Keynote Speakers

Mark Jackson:

Mark is Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of Exeter, UK.  Mark has published widely, and his recent research and writing has focused on the history of allergic diseases, such as asthma, hay fever and eczema in the modern world, and on the history of stress. He is currently writing a book on the history of the midlife crisis.  He has served as Senior Academic Adviser (Medical Humanities) to the Wellcome Trust and as Chair of the Wellcome Trust History of Medicine Funding Committee (2003-8) and the Research Resources Funding Committee (2008-13).  He is currently Chair of the History sub-panel for REF 2021, is a member of the WHO European Advisory Committee on Health Research, and chairs the WHO Euro Expert Group on the Cultural Contexts of Health.  In 2018, Mark was awarded the Royal Society Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal for his contributions to the history of science and medicine.


Christine Hallett:

Christine, formerly Professor of Nursing History, University of Manchester, UK and now Professor of History at the University of Huddersfield, is an internationally acclaimed historian of nursing. She is Chair of the UK Association for the History of Nursing, and President of the European Association for the History of Nursing. She is unusual in holding doctoral degrees in both nursing and history, and is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society for the Arts. She has published extensively on nursing history, including five sole-authored and four edited books, 18 book chapters, and more than 40 peer reviewed journal articles. She is frequently invited to lecture by universities worldwide, to give public presentations, and to consult on museum exhibitions. Her particular expertise on nursing in the First World War has been widely recognised, and led to her role as Historical Advisor for the BBC’s First World War drama series and website.


Naomi Rogers:

Naomi is Professor of the History of Medicine in the Section of the History of Medicine and the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University, USA. Her research interests are the history of twentieth-century medicine and public health in North America including policy, activism, alternative medicine, and gender and medicine; science and feminism; feminist health movements. Naomi is an Australian who went to America to undertake her PhD, and is a very prominent medical historian in the United States, delivering the prestigious Fielding H. Garrison Lecture at the American Association of the History of Medicine in 2017.


Derek Dow:

Derek is Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of General Practice, in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. Derek has published significant and formative histories in New Zealand medical history, including accounts of the New Zealand Department of Health and of Government policy relating to Māori health. These histories continue to be widely cited. He is well known to the ANZSHM as the long-serving Editor of the Newsletter, which he keeps lively and informative. He is currently working on a study of the development of the medical profession in New Zealand, and on a history of the University of Auckland School of Medicine.


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