Professor Jane Macnaughton, MA, PhD, DRCOG, MRCGP
Jane Macnaughton is Professor of Medical Humanities at Durham University and co-director of the University’s Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH). She was appointed Dean of Undergraduate Medicine in 2014 with strategic oversight of Durham’s Phase I Medicine Programme. CMH was established in 2008 as a Wellcome Trust-Funded development from the Centre for Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine (CAHHM) which she initiated in 2000. Before that Jane was a GP in Glasgow and a lecturer in the Department of General Practice at Glasgow University. Jane set up and now contributes to the personal and professional development strand of Durham’s Phase I Medical Programme.
Jane has published in the fields of medical education, medical humanities, literature and medicine, history of medicine and health care environments. Recently her work has focussed on somatic symptoms, especially the problem of chronic breathlessness, which is the subject of her Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in Medical Humanities (2015) held jointly with Professor Havi Carel at Bristol.
Her books include Clinical Judgement (OUP, 2000, with Robin Downie), Madness and Creativity in Literature and Culture (Palgrave, 2005, with Corinne Saunders), The Body and the Arts (Palgrave, 2009, with Corinne Saunders and Ulrika Maude) and The Recovery of Beauty (Palgrave 2015, with Corinne Saunders and David Fuller). She is co-editor of the Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities which was published in 2016.
Jane was a founder member of the UK’s Association for Medical Humanities (AMH) and was joint editor of the journal Medical Humanities until 2008. She serves on the Wellcome Trust’s Expert Review Group for Senior Awards in Medical Humanities. Jane’s current clinical work is in gynaecology and she is an Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University Hospital of North Durham. She is married to Andrew Russell, a medical anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology, has two sons, Ben and Euan, and a dog called Bertie. Jane enjoys walking Bertie, playing the piano accordion and - as a homesick Scot - getting away from it all on the Hebridean Island of Coll with her family.
- Downie, RS & Macnaughton, RJ (2007). Bioethics and the Humanities: Attitudes and Perceptions. London: Routledge-Cavendish.
- Downie, RS & Macnaughton, RJ (2000). Clinical Judgement: evidence in practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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- Macnaughton, J. & Carel, H. (2016). ‘Breathing and breathlessness in clinic and culture: using critical medical humanities to bridge an epistemic gap’. In The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities. Whitehead, A., Woods, A., Atkinson, S., Macnaughton, J. & Richards, J. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 294-309.
- Macnaughton, J. (2015). ‘Elegant’ Surgery: The Beauty of Clinical Expertise. In The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine. Saunders, C., Macnaughton, J. & Fuller, D. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 175-198.
- Macnaughton J (2013). Becoming. In Medical Humanities Companion: Prognosis. Gordon J, Macnaughton J & Rudebeck CE Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing. 4: 53-56.
- Macnaughton, J (2013). On Treatment and its effects. In Medical Humanities Companion: Treatment. Louhiala, P, Heath, I & Saunders, J Oxford Radcliffe Publishing. 3: 1-16.
- Evans, HM & Macnaughton, Jane (2010). Intimacy and distance in the clinical examination. In Medical Humanities Companion Volume 2. Ahlzen R, Evans M, Louhiala P & Puustinen R Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing. 2: 89-107.
- Macnaughton, J (2009). Flesh Revealed: medicine, art and anatomy. In The Body and the Arts. Saunders, C, Maude, U & Macnaughton, J London Palgrave. 72-86.
- Macnaughton, J (2008). Seeing ourselves: interpreting the visual signs of illness. In Medical Humanities Companion Volume 1: Symptom. Evans, M, Ahlzen, R, Heath, I & Macnaughton, J Oxford: Radcliffe. 1: 71-85.
- Macnaughton, R. J. (2003). Clinical Judgement. In Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care. Jones, R., Britten, N., Culpepper, L., Gass, D. A., Grol, R., Mant, D. & Silagy, C. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1: 205-209.
- Macnaughton, RJ (2002). Arts and humanities in medical education. In GP Tomorrow. Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press.
- Macnaughton, RJ (2001). Why medical humanities now?. In Medical Humanities. Evans, HM & Finlay, IG London: Blackwell BMJ Books. 187-203.
- Downie, RS & Macnaughton, RJ (1999). Public morality and moral education. In Advances in Bioethics: Bioethics for Medical Education. Edwards, RB & Bittar, EE Connecticut USA: JAI Press. 5: 17-30.
- Downie, RS & Macnaughton, RJ (1998). Can we teach medical students to be morally good doctors? In Advances in Bioethics. Evans, HM Connecticut USA: JAI Press.
- Downie, RS & Macnaughton, RJ (1998). Public Health and Ethics. In Progress in Public Health. Scally, G London: Churchill Livingstone.
- Macnaughton, RJ (1998). The value of anecdote in clinical practice. In Narrative Based Medicine. Greenlaugh, T & Hurwitz, B London: BMJ Books.
- Whitehead, A., Woods, A., Atkinson, S., Macnaughton, J. & Richards, J. (2016). The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities. Edinburgh Companions to Literature. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
- Saunders, Corinne, Macnaughton, Jane & Fuller, David (2015). The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Gordon, J, Macnaughton, J & Rudebeck, CE (2013). Medical Humanities Companion: Prognosis. Medical humanities companion, volume 4. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing.
