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Advisory Board


Advisory Board

Sarah Bunn is a Scientific Adviser in the Biology and Health Section of the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology.

Angela Davis is a Wellcome Trust University Award holder with the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick. Her current research project ‘Jewish mothers and Jewish babies: Childbearing and childrearing amongst Jewish women in England and Israel c. 1948-1990’ investigates Jewish women’s experiences of maternity and childcare in England and Israel during the second half of the twentieth century. Angela is also co-founder of the Warwick Oral history Network.

Helen Ford is the Archive Manager at the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick. She is responsible for locating and preserving primary sources for modern British social, political and economic history, especially the national history of industrial relations, industrial politics and labour history.

Bill Fulford is an Honourary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Oxford; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick Medical School; Co-Director, Institute for Philosophy, Diversity and Mental Health, University of Central Lancashire; and Special Adviser for Values-Based Practice in the National Mental Health Development Unit, Department of Health, London.

Kamila Hawthorne MRCP, FRCGP, MRCGP is Associate Dean Medicine and Director of Medical Education at the University of Surrey. Her longstanding research interest is in Black and Ethnic Minority experiences of access to health care, particularly in the field of Type 2 Diabetes. Kamila also acts as an Examiner and practicing GP in Butetown, Cardiff.

Hilary Marland is a Professor in History at the University of Warwick and is currently a Wellcome Trust Co-Investigator for the project ‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Health in UK and Ireland, 1850-2000’. Her research focused on the social and cultural history of medicine and health, particularly in modern Britain and also in the Netherlands.

Alex Mold is Senior Lecturer in History and Deputy Director of the Centre of History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is currently a Wellcome Trust New Investigator for the project ‘Placing the Public in Public Health, 1948-2010’. Alex’s research interests centres around the contemporary history of medicine and health in Britain.

Jonathan Reinarz is the Director of the History of Medicine Unit at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on the history of hospitals, medical education and medical complaints as well as the history of the senses and skin.

Andrew Stein is a Consultant at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire in Renal/Acute Medicine. He is the Chair of UHCW Arts Committee and also an Associate Professor at Warwick Medical School. Andrew also acts as Clinical Commissioning Director for the Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Groups.

John Stewart is an Emeritus Professor of Health History at Glasgow Caledonian University. He is an historian of health care provision and social policy in modern Britain and Scotland with an emphasis on child welfare and child psychiatry.

Swaran Singh is Head of the Division of Mental health and Wellbeing at the Warwick Medical School. His research has mainly been health services oriented, with focus on early psychosis, somatisation, and deliberate self-harm, cultural and ethnic factors in mental illness, mental health law, transitions and medical education. Over time he has become more interested in youth and minority mental health problems in the context of service configuration and delivery, with particular focus on improving access to care and outcomes.

Pat Thane is a Professor Contemporary History in the Institute of Contemporary British History at King’s College London. She is a founding partner of History & Policy and an historian of the politics and social context of social welfare, in particular concerning old age and ageing, voluntary action and single motherhood.

Stephen Tomlinson CBE MD FRCP FMedSci, is a specialist in diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic and general medicine at the University of Cardiff. He was Dean of Medical School and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing in Manchester from 1993-9; Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales College of Medicine from 2001-4; President of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland from 2002-3; Chairman of the Tropical Health and Education Trust Board of Trustees from 2007-10 and a member of the British Council Advisory Committees from 2006-11. He is currently a member of the HEFCW Council and the Chair of ASH Wales.

John Welshman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Lancaster. He is a scholar of contemporary history, social policy, and public health with expertise in migration, social deprivation, child poverty, social exclusion and care in the community.