Associate Research Fellow in History, University of Exeter

I am an expert in early modern medical history, and specialise in the history of medicine in 16th and 17th century Wales. Within this rather broad topic, my research interests include domestic medicine, and especially medical remedy collections, the medical marketplace and medical advertising, gender and the sick role and the lived experience of sickness in early modern Britain.

More recently, I have been exploring the interplay between technology and culture in the long 18th century, and the increasing market for products advertised for, and created for, men. My most recent article has looked at the history of shaving in Georgian Britain, and the social, technological and cultural contexts through which facial hair was articulated and understood.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Research Fellow in History, University of Exeter