- Evans, M, Ahlzen, R, Heath, I & Macnaughton, R (2009). Medical Humanities Companion Vol. 1: Symptom. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
- Saunders, CJ, Maude, U & Macnaughton, J (2009). The Body and the Arts. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Saunders, Corinne & Macnaughton, Jane (2005). Madness and Creativity in Literature and Culture.. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Rose, Arthur, Duschinsky, Robbie & Macnaughton, Jane (2017). Cynicism as a strategic virtue. The Lancet 389(10070): 692-693.
- Macnaughton, Jane (2017). The past, present, and future of medical humanities. postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 8(2): 234-239.
- Oxley, R. & Macnaughton, J. (2016). Inspiring change: humanities and social science insights into the experience and management of breathlessness. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care 10(3): 256-261.
- Wainwright, M & Macnaughton, J (2013). Is a qualitative perspective missing from COPD guidelines?. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 1(6): 441-442.
- Macnaughton, J., Carro-Ripalda, S. & Russell, A. (2012). ‘Risking enchantment’ how are we to view the smoking person?. Critical Public Health 22(4): 455-469.
- Carel, H & Macnaughton, J (2012). “How do you feel?” oscillating perspectives in the clinic. The Lancet 379(9834): 2334-2335.
- Raw, A., Lewis, S., Russell, A. & Macnaughton, J. (2012). A Hole in the Heart: confronting the drive for evidence-based impact research in arts in health. Arts & Health, an International Journal for Research, Policy & Practice 4(2): 97-108.
- Macnaughton, J. (2011). Medical humanities’ challenge to medicine. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 17(5): 927-932.
- Atkinson, S, Macnaughton, J, Saunders, C & Evans, M (2010). Cool Intimacies of Care for Contemporary Clinical Practice. The Lancet 376(9754): 1732-1733.
- Downie, Robin & Macnaughton, Jane (2009). In defence of professional judgement,. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 15(5): 328-331.
- McLachlan, John C, Finn, Gabrielle M & Macnaughton, Jane (2009). The Conscientiousness Index: A Novel Tool to Explore Students’ Professionalism. Academic Medicine 84(5): 559-565.
- Macnaughton, RJ (2009). The dangerous practice of empathy. The Lancet 373 (9679): 1940-1941.
- Macnaughton, RJ (2007). Art in Hospital Spaces: the Role of Hospitals in an Aestheticised Society. International Journal of Cultural Policy 13(1): 85-101.
- Macnaughton, RJ (2007). Literature and the ‘good doctor’ in Ian McEwan’s Saturday. Journal of Medical Ethics: Medical Humanities 33: 70-74.
- Macnaughton, RJ, White, M & Stacy, R (2005). Researching the Benefits of Arts in Health. Health Education 105(5): 332-339.
- Evans, HM & Macnaughton, RJ (2004). Is there a role for patients' voices in the modern case record?. Journal of Medical Ethics: Medical Humanities 30: 57-58.
- Evans, HM & Macnaughton, RJ (2004). Should Medical Humanities be a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary study?. Journal of Medical Ethics: Medical Humanities 30: 1-4.
- Macnaughton, RJ (2002). 'Arts and Humanities': a new section in Medical Education. Medical Education 36: 106-107.
- Macnaughton, RJ (2002). Research in Medical Humanities: time for a new paradigm?. Medical Education 36: 500-501.
- Macnaughton, RJ (2002). The St Andrews Institute for Clinical Research: An early Experiment in Collaboration. Medical History 46(4): 549-568.
- Kinn, S, Macnaughton, RJ , Scoular, A & Noone, A (2000). Chlamydia trachomatis: knowledge and practice in Glasgow. British Journal of General Practice 50: 214-215.
- Macnaughton, RJ (2000). The humanities in medical education: context, outcomes and structures. Journal Medical Ethics: Medical Humanities 26: 23-30.
- Davison, H, Capewell, S, Macnaughton, RJ , Murray, S & Hanlon, P (1999). Community-orientated education in Glasgow: developing a community diagnosis exercise. Medical Education 33: 55-62.
- Downie, RS & Macnaughton, RJ (1999). Should medical students read Plato?. Medical Journal of Australia 170: 125-127.
- Macnaughton, RJ (1998). Evidence and clinical judgement. Journal of Education in Clinical Practice 4: 89-92.
- Downie, RS & Macnaughton, RJ (1998). Images of Health in Literature. Lancet 351: 823-825.
- Macnaughton, RJ (1998). Medicine and Arts: let's not forget the medicine. British Journal of General Practice 48: 952-953.
- Downie, RS Hendry, RA & Macnaughton, RJ (1997). Humanising Medicine: a special study module. Medical Education 31: 276-280.
- Macnaughton, RJ (1997). Special study modules: an opportunity not to be missed. Medical Education 31: 49-51.
- Macnaughton, RJ (1996). Core values: doctor or everyman?. British Medical Journal 313: 120-121.
- Sullivan, FM & Macnaughton, RJ (1996). Evidence in consultations: interpreted and individualised. Lancet 348: 941-43.
- Macnaughton, RJ (1996). Numbers scales and qualitative research. Lancet 347: 1099-1100.
- Macnaughton, RJ (1995). Anecdotes and Empiricism. British Journal of General Practice 45: 571-572.
- Macnaughton, RJ (1995). The ultimate course: the doctor as patient. Journal of Medical Ethics 21(5): 278-280.
- Macnaughton, RJ, Collins, PJ, White, M, Elliott, K, Soukas, A, Purves, G, Kellett, P & Coleman, SM (2005). Designing for Health: Architecture, Art and Design at the James Cook University Hospital. Centre for Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine. London, NHS Estates.
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