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Southampton Centre for Medical and Health Humanities

Drawing of a heart transplant operation

Our group explores the intersection of medicine, healthcare practices and the human experience through the lens of the humanities. We provide a platform for teaching innovations, public engagement, research collaborations and grant applications.


The Faculties of Medicine, Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences created the Centre for Medical and Health Humanities based on their existing work together and future collaborations.

The centre promotes interdisciplinary research and hosts external events including guest speakers, seminars and conferences.

Our main aims are to publicise the work done by our members, and to forge and extend links with researchers in other institutions globally.

People, projects and publications


Dr Aude Campmas

Lecturer in French Studies

Research interests

  • Representations of childfree women
  • Trauma and discrimination
  • Trauma and memory

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Hormoz Ebrahimnejad

Lecturer In History (Wellcome Trust)

Research interests

  • History of modern Iran
  • Islamism in mthe modern period,
  • History of Islamic medicine
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Dr Joan Tumblety

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • French cultural history
  • History of natural health
  • Gender, masculinity and the body
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Professor Joanna Sofaer

Professor of Archaeology

Research interests

  • The role of cultural and community assets in health and wellbeing
  • The relationship between heritage and wellbeing
  • The social value of archaeology 

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Professor Kathleen Kendall

Prof Fell of Sociology as Applied to Med
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Professor Linda Turner

Professorial Fellow-Education
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Dr Luca Di Gregorio

Teaching Fellow
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Professor Michael Williams

Professor of Film

Research interests

  • Star Studies
  • Classical Reception Studies
  • Silent Cinema

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Ruth Bartlett

Associate Professor
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Dr Scott Soo

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Conflict, migration and commemoration in contemporary France and Europe
  • Mass internment in France during WWII
  • The Spanish Civil War

Accepting applications from PhD students

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For enquiries please contact Dr Aude Campmas.