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Centre for Medical Humanities

James Stark

Interdisciplinary skills development for medical humanities: an opportunity for early career researchers and postgraduates. Funded by the AHRC and led by Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities in collaboration with the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research and the Wellcome Trust.

James Stark

James Stark


Jamie Stark is a Research Fellow in the history of medicine at the University of Leeds. Based in the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science his main area of research is the history of medicine since 1850, especially infectious diseases and the relationship between medicine, the biological sciences and associated technologies. His monograph, The Making of Modern Anthrax, was published by Pickering & Chatto in 2013, and he is the author of numerous journal articles and reviews in the history of medicine and science, and museum studies.

His current research examines the history of rejuvenation in modern Britain, with particular emphasis on hormone treatments, electrotherapy, diet and skincare. He is working in collaboration with the Boots Company archive, and the project emerges from an AHRC Knowledge Transfer Fellowship in conjunction with the Thackray Medical Museum.

In addition to his research, Jamie is currently Chair of the Outreach and Education Committee of the British Society for the History of Science and also acts as the Society's Honorary Archivist. At the University of Leeds, he is one of five postdoctoral researchers working on the Arts Engaged project, fostering a culture of collaborative research and impact across the Faculty of Arts.

Contact Details

Hearing the Voice
c/o School of Education
Durham University
Leazes Road 
Durham
DH1 1SZ

Tel: +44 (0)191 3348163