex historical information into short, factual pieces of contextual background aimed at the general public. I also assisted in the production at the development stage and provided support services during the performances.
  • April 2013: Assistant, public engagement event, Light Technologies, organised by Dr Tania Woloshyn for an exhibition and interdisciplinary workshop focussed on sunlight technologies. I assisted the exhibition, talking to members of the public and workshop attendees about the objects on display.
  • June 2012: Assistant, public engagement event, Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord organised by Dr Laura King for an exhibition at the Coventry Mysteries festival. I worked with young people in Coventry on an art-based project for Father’s Day.

Conference Contributions and Talks

  • Jane Hand (2016), Film Evening: '"I go when I go, don't I?" Health promotion on film in the long 1980s', London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Jane Hand (2016), 'Public Health and the NHS in post-war Britain', Joint Workshop with Placing the Public, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Jane Hand (2016), 'Advertising, gender and the place of consumerism in nutrition health education programmes in Britain, 1950s-1980s', Social History of Medicine Biennial Conference, University of Kent
  • Jane Hand (2016), 'Preventing Chronic Disease: Health Education, Visual Culture and Self-Care Practices', Balancing the Self Conference, University of Exeter.
  • Jane Hand (2016), 'See Your Dentist Regularly'?: Health Education, Citizenship and the NHS in 1950s and 1960s Britain', Social History Society Conference, Lancaster University.
  • Jane Hand (2015), 'Screening the National Health Service: Approaching a Cultural History through Moving Pictures', Centre for History in Public Health Seminar Series, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Jane Hand (2015), Marketing Margarine in Postwar Britain: Advertising, Gender and the Place of Healthy Eating, Centre for Medical History Seminar Series, University of Exeter.
  • Jane Hand (2015), 'Your Health and the Food You Eat’: Marketing Margarine and Visualising Health in Postwar Britain, Food as Medicine: Historical Perspectives Conference, Dublin City University at Edward Worth Library.
  • Jane Hand (2014), ‘Marketing Marge: The Rise of the General Health Claim in Postwar Britain’, Café Scientifique - December Meeting, Leamington Spa.
  • Jane Hand (2013), ‘From ‘Look after Yourself’ to ‘Look After Your Heart’: the role of nutrition and consumerism within health education in the UK, 1973-1991’, Anglo-American Conference for Historians: Food in History, Institute of Historical Research, London.
  • Jane Hand (2013), ‘Diet, Disease Prevention and Visual Culture in Postwar Britain’, Nutritional Guidelines and Standards: Past and Present Perspectives Conference, University of York.
  • Jane Hand (2012), 'You Are What You Eat: Chronic Disease, Consumerism and Health Education in Postwar Britain', University of Warwick History Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick.
  • Jane Hand (2012), ‘The Crusade to 'Conquer Cancer': Public and Voluntary Health Education Initiatives in the Campaign against Lung Cancer in Ireland, 1958-1978', British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick.
  • Jane Hand (2011), 'Envisioning Health: A Visual Investigation into Irish Public Health Campaigns, 1945-1958', History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.
  • Jane Hand (2010), Envisaging State Healthcare: A Visual Investigation into Irish Public Health Campaigns 1945-1958: The depiction of fantasy or reality? Faculty of Imagining U21 Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia.