Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford

Melissa Dickson is currently a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on 'Diseases of Modern Life’, an ERC funded project based at St Anne’s College, Oxford, investigating nineteenth-century cultural, literary, and medical understandings of stress, overwork, and other disorders associated in the period with the problems of modernity. Her own work focuses on two of the project themes, education and overpressure, and nervous disorders and phobias, and she is also researching a monograph on explorations of the body’s physiological and psychological responses to sound and noise in the nineteenth century.

Experience

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    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford