Lecturer in History of Medicine/Life Science, University of Melbourne

Dr James Bradley is a Lecturer in the History of Medicine and Life Sciences in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is currently researching a history of the nervous system while teaching subjects on Darwin and the history of psychiatry. He started a life as an historian of sport: his PhD “Cricket, Class and Colonialism” was awarded by the University of Edinburgh in 1991. Before emigrating to Australia he held a series of positions at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow.


  • 2007–present
    Lecturer, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne


  • 1993 
    University of Dundee, Diploma (with Distinction), Logic, Textual Analysis and Information Technology
  • 1991 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD (History)
  • 1986 
    University of Edinburgh, MA (Hons) History

Research Areas

  • History And Philosophy Of Medicine (220205)