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.