Notes on contributors
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Notes on contributors

Roberta Bivins is a professor of the history of medicine at the University of Warwick. Her work has focused on Britain as a node in extensive global networks of migration, medicine, and exchange since the late seventeenth century. Bivins’s first two books examined the cross-cultural transmission of global and alternative medicine. Since 2004 she has studied the impacts of migration and ethnicity on post-war British health, medical research, and practice. Most recently, she was a principal investigator on the Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Cultural History of the NHS’ project, where her research included work on the visual culture of ‘race’ in narratives of the NHS; international responses to British health provision; and a study of state and public attitudes towards self-quantification of weight in the NHS era.

Jennifer Crane is a historian of welfare, childhood, activism, and health in modern Britain. She holds a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford, exploring the expectations placed on, and resistance of, so-called ‘gifted’ children. Her previous research has explored public campaigning about NHS and child protection, and theories of public engagement. From November 2022, she will be a lecturer in health geographies at the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol.

Kathy Dodworth is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, examining the recruitment practices of community health volunteers in Kenya, and has previously worked on public participation within Scotland’s NHS. Her doctoral research on legitimation practices of non-governmental organisations in Tanzania forms the basis of her upcoming monograph with Cambridge University Press, to be published in 2022. She has published in the areas of health, African affairs, critical African studies, and ethnography, and has an article forthcoming in the Journal of Social Policy.

Hannah J. Elizabeth holds a Wellcome Research fellowship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Edinburgh, entitled ‘What’s Love Got To Do with It? Building and Maintaining HIV-Affected Families through Love, Care and Activism in Edinburgh 1981–2016’. Previously they worked as a research fellow for the Wellcome Trust project ‘The Cultural History of the NHS’, researching lesbian health activism in the British Midlands in the 1990s. Prior to this, Hannah worked as a research assistant at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Alex Mold’s Wellcome project ‘Placing the Public in Public Health: Public Health in Britain, 1948–2010’, investigating the role of emotion in public health.

Angelo Ercia has a PhD in International Public Health Policy from the University of Edinburgh and an MPH from the University of Arizona. He has worked in the UK and USA as a public health professional and as an applied researcher in health services and health policy. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, Angelo is passionate about strengthening healthcare systems and addressing health inequities.

Jane Hand is a Research Fellow for the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award project ‘The Cultural History of the NHS’ in the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick. Her PhD, completed in 2015, analysed the role and function of visual images in constructing knowledge about healthy eating and disease prevention in post-war Britain. She researches public health and health education in Britain with a focus on the visual components of health campaigning, chronicity, and the place of prevention.

Katey Logan is an independent researcher, working most recently as a post-doctoral research fellow for the University of Warwick.

Gareth Millward is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Birmingham. His work focuses on the British welfare state, with a particular interest in medicine and social security. He has previously worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Warwick, publishing on disability and vaccination policy. His latest work concerns the rhetoric around medical certification and its relationship to employment, health, and social security policy since the Second World War.

Alex Mold is an associate professor in history and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research interests include the history of illegal drugs, voluntary organisations, health, patient consumerism, and public health in post-war Britain.

Martin D. Moore is a lecturer in medical history at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of Exeter. He is author of Managing Diabetes, Managing Medicine: Chronic Disease and Clinical Bureaucracy in Post-War Britain (Manchester University Press, 2019) and co-editor with Mark Jackson of Balancing the Self: Medicine, Politics and the Regulation of Health in the Twentieth Century (Manchester University Press, 2020). He is currently working on a history of waiting, time, and care in British post-war general practice.

Jack Saunders is a lecturer in modern British history at University College London. He researches the history of work in post-war Britain, having focused on car manufacturing before he turned to the NHS. His first monograph, Assembling Cultures, looked at workplace culture in the motor industry.

Sally Sheard is a health policy analyst and historian and head of the Department of Public Health, Policy, and Systems at the University of Liverpool. She also holds the Andrew Geddes and John Rankin Chair of Modern History. Her primary research interest is in the interface between expert advisers and policy-makers. As a Wellcome senior investigator she leads a seven-year project, ‘The Governance of Health: Medical, Economic and Managerial Expertise in Britain since 1948’. Her latest book is The Passionate Economist: How Brian Abel-Smith Shaped Global Health and Social Welfare (Policy Press, 2013). She has also written on the history of hospitals, the finance of British medicine, and the development of the NHS and the medical civil service including the role of the Chief Medical Officer. Sally has extensive experience of using history in public and policy engagement and has worked with local health authorities and government organisations. She also has written for and presented television and radio programmes, including the 2018 BBC Radio 4 series National Health Stories.

Ellen Stewart is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. She researches how contemporary health systems accommodate and negotiate different forms of ‘lay’ and ‘expert’ knowledge, including demands for public engagement and for evidence-based policy. Her book Publics and their Health Systems: Rethinking Participation was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.

Mathew Thomson is a professor of history at the University of Warwick. With Roberta Bivins he was supported by a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award to lead the ‘Cultural History of the NHS’ project, and he is preparing a book on this subject. In the past he has published on the histories of childhood, psychology, and eugenics in twentieth-century Britain. He is currently Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine at Warwick.

Angela Whitecross is co-investigator and project manager of ‘NHS Voices of COVID-19’, a UK Research and Innovation COVID-19 rapid response research project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, which is creating a national collection of personal testimony to be archived at the British Library. She has a background in British political history and has worked in a range of heritage and academic settings. Her research interests focus on co-production and engagement, particularly the intersections between academic, business, community, and heritage organisations.

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Cultural histories of the National Health Service in Britain

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