Katherine Foxhall

Lecturer in History, University of Leicester

My research interests include the social and cultural history of health and illness, colonial medicine and migration, imprisonment and institutions, maritime and environmental history. My first book: Health, Medicine and the Sea: Australian Voyages, c.1815-1860 (2012) looked at the maritime experiences of convict and free emigrants who sailed to Australia in the nineteenth century. I have published on maritime and border health and medicine, colonial vaccination, medical experimentation, quarantine, and migraine.

My next project, a social and cultural history of migraine since the Middle Ages will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2019.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in History, University of Leicester

Education

  • 2008 
    University of Warwick, PhD