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Doctoral Student, Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, University of Oxford

Paula Larsson is in her final year of a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Oxford. Her research focusses on the history of medicine, with specific interest on how historical social and racial factors influence medical equity today. She is currently writing a monograph on the history of vaccine policy in Canada. In addition to her research, Paula is incredibly passionate about Public Engagement and in 2018 she co-founded Uncomfortable Oxford, a public engagement project that highlights legacies of historical inequality within the city of Oxford.

Paula holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Mount Royal University and two Master degrees.


  • –present
    Doctoral Student, University of Oxford
  • 2019–present
    Director, Uncomfortable Oxford


  • 2016 
    University of Oxford, Master of Science / Medical Anthropology
  • 2015 
    University of Calgary, Master of Arts / History

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Doctoral Studentship
    Doctoral Student
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada