People

Directors

Professor Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson is Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments and Health at the University of Exeter. After qualifying in immunology in 1982 and medicine in 1985, he pursued research on the social history of infanticide and the history of ‘feeble-mindedness’ at the Universities of Leeds and Manchester. More recently, he has been researching and writing on the history of allergies and stress in the modern world, from an international perspective. Read more…

Dr Felicity Thomas

Felicity Thomas is a Research Fellow on the Cultural Contexts of Health and a Senior Research Fellow in the Medical School at University of Exeter. After working for several years in the international development sector, she pursued doctoral research on the impacts of HIV and AIDS on rural livelihoods and social support networks in southern Africa. Read more…

Research Team

Professor Manuela Barreto

Manuela Barreto is a Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Exeter. Manuela studied Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Porto, Portugal and obtained her PhD in Social Psychology in 2000 from the Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Manuela leads the University of Exeter‘s Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) strategy theme on “Societal and Lifestyle Shifts” and is part of the University‘s Athena Swan Working Group. Read more…

Professor Michael Depledge

Prof. Depledge is interested in all aspects of biology, but especially the ways in which anthropogenic activities affect the environment and human health. The ecotoxicological research he conducted has focused on the effects of environmental pollutants on the physiology and behaviour of marine invertebrates and subsequent ecological and evolutionary consequences. Read more…

Dr Luna Dolezal

Luna Dolezal is currently a lecturer in Medical Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Exeter. Her research is primarily in the areas of applied phenomenology, philosophy of embodiment, philosophy of medicine and medical humanities (esp. through literature and philosophy). Read more…

Professor Lora Fleming

Professor Lora Fleming is the Director of the European Centre of Environment and Human Health and Chair of Oceans, Epidemiology and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School. She is a board certified occupational and environmental health physician and epidemiologist with over 30 years of experience and expertise in environment and occupational exposures and human health research and training. With various international collaborators, Professor Fleming is involved in research and training in the new metadiscipline of Oceans and Human Health. Read more…

Dr Antonieta Medina-Lara

Antonieta is an economist with specialisation in health economics, applied micro-econometrics and decision modelling. She joined the University of Exeter, as a senior lecturer in January 2012. Prior to joining the University of Exeter she worked at Università Bocconi, in Italy. Read more…

Professor Laura Salisbury

Laura is an associate Professor in Medicine and English Literature and am currently the Director of Postgraduate Research. She has research and teaching interests in modernist, postmodernist and contemporary fiction; medical humanities; modernity and the contemporary; poststructuralism; philosophies of temporality, ethics and affect; psychoanalysis; neuroscience and language. Read more…

Dr Dora Vargha

Dora Vargha is Lecturer in Medical Humanities and is based in the History Department at the University of Exeter. She completed her PhD at Rutgers University in Modern European and Women and Gender History in 2013. Her dissertation was awarded the Young Scholar Book Prize 2014 by the International Committee of the History of Technology and in 2016 she received the J. Worth Estes prize from the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM). Read more…

Dr Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams joined the Department of History at Exeter as a Lecturer in Medical History in September 2014. Her main research interests are in the history of health and medicine, and the history of development, particularly issues relating to reproduction in modern South Asia. Read more…

Professor Katrina Wyatt

Katrina supports a programme of Public Health research which seeks to understand and respond to global public health challenges. Her main research interests are in how we create the conditions (within schools, communities, workplaces) to support behaviour change and reduce health inequalities and how we develop and evaluate complex system based interventions. Read more…

Administrative Team

Kerry Dungay

Kerry has worked across the sectors in various project roles for the NHS, Government Office and community organisations.  Her previous roles have included finance management, regeneration projects as well as on large research projects on digital technologies for teaching and learning.  Kerry was responsible for setting up and running the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) at Exeter, where she worked across the University with academics on impact and project management. Read more…

Claire Keyte

Claire is the Manager of the Centre for Medical History, providing managerial support to the Centre Director and associated medical history staff and to the Medical Humanities research strategy theme leader. She provides advice on and manages the submission of Wellcome Trust grant applications within the College of Humanities. Read more…